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Audit and Assurance Manager

Are you looking for a highly rewarding position which would give you autonomy and a great work life balance? Sellick Partnership have been engaged by a market leading business services organisation based in Sunderland, to recruit an Audit and Assurance Manager in to their growing business.

Key Responsibilities

* Implement and continuously improve an internal peer to peer led audit regime that enhances service delivery and contract compliance
* Lead external quality and compliance audits acting as main liaison and project manager
* Implement and review policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legal requirements and best practice, for example relating to data protection, anti-bribery and record retention.
* To undertake the role of Data Protection Officer
* Provide day to day compliance advice, guidance and, where appropriate, training to the team for example, relating to GDPR, PCI, ISO, etc
* Design and continuously improve internal quality control and assurance methods which promote brilliance in all aspects of the business
* Maintain the corporate risk register
* Proactively analyse performance and existing approaches, identifying areas of risk as well as best practice always with a view to building assurance over control
* Underpin the compliance requirements for an FCA approved small authorised AIFM through audit and supporting the Controlled Functions CF10 (Compliance) and CF11 (Money Laundering Reporting Officer), with the aim of seeking FCA authorisation as an Approved Person within 1 year of appointment if not already held
* Establishing effective methods of working and operational processes that support an effective audit and assurance approach across all functions of the business
Other responsibilities
* Act as commissioner of external professional advice and services in line with the purpose of the role, eg legal, professional consultancy
* As part of the senior leadership team proactively present opportunities for improvement, challenge where appropriate and create a culture where the team can thrive
* Support the development and use of MI across the business to maintain competitiveness and inform broader innovation and change
Position within Organisation
The role reports to the Central Services Director working closely with the Executive Team and Board
Dimensions & Limits of Authority
* The role has budgetary responsibility as defined in the Group's business plan
BE Brilliant Standards
* To embrace and demonstrate with integrity, the standard and behaviours which underpin the Group's values
* To maintain the highest standard of professional conduct at all times both in business and socially with colleagues, clients, business networks and partnerships
* To commit to the principle and practice of Continuous Professional Development and to undertake additional training to meet individual and organisational needs
* To follow Health and Safety procedures put in place by the Group to ensure the safety of you, your colleagues and others who may be affected
* To support the Group in achieving its sustainability and environmental aims and objectives
* To contribute proactively to sharing ideas, knowledge and best practice to bring about business improvement
* To undertake any other additional tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post
Summary of Knowledge, Skills and Experience
* Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors - (desirable but not essential) * At least 5+ years' relevant experience in an audit, quality, documentation, or project management role or combination thereof
* Experience of communicating with Executive Level and customers
* Demonstrable experience of innovating within a compliance or assurance environment
* Paralegal qualification or experience
* Relevant knowledge and experience of public sector funding, in particular European Funds and State Aid
* A practical understanding of ISO standards
* Excellent communication skills
* Enjoys working within a dynamic and fast paced environment
* Experience of working within a senior management team
* Exceptional attention to detail and analytical skills
* Intermediate or expert level skills in Microsoft Office suite
* Experience of working with cloud-based finance, client management and MI systems such as Microsoft Dynamics
* Experience of Financial Conduct Authority Compliance

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website

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