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Risk and Assurance – Senior Consultant

Why apply for this role?

Xcina Consulting, a growing Governance, Risk and Compliance practice is expanding its Risk Advisory team due to increased demand. Are you an experienced risk assurance practitioner or consultant looking for your next challenge?

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual and provides excellent prospects for growth within a dynamic and growing risk management consultancy.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assisting clients in designing, implementing and monitoring their assurance programme including risk and controls assessment, internal controls design and testing, outsourced and co-sourced internal audit services, and assurance reviews in relation to standards, contractual agreements, laws and regulations.

  • Supporting the Engagement Director in delivery of services to clients on delegated engagements as well as business development.

  • Assisting with scope definition, requirements gathering, programme design, testing, reporting, training, implementation support and review.

  • Delivering projects from planning to completion.

  • Assisting with the preparation of client proposals.

  • Consistently advising clients on risk management and internal controls.

  • Maintaining knowledge, keeping abreast of relevant industry developments and understand how client activities may be impacted.

  • Networking and sharing knowledge through public seminars and writing thought leadership articles relating to relevant best practices. 

  • Building strong relationships with prospective and active clients across the business and act as their trusted advisor.

  • Prospecting for new engagements from new prospects and existing clients. 

  • Achieving and exceeding business development targets set for role.

What we’re looking for

Qualifications and Experience

  • CIA, CISA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent qualification is desirable.

  • 10+ years working experience in the fields related to the areas of Internal Controls & Assurance, either external and/or internal audits, and risk management.

  • Prior experience in consulting.

  • Relevant experience collaborating with external auditors on internal control assurance assignments.

Technical competencies

  • Strong demonstrated knowledge through auditing or implementation of assurance requirements and frameworks such as SOX, AAF, ISAE3402 / SSAE18 and COSO Internal Control and Enterprise Risk Management.

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of:

    • Internal audit methodologies (e.g. risk-based audit, performance audit, compliance audit, etc.)

    • Process analysis

    • Risk assessment

    • Internal controls (including IT controls)

    • Governance frameworks.

  • Knowledge of controls documentation (descriptions, flowcharts, etc.) and process mapping techniques; key control identification; Risk and Control Matrices; control deficiency remediation; financial statement assertions (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Presentation & Disclosure); Finance Policies preparation and management.

  • Demonstrated strong industry knowledge in financial services.

  • Experience with MS Visio or other process documentation software.

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.

Behavioural competencies

  • Demonstrated project management skills and sound time management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills that are especially important in enabling effective communication with clients and colleagues.

  • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills.

  • Ability to build relationships with clients at all levels of the organisation, and experience in managing client relationships.

  • Well established understanding of business dynamics and operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize professional principles and standards with relevant methodologies to perform on basic and complex client deliverables.

  • Delivering high quality work product consistently with little need for escalation and minimal supervision.

  • Ability to recommend pragmatic solutions tailored to the client’s business.

  • Ability to develop and deliver guidance, advice and training on risk management and internal controls

  • Adaptability, managing change and ambiguity with ease.

  • Proven ability to work on own initiative within a challenging and dynamic work environment.

  • Focus on problem solving, quality, risk and client delivery.

  • Demonstrated “can do” attitude with fast learning ability.

  • Mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others.

What else you need to know

This role will be based in our London office (near Bank Station), client sites and remotely. Flexible working will always be considered.

How we’ll reward you

As well as a competitive salary based on experience, you’ll enjoy an attractive benefits package including:

  • Discretionary bonus

  • Pension

  • 25 days annual leave

  • Equity participation based on performance

  • Life Insurance

  • Private medical insurance

  • Wellness programme

  • Flexible working

Why Xcina Consulting?

We are a growing Governance, Risk and Compliance advisory practice.  We deliver innovative and tailored solutions for our clients, focusing on building trusted relationships and delivering outstanding client service.  Xcina encourages creative and entrepreneurial thinking and provides a challenging as well as stimulating environment with a high level of empowerment and scope to build and drive your career.

Equal Opportunities

Xcina is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected grounds.

What to do next

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