Internal Controls Executive – Amazing Financial Service Co.

Job Title: Internal Controls Executive – Amazing Financial Service Co.
Job Reference: HQ00057019BA

Location: Central London
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: Plus 10% Bonus & Benefits Package
Sector: Legal

Posted 2 days ago

Internal Controls Manager - Controls Framework
London Based (EC3), Up to £75,000 including Bonus + Benefits
Superb Growing Company with Great People and Culture, ASAP Start, 40% Remote Working

Reporting to the Head of Compliance & Risk, the Internal Controls Executive position is a brand-new position for this business, created to focus on establishing the internal control policy and designing the internal control framework, with the need for the role arising through continued business growth and demand.

Suitable for Risk & Control specialists used to focusing on control frameworks, the business is also open to experienced Audit professionals who have the knowledge & expertise of Frameworks & Controls testing, who are keen to translate that experience into the Internal Controls Manager role. The Internal Controls Manager position is a permanent role and when the business does return to their amazing office in EC3, this person will also enjoy a minimum of 2 days a week working from home!

The Company: This superb mid-sized insurance organisation has gone from strength to strength (in fact they have tripled their revenue and employee base in the last 3 years, so it’s a great time for the Internal Controls Manager to be joining them!!) The business was co-founded in the 1990’s by two of the largest insurance companies in the world. In 2016, the business became a joint venture and established itself in central London where they currently employ an international team of over 100 staff, with another 50 based in a dozen other locations around the world.

The Role: The Internal Control Executive will be responsible for designing and ensuring the successful implementation of a strong internal control framework through the development of policies and procedures, ensuring their implementation and monitoring compliance.

The position will work to foster standardisation and consistency across business processes and internal controls and the Internal Control Manager will help to shape, define and establish an Internal Control Framework and is a rare opportunity to help  build the Internal Control from scratch, shaping the function and taking real ownership of  how the Internal Controls work.

The Internal Controls Executive will work in close collaboration with the Operational Risk Manager and the Compliance team.

Duties:

• Establishing Internal Control Policy.
• Designing Internal Control Framework.
• Preparing Annual Internal Control Programme in collaboration with the Senior Management Team.
• Designing periodic testing activities.
• Overseeing the execution of periodic testing activities, assist the Internal Control Officer to resolve       queries arising from testing activities.
• Executing most complex testing activities.
• Periodic assessment and review of the risk and the sound functioning of the internal control system.
• Tracking and confirming appropriate resolution and completion of remediation actions.
• Maintaining up to date mapping of existing 1st level policy/standards & key critical process and     associated risks and controls
• Preparing periodic reporting including findings and recommendations to the Senior Management and   Board of Directors.
• Escalating any serious matter arising from control activities.
• Contributing to the Training of 1st level functions on best practices to address specific training and development needs to fill compliance gaps.
• Reviewing, assessing and enhancing the main components of the Internal Control Framework within the business i.e. Control Environment, Communication, Assessing and Managing Risk, Control Activities and Monitoring.

Ideal Background:

• 7+ years’ experience (or equivalent) in a similar position or comparable Audit experience with the desire to move into a 2LOD role.
• Degree educated (or equivalent) in a numerical discipline accounting, economics or finance or equivalent.
• Positive leadership skills with the ability to work and partner in a complex matrix environment.
• Solid understanding and experience with internal control frameworks.
• Strong analytical skills including the ability to spot, assess and address risk, materiality and interdependencies and translate it into impact analysis and recommendations for improvement.
• Strong communication skills, presenting internal control and risk matters in an understandable way across various forums and levels of the organisation with the right level of detail.
• Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a Global organisation
• Adaptable to working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment.
• Strives for continuous improvement and optimisation.
• Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with various stakeholders


Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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