Business Risk Servicies - Internal Audit - Executive

Provide the advice necessary to help clients manage risk and improve their business performance. To deliver objective, value-added solutions that will enable clients to strengthen internal controls and governance processes, implement sound organisational strategies, increase technological capabilities and improve their operational efficiency. To work as part of the team, effectively providing a hands on advisory service that exceeds client expectations and supports the Partner/Senior Manager team.

• attends external events to create networks and potential new opportunities
• involved in office marketing events, is an 'ambassador' of the firm demonstrating knowledge of its products and services
• develops contacts within other service lines in the firm

• responsible for building and maintaining good working relationships with all clients
• assists manager in developing audit committee papers
• develops informal networks to keep abreast of emerging issues

• is an approachable and respected member of the team who takes a proactive interest in the team's performance and well being
• assists in employee development, motivating and coaching trainees by giving regular feedback and promptly competing assignment appraisals
• inputs to all assignment appraisals for junior team members, and also completes self job appraisal and six-monthly forms on a timely basis
• attends training courses as identified in order to develop both technical and personal skills and keeps records for CPD purposes
• adheres to firm's risk management policies

Operations and results
• Prepares draft terms of reference/audit planning document prior to meeting the client ensuring any revisions are processed
• agrees first draft of assignment budget for review with manager/ partner and/or client
• creates new and reviews existing work programmes to align delivery to terms of reference
• overseas and performs fieldwork as applicable to review
• documents field work in line with the firms methodologies
• discusses issues as they arise with the internal team and with client management
• ensures all review points in working papers are addressed/processed where directed
• produces close out documentation and leads the close-out meetings with the client
• sets expectations for production of draft report to team. Also ensure draft report is of high standard prior to submission to a manager
• ensures all manager review points and client comments are addressed into final deliverables
• ensures file is completed in line with the firms methodology prior to submission to a manager
• reviews evidence and makes appropriate adjustments to action tracker or equivalent
• monitors time incurred and undertakes analysis as the project progresses to assist the manager as appropriate
• takes responsibility for personal efficiency