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Senior Manager, UK Internal Audit

What is the opportunity?
In support of the UK Head of Internal Audit (“HIA”), and the Director, IA, provide independent, objective evaluations of the effectiveness of risk management practices, internal control and corporate governance processes in the RBC Wealth Management and Investor & Treasury Services areas primarily in, but not limited to, the UK. These evaluations span planned internal audits, ad-hoc investigations, continuous monitoring and audit issue resolution. This will require building strong relationships with management to ensure they achieve RBC's objectives by creating solutions to improve business operations, while remaining within the risk appetite of the organisation.

What will you do?
  • When acting as an audit lead, oversee and manage internal audits from start to finish. This includes ensuring the audit coverage is adequate for the issuance of an overall opinion on internal controls and risk management practices to senior management; drafting and agreeing audit issues; assessing management action plans; and reviewing working papers.
  • When acting as a team member, assess the control design of the assigned audit areas and propose a testing strategy, perform the agreed audit testing and draft audit issues in consultation with the team lead.
  • Participate in complex and special audit projects as requested by senior management of the Bank.
  • Work with the business to develop and implement continuous assurance processes
  • Lead a team of professional auditors and be responsible for all aspects of an audit.
  • Co-operate with other audit groups to effectively plan and execute audits.
  • Lead by example in promoting teamwork across IAS.
  • Coach junior team members.
  • Actively contribute to team discussions, openly sharing experiences and ideas to improve audit practices and coverage
  • Maintain effective working relationship with key stakeholders ensuring they get maximum value from our engagement work.
  • Effect change by assisting business management to develop appropriate action plans to address identified deficiencies, and ensure these are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Keep abreast of organizational, regulatory, product, strategic and financial changes and/or trends impacting assigned the business.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Professional: Financial designation (CA, CPA) and/or relevant academic/ professional / risk designation (CIA, CRMA, GARP, CFA, CAMS, CFE or equivalent).
  • Literacy in English essential. Literacy in French beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Proven track record in leading project or audit engagement teams, and dealing with senior layers of management.
  • Good knowledge and proficiency in auditing principles and techniques.
  • An understanding of management principles that enable recognition and evaluation of materiality and significant deviations from good management practices.
  • Solid financial services experience (and audit experience) in relevant areas such as investment management, custody, treasury services and wealth management.
  • Must have the ability to quickly understand the risks associated with new services and products, and to formulate practical audit procedures to address them
  • Good knowledge of ISAE 3402 control assurance standards
  • Knowledge of UK, IFRS and International Accounting Standards

What's in it for you?
We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.


About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit .

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

City: City of London
Address: Riverbank House
Work Hours/Week: 35
Work Environment: Office
Employment Type: Permanent
Career Level: Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type: Salaried
Position Level: PL07
Required Travel(%): 0-25
Exempt/Non-Exempt: N/A
People Manager: Yes
Application Deadline: 2017-11-30
Req ID: 150113

Flexible Working Options Considered