Permanent, Edinburgh (hybrid)
Closing date: 1st October 2023
We’re driven by our commitment to helping the UK get ready for retirement. As part of this, we’re constantly developing new ways to simplify, improve and revolutionise how we help individuals, employers, advisers, our communities, and the environment. That means we need the right kind of people on our team.
We help people live their best lives. We help them with the big stuff, for the moments that matter: Pensions, Insurance, Savings, Investments.
About this role
The Audit function partners with the business to achieve our ambition of becoming UK’s leading Digital Platform Provider. We are an innovative function that reports to the Audit Committee to provide independent assurance over Aegon UK’s internal controls, risk management and governance. Assurance is provided through a series of audit engagements each year covering a wide range of internal functions and legal entities across the company. As Senior Auditor you will be a key contributor towards the delivery of the annual audit plan which provides the basis for a systematic, risk-based approach to evaluating and improving corporate governance, risk management and internal controls primarily related to the Finance and Risk Functions including Financial Operations, Capital Strategy & Reporting and Prudential Risk Oversight.
As part of a Global Audit function, you will get the opportunity to work on implementing global strategies and you’ll be providing the skills and insight to understand the quality and effectiveness of the Aegon framework in an independent and objective way, reporting information to key stakeholders and governance forums. All while contributing to the successful execution of audit services in line with professional, company and functional standards.
This role has become available due to internal promotion, and we are passionate about developing our people and investing in their future, so we welcome people with a growth mindset and who are ambitious.
You will be involved in:
Planning and delivering audit engagements including identifying and evaluating risks and controls, and their impact on the wider business.
Producing high quality write-ups, addressing review points, and supporting draft reporting.
Contributing to regular discussion with stakeholders throughout audit engagements including the assessment of practical remedial actions and review of action closure evidence.
Effective management of engagement files from set up to closure.
Supporting departmental projects and initiatives in the development of a high performing Audit function.
Actively contributing to the definition, delivery and embedding of global strategies and initiatives.
Mentoring and coaching junior colleagues during assignments and supervising the conduct of their activities.
We’d love to hear from you if you have:
Auditing expertise (either internal or external) particularly within Financial Operations, Capital Strategy & Reporting and Prudential Risk Management.
Strong relationship management skills - Influencing, persuasion and negotiation.
Proven experience developing business partnerships, with the ability to clearly communicate risks and strategies.
Ambitious about your personal development, with an appetite to take on different projects and challenges, always striving to make an impact and add value.
It’d also be great – but not essential - if you have:
Experience of data analysis relating to Audit
Experience of Agile Auditing method
Experience with integrated audits with a technology element
An Accounting or Internal Audit professional qualification or degree would be desirable. In lieu of a qualification or degree, applicants with relevant business experience will be considered and will be expected to train in the appropriate IA professional qualification.
What’s in it for you?
A competitive salary from £40,480 – £60,720, depending on the experience you can bring
A non-contributory pension between 8%-12%
A discretionary bonus, depending on personal and company performance
34 days leave per year (including bank holidays, pro-rated for part-time)
We know our staff have busy lives and commitments outside work, so we work flexibly where possible and have a hybrid approach to office working (typically 2 days in the office per week, 3 from home).
We also offer private medical cover, life assurance, critical illness cover, enhanced parental leave and a variety of lifestyle benefits to help our staff live their best lives, including retail discount vouchers, cycle2work scheme, subsidised restaurant and online GP appointments.
This is a challenging job. It’s crucial to our future success. If that sounds like the sort of role you'd like to own, hit the "Apply" button.
The legal bits
We’ll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the UK. If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing satisfactory references.