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Assistant Manager - ISQM

ISQM Assistant Manager/ SoX/ Audit - 12 months contract

New project implementing ISQM1 to client site. Join us, one of the big4 consulting firms as we roll out new project.
If you want the opportunity to do something a bit different, be part of a great team, expand your network and understand a new way of working– this could be for you.

The Role:

• ISQ M 1 - International Standard on Quality Management 1 (New Standard being issued by IAASB)
• Audit and Accounting
• Risk awareness - communication and engagement skills
• SoX skills - internal or external
• Risk or Controls
• Internal audit/audit
• Strong attention to detail
• Prior skills in either big 4 or audit is a must
• Background of analytical, audit, or controls/compliance background
• Demonstrating controls, testing, and test of operating effectiveness.
• Stakeholder management + documenting/reviewing detailed control descriptions and providing input to control design where required


• Support Project Director and ISQM1 component working for groups with project management
• Establishing and managing project plans
• Working with a large group of stakeholders across the business
• Plans and oversees the implementation of accountancy systems and policies.
• Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
• Communicating timetables and detailed requirements to relevant parties
• Engagement with relevant stakeholders ensuring feedback to and communications with the Global SOQM Working Group
• Performing / supporting the performance of preliminary gap assessment for each component
• Completing / providing assistance with the completion of process narratives and flowcharts
• Documenting / reviewing detailed control descriptions and providing input to control design where required
• Organizing Test approaches

Skills and Experience:

• Strong organizational skills and a self-starter
• Good risk awareness
• Good communication and engagement skills
• Reliable and willing to take responsibility, for themselves and their team
• Pragmatic (ability to consider both regulatory requirements and needs of the business)
• Experience of controls (SoX would be an advantage)
• Likely to have either an analytical, audit, or controls/compliance background
• Able to work independently and proactively but with appropriate coaching and consultation
• Able to work flexibly (both in terms of managing time and working with people of different levels of seniority)
• Does not have to be a ‘subject matter expert’ in terms of component subject matter
• Degree or equivalent
• Accountancy or other post-degree qualification
• That the individuals have audit / Internal audit/ SoX/ Risk or Controls related expertise and have once worked in one of the environments
• That they can demonstrate controls, Testing, and test of operating effectiveness (which you would have working in Audit/ Internal Audit)
• Comfortable preparing reports, detailed control descriptions