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Assistant Manager - SoX, Audit, Internal Audit

ISQM Assistant Manager/ SoX/ Audit - 12 months contract - UK based

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:

• ISQM 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