Internal Controls Analyst

Posted 16 May 2024
Salary £80000 - £85000 per annum
LocationCity of London
Job type Contract
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameSherine Rose

Job description

KennedyPearce are hiring for a world leading marketing consulting agency based in London on an 8 month basis. This role will require being in the office 3 days per week. This role will report into the Head of Controls and will have primary responsibility for identifying, testing, and reporting on the in-scope business process controls.

Role Description

  • Assessing design and operating effectiveness of internal controls in line with the approved testing calendar.
  • Documenting test results, assessing the risk and impact, and communicating gaps identified to the business.
  • Leading the Minimum Control Standards exercise for EMEA and to become a leading figure in the region for all issues that pertain to controls.
  • Ensuring units properly adopt the control standards, and to handle the self-certification exercise for the region.
  • Perform testing aligned with our global testing programme both virtual and in-person.
  • Producing reports of testing results and recommending corrective / improvement actions.
  • Supporting the business to identify adequate and timely action and performing follow up on corrective actions.
  • Liaising with colleagues globally to understand global processes, facilitate standardisation and sharing of good practice and support firmwide projects around new processes, investigation of incidents or other ad-hoc activities.
  • Participating in ongoing quality reviews and control monitoring programs.
  • Supporting the Director of Controls on any Audit Committee and other ad hoc reporting.

Role Requirements & Capabilities

  • Bachelor's/University degree in a related field.
  • Qualified professional (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CA) or working towards it.
  • Minimum of 4+ years of experience (industry, consulting or external audit experience in internal / external audit, risk management or business process improvement).
  • Understanding of finance processes, risks, and controls for mid-size and listed organisations.
  • Willingness to travel when required.
  • Exposure to internal control and regulatory requirements.