Internal Audit Manager

London with travel to Reading 2 days per week
Excellent Salary & Benefits
25 Oct 2019
24 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel

* Please note that you must currently live and work in the UK to be eligible for this role as visa sponsorship is not available *

Who we are

An award-winning specialist bank backing people to fulfil life’s hopes and dreams. 

More about us

Aldermore was established in 2009. The bank listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2015, and became part of the First Rand Group in April 2018. Today, we’re an award winning bank that has helped fund the growth of Britain’s small businesses through a range of business finance solutions, specialist mortgages and savings accounts that provides our customers with the support they need to make things happen.

Join us if you want to find yourself at the heart of a dynamic, growing organisation where our employees are empowered to grow their expertise and build their careers.

Internal Audit Managers working in Aldermore is part of an independent team making the impartial, professional decisions and constructive recommendations that enables effective risk management, control and governance. The Aldermore internal audit team consists of highly motivated, supportive and talented individuals from a range of different backgrounds and competencies. The team is highly regarded within the Aldermore Group and works closely with senior management and with other control functions in providing advice and independent assurance to a growing business.  Our objective assurance goes beyond overseeing structures, policies and processes to promote and support efficiency and continuous improvement. It’s a business-critical area that offers lots of scope for career-building experience, including the opportunity to acquire a Group-wide view across both Aldermore Bank and the recently integrated motor finance business (MotoNovo Finance).

The Role

As the Group Internal Audit team is in need of growth to meet the requirements of the enlarged Aldermore Group and continuing Regulatory environmental expectations, we are looking to recruit a technical Audit Manager to assist GIA Management in performing the annual risk assessment, formulating the annual plan, and delivering on this plan, with SME knowledge covering areas such as Treasury, Finance, Credit and Modelling risks. Audits will need to be executed to high quality standards, ensuring the scope is risk based and supports the delivery of targeted assurance in order to continue to improve the Bank’s control environment. The Audit Manager will take ownership and project manage the end to end delivery of audits, develop and maintain stakeholder relationships and provide objective assurance over the key risks faced by the bank.  Specifically:

  • Develop an understanding of the Aldermore business and future changes and perform a risk assessment to produce audits for inclusion in the audit plan.
  • Ensure the audit strategy provides assurance over new and emerging risks.
  • Execution and delivery of audits in line with audit methodology and IIA standards and budget.
  • Provide technical SME audit assurance over more complex technical areas within the Bank, covering areas such as Finance, Treasury, Credit and Modelling.
  • Produce IA reports which are impactful balanced and address the root cause of issues. Ensure recommendations are commercial and address the ongoing sustainability of the control environment.
  • Ensure recommendations are followed up to closure and drive timely issue resolution and sustainability of implemented controls.
  • Develop and maintain credibility and develop working relationships with key business stakeholders from team leader to director level.
  • Stay abreast of internal change strategy and external audit best practice, particularly areas of regulatory focus.
  • With the agreement of the Audit Director perform risk advisory projects to support the business with high impact change initiatives. 
  • Enhance the profile of Group Internal Audit within Aldermore by always acting in a professional manner, maintaining a no-surprises partnership culture, and maintaining objective independence.  

 The Person 

  • Experience of auditing in finical services/banking either in an external or internal audit capacity.  Minimum 2 years post qualification experience.
  • Experience of auditing in Financial Services with coverage of Treasury, Finance, Credit and Modelling Risks and/or Internal Ratings Based (IRB) expertise preferable.
  • Must have in depth knowledge of audit methodologies including data analytics capability
  • Good working knowledge of UK regulation and key areas of regulatory focus from PRA and FCA
  • Self-motivated and proactive in approach, able to act independently and on own initiative.
  • Excellent analytical, influencing, presentation and relationship building skills.


Professional accounting, auditing or modelling qualifications – Essential

The Rewards

As you would expect, this opportunity offers a competitive basic salary, company car or car allowance and reward package, and you’ll also benefit from our commitment to investing in your professional development.

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Aldermore is an equal opportunities employer

* Please note that you must currently live and work in the UK to be eligible for this role as visa sponsorship is not available *

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