Finance and Risk Audit Manager

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Date: 15 Nov 2023

Location: Macclesfield, GB Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title:  Finance and Risk Audit Manager

Contract Type:  Permanent

Location:  Edinburgh or Alderley Edge

Working style: Hybrid 50% home/office based

Closing date:  6th December 2023


The successful candidate will be an Audit Manager in the Internal Audit Function. Reporting to the Head of Audit for Group Finance, Group Operations and Commercial, you will work closely with them to shape their portfolio; leading stakeholder work with senior executives across our businesses, contributing to the development of the audit plan and delivering robust and independent assurance.


A key component of this role is building trusted and meaningful relationships with senior business leaders. You will provide credible insights and challenge, drawing on your expert knowledge, to our business leaders and the Group Executive Committee. Your role will include attending senior committees focusing on identifying and mitigating strategic, operational, financial and compliance risks.


You will be provided with a supportive, collaborative, and open environment to think creatively and to enhance the value that Royal London Group Internal Audit (GIA) brings to our customers and members. There is potential to take on a broader technical or leadership business role in the Group, or to be a succession candidate to the Head of Audit in the longer term.


About the role


  • Responsible for contributing to the developing the annual audit plan and the delivery of core Finance, Actuarial and Risk audits, along with other experienced auditors within the GIA team.
  • Collaborating with the Head of Audit to lead and shape the portfolio of work across the UK Business.
  • Influencing stakeholders to embed risk management and controls into strategic decision making.
  • Bringing constructive insight and challenge to the business by drawing on knowledge of the Life and Pensions industry.  
  • Working independently and collaboratively with other team members on key elements of GIA’s strategy, including developing data analytics and continuous monitoring.


About you


  • Fully qualified actuary is desirable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Life and Pensions insurance industry and financial risk management at a Solvency II firm.
  • Sound knowledge of the recent developments and challenges that the financial services industry faces and can assess how best to respond to the resultant risks.
  • Ability to build credible and powerful relationships with stakeholders, demonstrating robust judgement, insight and thought leadership.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Ability to challenge effectively based on process and business understanding and sound analysis.


About Royal London


We're the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions, and investment company, offering protection, long-term savings and asset management products and services.   


Our People Promise to our colleagues is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This is underpinned by our Spirit of Royal London values; Empowered, Trustworthy, Collaborate, Achieve. 


We've always been proud to reward employees by offering great workplace benefits such as 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, an up to 14% employer matching pension scheme and private medical insurance. You can see all our benefits here - Our Benefits  


Inclusion, diversity and belonging 


We’re an Inclusive employer. We celebrate and value different backgrounds and cultures across Royal London. Our diverse people and perspectives give us a range of skills which are recognised and respected – whatever their background. 

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