Our client is a prestigious global accounting firm based in London and are looking for a strong Ethics Senior Manager.
Our client is a prestigious global accounting firm based in London and are looking to recruit a strong Ethics Senior Manager.
Working mainly within a dedicated Ethics team forming part of our clients wider Technical Group, the candidate's central role will be taking responsibility for large parts of the firm's internal control environment in the areas of audit independence and other ethical matters; in relation to both the UK environment and internationally.
The role is both technical and people facing. The individual will be involved in all areas of Ethics from analysing laws and regulation, setting and implementing policy, training, through to monitoring activities. The candidate will report to the firm's Ethics Partner and will work closely with a number of different teams across the firm. There will also be opportunities to working with our international network, other large firms and Professional Bodies.
The role would suit a person who is a qualified accountant and who has worked in audit or, if not a qualified accountant, an individual who has previously worked in a role applying ethical standards or a similar regulatory framework. The role involves significant interaction with the firms' partners and staff and therefore the successful candidate will also have the ability to explain the issues identified to a wide range of individuals, including those at a senior level within a professional practice.
Relevant experience in a similar position, either a qualified accountant with some experience of ethics and independence or, if not a qualified accountant, experience of having worked in an audit, regulatory or related technical department.
Excellent communication skills - both written and oral.
Willingness to work as part of a close-knit team and as a self-directed individual.
Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to create productive relationships across the firm and network and to influence other senior professionals.
An ability to develop further knowledge of the ethics rules, policies and procedures.