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Group Audit Manager - Life (part time / full time / job share)


Group Audit Manager (part time / full time / job share) 

Location: Fareham / Swindon (flexible)



The Opportunity: 

We are a fun, exciting, fast-paced, and high-performing team of audit professionals who love what we do! We have a new opportunity and seek a highly experienced Audit Manager who wants to join our Audit team with an office location of Fareham / Swindon.


You will manage, plan, scope and deliver local and global audits, with increased complexity. This will be in compliance with Group Audit standards and you will also provide input to the creation of the rolling audit plan.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company and team. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. Developing skills and talent has been and is central to Group Audit, investing to carefully create a leading talent pool enhancing multi-generational collaboration and growth.


Group Audit seek to continue to drive empowerment and innovation, foster original thinking, and inspire and embed a learning and growth mindset, while promoting sustainable work practices.


This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide specific risk inputs to the development of the rolling audit plan
  • Assist the Portfolio Manager in planning and determining the audit scope for relevant audits of medium size or complexity
  • Build and maintain credible and trustworthy relationships with key audit stakeholders – delivering to them both in meetings and through formal audit reports
  • Apply clear and logical thinking to the development of each audit risk assessment and audit test programme
  • Comply with audit standards and methodology and deliver meaningful audit conclusions
  • Provide clear and convincing insights on the governance and control environment and the impact on their business outcomes, whilst also focussing on quality
  • Interact with business stakeholders to reach an agreement on final audit reports, on corrective actions and delivering the final output, i.e. concluded testing programmes, with support from the Portfolio Manager
  • Integrate core competency expertise & knowledge into the audit delivery
  • Participate in strategic corporate change projects and provide inputs on controls and risks
  • Report and escalate risks and issues as appropriate
  • Build technical / commercial knowledge and business awareness through own research and interactions with relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to the Group Audit global team through own professional skills, technical knowledge and innovative initiatives / projects
  • Build relationships with peers in Group Audit across geographies and proactively exchange ideas and information
  • Support and guide junior colleagues assigned to your audit portfolios, and track progress against plan, to ensure projects are delivered as per budget, time and quality expected
  • Provide guidance on governance, risk and controls to the business, as required, to ensure full compliance with the organization´s rules and regulations



Your Skills and Experience:

You will ideally have: 

  • Considerable amount of experience in the Insurance / Banking / Asset Management sector – preferably in an internal audit and/or external audit environment 
  • Experience in applying and verifying Data Analytics / Data Science/ Digitalisation and IT General Controls as part of an audit approach
  • Professional certification such as CIA, CISA, ACA equivalent or relevant technical subject matter certification, would be required
  • Experience of working in a multi complex organisation which is subject to change
  • Ability to take decisions autonomously, subject to verification
  • Capable of building credible relationships with global colleagues and Senior Business Stakeholders
  • Understanding of complex environments, emerging technologies and related risk and controls frameworks
  • Ability to deliver high-quality audit results in a dynamic environment
  • Good project management, analytical mindset, innovative thinking, problem solving and excellent communications skills
  • Ability to challenge and identify innovative solutions
  • Cope with varying workloads, pressures and priorities
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Contribute to a positive and supportive team culture and ability to support and guide junior colleagues



The Reward you’ll receive: 

We offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes: 

  • Industry leading Defined Contribution Pension scheme where employer contributions are 12 % of base salary
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus the opportunity to purchase additional holiday
  • Additional 3 volunteering days
  • Full private medical cover
  • Annual company bonus
  • Car Allowance
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance x 4 base salary
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Flexible working to suit both you and the business
  • Plus many more!


At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.



How much travel will there be? 

At a time when we start returning to offices, the role will hybrid which will mean you will divide your time between working from home and the Fareham / Swindon office (your choice). In addition, there will also be a call for some limited local and overseas travel. In the future, we estimate that approx. 20% of your time will require travel to other Zurich offices, including the Isle of Man and Ireland.



Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company and team. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.



Further information: 

At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.


Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.


With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.


We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion.  We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion.  You can read about our awards on our website.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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