Background
 
Sanlam UK is a leading provider of wealth and investment management services to private clients, professional advisers, charities, corporates and institutions. Combined, we manage almost £9 billion of client assets from 13 offices across the UK, employing a diverse range of c.500 professionals.
 
We are part of Sanlam, a global AA-rated financial services group that was established in 1918. The Group provides a range of financial products and services to over 10 million clients globally and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. We have attained our size, strength and reputation by providing a high quality, personalised service to clients, whatever their stage of life or financial ambitions.
 
In order to facilitate business growth and to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, our Group Internal Audit function (based in Cape Town) is looking to expand its European auditing capabilities by recruiting an Internal Auditor based in our Bristol office on a permanent basis.
 
The Role
 
Sanlam is subject to compliance with prudential and financial conduct regulations, and as a Life Insurance group the scope of our audits covers a wide range of processes (including Actuarial and Financial Reporting processes).
 
As a successful applicant, your role will involve the execution of the annual Internal Audit plan for the various Sanlam companies in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on control effectiveness reviews.
 
The role provides a great opportunity for an Internal Auditor who can work independently with a good understanding of Internal Audit methodology and has experience of leading audits in a Financial Services environment. The role also provides an opportunity to interact with senior stakeholders within the business.
 
You will be required to quickly build relationships within the business, produce high quality audit documentation, draft audit reports and communicate effectively with people throughout the business.
 
Qualifications & Experience
 
Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Experience of internal audit in Financial Services (minimum 2 years’ experience).

  • Solid understanding of the UK’s Financial Services Regulations including the roles of the PRA and FCA.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • CIA qualification (preferred but not essential).

 
Travel Requirements
 
The position does entail travelling within the UK (predominantly London) and the Republic of Ireland as well as potentially to South Africa (and we expect that on average 6 – 10 weeks in a year will be spent away from home). 

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