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Experienced Internal Audit Consultant - Financial Services

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  8 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  563962

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (EY FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 16.000 professionals is working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance, Payment Institutions and Wealth & Asset Management, in all service lines: Consulting, Tax, Transactions and Assurance. As we consider our people as the heart of EY, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The Opportunity

Because of the highly changing environment in the financial sector with new technologies, emerging risks and ever increasing regulations, the Internal Audit functions of our clients need to continuously anticipate, improve and be fully up-to-speed to be able to act as trusted advisor to the Business. 

At EY FSO, we have a growing Internal Audit practice to support our clients with this challenge. Our dedicated professionals work with prestigious financial institutions helping them to get the most out of their Internal Audit function by providing the right insights and expertise, in order to support the Board and Management in reaching the organization’s objectives while managing risks and remaining compliant. The following are examples of topics and questions we assist our clients with in the form of internal audit assignments:

•    What are the issues the organization is facing while having implemented the agile way of working?
•    Are core business and supporting processes (finance, investments, IT, etc.) designed & operating effectively, in line with best practices and industry standards?
•    Are the organizations’ payment (or other) systems secured and meeting the customer’s needs?
•    Are new technologies (artificial intelligence, robotics, etc.) in place and appropriately implemented in order to support the client’s strategy ?
•    Is the organization’s IT landscape and/or personal data protected from intrusions and external attacks?
•    Is the organization operating effectively in line with regulatory requirements (e.g. market abuse, GDPR, AML, MiFID, ESG, etc.)?

We are looking for an experienced consultant to support us in our mission. Are you the person we are looking for?


Key Responsibilities

As an Internal Audit consultant, you will have the chance to work in a knowledgeable and experienced team on various interesting topics related to Risk Management & Internal Audit in the financial sector, focusing on Business, IT, Compliance and Risk domains. This will be a unique opportunity for you to further increase your understanding of how financial institutions are operating, covering various processes and domains across different organizations. 
You will be involved in various activities, including – but not limited to:
•    Understanding the client’s key business activities and using this information to determine the risks they are facing.

•    Contributing to the preparation of multi-annual internal audit plans based on the identified risks.

•    Establishing structured review methods for the key topics identified in scope of audit missions.

•    Reviewing the suitability of the client’s processes (Business, Compliance and/or IT) and assessing their compliance with policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

•    Drafting and presenting reports to the client’s C-suite and its stakeholders such as the Audit Committee / Board of Directors.

•    Coaching and guiding the more junior team members.

•    Contributing to the development of thought leadership material around various internal audit topics.

Skills and Attributes for Success

•    Master Degree in a relevant field (e.g. (Applied) Economics, Commercial Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Accountancy, Commercial Sciences) or equivalent through experience.

•    Professional experience (between 2 – 7 years) in internal audit, either in consulting or in an internal function, in the financial sector or in the industry.
•    Ability to perform effective research and convey complex topics in a clear, understandable manner. 
•    Native Dutch or French speaker, with an excellent knowledge of business English.
•    Outstanding client stakeholder management skills and ability to build relationships through solid communication and presentation skills.

•    An analytical mind and an eye for detail, with accurate documentation capabilities.

•    Strong team spirit, balanced by a healthy sense of autonomy.

•    Eager to learn more about the Financial Services market in Belgium and beyond.

What working at EY Offers

•    You will be part of a leading global professional services firm.
•    You will be part of the EY family where everyone is willing to offer support and senior management is very accessible. 
•    You will join a dynamic and growing team with a great mix of young and experienced professionals focusing on financial services.
•    You will get extensive trainings  on technical matters, as well as soft skills and project management, and you will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment.
•    We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. 
•    While our client-facing profession might require part-time working at client site and business traveling at times, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifestyle balance.

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