Risk & Assurance Manage
Job description The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is responsible for promoting transparency and integrity in business. We are the UK Competent Authority for audit and set the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes as well as UK standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work. We monitor and take action to promote the quality of corporate reporting and operate independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries. Further information about the role of the FRC can be found at www.frc.org.uk.
This is an exciting opportunity to drive the use of high-quality information, build key insights and support the Financial Reporting Council's journey to become a stronger, more empowered regulator.
Working in the Finance and Risk team, you will be essential to FRC's success by supplying our Committees with the right information on how FRC is delivering. The post involves leading and driving up quality of risk and assurance reporting, providing insight to the Executive Committee and building our people capability.
We have a phenomenal learning offer and flat structure, which means that if you love challenges and a dynamic environment, we will support you to improve your skills, so that you have the best opportunity to flourish.
We are a small, committed, diverse and friendly team, responsible for managing the strategic risk register and developing the risk and assurance framework.
This role would suit someone who is interested in how FRC is delivering and in ensuring senior leaders have oversight of risk and assurance across FRC. Are you a good communicator and able to work well with partners to time-sensitive deadlines? Do you enjoy developing and supporting others to deliver? Responsibilities We are specifically looking for someone who:
• creatively draws out, summarise and communicate key messages, trends and emerging themes from a large amount of information.
• constructs positive partnerships, encouraging and facilitating constructive discussions gain assurance that core business processes are operating effectively.
• has good organisation skills.
• supports delivery of Government Internal Audit Agency audits, ensuring timely and quality results.
• effectively communicates, simplifying complexities and building consensus to gain agreement.
• has a passion for improving capability and offering fresh perspectives. Skills required You will have a keen interest in risk and assurance and how it can help deliver our strategy and objectives. This may come from a background in risk, assurance, project management, or in working with senior decision-making functions in your organisation and having seen the practical benefits and pitfalls of other risk and assurance processes.
You will be a self-starter able to work with limited supervision and able to build strong relationships. You will be comfortable engaging with those at senior level, delivery focussed and have strong IT skills.
The role is based in our Central London Office. The post holder should be able to work flexibly to support the team’s activities and also provide cover within the FRC as necessary. From 6 September the FRC will be operating a hybrid working arrangement. This means full-time employees will spend at least four-days per fortnight in the office, pro rata for part time employees, and any arrangement will be agreed between the employee and the line manager.
Rewards and benefits
The FRC offers competitive remuneration packages, including 30 days annual leave plus ability to buy extra leave.
Generous employer pension contribution of 10%.
Staff Employee Assistance Programme including confidential counselling and work life services.
The FRC offers staff the opportunity to save at least 25% on the purchase of a new bike through the Cycle to work scheme.
The FRC has a strong work/life balance ethos.
The FRC believes that equality of opportunity and diversity is important in the work that we do and we are strongly committed to being an inclusive employer. Our values of being fair and independent supports this commitment. We're a signatory to the Government's Disability Confident scheme, which means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. Candidates who meet the minimum requirements and who have a disability and would like to be interviewed under the guaranteed interview scheme must indicate this when applying for the role.
Equal opportunities monitoring is an important means of demonstrating and implementing our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity. Completing our diversity form will assist the FRC to identify any barriers that prevent access to employment and career development for certain groups of people, and to develop solutions, such as action plans, new policies and practices. The form is completed on a voluntary basis and we strongly encourage all job applicants to complete it.
Please apply by following the link our website https://www.frc.org.uk/frc-for-you/careers and uploading a copy of your CV and covering letter. In the covering letter, please set out, by reference to the person specification above:
how you meet the required skillset
confirm that you have the right to work in the UK, and
tell us where you heard about this job
Please note that we can only accept applicants who have the right to work in the UK.