London

Internal Audit Manager

Main purpose of the role:

• To support the lnternal Audit function in providing Management and the Board with an independent assessment on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Group’s (BGC Brokers L.P. and Cantor Fitzgerald Europe) processes for controlling its activities and managing its risks.
• Completion of Audit Assignments in accordance with the approved lnternal Audit Plan or any ad-hoc reviews as requested by the Head of Internal Audit , EMEA and Asia-Pacific
• Through completion of Audit Assignments and identified findings, liaise with Management to ensure that the appropriate Management Action is taken to mitigate the risks down to an acceptable level

Key responsibilities:

Completion of lnternal Audit Assignments

  • Preparation of the Audit Planning Memorandum and Terms of Reference
  • Planning and execution of the audit assignment
  • Preparation of working papers to support the work undertaken and opinions reached
  • Ensure that Management Action taken or required along with any target dates set are appropriate
  • Preparation of Summary of Findings and lnternal Audit report
  • Ensure that the audit assignment is completed within timeframes agreed with lnternal Audit Management
  • Ensuring the review is completed in accordance with department standards

Implementation of Risk Issues

  • Liaise with Management during the Audit review to encourage prompt Management action to be taken on any findings to mitigate the rísk and prior to the distribution of the lnternal Audit Report
  • Follow on Management actions required to ensure are implemented within a timely basis
  • lf Management Actions go overdue, ascertain explanations from the responsible parties and escalate to lnternal Audit Management

Key Contacts / Working Relationships

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across all levels of the business within the Group
  • Provide challenge to Management on risk and control issues throughout the Group
  • Liaise with other assurance functions including Compliance, Risk, SOX and the Control Group to ensure a clear understanding of the key risks to the business is understood in order that a consistent message can be communicated to Senior Management

Key Outputs and Key Performance lndicators

  • Completion of Audit assignments in line with agreed timeframes
  • Level of interaction and relationship building with Management across the Group
  • Positive contribution to the lnternal Audit Department

General

  • Assist as required in the updating of the lnternal Audit Risk Assessment documents
  • Assist lnternal Audít Management in the daily running of the Department
  • Travel within the region as and when required
  • Continue to raise the profile of the department across the business
  • Undertake any special/ad hoc projects as requested by lnternal Audit Management
  • Keep up to date with market developments, legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Liaison with outside parties (for example external auditors) as required
  • To be alert to Conduct Risk issues, specifically the risk of harm to client interests, market integrity and/or competition in financial markets due to inappropriate practices or behaviours across the firm.

Skills / experience required:

  • Experience in lnternal Audit within an Financial Services environment
  • Good understanding of audit methodologies and risk based techniques
  • Experience with dealing with Líne Management at all levels across an organisation
  • Strong numeracy and investigatory skills
  • Self-motivated and being able to work independently and also as part of a team

Personal attributes:

  • Able to communicate audit issues verbally and in writing in a concise and coherent manner.
  • Ability to communicate with all areas of the business including:
    • Line Management
    • Front Office Staff
    • Back Office/Finance and other support staff
    • Risk, Compliance and Financial Crime (Second Line of Defence) as well as SOX and the Control group
  • Sound time Management skills and ability to meet deadlines

Opening date for applications: August 11th 2017

Closing date for applications: September 9th 2017

Salary level: Competitive

BGC Partners is an equal opportunities employer

Please send all applications to careers4@bgcpartners.com