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Assistant Manager, (CASS), Financial Services, Audit & Assurance, Manchester



Your opportunity
Our financial services audit team is one of the leading practices in the region.
Due to recent successes and continuing opportunities for growth we are looking to recruit individuals to support the delivery of both external statutory and CASS audits as well as advisory services to our clients.
This is a very exciting time to be joining Deloitte. We’re growing our teams across all areas of our regional audit practice, investing a huge amount in our people, developing their skillsets and building for the future. Technology investment is central to our bold and radical transformation and modernisation of our business and the way we serve our clients – the future of audit is here.

Our clients include FTSE listed entities, foreign and privately owned organisations operating across the life & general insurance, stockbroking, retail and investment banking, asset finance, debt management and wealth management sectors. As part of our successful team you will play an important role in maintaining and growing the practice and developing our people.

The team has a number of existing client engagements including internal audit outsource and co-source and advisory projects across finance transformation, risk, controls, regulatory compliance and other areas. In addition, we are seeing increasing demand from large and high profile clients for short and medium term secondments into their finance functions.

Due to the implementation of new accounting standards, the Senior Manager and Certification Regime, prudential regulations such as Solvency II and the increasingly onerous requirements of the Financial Conduct Authority’s CASS rules many of our clients are asking for support from us as they respond to change and embed their new processes. This gives us opportunities for our financial services practitioners to assist our clients in areas such as risk management frameworks, governance structures, internal audit, credit risk, Pillar 3 reporting, CASS compliance and finance transformation, working closely with colleagues who specialise in prudential and conduct regulation, actuarial and risk advisory.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?
For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

  • Managing the delivery of audit engagements in the North and the Midlands in accordance with audit plans (including both statutory and CASS audits)
  • Ensuring audit delivery and execution remains compliant in accordance with the Deloitte Audit Approach and Financial Reporting Council standards
  • Managing client relationships
  • Developing advisory opportunities with new and existing clients
  • Building relationships with experts across Deloitte to deliver client focused business solutions
  • Working with our clients on implementing or reviewing aspects of their processes
  • Designing, developing and implementing corporate governance operating models and organisation design
  • Designing, developing and implementing risk appetite and overall risk management strategies
  • Providing considered views and impact assessment of current and emerging regulations on operations of Financial Services institutions
  • Leading project teams and developing junior team members to reach their potential
  • Manage diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

Your work, your choice
At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

You will be based in our Manchester office with some domestic travel for client-based projects

Work pattern:
This is a permanent full time contract opportunity.
Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience


  • Relevant professional qualification, e.g. ACA, ACCA (or CIMA, IIA, CIRM, MCT or equivalent)
  • Experience in the financial services sector, either as an external auditor, working within a financial services institution, in an advisory or business consulting capacity to similar organisations, or in the regulation of such institutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of Financial Conduct Authority regulations, in particular the client money and asset rules (CASS)
  • Experience in financial services accounting
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including oral/written communication, and team management
  • Experience in developing project deliverables (proposals, reports, presentations) to a high standard
  • Highly motivated approach, with a proven ability to work on own initiative within a challenging work environment
  • Good team playing skills with good organisation, planning and coaching skills


  • Knowledge of external or internal auditing techniques (including risk assessment, audit scoping, devising audit approach, controls testing, substantive testing) (preferred, not essential)

Salary: Market Rate. Opening Date: 13.10.2020, Closing Date: 10.11.2020. Full Time

Your service line: Audit & Assurance
In an industry best known for looking back, Deloitte looks beyond.
Our Audit & Assurance team understand the most important decisions are the ones we are yet to make. Crafting the future in an informed and clear-sighted way means understanding current conditions, as well as the trends that are shaping tomorrow. That is why we use our expertise in audit to show where things stand now, and to help inform the next step. With the assurance we provide, we help our clients to look ahead with strength and confidence across all of their accounting, regulatory and transaction needs.

Innovation is the key, underpinned by audit quality. You will be joining a diverse team of experts capable of delivering meaningful and durable change for both our clients and our profession.

Personal independence
Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your \"Immediate Family Members\" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

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