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Audit & Assurance Manager

As an Audit and Assurance Manager you will be responsible for managing our third parties in order to meet regulatory compliance standards. You will lead the auditing of third parties and onsite visits by assessing and validating systems and controls and provide compliance and regulatory assurance to the business and the Head of Third Party Management directly. This is a 12-month fixed term contract within our Financial Services department based at our office in Widnes.

You will be joining Financial Services where our aim is to make life better every day for Argos customers. We help customers afford and protect what matters most, offering products and services including Credit, Warranties & Insurance. The Financial Services department is the profit creator and that’s why it’s the most exciting place to be: right at the heart of the action. Here, you can be part of something bigger and help to create a new approach that puts the customer at the heart of everything we do.

As Audit and Assurance Manager you will:

Use the risk and compliance framework to assess and validate controls at third parties.
Provide the Head of Third Party Management with assurance that all activities and business areas comply with all requirements set out by the FCA and that Third Party Management risks are captured, monitoring and escalated appropriately and effectively.
Hold and lead Audit Reviews with each third party to review activity and agree action plans and remediation plans.
Be responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders, coordinating any thematic reviews, managing and maintaining the Risk Log and risk assessment and conduct review.
Incorporate changes to regulation and compliance by performing regular assessments to demonstrate how the business meets Regulatory compliance standards.
Own the Third Party Management Compliance and Audit reporting.
Embed a culture of compliance and risk.
Drive a risk based approach to Relationship Management meeting compliance and regulatory expectations.

As Audit and Assurance Manager you will have:

3 years or more in a Financial Services third party management or compliance role, operating at a Management level.
Worked in an regulated environment.
Experience of influencing third party providers.
Evidence of working through compliance programmes.
Experience of risk management of customer facing environment.
The ability to create and build a culture of compliance and to provide clear, honest feedback if compliance is not operating effectively. Set the standard for what is right in compliance and risk.

As well as the opportunity to join a great team you will also receive a competitive salary, 24 days’ holiday, and a range of other great benefits. We will support you in developing your skills to build the career you want.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Argos. We are capitalising on our success and going through a great transformation. It’s a period of expansion and rejuvenation; we’re shaking things up and creating more opportunities than ever before.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment any offer made will be subject to satisfactory background checks including criminal record check, credit check and employment references.


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