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Internal Control Analyst - Investment

Willis Towers Watson
Warnham, Horsham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021

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The Internal Control Team sits within Investments Global Operations (GI-Ops) and is a high visibility role with key deliverables across a broad range of operational activities. The overall requirement of the Internal Control Team is to ensure that the appropriate governance and risk framework is in place to deliver a high level of operational excellence and risk control within GI-Ops. In addition, the Internal Control Team also has global operational service responsibilities.

The main role of the Analyst is to support the GI-Ops Internal Control Team, based in the UK and US, by carrying out day-to-day activities undertaken by the team and ensuring administrative duties are carried out effectively.

The role will be varied and includes co-ordinating and responding to audit requests on behalf of our global clients, maintaining internal team records, liaising with third parties and internal teams to ensure that the GI-Ops Internal Control Team has the information it needs to complete reporting requirements and other activities and preparation of training material, management information and reporting.

The Role

  • Ensure that all client audit requests are recorded, and a status update is accurately maintained
  • Ensure that all client audit requests are responded to in a timely manner and responses are accurately maintained on internal systems
  • Liaise with third parties and internal teams to ensure the GI-Ops team has the necessary information it needs to complete client audits, reporting requirements and other activities undertaken by the team
  • Review details of all Errors submitted to ensure all points are accurate and sufficiently recorded. Act as an independent validation point confirming the accuracy of the details contained and validity of mitigating actions
  • Ensure the Errors log is kept up to date
  • Prepare training material, incident reporting and management information reports as required
  • Complete health checks and 'deep dives' to test / challenge existing and prospective processes and procedures, and complete report findings with recommendations for senior members of the team
  • Support the incident management process by delivering incident reports, monitoring resolution and evaluating the requirement for process improvements
  • Work with the GI-Ops team to ensure that up-to-date policies and procedures are in place which are, to the extent possible, consistent across the global team
  • Ensure that any agreed operational changes are documented within the team procedure documents and that these are signed off appropriately
  • Ensure the integrity of the WTW Authorised Signatory Lists and Authorisation Policies
  • Promote a work culture which encourages operational excellence, risk management and control
  • Ad-hoc activities as required to support the Internal Control Team.

The Requirements

  • Operational experience in a financial institution
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence and build rapport with others and to effectively impart specialist knowledge and build capability in others
  • Demonstrated ability to understand operational risks inherent in a transactional function
  • Working knowledge of operational activities including;
    • Trade/cash management
    • Fund accounting
    • Audit
    • Custodian/administrator oversight
    • Fund Management
  • Experience of developing procedures and controls
  • Demonstrated team player with good organizational, planning and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to ensuring standards and controls are established and maintained
  • Focused on attention to details
  • Strong problem-solving skills and knowledge to mitigate risk in an operational environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job: Consulting Primary

United Kingdom-England-Reigate Schedule: Full-time
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