Assistant Manager, Client Assets (CASS) Specialist, Audit and Assurance (#13558343) 

Lancashire, North West, United Kingdom

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 into our regional CASS team which specialises in providing CASS audit and assurance services across the stockbroking, investment banking, life & general insurance, debt management and wealth management sectors. Protection of Client Assets is a key objective of the FCA and consequently we are increasingly supporting firms on their CASS arrangements. This work includes assisting firms in the development and assessment of the effectiveness of their governance, risk and compliance arrangements and their CASS control environment. 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 primary focus is on the delivery of high quality audit engagements and therefore we’re looking for high performing, ambitious individuals who are driven to contribute to building a business serving the needs of the world’s leading financial institutions. 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 Subject to your experience level you will have or will work towards having responsibility for: • Performing external CASS audit work to support preparing reasonable assurance reports to the FCA on compliance with CASS 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11. • Delivering CASS assurance engagements, such as reviewing CASS control environments and reporting on areas of control weakness and areas of non-compliance. • Keeping up to date with FCA changes, technical and industry developments in the CASS field. • Providing CASS training - both internally to Deloitte colleagues and externally to key client staff. • Assisting in managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution • Developing strong professional working relationships with clients and key stakeholders 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. Location: Leeds or Manchester Work pattern: This is a permanent 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 To qualify for the role you must: • Have excellent interpersonal skills and can work on your own initiative. • 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. • Have an excellent academic track record. Graduates with a professional accounting qualification (or working towards a professional qualification) are our preferred candidates but we will consider all candidates that have very strong and proven CASS technical skills. • Good knowledge of the wider financial services industry and the regulatory environment. • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand regulation and apply it to different business scenarios. • Be a CASS specialist already or have some knowledge and a keen desire to develop this into a specialist skill set, including a working knowledge of both the Client Assets Sourcebook and the FRC standard on Client Assets. • Have the ability to coach and develop more junior staff. Aptitude for development of the following skills would also be essential: • Project management skills. • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work under your own initiative and across a number of different and challenging engagements. • Strong presentation, business writing and professional standards. 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. RTWPROG For a full job description please visit our online Deloitte Careers portal. Requisition code: 180970

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