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Senior Associate, Internal Audit

London, United Kingdom

About Us 

MarketAxess is on a journey to digitally transform one of the world’s largest financial markets, enabling the shift from analog, phone-based trading to a fully electronic marketplace. Why does this matter? Because our platform makes trading fixed-income more accessible, ultimately improving transparency, efficiency, and competition in the marketplace. Changing the way an established industry transacts is no easy feat. There will be twists and turns, because no one’s ever done this before. But now, more than 2,000 clients around the world rely on our solutions, and that number is only expected to grow in the years ahead. We know where we’re going. How we get there is up to us. Join us and help Take Us There. 

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The Role

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated Senior Associate to join our Internal Audit department. Reporting directly to the Head of Audit, EMEA and APAC, this position offers an exciting opportunity to independently lead a variety of audits, including operational, regulatory, technology, and SOX controls testing. You will be responsible for conducting thorough and objective assessments of internal controls, risks, processes, policies and procedures to identify control weaknesses and gaps.

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Lead and execute audit engagements from planning to reporting phase, ensuring adherence to established internal audit methodologies and standards.
  • Assist with the Global SOX Program by taking the lead on walkthroughs and controls testing for EMEA/APAC entities.
  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments and scoping exercises to identify key areas of focus tailored to each audit engagement.
  • Develop detailed testing procedures to address identified risks and controls.
  • Execute testing procedures efficiently and effectively into high quality workpapers, leveraging data analytics and technology tools as appropriate to enhance audit coverage and efficiency.
  • Effectively communicate audit findings to stakeholders and collaborate with them to obtain timely action plans and remediation timelines, ensuring accountability and alignment with organizational priorities.
  • Prepare high-quality audit reports and presentations for senior management and audit committee review, clearly articulating findings, and remediation plans.
  • Assist the Head of Audit, EMEA and APAC in ad-hoc tasks, continuous monitoring meetings, and ensuring remedial actions are closed or updated in a timely manner.
  • Stay abreast of emerging risks, industry trends, and regulatory changes, and proactively incorporate relevant insights into audit planning and execution.

What We’re Looking for 

  • Bachelor’s degree and professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIA, etc.)
  • Minimum of 2 years of post-qualification, progressive experience in internal audit, with a demonstrated track record of leading audits independently.
  • Strong understanding of internal control concepts, risk assessment methodologies, and auditing standards (e.g., COSO, IIA standards).
    • Compliance with Methodologies and Standards - Compliance with internal audit policies, procedures, and standards. This will be reviewed as part of the Quality Assurance Improvement Program
  • Proven ability to manage all phases of the audit process independently, from scoping and planning to testing, reporting, and issue validation.
    • Audit Quality and Timeliness - Ability to deliver high quality internal audits (i.e. scope document, work papers and reports) in a timely manner. Timely identification of control deficiencies, process weaknesses, and areas of non-compliance
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact confidently and professionally with all levels of the organization.
    • Stakeholder Communication - Clarity and effectiveness of communication with audit stakeholders (e.g., management, control owners). Ability to present audit findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner. Responsiveness to stakeholder inquiries and feedback.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and prioritize tasks effectively to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong ethical standards and integrity, with a commitment to upholding professional standards and independence in all audit activities.
    • Professional Development and Continuous Improvement - Participation in training and development opportunities to enhance audit skills and knowledge. Contribution to the continuous improvement of audit processes and methodologies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with data analytics or audit software tools (e.g., Alteryx, DataSnipper, etc.) is desirable but not essential.

What You Can Expect from Us 

  • Central Location: based at our city offices near St Paul's.  
  • Free Food: We provide lunch each day of the week when the employee attends the office via our vendor Feedr as well as breakfast cereals, office snacks and drinks from our free vending machines 
  • Paid Time Off: 25 days annual leave entitlement plus 2 charity days
  • Reward for your service: We offer a two-week bonus holiday after completing each 5 years of service 
  • Core benefits: Besides competitive standard benefits package we offer private medical (PMI) for family, Cash Plan, health screenings, dental cover, 6X life assurance, critical illness cover, income protection, pension, car leasing (Tusker electronic cars), reimbursement for wellness stipend, interest free season ticket loan and a “Share Incentive” plan
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Training: Benefit from on-demand learning, boot camps, and opportunities to attend conferences 

Collaboration and innovation are integral to our success – it's how we got to where we are and how we’ll maintain and grow our competitive advantage. We believe this best happens in an office environment. Employees work in the office 3-4 days a week. This approach still allows for flexibility depending on the business function you work within but also helps us maintain a collaborative office environment long-term.

Client-provided location(s): London, UK
Job ID: 4360613006
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Fitness Subsidies
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Pension
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Founder led
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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