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Independence & Risk Management - Senior Consultant (M/F)

Michael Page Portugal

05.02.2021 | Lisboa | Referência: 2016165


Independence & Risk Management - Senior Consultant  (m/f)

Referencia: JN -022021-2005633
Adicionado em 05.02.2021
Sobre os nossos clientes
* Global Consultancy Company.

Descriçăo da oferta
  • Join the Independence Team, which operates within the Risk Management group of the Firm. Independence is a concept fundamental to the audit profession and is pervasive in all dealings between the Firm and its clients.
  • Independence means the company is free from interests that might be incompatible with objectivity, integrity and impartiality, both in fact and in appearance.


As a Senior Consultant, in the Independence team, you will assume the following roles:

  • Assist in consultations with partners and staff across country/region on auditor independence issues related to both personal and firm-related independence matters;
  • Support to teams relating to questions on permissibility of personal matters affecting Independence (investments, family employment relationships, etc), questions regarding internal procedures for evaluation of permissibility of business relationships, use of tools and interpretation of rules and policies;
  • Support with Independence consultations: pre-analysis of fact patterns, obtaining necessary clarifications and additional information from the team, when needed, and drafting preliminary conclusions for second level review & approval;
  • Providing support to teams relating to Independence questions, including EU Audit Reform Rules, interpretation of independence restrictions, permissibility of non-audit services, partner and firm rotation rules;
  • Support in the development and update of the independence policies, processes and tools to ensure we continue to comply with Global and local requirements as well as the implementation of best practices and innovative solutions to keep pace with the firm's evolving business needs;
  • Performing analysis for identification of inconsistency of information within different tools used to monitor aspects of independence and supporting teams with resolution of such inconsistencies;
  • Participation in controls testing relating to Risk Management and Independence;
  • Executing testing procedures for testing compliance with internal policies and procedures;
  • Documentation of findings, including performing root-cause analysis and proposal of recommendations;
  • Designing new tests to address risks identified;
  • Assist in providing guidance to client-serving teams in the completion of client acceptance and other periodic independence procedures;
  • Assist with preparation for, and coordination of, practice inspections by external regulators and Firm Global Internal Audit team;
  • Promote and demonstrate commitment to audit quality, risk management and independence processes and policies within the firm;
  • Participate in other risk management and independence projects as required.


  • Academic bachelor or Master, mainly in financial and/or legal fields of study;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience related with Independence area;
  • Technical knowledge of independence rules and regulatory/supervision requirements including a working knowledge of the concept of Ethics and Independence, in particular under the IESBA Code of Ethics, EU Regulation and US SEC regulations;
  • Strong rigour and attention to detail;
  • Good problem-solving skills and Ability to think out of the box and create multidisciplinary solutions;
  • Full Portuguese and English Proficiency;
  • Proficient in MS Office, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.

Job Offer

Uma boa oportunidade para o seu desenvolvimento profissional.

O que procuramos
Independence, independencia, Risk, Risk Management, Senior Consultant, audit, auditoria
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