Senior Manager - Risk Advisory - Professional Services

Location Edinburgh
Discipline: Financial Services
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Scott Maxwell

Contact email:
Contact phone: 07974 0645745
Job ref: 134807
Published: 29 days ago
Expiry date: 20 Mar 2025 23:59


Senior Manager - Financial Services – Risk Advisory


Edinburgh or Glasgow – Flexible/hybrid working available

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Manager level appointment within a leading Risk Advisory firm who provide market leading advice and proactive solutions that organisations need to navigate today’s constantly changing world.

This Senior Manager opportunity will play a key role in supporting the Financial Services Advisory Partner business develop and deliver the advisory strategy.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of advisory and independent assurance projects for financial services firms and will also have the opportunity to develop propositions and services for both existing and future clients.

In this role you'll:

  • Deliver governance, risk management and/or conduct risk related assignments of high complexity and variety in line with defined methodologies.
  • Deliver engagements in line with internal quality and risk management policies and guidelines.
  • Support the FS Advisory Scotland leadership with further development and delivery of the FS advisory strategy, including recruitment, proposition development and marketing activities, such as drafting publications and developing local market profile raising events e.g., seminars / roundtable dinners.
  • Contribute to development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and marketing activity. This will include winning new work.
  • Provide guidance to junior colleagues, ensuring that a variety of challenging work is provided to aid retention and career development.
  • Responsible for maximising profitability from a portfolio of clients and taking responsibility for budgeting, WIP control and billing.
  • Take ownership for building own professional network across the FS market, representing the business at client meetings.
  • Maximising utilisation by working effectively and efficiently and ensuring the team is working efficiently too.
  • Support the development of technical guidance, quality standards and methodologies.

You'll be someone with:

  • Excellent knowledge of the Financial Services sector and the UK regulatory environment and have significant depth of knowledge in governance and risk management.
  • Significant experience of financial services risk management and / or conduct and compliance related experience. This could be achieved through working within a professional services or financial services firm.
  • Proven experience in managing a wide portfolio of concurrent projects and project teams in a project management framework.
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in undertaking advisory and assurance reviews in governance / risk management / conduct risk.
  • Business development experience - able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work.
  • Understanding and practical application of reviewing the three lines of defence model.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Managing and developing staff i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, counselling, appraising, recruiting etc.


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To apply and find out more, please contact Scott at for a confidential chat or call 07974 065745