About the Company
A large, well established Financial Services organisation, embarking on an exciting change programme which will modernise, unify and further expand this group of acquired businesses. Offering an excellent benefits package, generous pension scheme and competitive annual bonus schemes.
About the Role
Providing direct support to the Head of Internal Audit in delivering the annual internal audit plan, promoting effective internal controls and risk management and providing guidance to the business on all aspects of internal audit, governance, risk management and business process improvements.
To deliver high quality financial, operational and risk based audits that fulfil audit objectives, in line with Group Internal Audit Methodology:
Walkthrough and process map business processes to help identify risks and key controls.
Develop detailed test plans to assess the design and operating effectiveness of key controls.
Perform control sample testing.
Documenting results of testing and conclusions in line with methodology requirements.
Delivering scheduled assignments, at times individually and at times as part of a team.
Presenting findings to local management and, where appropriate, making recommendations to strengthen the control environment.
Audit assignments are completed within scope and budget.
Appropriate communication is maintained with the Head of Internal Audit throughout the audit process.
To develop effective relationships with senior management
Follow up on previously reported issues to ensure that corrective action has been taken and risks mitigated to an acceptable level.
Helping the Head of Internal Audit ensure that all aspects of Group Audit methodology are complied with in full.
Ensure that Internal Audit departmental reporting to all stakeholders (Senior Management and Board of Directors) is complete and accurate.
Performing ad-hoc projects/advisory work as directed by the Head of Internal Audit.
Develop a thorough understanding of the company’s operations in order to identify and monitor the key risks facing the Company.
Evaluate the effectiveness and contribute to the improvement of risk management processes
Evaluate the potential for the occurrence of fraud and manage fraud risk.
Previous experience within internal audit in financial services (Big 4 Audit or Financial Services preferred but not essential).
Educated to second class upper degree level or equivalent and strong maths A-level grade or equivalent.
Obtained or training to obtain a professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIIA) desirable.