Senior Internal Auditor

Robert Walters
Hemel Hempstead
£50000 - £55000 per annum
03 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The main purpose of the role is to support the Director of Corporate Business Assurance in the delivery of the internal audit strategy to deliver relevant risk and controls assessments to the Audit Committee and Executive management.

The role involves the planning and execution of financial and operational audits to assess the design and operating effectiveness of company controls. Additionally, the Senior Internal Auditor will participate in ad-hoc process improvement projects designed to create value for the organization.

Key Accountabilities - Senior Internal Auditor

  • Support development of a risk based, comprehensive and flexible audit plan to assess, report on, and make suggestions for improving key operational and financial controls
  • Deliver audits to high standard in multiple disciplines including highly complex, advanced and specialised audits (Inc. technical accounting audits). Ensure the development of clear and concise reports to management that effectively communicate the conclusions reached. This will include the activities of team members on multi-person audits.
  • Lead audit team members and co-source auditors on audit engagements
  • Quality control ensuring compliance with Internal Audit methodology and standards
  • Develop methodology for measuring the achievement of audit objectives
  • Supports risk management process
  • Supports development of reports for review at board level
  • Management level stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Actively interact with business partners to promote control best practise,
  • Coordinate and manage the activities and budget of 3rd party internal audit providers
  • Coordinate audit activities with those of the 3rd party auditors to ensure proper audit coverage, elimination of duplication of effort, and improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of audit activities
  • Stay abreast of best practices both internally and externally
  • Be a role model
  • Ensure the ongoing review of audit methodology to ensure provision of most up to date and efficient process


  • Professional Finance qualification (ACA or ACCA)
  • Strong 'up to date' Technical Accounting Knowledge of IFRS
  • Audit Senior or equivalent Experience in FTSE 250


  • IT Audit
  • Data Analytics
  • Big '4' or Mid-Tier experience

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Good commercial and financial acumen
  • Good communicator: verbally and in written form demonstrated across all levels but particularly at a senior level - concise and to the point
  • Flexibility - ability to flex plan and approach to the changing business needs without compromising quality or independence
  • Effective influencer/ negotiator
  • Effective time manager - prioritises well and ensures actions delivered to quality and on time

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