Business Auditor / Risk Analyst - Group Finance

SF Group
Royal Leamington Spa
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

SF Group are currently recruiting for a fantastic business with offices in Leamington Spa. The role will report to the Group Risk Manager and Head of Internal Audit. It will provide a newly qualified accountant with appropriate experience with an opportunity to develop their career in a broad range of areas across the organisation in preparation for a career step within a growing international business.

The main objectives of this role will be to:

  • Lead or contribute to group internal audits as either a finance team member and/or leader
  • Assist the Head of Internal Audit with the production of internal audit reports, audit committee papers and facilitating sustained change from audit and other improvement actions
  • Support the renewal and development of the Group’s insurance and risk transfer programme
  • Support key risk, internal control and internal audit function development
  • Support the group finance function, along with other members of the finance team, as directed by the Group Risk Manager

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to internal audit work with colleagues from other disciplines ensuring timely planning and reporting, consistency of testing and high report quality
  • Lead some internal audits
  • Drafting audit committee papers and board papers for Group Risk Manager and Head of Internal Audit
  • Review and analyse the output from internal control reviews and risk certifications
  • Manage the review of divisional systems and internal controls through the collection and review of monthly Accounting Control Checklists, and assisting with the development of best practice
  • Liaise with insurance brokers and divisional teams to ensure insurance information is accurate, complete and on time
  • Analyse, understand and summarise non-financial compliance issues as an input to policy development, risk mitigation and process improvement
  • Develop internal controls with process owners to address internal audit findings and new business risks
  • Follow-up and verify finance and other improvement actions, working with divisional Quality/ business assurance teams
  • Produce technical position papers on risk and compliance for management
  • Gain proficiency in using, maintaining and developing our new intranet, risk register , improvement action tracker and insurance renewal data collation tools

Other Responsibilities:

  • Support the review and development of group operating policies and their related controls with relevant stakeholders
  • Participate in ad hoc projects as required from time to time
  • Provide cover for other members of the Group Finance team during periods of absence

Person Specification:

  • Recently professionally qualified ACA/ACCA chartered accountant
  • Commercially strong with project accounting, contracting and commercial risk management exposure
  • ‘Big 4’ practice experience with international Plc clients and professional services/ project based businesses is advantageous
  • A degree in an engineering, science or business discipline would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of languages in one or more of the countries where the organisation has larger operations would be advantageous
  • Excellent Excel knowledge and able to prepare and maintain spreadsheets to a high standard
  • Good writing, document review and editing skills
  • Good IT skills, with an excellent aptitude for understanding and developing IT systems, including the ability to manage business information systems and intranets
  • Energetic, self-starter, with a drive for business improvement and keen to make a difference as a vital part of the Group finance team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confident in dealing with staff at all levels and cultures
  • Willingness to travel to West Sussex on a weekly basis and other sites around the world, occasionally at short notice

Career path:

It is intended that the person carrying out this role would be suitable for progression into other Group or Divisional Finance roles after 18-24 months in post