Business Auditor / Risk Analyst - Group Finance

Recruiter
SF Group
Location
Royal Leamington Spa
Salary
40000.0000
Posted
05 May 2017
Closes
04 Jun 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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