Audit Manager

Recruiter
Burberry
Location
Lambeth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Jul 2019
Closes
22 Jul 2019
Ref
1205029184
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
INTRODUCTIONFounded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.JOB PURPOSESupport the Group in meeting its strategic objectives by advocating best practice in risk management, governance and controls. Provide independent assurance and guidance to the Board and the Audit committee on the adequacy and effectiveness of the group's control environment. Supporting the business in optimising controls and process efficiency and in protecting value and supporting growth. Supporting the function in delivering its agreed objectives and meeting KPIs.RESPONSIBILITIESSupport the Senior Internal Audit Manager to deliver the agreed strategy and objectives for the function.Coach and performance manage junior staff demonstrating the desired technical, leadership and business partnering skills expected from Internal Audit.Apply appropriate quality assurance procedures to ensure that professional internal audit standards are being complied with; ensuring internal audit reports are evidence-based and Internal Audit files are of good-quality.Lead delivery of financial and/or operation audits (reporting to Senior Internal Audit Manager) by identifying the key risks and assessing the design and operating effectiveness of key processes and controls.Develop the draft terms of reference with the Senior Internal Audit Manager.ยง Develop testing plans and strategy in line with the terms of reference to evaluate the design and operation of the controls in place with use of data analysis as appropriate.Manage delivery of the fieldwork in line with the functional KPIs.Summarise audit findings for closure meeting.Review work performed by junior staff ensuring all work papers contain sufficient evidence on which to base conclusions, are of a sufficient standard to minimise the number of review points required by audit management, and are of appropriate quality to allow "reperformance" and facilitate reliance on IA's work where necessary.Review and make judgement on the design and operating effectiveness of controls in place.Ensure that the Senior Internal Audit Manager is kept up to date on audit progress and findings.Review draft audit reports, including assessment of findings and overall report grade within agreed timeframes and functional KPIs.Provide a balanced view on how significant any weaknesses or issues are and make recommendations for improvement as appropriate.Develop relationships with key stakeholders to ensure Internal Audit remains a relevant, valued business partner by stakeholders.Keep up to date with developments in governance, risk, control and auditing.PERSONAL PROFILEAbility to establish a relationship and influence management, present an argument for change and improvement.Works co-operatively with others to achieve objectives, displaying an understanding of group dynamics, being a team player, being collegial and collaborative and open.Support the team, managing problems and providing assistance as required.Self-motivated, proactive and focussed on driving the delivery of high quality outputs.Requires a professional commitment with the objective of managing the efficient, timely completion of audit work to the standard required.Displays ability to self-assess own performance and take steps to actively improve performance.Strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated in both day to day work and in formal meetings and reporting context, including facilitation and meeting management.Demonstrates flexible, objective, lateral thinking.Is resilient and able to operate comfortably in an environment that is subject to frequent change.Takes a pragmatic approach and uses sound commercial judgement and knowledge of controls to shape findings and recommendations and influence the business to take action.RequiredFinancial Qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or Internal Audit Qualification (IIA, CIA).Minimum of 7 years post graduate experience (including a role for at least 2 years in Internal Audit).Experience of managing a team or individuals and reviewing work.Knowledge of good practice governance and control - process and control re-designDesirable:Experience of auditing or working in FTSE 100 companies or benchmark companiesShared Service Centre experienceRetail experienceSAP ERP experience

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