Internal Audit Manager

Cambridge, UK
13 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description - Internal Audit Manager (CAM-778587-909)Job Description Internal Audit Manager - (CAM-778587-909)Description About

As a global leader in the sale of
research antibodies, Abcam is committed to serving life science researchers to achieve
their mission, faster. We continue to identify the biological pathways of
greatest interest to our consumers and continuously strive to provide products
of the highest quality with increased specificity, reproducibility and
sensitivity. At the same time, through investment and acquisition, we are
expanding into new markets, identifying new technologies and applications while
moving into new geographic regions, thereby driving sustainable growth.

Abcam was founded in 1998 and has
been listed on AIM since 2005. Market
capitalisation is in excess of £2bn and revenues for the last financial year
ended 30 June 2018 were £233m.

The business continues to be
strongly cash generative, and is putting that cash to work in both capital
projects, to ensure the future scalability of the business, as well as
investing further in the continued development of products and services.
Strategic goals include expansion in growth markets and investing in operating
capabilities to grow the business two fold from its 2016 scale by 2023.

the role

To add value and improve operations
by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk
management, control, and governance processes. Possess a thorough knowledge of
accounting procedures and a sound judgement.

Provide independent corroboration
or challenge that the organisation's risk management, governance and control
processes are operating effectively.

Performing the full audit cycle
including tying in with the Risk and Controls manager over operations'
effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable
directives and regulations.

Work with the business to evaluate
how well risks are being managed, how business is running and if internal
processes are functioning. Engage with senior management to provide evidence to
stakeholders that they are managing their business effectively and advise on
how to improve systems and processes.

Work with, co-ordinate and manage
'co-sourced' third party internal audit provider on specialist audits.

The scope and nature of audits can
vary significantly.


for the planning, management, strategic direction and execution of the internal
audit function. Maintain, update, and execute all audit procedures in financial
and operational audits. Expanding:Develop and scope detailed cycle of
audits together with internal audit test programmes to assess financial,
operational, controls and compliance risks and the effectiveness of the
Company's internal financial controlsDocument process and produce
written report of audit findings and recommendations to appropriate management
after each audit. Present this to key members of the companyLead with senior business
stakeholders to ensure that audit findings are addressed, key emerging risks
identified and monitor management's interventions and resolutions to findings Take a leadership and coaching role
in audits where appropriateConduct follow up reviews of progress
and actions arising from issues and deficiencies noted during auditsFull accountability for leading end
to end audits from planning through to fieldwork, reporting and following up on
agreed actionsFrom the
testing, as necessary, recommend adaptation of the design of existing financial
controls and in co-ordination with the Group Controls Manager, initiate
improvements to the control environment to develop a robust control framework;Develop regular
reports to be used in Audit Committee reporting showing results of reviews and
progress against plan. Maintain open communication with management and Audit Committee;Monitor
evolving regulatory guidance in respect of the form of external risk reporting Manage internal
relationships and be a trusted point of contact for business units to
understand and drive improvements in the control environment;Potential for
international travel to perform audits in various overseas locations;Demonstrate high level of business understanding
and the ability to empathise with stakeholders and identify pragmatic solutions
which address risks identified.


Our ideal candidate will be ACA qualified or CIMA / ACCA
qualified with significant experience in an audit background with proven
working experience as Internal Auditor in a corporate organisation or Senior
Auditor in practice with knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws,
rules and regulations and an awareness of SOX requirements. In addition experience of multinational
companies with knowledge of accounting best practices would be advantageous.

You will be
strong independent mind-set. Capable of
translating accounting and control requirements into operationally coherent
business processes and procedures. Diligent,
inquisitive with sound analytical skills and strong independent judgement. You will have strong excellent written and
verbal communication skills with ability to demonstrate credibility with
stakeholders at all levels. Concise and targeted will be key. Working knowledge of functioning of
accounting systems will be important and experience of Oracle will be helpful
although not essential. Time and project
management skills are essential, with the ability to demonstrate thoroughness
and reliability with ability to work under pressure in a fast paced, rapidly
changing environment.

If this sounds like
you and you'd like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the
vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life
sciences please apply now!
Primary Location: GB-GB-CambridgeJob: FinanceOrganization: UKSchedule: Regular StandardJob Type: Full-timeTravel: NoJob Posting: Jul 8, 2019, 9:42:20 AM

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