Our client is a listed, FCA regulated business, and the market leader in their industry. Due to growth and success, the opportunity has arisen to join the firm in the role of Internal Auditor. Under the direction of the Head of Internal Audit, you will be responsible for the timely execution of a variety of audit activities including risk-based and system audits.
Execute audit engagements per the Annual Plan, adhering to internal audit methodology consistently.
Collaborate with the Audit Manager and Head of Internal Audit to define objectives and scope.
Prepare planning documentation, including audit reviews' scope, Risk & Controls Matrix, and identification of key risks and controls.
Conduct risk assessments, evaluate internal control design, and review operating effectiveness of key controls during audit reviews.
Engage with stakeholders throughout the audit process, communicating observations transparently.
Participate in closing audit meetings, discussing findings and agreeing on management actions to mitigate risks.
Formally report control and compliance deficiencies promptly to business managers post-audit, offering practical recommendations.
Perform peer reviews and quality assurance activities.
Follow up on agreed management actions and report areas of non-compliance.
Review branches for compliance with prescribed policies and procedures.
Conduct financial and operational due diligence on new business proposals as needed.
Skills and experience:
Seasoned internal audit specialist (3+ years) with a focus on risk and assurance.
Proven experience in planning and conducting audits covering core financial systems, IT functions, general business operations, and associated risks (e.g., HR, Marketing, Property, Health & Safety).
Familiarity with auditing FCA regulated businesses and exposure to multi-outlet environments and business projects (desirable but not essential).
Proficient in modern risk-based internal audit methodologies.
Possesses strong analytical, investigative, and problem-solving skills.
Preferably a qualified Internal Auditor (PIIA/CMIIA), Accountant (ACA or ACCA), or IT Specialist (CISA), though not mandatory.
Desirable to hold a Full UK Driving License, as site travel is part of the role.