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Internal Auditor

  • Location: Porth
  • Salary: Up to £45,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 22 days ago

  • Sector: Finance & Audit
  • Contact: Tom McIvor
  • Contact Email: tmcivor@merje.com
  • Contact Phone: 0203 637 1600
  • Expiry Date: 26 June 2024
  • Job Ref: TM/11768

MERJE is seeking an experienced Internal Auditor to join a leading funeral planning company in the UK. This technical role demands a thorough understanding of auditing and compliance monitoring. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting audits, producing written reports, and ensuring the company's policies and procedures adhere to FCA principles and regulations.

Location: South Wales, with some national travel required.

The Company

This prominent funeral planning company is renowned in the industry for delivering exceptional services to its customers. The company boasts a supportive and inclusive working environment, fostering a positive culture for all employees.

The Role

The successful candidate will undertake audits of the company's policies and procedures, generate written reports, and ensure compliance with FCA principles and regulations. This role requires in-depth knowledge of auditing and compliance monitoring, along with excellent communication and analytical skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct planned, scheduled audits of all relevant policies and other controls applicable to the company, its network of appointed representatives, and funeral directors appointed to carry out funerals under funeral plan contracts.

  • Develop and document audit manuals, audit schedules, audit scoping documents, audit reports, and other governance and compliance evidence.

  • Perform sampling of relevant processes where auditing is not applicable and provide management information (MI) as needed to the Head of Regulation, Compliance, and Risk Committee.

  • Assist the Head of Regulation in developing audit schedules and compliance monitoring programmes.

  • Collaborate with colleagues and external stakeholders to execute audits according to published schedules and related monitoring programmes.

Required Knowledge and Experience for the Internal Auditor Role:

  • Demonstrable previous experience in similar responsibilities, preferably within an FCA-regulated business.

  • Prior experience in audit governance, including the creation and maintenance of audit manuals and associated audit records.

  • Proficiency in literacy, analytical, and reporting skills to professionally fulfil responsibilities for intended audiences.

  • Presentation skills adequate for delivering required reporting, training, and analysis from board level downwards.

  • Self-management skills, ability to meet deadlines, initiative, and capacity for lateral thinking.

  • Excellent communication skills and a proactive attitude.

  • Flexible team player, willing to travel nationally as required.

  • Good IT skills, with proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint; capable of producing reports.

  • Willingness to work as needed to meet required objectives in accordance with regulatory and corporate deadlines

  • An internal audit qualification is desirable.

  • A car and a clean driving licence are essential.

Applicants must be based in the UK and eligible to work without sponsorship.

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