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Senior Audit Manager

  • Location

    Central Bedfordshire

  • Discipline:

    Finance & Audit

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Circa £60k plus Benefits

  • Consultant:

    #

  • Email:

    mabelson@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    MAB/14762

  • Published:

    4 months ago

Our client, one of the UK’s oldest and well-respected leisure organisations, require a Senior Operational Audit Manager. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you lead and manage a team of Data Managers / Analysts and regional Operational Auditors to identify high risk areas through analytical review of data and targeting / testing controls at sites to minimise the possibility of fraud and loss

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare a strategy to incorporate an analytical review of data to assist the Operational Audit teams in identifying high risk areas and contributing to a ‘smarter’ investigation and targeting of testing controls at sites.
  • Advise operational audit teams to identify where anomalies and trends may highlight needed audit focus.
  • Develop a training plan based on audit results to provide the necessary support to the Operation.
  • Assist auditors in obtaining necessary data for audits and provide additional support where necessary.
  • Manage Key Control Self-Assessment site reporting. Compare data analytics results to KCSA reporting and identify and report inconsistencies.
  • Lead, provide guidance and coaching to the Data Analytics team, the Operational Audit team and the Operational Auditor

Essential skills include:

  • Qualified accountant with 1-2 years PQE
  • Deep understanding of the core principles of end to end financial processes
  • A broad understanding of business processes, evaluating risks and designing and implementing controls
  • Ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts to prepare and present concise oral and written reports
  • Rounded technical skills - expertise across a range of accounting and financial areas
  • Analytical skills – ability to identify core issues and provide assessments grounded in logic
  • Broad commercial experience, understanding end to end business processes
  • Driving process change / improvements

Knowledge of ERP systems / Experience accessing and analysing data in environments such as SAS, SQL, Oracle, etc and exposure to FTSE 250+ or a multisite organisation is desirable.