Senior Internal Auditor

Recruiter
The Emerald Group
Location
Berkshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Jan 2019
Closes
13 Jan 2019
Ref
1056435863
Job Role
Internal Auditor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Team purpose "Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations." What would you be responsible for in this role? Ø To deliver, either individually or as part of a team, high quality, commercially focused audits and advisory reviews that fulfil the audit objectives, whilst managing stakeholder expectations Ø To complete assignment audit planning, inclusive of discussion with Senior Management, in respect of scope and timing of reviews as well as drafting the audit programme Ø To recommend and promote practical and cost-effective actions for improving the effectiveness of risk management process and internal control environment, and to monitor and ensure the successful completion of these action plans Ø To assist in production of Internal Audit Reports for each area of review Ø To work as part of the UK IA team on audit assignments across company locations Ø To investigate irregularities of fraud where necessary Ø To ensure own awareness of and compliance with company procedures and policies Ø To assist in producing information and analysis for presentation to the Audit Committee Ø To assist in building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders to encourage open discussion and commitment to problem solving Ø To assist in the maintenance of a central Internal Audit Action Log, including discussion and agreement with Management regarding content, wording and classification of items Ø To communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with the IA tam and audit stakeholders Ø To keep abreast of recent and future insurance and internal audit industry developments Ø Undertake other duties over and above those listed in the above description, appropriate to the individuals skills and experience Ø Ad hoc support to the Head of Internal Audit and other team members Customer experience Ø Make sure that you treat all their customers with the principles of Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) Ø Understand how you play a part in the Customer Experience Ø Provide a service to all of their customers (internal and external) that is memorable for the right reasons and builds their reputation as a great company to work for and do business with Doing the right thing Ø Make sure that everything you do fits in with the legal requirements, Ø Be aware of threats to their organisation and customers (e.g. financial crime, fraud and money laundering) Ø Taking the appropriate action to minimise the impact of risks to their business (e.g. by following processes and reporting any concerns to your manager) Ø Treating the personal data of their customers, employees and other individuals lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and other related legislation What would they like to see in you? Essential Skills/capabilities: Ø Familiarity with IIA Standards and the CIIA Code Ø Familiarity with a risk-based and business process focused audit approach Ø An analytical mind with a keen eye for detail Ø A focus on effective teamwork and the ability to self-motivate and motivate those around you. Ø Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and influence at all levels. Ø Highly organised with excellent planning/ prioritising skills and ability to work on own initiative Ø Ability to deal with risks and action issues in a logical and organised manner Ø Ability to work to tight deadlines Ø Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) Ø Strong attention to detail Ø Excellent numeracy and literacy skills Behaviours: Willing and able to travel to other offices (30-40% time commitment) Ø Collaborative working style Ø Excellent communication skills Ø Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities Ø Team player, able to work with colleagues based in other offices Qualifications: Ø ACA/ACCA/IIA or equivalent Ø BA/BSc degree: 2:1 or above Ø Up to 2 years' post-qualification external or extensive internal audit experience within General Insurance and/or within the Financial Services sector Ø Evidence of producing high quality audit work, findings and reports Experience and knowledge: Ø Effective under pressure with a strong ability to prioritise and deliver Nice to have Skills/capabilities: Ø Presentation and facilitation skills Experience and knowledge: Ø Big "4" accountancy firm training Ø Experience working in Internal Audit or a similar role within General Insurance and Financial services sector Ø Some level of understanding of IT/systems control environments What's on offer? Ø Internal training & development in both technical and "soft" skills Ø Opportunity to develop skills and enhance existing knowledge of Internal Audit

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