Internal Audit Specialist

Location:
Birmingham
Job Type:
Contract
Job reference:
BBBH133322_1612796563
Posted:
20 days ago

Internal Audit Specialist

6 month contract

Remote based

Up to £465 per day via Umbrella

Supports the delivery of audits in a professional manner to enable Group Internal Audit to provide independent and objective assurance to senior management and the Board, via the Board Audit & Risk Committee. This includes the tracking and testing of management actions to address audit findings to confirm resolution. Engages throughout the audit process with stakeholders in a customer-connected manner to provide high quality, reliable, efficient service and experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for delivering assigned audits e2e in a risk assessed, timely, and focused manner, utilising data analytics tools where appropriate; valued as a project leader across various disciplines but will also support others in their audits.

  • Initial oversight and first level review of audit work papers prepared by individuals assigned to audit where acting as lead to ensure the work is of good quality;

  • Preparation of initial draft audit reports.

  • Tracking agreed audit actions to ensure implementation is achieved against targets and that the remediation is effective;

  • Supporting the IA SM in ongoing liaison with CFU/CU management; this includes gathering business insights to provide input to Group Internal Audit's annual strategy of a programme of objective audit work

  • Supporting on input to the various management fora across the CFUs such as production of papers for quarterly ARCs and other governance committees; attendance at assigned sessions with management;

  • Contributing to initiatives underpinning the RCA goals and objectives;

  • Providing advice, coaching and mentoring to audit team members and direct reports where appropriate; sharing timely, insightful feedback to improve performance.

Required Skills:

  • Qualifications: must be a fully qualified accountant with ACCA/CIMA/ACA for finance roles..

  • Must have a minimum of four years' experience of auditing, internal and/ or external within a complex business.

  • Ideally have experience of working with 1st or 2nd line of defence teams on group risk management.

  • Able to demonstrate ongoing CPD.

  • Strong verbal (Exec level presentations) and written communication skills: must be able to convey audit findings and similar matters in a way that is impactful and succinct to business audiences at all levels;

  • Story-telling with data: strong skills in extracting risks and controls insights; confident user of data analytics to analyse data and draw conclusions;

  • Project management: strong time management skills with the ability to effectively anticipate, plan, and prioritise commitments, delivering to agreed timescales;

  • Business knowledge: strong grasp of risk and control; insight of specified business risks, goals, strategy and operations;

  • Good customer focus skills and commercial acumen;

  • Works autonomously within designated work areas.

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