Senior Internal Auditor

Location : Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Job Ref : JC35
Consultant : Joelle Campbell
Sector : Legal
Salary : Market related


JC35 – Senior Internal Auditor
Location – Milton Keynes
Salary – £Competitive


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax, and consulting firms to recruit a Senior Internal Auditor to join the team in their Milton Keynes office.

The Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for undertaking a range of complex and specialist audits, including Risk Management, Governance, Product and Process audits, in accordance with the Firm’s Internal Audit standards. Working as an individual and/or leading a team, you will deliver high quality Internal Audits within required timescales and budgets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the key risks identified by Management and the controls put in place to address those risks within each area of the Client’s Annual Audit Plan.
  • Manage, perform, and control internal audit assignments embracing assignment planning programming, conduct, and control of audit work and reporting findings.
  • Draft audit planning documents for approval/review by Client/Management.
  • Prepare draft audit reports and working paper files to high quality standards and within the SLA on allocated audits.
  • Lead and supervise more junior staff on individual assignments including staff motivation, discipline, and technical audit guidance.
  • Provide job training and guidance for auditors and training for more junior auditors.
  • Perform the audit of more complex and specialist areas.
  • Undertake review work in respect of significant findings.
  • Assist Management in ensuring that assignments are completed to time and budget.
  • Assessment of performance of Team Members and provision of feedback.
  • Be aware of and advise Management of any potential additional work opportunities at existing Clients.
  • Participate in the Firm’s appraisal and development process.
  • Ensure that all employees are familiar with and comply with all the Firm’s policies (e.g. health and safety etc.).
  • Any other duties as required by Management.

Skills and Experience:

  • A relevant professional qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, IIA, or ACT.
  • Broad technical knowledge of Governance, Risk Management, and Internal Audit.
  • Able to review and control technical content of work of others to ensure compliance with relevant regulation and Internal Audit Standards.
  • Understand the range of additional services that the firm can provide to meet Clients’ needs.
  • Able to express ideas and information with clarity and confidence, especially when communicating with Clients.
  • Good working relationship with Clients to understand their needs and requirements.
  • Relay appropriate and timely information in respect of assignments to others.
  • Able to listen, evaluate and apply information gained.
  • Able to prepare draft reports and technical working papers.
  • Take responsibility for resolving issues by either dealing with it personally or referring upwards where required.
  • Take responsibility for self-development.
  • Able to train, coach, and develop team members and provide support to other staff as required.
  • Be pro-active and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, such as raising queries and challenging existing practices.
  • Able to be flexible when managing inconsistent and varying workloads.

Role essentials:

  • The successful candidate will be expected to travel to more local client’s sites in their own time.
  • Occasional overnight stays away from home will be necessary.
  • Access to a car and full Driving Licence required.

In return our client offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 26 days holiday.
  • Life assurance of up to four times salary.
  • Income protection.
  • Option to join Pension Scheme.
  • Other benefits.

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