Senior Internal Auditor

Location : Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Job Ref : FC31
Consultant : Freya Crompton
Sector : Accountancy
Salary : Competitve


FC31: Senior Internal Auditor
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: Competitive


The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking a range of complex and specialist audits at client’s sites, in accordance with our clients Internal Audit standards. Working as an individual and leading a team to deliver high quality Internal Audits within required timescales and budgets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• To 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
• To manage, perform and control internal audit assignments embracing assignment planning programming, conduct and control of audit work and reporting findings
• To draft audit planning documents for approval / review by Client / Management
• Preparing draft audit reports and working paper files to high quality standards and within the SLA on allocated audits, adding value and good practice
• To lead and supervise more junior staff on individual assignments including staff motivation, discipline and technical audit guidance
• To provide job training and guidance for auditors and training for more junior auditors
• To perform the audit of more complex and specialist areas
• To undertake review work in respect of significant findings
• To assist management in ensuring that assignments are completed to time and budget
• Assessment of performance of Team Members and provision of feedback
• To be aware of and advise management of any potential additional work opportunities at existing clients
• Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across a wide variety of clients
• To participate in the firm’s appraisal and development process
• It is the duty of all employees to ensure they are familiar with and comply with all the firm’s policies e.g. health and safety etc
• Any other duties as required by management

Minimum Qualifications:

Technical skills:

• Previous experience of working in internal audit
• To have good technical knowledge of the internal audit process, individual subjects and sector issues relevant to your work
• Ability to review and control technical content of work of others to ensure compliance with relevant regulation and Internal Audit Standards
• To provide support as required to team members
• To understand the range of additional services that the firm can provide to meet clients’ needs
• Identification and pro-active management of own training and development needs

Communication (oral, electronic, written):

• Oral – 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
• Listening – demonstrate the ability to listen, evaluate and apply information gained
• Written – prepare draft reports and technical working papers
• Excellent attention to detail
• Gain confidence and respect of colleagues and clients
• Share own experience and expertise with others
• Encourage teamwork and develop leadership skills

Commitment /Attitude to work:
• Take responsibility for resolving issues by either dealing with it personally or referring upwards where required
• Take responsibility for self-development
• Be able to train, coach and develop team members and provide support to other staff as required
• Show enthusiasm and self-motivation to provide excellent service
• Show respect for others by listening to their views and suggestions
• Be a team player by putting the team’s needs before your own
• Be pro-active and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, such as raising queries and challenging existing practices
• Ability to be flexible when managing inconsistent and varying workloads


• The post holder 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


• A relevant professional qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, IIA or CIMA. Consideration will be given to those nearing completion of qualification

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