Senior Internal Auditor

Location : Southampton, Hampshire, England
Job Ref : FC26
Consultant : Freya Crompton
Sector : Accountancy
Salary : Market related


FC26 – Senior Internal Auditor
Location – Southampton
Salary – £Competitive DOE


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client to recruit a Senior Auditor into their Internal Audit-Risk Assurance team in Southampton.

The ideal candidate will have great people skills and be comfortable leading others on audit reviews and dealing with clients. With a relevant internal audit or accountancy qualification, or working towards one, the ideal candidate will be an experienced internal auditor, who can really hit the ground running.

The Role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking a range of complex and specialist audits at client’s sites, including risked based audits, in accordance with our clients IA 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.
• 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.
• To be aware of and advise management of any potential additional work opportunities at existing 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.
• Travel to client sites may be expected.
• Some overnight stays away from home may be necessary to enable delivery of client work.

Skills and Experience:

• Previous experience of working in an equivalent position in a professional services firm or similar function within an in-house audit team.
• To be technically proficient in executing and leading reviews in accordance with IIA standards.
• A relevant professional qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIA, CMIIA or on the way to completing such.
• Ability to train, coach and develop team members as required.
• High standard of written and verbal communication.
• Proven team player.
• Access to a car and full driving license (travel to client sites may be expected).

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