Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Internal Auditor - Borders

£45000-£55000 - Manufacturing / Engineering / Production - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1615 Date Posted: Tuesday 15 Oct 2019
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Wilkinson and Associates is working with a global manufacturing company based in the Scottish Borders. They have an exciting opportunity for the role of an Internal Auditor.

The position requires leading the internal audits within the global organisation, ensuring that the company’s overall policies and procedures are effective and meet the requirement of the Audit Committee, the board, and the external auditors.

This position would suit a post qualified accountant with significant experience in a wide variety of accounting functions, or who is currently working in an Internal Audit capacity. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, comfortable with building relationships with all internal stakeholders.

Ideally, you should have strong technical ability, with experience in highly regulated fields who have had significant exposure to finance and accounting functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • For all group companies, conduct audits on a variety of internal activities mainly focused on financial and operation areas
  • Develop recommendations to close identified control gaps
  • Working with the group and parent company to define financial/operations policies and procedures and assist with implementation globally
  • Facilitate the work of external auditors
  • Keep abreast of external best practice, specifically and translate requirements into the group practice

Required skills and attributes:

  • Qualified Accountant (or equivalent work experience) with a solid background in a wide variety of accounting functions
  • Strong working knowledge of Ledger / Accounting / IT systems
  • Knowledge of SOX is desirable
  • Building relationships and ability to communicate at all levels of the business
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently without supervision
  • Analytical detailed thinking style
  • Ability to effectively translate compliance requirements into practical, usable applications
  • Ability to translate audit findings into clear, concise documents
  • Some overseas travel is required