Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Senior Internal Auditor - Edinburgh

£38000 - £50000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1608 Date Posted: Wednesday 11 Sep 2019
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Our client holds a high profile on the global stage. They currently have an opportunity for an ambitious finance professional to undertake a key position within one of their largest business units.

If you’re looking for a progressive internal audit role within a fast moving, change orientated organisation, read on!

This position is ideally pitched at and therefore well suited to applicants making their first or second move post qualification. Applicants from external audit are encouraged to apply.

Wilkinson and Associates are partnering with a large, Scottish headquartered financial services company to source a confident, collaborative and outgoing auditor. This role will be based in one of our clients flagship divisions, thus giving the successful applicant fantastic exposure to senior stakeholders on a global scale.

Summary of role profile:

  • Supporting Audit Managers to deliver all aspects of the Audit Plan and audit outputs.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of allocated audits.
  • Developing an understanding of Group Strategy and Business Objectives to focus work on the highest risks.
  • Senior Auditors will own less complex audit universe entities to research and risk assess.
  • Responsible for detailed planning, scoping & performance of audit work to support delivery of the Audit Plan with risk control issues identified and analysed to determine the root cause and findings reported on with related follow-up
  • Audit findings communicated effectively to senior business management and audit report produced.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to enhance business unit knowledge and promote best audit practice across the Group.
  • Coach and direct junior members of the team.
  • Collaborate with other business areas, including Risk And Control functions, to ensure a coordinated, consistent approach to risk management is adopted.
  • Act as a role model for the functions vision, culture, strategy and plan in line with organisational goals, delivering difficult messages to the business when required.
  • Maintain an understanding of varied and complex business operations and objectives across key areas of the company.
  • Identify the root cause of control errors and recommend practical solutions, drawing on previous experiences, to adequately and effectively solve internal control weaknesses.

To be considered for the role you must be / have:

  • Educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification
  • Experience of undertaking audits/controls assurance reviews within a financial services, external consultancy and / or investment management context
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt and deliver in a fast-moving commercial environment