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Senior Internal Auditor - Edinburgh

Up to £55,000 plus benefits - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1855 Date Posted: Tuesday 18 Jan 2022
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Context for the Role:


Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance function that is critical to meeting our client’s business ambitions whilst also protecting the interests of their customers by ensuring that the internal control, risk and governance frameworks are always fit for purpose. They look beyond financial risks and statements to consider wider issues such as the organisation's reputation, growth, its impact on the environment and the way we treat their customers and employees. 

As an Audit Assignment team member you will be helping to deliver meaningful improvements across the business by engaging with stakeholders to identify risk and control improvements across a range of different business functions; helping you develop an understanding of the business as well as building confidence & presentation skills through exposure to Senior Management.

This is an entry level role in the Internal Audit function for those with at least three years’ experience in financial services or internal / external audit.


Work Level Accountabilities:


Experienced Colleague

  • Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills/experience built through significant practical experience or training
  • For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product
  • Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems
  • Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them
  • Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations


The role is intended to bring the role holder up to the level where they have:

  • A good base level of understanding in the workings of both a Financial Services Group and an Internal Audit function;
  • A good understanding of the behaviours required to succeed in a respectful workplace where teamwork is essential;
  • An ability to understand key operational processes and identify operational risks inherent within them;
  • An ability to plan and undertake specific audit tests to identify weaknesses in the control environment that exists to mitigate inherent operational risks;
  • An ability to articulate effectively both orally and in writing; and,
  • Confidence to challenge assumptions and articulate findings to stakeholders.


To succeed you will need to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Be eager to learn, to take on new challenges, and to take ownership of your work;
  • Be able to build relationships to work collaboratively;
  • Be able to challenge, be challenged, and to value and respect the views of others;
  • Be willing to share your knowledge and ideas and ask for help when you need it;
  • Be able to review and process information quickly; and,
  • Be able to communicate clearly to meet the needs of your audience.



Your main responsibilities will include:


Planning & Risk Assessment

Audit Performance

Audit Reporting

Business Partnering

Team Management

Audit Community