Internal Auditor - 12 month fixed term contract

  • Location

    West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Retail & Wholesale FMCG

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance

  • Job ref:

    JN -012021-1994641_1609781901

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Michael Page

Expanding Internal Audit team within a leading Midlands organisation with a forward thinking approach and clear strategy

Client Details

Expanding Internal Audit team within a leading Midlands organisation with a forward thinking approach and clear strategy.


Under the direction of the Audit Manager and the Head of Internal Audit, the auditor is responsible for the timely execution of a variety of audit activities including risk-based and system audits. Additional activities may include due diligence assignments, occasional consulting engagements and ad hoc activities.

 Carrying out audit engagements from the Annual Plan in accordance with the internal audit methodology at all times.

 Determining and agreeing the objectives and scope in conjunction with the Audit Manager and Head of Internal Audit.

 Preparing and completing planning documentation, including scope and Risk & Controls Matrix for audit reviews and identifying key risks and controls.

 Conducting risk assessments for engagements and reviewing and assessing the suitability of internal control design.

 Completing audit reviews of Company processes and functions and reviewing and assessing operating effectiveness of key controls, including designing and conducting audit testing of the specified area and identifying reportable issues and dimension of risk.

 Liaising with stakeholders at all stages of the audit process and raising observations on a "no surprises" basis.

 Participating in closing audit meetings to discuss findings and agreeing appropriate management action to reduce exposure to risks identified. Ensure potentially contentious issues are promptly identified and discussed.

 Formally report control and compliance deficiencies to business managers on a timely basis following audit completion, in order to highlight areas of weakness and ensure that commercially sound, practical recommendations are made which add value to the business.


Qualified Internal Auditor (PIIA/CMIIA) Accountant (ACA or ACCA).

Internal audit specialist (3 + years), focused on risk and assurance. Will also consider candidates from an external audit practice background.

Experienced in planning and delivering audits of:

- core financial systems

- core IT functions and systems or ISO Compliance (desirable not essential)

- general business functions and associated risks (including, but not limited to, HR, Marketing, Property, Health & Safety)

- FCA regulated businesses (desirable not essential)

- multi-outlet environment experience (desirable not essential)

- business projects.

Expertise in Microsoft office products and data analysis.

Driving licence - full and clean.

Knowledge of modern risk-based internal audit methods and techniques.

Strong analytical, investigative and problem-solving abilities.

Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Strong report-writing skills.

Commercially aware.

Self motivated, flexible and able to work autonomously and as part of a team.

Highly organised and able to work within pre agreed deadlines for engagement delivery.

Flexibility to travel and manage multiple assignments.

Job Offer

£50-55k basic

 Company car or car allowance

 Personal Healthcare cover

 25 Days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays