Senior Internal Auditor

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Contact Name: Carly Wassell
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Job Published: February 24, 2021 09:39

Job Description

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


Support the Group in meeting its strategic objectives by demonstrating a drive to achieve best practice in risk management, governance and controls. Provide independent assurance and guidance to the Board and the Audit committee on the adequacy and effectiveness of the group's control environment.  Supporting the business in optimising controls and process efficiency and in protecting value and supporting growth. Supporting the function in delivering its agreed objectives and meeting KPIs.


  • Understand the key strategies of Burberry and how they impact Internal Audit’s work and overall plan.
  • Work with the Audit Manager/Senior Manager to perform financial and/or operation audits by auditing and identifying the key risks and assessing the design and operating effectiveness of key processes and controls.
  • Design and perform testing to evaluate the operation of the controls in place.
  • Make an initial judgement on the design and operating effectiveness of controls in place.
  • Ensure that the Audit Manager/Senior Manager is kept up to date on audit progress and findings.
  • Provide an initial view on how significant any weaknesses or issues are and assist in the development of pragmatic and relevant audit recommendations that are implemented.
  • Draft audit reports, including assessment of findings and overall report grade within agreed timeframes and functional KPIs.
  • Follow up and resolve issues and queries raised during review by senior members of audit team and through discussion of factual accuracy by management.
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders to ensure Internal Audit remains a relevant, valued business partner by stakeholders.
  • Perform and document all work in compliance with established methodology to ensure that professional internal audit standards are being complied with.
  • Keep up to date with developments in governance, risk, control and auditing



  • Financial Qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or Internal Audit Qualification (IIA, CIA).
  • Minimum of 4 years post-graduate experience (i.e. equivalent to a newly qualified accountant) in internal/external audit or a combined audit and finance role


  • Experience of auditing or working in FTSE 100 companies or benchmark companies
  • Shared Service Centre experience
  • Retail experience
  • SAP ERP experience
  • Works co-operatively with others to achieve objectives, displaying an understanding of group dynamics, being a team player, being collegial and collaborative and open.
  • Ability to deliver high quality work – is self-motivated with a desire to add value and produce quality work.
  • Requires a professional commitment with the objective of completing jobs on time and to the standard required.
  • Displays ability to self-assess own performance and take steps to actively improve performance.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated in day to day work and in formal meetings and reporting context
  • Demonstrates flexible, objective, lateral thinking.
  • Is resilient and able to operate comfortably in an environment that is subject to frequent change 

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.