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Internal Auditor

  • Job reference DST/TP/4494/12459
  • Job type Full Time
  • Sector Audit & Risk
  • Location Basildon

We are looking for an Internal Auditor who will perform professional Internal Audit work with a primary focus on Information Technology and Security as a key component of the corporate risk management, internal control and governance structure. You will work independently with oversight from the senior and Head of Audit positions. Taking initiative and applying independent judgement to evaluate potential control gaps. Assisting in executing operational and information technology audit work on a daily basis.

This is WFH at present, with Basildon as the key office location on return to offices.

Main Responsibilities

The post holder will support the Internal Audit department by delivering audits from start to end across the organisation in accordance with accepted methodologies and policies, and procedures prescribed by management

Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, organise and execute audits to evaluate risks and processes in a range of areas, including technology, Cyber Security, Operations and Regulations
  • Develop the scope of audit work, leads/support audits and where necessary represent the audit department as a team member on diverse business projects (e.g. fraud investigation, risk assessment, joint compliance reviews, change boards, ISAE/AAF work coordination etc)
  • Gather and analyse information, verify accuracy, ensure compliance and execute tests to identify control gaps and/or improvement opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with the audit team in communicating audit observations and develop value added, realistic and achievable audit recommendations.
  • Assist in writing/drafting issues for inclusion in the audit report.
  • Ensure timely completion of the audit activities within assigned budgets in order to support the department goals and objectives of timely, valuable execution of audit projects.
  • Validate completion of audit actions, and work with stakeholders to minimise overdue audit actions
  • Build trusted relationships with key stakeholders and act as a business partner
  • Report to the Head of Audit/Senior Specialist on progress against the audit plan and assigned budget, and audit action tracking
  • Understand business and strategic initiatives and identify audit opportunities
  • Support the annual audit planning exercise
  • Assist junior members in writing/drafting issues for inclusion in the audit report
  • Support in key department projects outside of traditional audit activities
  • Promote culture of governance, risk management and ethical practices across the organisation
  • Support in the internal audit department improvement initiatives/efforts

Ideal Candidate

Skills, knowledge and experience sought include:

  • Able to demonstrate confident knowledge and experience of Information Technology governance and security, basic technical audit skills and analytical/critical thinking skills, essential
  • Knowledge of Internal Audit practices including IIA Standards and Practice Advisories or entry level audit experience and/or a degree in accounting/auditing
  • Ability and willingness to travel (UK) up to 20% of working time (where appropriate)
  • Superior project and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Basic financial management skills
  • Consistently demonstrates professional and ethical behaviour
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