Internal Auditor – Industry


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February 28, 2024
Job Type
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
Contact Email


Company Details & Job Overview:

Based on the outskirts of Blackburn, this fast paced, highly successful group boast a number of industry awards and are one of the fastest growth business units in the UK. Operating across the globe they offer state of the art offices, with a number of on-site facilities. Within easy commute from the M65, they are a business who strive on quality and actively seek to promote from within. With a number of areas in growth, they have a newly established position within the finance function. Seen as a local employer of choice the group offer a number of employment benefits.

Retailer discounts
Flexible working pattern (Core hours 5 days a week in the office)
Enhanced holidays
Bonus scheme
Life assurance

Your New Role As Internal Auditor:
A newly established role in the business, this opportunity is part of an Internal Controls Function that will be critical to Group’s governance and compliance model.

Reporting into the Head of Internal Controls, the successful candidate will work alongside the existing Internal controls team to establish an Internal Audit program. The risk management function must ensure that all material risks are documented, supported, and properly reported to management, Audit Committee, and to external auditors. As Internal Auditor you will be actively involved in building the Group's Internal Audit process following years of building new controls and documentation with a top 4 consultant partner. This role will include significant exposure to the Group CFO and the Group Finance Leadership Team as well as other critical stakeholders.

Main role duties:
• Build relationships with Stakeholders and be a credible partner in helping to introduce an Internal audit program into the organisation
• Communicate your strategy to senior leadership and gain sponsorship for your proposals through consultation and effective communication.
• To be able to concisely report back findings clearly and factual, setting out recommendations for improvement.
• Prioritise your own agenda and input into a three lines of defence model.
• Counsel the Internal BAU teams so they can perform controls effectively and make necessary changes.
• Where appropriate, work on future acquisitions made by Group and support in ensuring they adopt standard processes as defined by Finance
This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:
To be considered you shall hold a relevant internal audit, risk or accountancy qualification is desirable (IIA, IRM, ACA). With a track record of independently testing controls and providing feedback, you shall have experience of operating in a complex business structure, ideally within industry. Able to identify control related issues your experience will enable the ability to recommend improvements, as you are confident in advising, presenting and providing detailed reports on audit items to senior stakeholders and managers across various divisions.

Salary And Reward On Offer:

With a competitive salary you will be working alongside like-minded professionals in an environment where there is opportunity to develop and progress. There are many on-site facilities and the office space is a collaborative area where divisions and departments facilitate and welcome interaction across all levels. There are a number of benefits and as the business continue to grow, so to will the ability to add value in a fast-paced, award winning business.

This role is being handled by Darren Cadman, Kenton Black Finance

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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