At Shop Direct things are changing quickly. Our internal audit function ensures that we have appropriate and effective controls to support delivery of the businesses transformation and strategic objectives. Come and play a key role and help us accelerate our transformation towards a world-class digital retail business, supported by a world class finance function.
About the role...
As an Internal Auditor, you’ll manage a portfolio of audits, ensuring compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements to defined standards.
You will work in a highly focussed team but also work across the organisation and interface at all levels with a wide variety of stakeholders..
Whilst mainly supporting the Retail part of the business, as the business is closely integrated the role will also cross into the Financial Services and IT elements of the business.
The role will involve contributing to ways of working, the annual audit plan and ensuring delivery of audits that add value to the business in line with internal audit methodology.
You’ll develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders to actively engage with senior staff to gain a good understanding of the business and manage delivery of Retail Audits to the agreed standards. You’ll monitor and manage implementation of actions agreed for Retail Audits.
To be successful in the role, you’ll be a qualified or part qualified accountant or auditor, and ideally have some exposure to internal audit..
You will have strong communication and influencing skills with the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. You’ll be able to build a network and you possess a high level of integrity and are able to challenge upwards and cross-functionally whilst you welcome being challenged.
You will be more than comfortable communicating in verbal and also written form, often in advanced report writing and also presentations to senior leadership. You’ll be able to both talk technically in a detailed fashion with relevant stakeholders whilst being able to simplify the communications to non-technical stakeholders.
Working within a high profile function within a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, you will be resilient, highly flexible and self-motivated. You’ll be commercial in your outlook and able to see the impact from a variety of standpoints, offering pragmatic commentary and solutions.
We’re the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer and we exist for one simple reason; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It’s our purpose, why we get out of bed in the morning.
It means offering the best range of famous brands, a seamless online shopping journey and unique ways to spread the cost that our customers love.
We’ve been doing it for more than 80 years and our digital department stores have become household names, from the much-loved Littlewoods.com to Very.co.uk, which is now our biggest and fastest growing brand with sales of more than £1bn and Very Exclusive, our luxury brand offering.
Today, we turnover more than £1.9bn, our websites get over 1.2m visits every day and 62% of our online sales are from mobile devices. We sell over 1,300 famous brands and deliver 49 million products to over four million customers each year.
We’ve got a clear goal. It’s to become a world class digital retailer. We’re already well on the way and, by staying true to our purpose, we believe we’ll achieve our ambition.
How to apply
This is a fantastic opportunity for you if you're looking for your next career move. If you believe you have the right background, skills and importantly, personality to be successful in this role then please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you, so please contact the Talent Acquisition team at Shop Direct or apply online.
Please note that the Talent Acquisition team at Shop Direct is managing this vacancy directly and will not be accepting CVs sent by any recruitment agencies
Please be advised, if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check