Internal Audit, Risk & Controls Manager

Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary of up to £55,000 plus car allowance, generous bonus and benefits
08 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
Ref: 32167
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel, None

This world leading manufacturing and distribution business with a turnover of €2bn employs c7000 people and operates in more than 100 countries worldwide. It trades through a number of well-known international brands and has a market leading position in Europe and North America and strong positions in the rapidly growing markets of Eastern Europe, Russia, and China. It has a large capital investment in R&D through no fewer than 11 “centres of excellence”, a culture of innovation and constant improvement in cutting edge technology and as a result, its products have won numerous awards. They have a particular focus on developing products at the leading edge of energy efficiency.

This high profile and broad-ranging governance opportunity focuses on the UK operations of the group and is based in their UK headquarters near Warwick with easy access to both rail and motorway connections. Reporting to the UK FD but with a dual reporting line into the European Internal Audit function, this opportunity is an unusual mixture of internal audit, internal controls and compliance which will see you leading initiatives to drive improvement in the internal controls and governance framework across the UK business.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Group Internal Audit to scope and deliver the UK audit plan
  • Supporting and advising the UK FD in regulatory areas such as AML, UK Bribery Act 2010, GDPR (working with the DPO) etc 
  • Continued development and improvement of risk management and the internal control framework within the UK
  • Working with IT stakeholders to ensure “best practice” governance and controls over Group IT Applications and General Controls
  • Ensuring compliance with Group Governance Framework

This is not your “typical” internal audit/internal controls opportunity, the breadth of the role and high-profile nature of your key internal and external stakeholders  makes for a challenging opportunity that will appeal to confident and ambitious candidates who are keen to visible within the business and have a strong desire to make an impact.  As the ideal candidate you will:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience which must include some experience within an internal audit or internal controls role
  • Hold an appropriate accounting or audit qualification (eg ACA/ACCA/CIA etc)
  • Be a confident communicator with gravitas and the ability to challenge and influence a wide range of stakeholders - including the UK senior management team and representing UK interests at Group level
  • Be enthusiastic, able to build positive working relationships and explain the risk implications of issues to a non-specialist audience
  • Have a flexible and pragmatic approach and the ability to balance the occasionally conflicting interests of best practice governance with commercial reality
  • Demonstrate professionalism, integrity and a genuine desire to work with the business to develop solutions – not just identify problems
  • Have a keen eye for detail and the ability analyse complex processes, identify risks and define appropriate controls
  • Be able to travel to other UK sites when required (typically not more than 2-3 days per month)

On offer is a salary of up to £55,000 plus car allowance, generous bonus and benefits. Please note that you must be eligible to work within the UK without the need for sponsorship to be considered for this opportunity

Ref: 32167

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