Senior Internal Auditor

Excellent Salary & Benefits
28 Aug 2020
27 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Organisation

We are the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who make it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.

Pearson is featured on The Forbes list of Best Employers and The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list, and we are recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). We are proud to offer an exceptional environment to develop your professional career and we are now hiring for a Senior Internal Auditor to join our successful team in Central London.

Your Opportunity

  • Based in Central London office
  • Permanent & full-time working 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary negotiable depending on experience

At Pearson, we have an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Internal Auditor to join our team based at 80 Strand and reporting to the London-based Internal Audit Director. You will be a key member of an Internal Audit team who are responsible for audits globally. The work will involve up to 30% international and UK travel when required.

In this important role, you will be primarily responsible for contributing to the delivery of the audit plan by undertaking specific audit assignments. The audit work involves preparing work papers in support of work performed; discussing findings with management; and drafting audit observations.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Perform audit planning, fieldwork and documentation of work papers in line with departmental policies and internal audit standards
  • Report observations and discuss action plans to address observations with management
  • Prepare sections of the draft audit report for review by audit manager
  • Prepare and adhere to budget for audits with travel
  • Complete ad-hoc projects and/or reviews as required
  • Lead audits when opportunities arise
  • Assist with internal investigations.


Our Successful Candidate

We welcome applications from audit professionals with post-qualification experience at an accountancy firm and / or within a large organisation’s internal audit department. We require a completed accounting qualification in ACA/ACCA/CIMA/equivalent. We are interested in applicants with a background in accounting and / or auditing with an understanding of internal control and internal audit methodology. You’ll have the ability to understand the company's operational policies and procedures, key business processes and overall company objectives. You’ll need good organisational skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and deliver to deadlines.

To be successful in this role, we expect good communication and influencing skills – both written and verbal – along with a collaborative approach to working within a team and with colleagues across the business. This role would be suitable for an innovative professional with digital and commercial awareness. It would be an advantage to have exposure to major ERP systems, preferably Oracle, along with exposure to IT Audit techniques and data analytics tools and methods.

Transform your expertise to a new level – we are working on many interesting and dynamic projects through 2020 therefore now is the ideal time to join our Pearson family. Apply Now for a highly rewarding and truly global career!

Your Reward & Benefits

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:

  • A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.
  • Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.
  • Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.
  • Stock/share purchase options.
  • Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family, to help balance work, family and personal life.
  • Cycle to work program, employee wellbeing assistance, retail and leisure discounts.
  • Gym membership concessions in selected office locations.

Our Recruitment Process

Please complete and submit your application as soon as possible and ensure that you apply directly on our Pearson Careers website only.

We are reviewing applications regularly and interviews are being scheduled now, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Wishing you success with your application!

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Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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