Internal Audit Manager

Reading / Basingstoke Area
Up to £70K DOE + benefits
04 Oct 2021
03 Nov 2021
Contract Type
0-25% Travel, None

AWE is looking for an Internal Audit Manager to join their expanding Internal Audit team. It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

This is a great opportunity to lead a small team responsible for delivering a range of operational and financial reviews across AWE.

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, you manage the delivery of the audit programme whilst ensuring AWE deliver independent assurance to professional audit standards. You'll coach and develop up to five auditors and work with the Head of Internal Audit to make sure the team have the capabilities needed now and in the future.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Managing and support the delivery of activities on the audit plan
  • Maintaining a resource pool with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience and professional certifications to effectively deliver the integrated audit programme
  • Identifying and supporting the implementation of internal and external best practice within audit
  • Undertaking complex, sensitive or high-risk audits & investigation

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Institute of Internal Auditors professional qualification or Qualified Accountant
  • Experience of leading audit teams to successful outcomes
  • People leadership skills, with a focus on personal development
  • Delivery of risk based internal auditing within large & diverse organisations
  • Influencing and gaining commitment from senior management to implement recommendations
  • Constructed integrated audit plans with other assurance providers
  • Awareness of relevant UK and European regulations and legislation

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.

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