Internal Auditor / Senior Internal Auditor

Recruiter
AWE
Location
Reading / Basingstoke Area
Salary
Up to £60K DOE + benefits
Posted
05 Oct 2021
Closes
04 Nov 2021
Ref
R12600
Contact
AWE
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Fantastic opportunities within our Internal Audit team: AWE is looking for auditors up to senior level with varying knowledge and experience. 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)


AWE is a fast-changing organisation with a defined programme of work and an expanding relationship with government. As a key member of the Internal Audit team, you would be responsible for undertaking internal audits in order to provide independent assurance against risks to business objectives on behalf of the Audit and Risk Committee and key stakeholders. Utilising a risk-based auditing approach, you will be required to report findings related to risk management, governance and controls. Internal Audit has a respected status with key stakeholders, you will help the team build on that reputation through delivering diverse and value-add audits across AWE, including finance, construction and operations.

Successful candidates (dependent on level of role) will be responsible for:

  • Defining test plans against audit objectives and carrying out detailed testing
  • Collaborating with the business to gain agreement to audit findings and actions
  • Delivering quality audit reports which impact the business
  • Developing strong stakeholder relationships
  • Contribute ideas to the continual improvement of the department
  • Coach and mentor other team members


Whilst not to be considered a check list as we are keen on personal development and understand skills are transferable, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • A background in risk based internal audit
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Awareness, knowledge and application of modern audit and risk management techniques
  • Experience in stakeholder management
  • Negotiation skills to gain business leader and stakeholder commitment to implementing recommendations
  • Worked with other assurance providers to support delivery of corporate objectives
  • Focused audit reviews and outcomes on key business issues
  • Knowledge of corporate governance approaches and ways of managing risks to underpin prioritisation of audit activities
  • Used appropriate techniques to objectively review business areas or process to draw evidence-based conclusions


Ideally, we would expect candidates to have one of the following qualifications - CIA, CMIIA, ACCA, ACA or CIMA; but we will also consider part-qualified for an auditor role.

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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