Internal Controls Lead

Michael Page
Greater Manchester, Bury
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
23 Sep 2022
23 Oct 2022
JN -082022-5710259
George Wearden
Employer Sector
Retail, Wholesale & FMCG
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel

To partner with the business, finance, IT and Multichannel teams across the Group to enhance the quality of the controls environment.

Client Details

This Plc are a leading international retailer of branded sports, fashion, and outdoor brands, they are an industry leading retail business with over 60,000 colleagues and over 3,400 stores across a number of retail fascias in 32 markets around the world and offices in Bury.



Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support the controls managers in partnering with the business and Group IT and Multichannel teams to identify improvements in controls and ensure control deficiencies are tracked and remediated in agreed timelines.
  • Lead the controls stream on Business and IT led projects.
  • Support the end-to-end internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) programme.
  • Lead the tracking and reporting of ICFR control deficiencies.
  • Document key financial processes end-to-end, identifying risks and controls and creating a suitable matrix.
  • Support the rollout of the internal controls framework to new acquisitions in the Group



Skills/Knowledge/Experience needed:


  • Accounting qualification - ACA/ACCA or equivalent
  • Audit experience, preferably controls-testing focus
  • Exposure to and an effective understanding of internal controls over financial reporting and controls testing.
  • Be a strong communicator and possess an ability to develop trusting and credible relationships at all levels of the business and across various teams
  • Strong Excel skills
  • An understanding of IT systems and operation will be helpful


Job Offer

The Internal Controls Lead will receive;


  • Competitive salary of up to £55,000
  • Bonus
  • Benefits of up to 40%