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Audit Senior

Nationwide Building Society
London, Swindon, Northampton, or Bournemouth (Hybrid)
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
8 May 2024

Job Details

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.

We’re investing in our leadership capabilities at all levels of the Society. In line with our core belief that we can achieve more together than alone, we are building a more connected community.

You’ll receive career development options that include mentorship, bespoke training programmes plus a comprehensive induction to the business. 

Nationwide Internal Audit is a well-respected and high performing team. We’re embarking on a new strategic journey, being braver and more insightful in our assurance provision.

We have several Audit Senior positions covering a variety of different business areas. We are looking for experienced auditors who are up for a challenge and want to make a difference. We want people who demonstrate curiosity in the work they do, like to collaborate, and always have the customer at the forefront of their mind.

We are industry leading with a great culture and a supportive environment. We have an unmatched opportunity to interact with and add value to the largest building society in the world.

This is an exciting time to come and join our award-winning team and with lots of opportunities to innovate and drive the audit profession forward.

At Nationwide we offer hybrid working wherever possible. More rewarding relationships are supported through our hybrid approach, bringing colleagues together across our UK wide estate, whilst also supporting generous access to home working. We value our time in the office to solve problems, to learn, and to feel connected.

For this job you'll spend at least two days per week, or if part time you'll spend 40% of your working time, at one of our offices. If your application is successful, your hiring manager will provide further details on how this works.

You will be expected to work from one of our admin centres twice per week, including:- London, Swindon, Northampton, Bournemouth.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be working as part of a team to deliver audits to a high standard. Using your communication and influencing skills, you will present your observations and findings to other audit team members and audit management to agree the actions required.  

We use flexible auditing techniques to support efficient delivery of audits, maximise the value of audit work and build effective relationships with stakeholders. You will use data and your analytical skills to spot areas for improvement in the focus and/or efficiency of the team’s work, whilst your influencing skills will be called into action in presenting these potential improvements to Internal Audit’s senior leadership team and business stakeholders. 

About you

As an Audit Senior, you’ll be identifying risks, testing controls, and building strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels across the business. As a minimum requirement for all roles, you’ll have:

  • Recent auditing experience with the ability to identify and assess risks and controls (both manual and automated) for a given business process.
  • Experience of working as a team or on your own to deliver audit work to a high quality. Demonstrating your curiosity mindset, delivering work in line with audit principles and methodology requirements, and meeting CIIA standards. 
  • Experience of producing clear, comprehensive, and concise documentation which will support your audit work. 
  • Developed and maintained professional business relationships during audits and business engagement activities with key business contacts. 
  • Supported audit team members to develop their professional and technical knowledge, providing feedback on assigned work. 
  • Good communication and influencing skills at various levels including the ability to work independently and within a team. 
  • Good analytical, organisational, and problem-solving skills. To include data analysis and excel experience. 

It would be desirable, but not essential to also have: 

  • A relevant professional qualification (e.g., ACA. ACCA. ACT. CIIA, CISA), or working towards one. 

In addition, we are also looking for the further minimum requirements which are specific to each audit team as follows:

Retail, Mortgages & Customer Audit Team

We are looking for individuals who have a strong understanding and experience of auditing customer environments, with good understanding and demonstrable experience in auditing in relation to retail banking products and distribution channels such as branch, call centre and digital banking.  Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering experience would be useful but not essential.

Data Audit Team

We are interested in individuals with an interest in Enterprise Data who can transfer their auditing skills to assess and influence the control environment which supports data management and governance across Nationwide.

In addition, we are looking for individuals with experience of managing or auditing data throughout its lifecycle, including understanding of data quality, lineage, master data management, risk and controls, and should be aware of the relevant legislative and regulatory environment.

Our Customer First behaviours are all about putting customers and members at the heart of how we work together. You can strengthen your application by showing the behaviours that resonate with you, and how you might have already demonstrated these.

  • Say it straight - This is about being honest and direct with good intent and saying what needs to be said in the room. It’s also about being clear, precise, and using language that we and, importantly, our customers and members can understand.
  • Push for better - This is about aiming high and constantly looking for better in how we work together and serve our customers and members.
  • Get it done - This is about prioritising what will have the greatest impact, being decisive and taking accountability for delivering on the end-to-end outcome.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Gympass – Access to a range of free and paid options for health and wellness.
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday, pro rata

What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.  

As a building society, we’re owned by our members – that’s our customers who have their current account, mortgage or savings with us. It means we can do things differently to deliver our Purpose – Banking – but fairer, more rewarding, and for the good of society.  

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match. You’ll also be joining us at an important time as we seek to reach more and more people in the UK. We want everyone in the UK to know that they don’t have to bank with a bank. They can choose a modern mutual instead.  

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply’ button. You’ll need to attach your up-to-date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.


Nationwide is the largest building society in the world. Our size means you can expect enormous scope, variety and opportunity, while our mutual status gives us a unique set of values – open, honest, dependable and trustworthy – that you’ll need to believe in and bring to life every day.

Do just that and you can look forward to a more rewarding relationship. The more you put into your work at Nationwide, the more you’ll get back.

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