Internal Auditor

40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP50000/annum DoE plus excellent benefits & Bonu
10 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Internal Auditor
Reports To - Internal Audit Manager
Function - Safety, Strategy and Support Services
Location - London / Various
Salary - GBP40,000 - GBP50,000 Depending on experience
Closing Date - 24/05/2017

To lead and perform Corporate Compliance and Financial control reviews of business areas throughout UK Power Networks including ad hoc investigations, and to report findings, conclusions and recommendations arising from those reviews to the Internal Audit Manager and Head of Risk & Assurance as appropriate.

Staff to be managed: Dependant on nature of audit review

Lead and execute compliance, operational and financial control reviews through to production of the audit report with findings agreed by local management.
Supervise other auditors if appropriate, ensuring adequate standards of working papers and providing coaching where appropriate.
Identify and evaluate areas for potential improvement in processes and controls while ensuring that all work adds value to the business.
To maintain a high level of technical auditing and accounting excellence.
To contribute directly in raising the profile of the Risk & Assurance team.

The Internal Audit function within the company is headed by the Head of Risk & Assurance who reports to the UK Power Networks Board, through the Chairman of the Audit Committee. For administrative purposes, the Head of Risk & Assurance reports to the Director of Safety, Strategy & Support Services.
The Auditor (job holder) will report to the Internal Audit Manager who will be responsible for ensuring that the audit plan is delivered in a timely and efficient fashion.
The job holder will be responsible for ensuring that all work allocated by the Head of Risk & Assurance or Internal Audit Manager is completed on time and in accordance with the departmental methodology. It is anticipated that the job holder will prepare audit scoping, delivery and reporting materials for review by the Internal Audit Manager.
The job holder's principal challenge will be ensuring that the business maintains high levels of control environment whilst focusing on key areas such as accurate reporting and compliance
Whilst the work of the Internal Audit function is relatively self contained, the job holder will need extensive interaction with other staff including members of the senior management team across all business functions.
The job requires a qualified Accountant / Auditor with extensive internal audit experience. The job holder will be familiar with the company's core operations and processes.

Professional qualification required - accounting and auditing
Communication - written and verbal, including proven good report writing skills
Influencing and negotiation skills
Credibility to interact with people at all levels
Coaching skills to ensure risk process is well understood
Proactive and work on own initiative
Ability to see both the big picture and detail, and to exercise commercial judgement
Time management
Ability to be a team player and to take the lead when appropriate

Health & Safety Responsibilities
Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied