Group Risk & Audit Manager/Senior Manager

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary
£45,000 - £65,000 + benefits
Posted
27 Apr 2021
Closes
27 May 2021
Ref
1119926
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client's head office is recruiting for the position of Group Risk and Audit Manager / Senior Manager. The role offers excellent progression opportunities, both within the team and wider business, for the right candidate.

The Role
The Group Risk and Audit Manager / Senior Manager will report to the Group Head of Risk and Audit and will support the development and delivery of the functional strategy.

Principal accountabilities include:

  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with other head office functions and the trading divisions. The role offers excellent exposure to senior stakeholders across the Group.
  • Evolving the risk and audit methodologies in line with good practice and business needs.
  • Facilitating the risk management process, providing independent challenge over risk assessments, mitigations and action planning.
  • Preparing risk and audit plans which add value and are aligned to the Group’s risk landscape.
  • Coordinating other assurance activity across the business and maintaining an assurance map.
  • Delivering risk and audit reviews across all functional areas, offering challenge and insight on the design and operation of processes and controls.
  • Executing a compliance programme (both regulatory compliance and internal policy compliance) to assess levels of adherence with key requirements.
  • Supporting other head office functions or trading divisions on a secondment basis, for example in areas such as finance and commercial.
  • Undertaking advisory reviews to support key projects and/or the development of new processes.
  • Assisting ad hoc investigations (such as fraud or whistle-blowing).
  • Developing high quality written outputs, ensuring findings are relevant, pragmatic and accurate. This includes sharing of good practice across the Group so that process improvement and organisational efficiency is achieved.
  • Monitoring findings and actions to ensure identified issues are appropriately remediated by the business.
  • Assisting in the preparation and presentation of reports for the Audit Committee.
  • Maintaining an on-going awareness of developments in corporate governance, including UK SOX.

Experience, Qualifications and Skills

Experience

  • Audit or accounting/finance background.
  • Experience of reviewing and analysing systems, processes and controls.
  • Knowledge of risk and audit techniques and methodologies.

Qualifications and Training

  • Accountant, preferably ACA qualified.

Skills and Aptitude

  • Self-starter, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Appetite to understand business functions and processes.
  • Commercial and delivery focus.
  • Interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Strong communication and engagement, at all levels within a business.
  • Organisation, planning and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within a changing environment.
  • Verbal and written presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Process mapping and documentation.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Role and Working Conditions

  • Head office based role with c.30% travel when required.
  • Core hours and remote working options available.

In return we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Competitive annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Save As You Earn

 

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