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Senior Internal Auditor (8976)

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor


FirstGroup's Risk & UK Internal Audit Senior Manager is looking to recruit a Group Senior Internal Auditor, on a permanent basis, in London. The role presents an excellent opportunity for a qualified Accountant to join a highly visible and respected Group function.


What will your responsibilities be?

  • Planning and delivering complex end-to-end business audits (financial, operational, commercial and compliance) as well as contributing to IT audits.
  • Liaising with all levels of management and building successful relationships across the business.
  • Supporting the Internal Audit (IA) leadership team on ad hoc projects and special investigations as required.
  • Providing high quality written reports.
  • Actively participating in the follow-up process, preparation for Audit Committee papers, and the formulation of the annual Internal Audit plan.
  • Contributing to the identification and assessment of company risks.
  • Contributing to the continuous growth and development of the IA function.


What will you need to be considered?

  • A recognised accounting qualification (CA, ACA, ACCA etc) and, ideally, have trained with a Big 4 or a large accountancy practice.
  • Prior experience of internal audit is required.
  • A background of working in FTSE 250 organisations would be a distinct advantage, as would exposure to data analytics.
  • You will be a qualified accountant with experience of delivering internal audits for a multinational organisation.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Awareness of best practice approaches to risk management and internal controls
  • A sound understanding and knowledge of auditing general IT controls (data analytics experience an advantage).
  • Willing and able to travel in the UK (around 40%) with occasional international travel.


What key personal attributes will you possess?

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills combined with business acumen, pragmatism and a good sense of diplomacy.
  • Proven ability to build relationships at all levels.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A strong team player, with a desire to make a significant contribution to the IA department.


Would you like to know more about us?

FirstGroup plc is the leading transport operator in the UK and North America with revenues of more than £6.4 billion a year. We employ approximately 100,000 employees and transport more than 2.1 billion passengers a year. Our vision is to provide solutions for an increasingly congested world, keeping people moving and communities prospering. You'll soon discover that there's so much more to life at FirstGroup than simply doing a job. We're all part of one big family that works hard and supports each other to help millions of people to travel to thousands of different destinations.


FirstGroup plc welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation because we believe that diversity brings benefits for our customers, communities and our people. Valuing our differences and drawing on our collective knowledge and experience helps us develop new services, open up new markets and broaden our customer.

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The Point London
8th Floor The Point, 37 North Wharf Road, London, England, W2 1AF
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    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    The Point London
  • Closing Date:
    25 January 2019
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