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Senior Internal Auditor

Permanent  for Serco in Scurrs Hill, Hook

Serco is a FTSE 250 organisation that improves the quality and efficiency of essential services that matter to millions of people around the world. The work we do for national and local governments involves us in the most important areas of public service, including health, education, transport, science and defence. Our private sector customers are industry-leading organisations in a wide variety of markets. We have nearly 50 years` experience of helping our customers achieve their goals. We improve services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. Our service ethos means that our customers come back to us again and again. These long-term relationships help us to meet their changing needs and to do what we do best......bringing service to life.

As part of our long term strategy to enhance the control environment, we are looking to strengthen the Internal Audit team with an additional Senior Internal Auditor role. The Internal Audit team provide independent and objective assessment of risk management and the system of internal control in the company.

The role is based at Hook with approximately 50% travel to contract sites as required.

Principle Duties & Accountabilities;

Main responsibilities are:

Audit Engagement Planning: Assist in developing the Audit Scope and work programme through attendance at discussions with management and documentation of key control steps and processes. Contributes to auditee meetings and discussions.

Fieldwork: Under the direction of the Internal Audit manager undertakes to complete assigned sections of the audit fieldwork work programme. Ensuring work delivered is of good quality, in sufficient detail to allow for re-performance and addresses the key risks identified in the work programme. Attends opening meeting with management, to ensure that understand the briefing on the scope of audit work. Senior Internal auditor is expected to conduct audit interviews with selected employees, as required by the work programme, supported by review from the Internal Audit manager. During the course of the field work decisions on prioritisation, access to individuals and timing of completion of work be made to ensure an efficient audit is achieved. Ensure all appropriate documents are produced to the required quality and that manager review points are followed up. The audit documentation files should be complete and the work programme sections allocated, finalised. Attend closing meeting, contributing and taking notes as appropriate.

Reporting: Contribute to the production of the Audit Report, ensuring that all issues arising from your sections of the work programme are relevant, value-adding and supportable. Follow-Up: Monitors and reports the status of audit issues and agreed actions identified during audit work, reporting monthly status on issues.

Risk and Control: Keeps abreast of current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, audit, accounting and financial reporting standards.

Qualifications & Training;

Educated to degree level or equivalent CIMA / ACCA Proven Finance or Operational Business Experience

Competencies

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Knowledge of audit procedures, including risk-based planning techniques and methods used to examine, verify and analyse business and financial operations, information, records, statements and reports. Ongoing studies to understand and apply the requirements of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Knowledge of the principles, procedures and techniques of accounting, and of financial records and transactions.

BUSINESS RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Principles and application of good corporate governance, with some exposure to UK corporate governance practices. Business and operational risk and control processes and procedures. Some understanding of the nature and management of multi-national business operations. Knowledge of commercial and financial policies and practices and planning and operational cycles.

INTER-PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Ability to: Exercise initiative and judgement in all aspects of work. Seek guidance and support of manager and Director, as appropriate Present a professionally competent and credible image to Group, Division and Business unit management. Gain the confidence and respect of staff and of management at all levels. Establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the organisation.

MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Ability to: Gather, analyse, and evaluate facts and prepare and present concise oral and written reports. Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Continuously seek opportunities for improvement in internal auditing practices and in services provided to management.

ATTRIBUTES Attention to detail Team player Inquisitive and observant Proactive, responsive and reactive common sense approach Ability to perform well in a pressurised working environment Planning and organisational skills Ambitions to progress significantly within the organisation Honesty and integrity Professionalism and positive attitude

LONG-TERM CAREER MANAGEMENT Opportunities exist to progress within the organisation at various levels in numerous locations, within Serco Divisions and Group.

Job added on 23-09-2014