International Internal Auditor

09 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About The Role:
  • Identify risk to profit, strategic objectives and the achievement of our business values.
  • To challenge, review and test key operational controls within the business to provide assurances to Senior Management that risks are mitigated and managed effectively.
  • To identify clear actions to mitigate risks to the business which reflect our business values.
  • To provide a first class internal audit service in accordance with the principles of the Chartered Institute of Internal Audit.
What will I be doing?

There are many different facits to this varied role but in the main we will be hoping you will take ownership of:

  • Undertake internal audit assignments in accordance with Poundland’s agreed internal audit methodology, including;
    • Preparation of terms of reference for audit assignments.
    • Undertaking audit interviews and the completion of compliance testing and documentation reviews.
    • Preparation of audit working papers and development of control framework.
    • Identification of key findings and recommendations.
    • Preparation of Draft Internal Audit reports for review by the Audit & Assurance Manager.
  • Always displays independence and impartiality, and undertakes audit assignments in accordance with Institute of Internal Audit Standards.
  • Support in the delivery of internal audit in existing and newly emerging European markets within the Poundland Group.
  • Support Poundland’s Serious Incident Committee process, including the monitoring of actions resulting from serious incidents and attendance at Committee’s raised as required.
  • Ownership of the Serious Incident Committee log including regular monitoring and closure of SIC actions.
  • Ownership of the Internal Audit Follow Up log including regular monitoring and closure of audit actions.
  • Support the Audit & Assurance Manager in championing risk management and the ongoing facilitation and challenge of the risk register with Directors.
  • To support the Customer & Assurance team in day to day tasks as required.
  • Undertakes operational profit protection tasks as requested.
  • Participates in weekend working rota.
  • Preparedness to travel internationally.
What do I need to have to apply?

We would look for in a sucessful applicant the following:

  • Experience of working in an internal audit function.
  • Understanding of risk management and compliance principles.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to tasks as they are assigned and to respond to ad hoc requests.
  • Important the individual works well in a team and is prepared to support their colleagues with all requests to the best of their ability.
  • Strong computer skills, skilled in using Word and Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally and a full clean driving license is essential.
  • Willingness to study towards the Institute of Internal Audit professional qualifications (CIA) or reasonable equivalent.

We also need a European language for this position Ideally, Spanish, French or Polish