Group Internal Auditor

Location Birmingham
Contact name: Simon Owen

Contact email:
Job ref: 068691
Published: about 1 year ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Grafton Group’s Internal Audit team. The successful candidate will be bright, enthusiastic, and motivated to help the Group improve its processes and controls. The candidate should ideally have previous experience of audit and assurance and hold a recognised internal audit or accounting qualification. The Group Internal Audit team provides assurance and risk management support across the Group’s businesses and Head Office functions. Our work involves reviews in areas including financial reporting, IT, supply chain, HR and payroll, inventory management, branch operations, investments and acquisitions. The individual will work within the existing Group Internal Audit team and be responsible for performing audit reviews including planning, fieldwork and reporting, as well as helping to develop the Group’s risk management processes. The individual will report into Simon Owen, the Group Internal Audit and Business Risk Director, and will be based in the Group office in Boundary House, Wythall. The role will involve occasional travel to the offices of other businesses in the Group in the UK, Ireland and main-land Europe.

Key accountabilities include:

*       Taking ownership of internal audit reviews allocated from the Group Plan, carrying out and managing the performance of those internal audit reviews, including the planning and execution of audit work and testing, within agreed timeframes;

*       Drafting audit reports including findings and recommendations, agreeing the implementation actions with management and performing follow up activity on those actions;

*       Assisting with the development of the Group Internal Audit Plan, including identification of areas for potential future audit work and assisting with the development of the audit function and its practices;

*       Assisting with the reporting of Group Internal Audit activity to the Audit Committee and Senior Management;

*       Assisting with the development / implementation of the Group’s Risk Management Procedures at both a Group and business unit level;

*       Helping to ensure compliance with Operating and Accounting Polices and Corporate Governance Standards;

*       Liaising with Internal Control and Loss Prevention functions of subsidiary businesses;

*       Assisting with integration of any acquisitions and the implementation of an appropriate control environment within new businesses, post-acquisition capital expenditure reviews, and financial due diligence as required;

*       Assisting the Group Director with ad hoc investigations and projects, reporting and presentations, including responding to Audit Committee requests

*       Support the improvement of procedures and processes to ensure that the best service delivery is given to our stakeholders and the wider business; and

*       Help drive continuous improvement across the Group IA team and the wider business.

What do we need from you?

*       Hold an accountancy or audit qualification.

*       Have a good understanding of the audit process with internal audit experience being an advantage.

*       Be able to demonstrate a good knowledge / understanding of Risk Management and Risk Based Auditing.

*       Ability to understand and analyse business processes, identify potential problems and propose solutions.

*       Analytical and forward thinking to anticipate future problems/risks and develop mitigation plans.

*       Good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to a broad spectrum of individuals.

*       Well organised with the ability to plan workload to achieve deadlines.

*       Ability to juggle competing demands and request for support.

*       Proactive nature, & forward thinking, positive disposition & flexible.

*       Proficient Outlook, MS Teams, Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills. Experience of using computer assisted audit techniques, internal audit systems and data analysis tools an advantage.

*       Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

*       Comfortable communicating with all levels of the company, including senior management, in a professional manner whilst acknowledging confidentiality.

*       Self-motivated and happy working solo and as part of a team.

*       Friendly, self-confident, conscientious with a sense of humour.

What can you expect in return?

*       Starting salary of between £45,000 - £55,000 depending on experience and qualifications

*       Annual bonus opportunity

*       Hybrid home/office working (minimum of 3 days in the office per week required)

*       25 days holiday a year

*       Company car (or car allowance)

*       Discount card for Grafton brands

*       Salary sacrifice pension contributions

*       Health insurance and benefits

*       Opportunity to participate is Group share save scheme

*       Life assurance

*       Cycle to work scheme

*       100’s of retail discounts available through our flexible benefits portal

*       Free office parking

About us:

Grafton is an international trade focused, multi-channel distributor of construction products. The success of the business is based on the quality of the products it distributes and the quality of the service it provides to its customers. The Group aims to build on its leading market positions in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and Finland and to grow internationally in distribution and related markets.