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6 Jan 2021

Full-Time Lead Internal Auditor

Colt Technology Services – Posted by Colt Technology Services London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Role Purpose

The Lead Internal Auditor is primarily responsible for leading and/or participating in financial and operational audit assignments, evaluating the adequacy of Colt’s overall control environment in both design and application, highlighting inefficiencies in processes and supporting the business in building a sustainable control environment.

The Lead Internal Auditor will also be responsible for assisting on ad-hoc special projects and completing audit projects in any of Colt’s locations. This role is a great opportunity to add value and develop expertise across multiple business units

Key accountabilities

  • Deliver and/or lead audit assignments across Colt locations in a timely and efficient manner, participating in all stages of the audit from planning, execution, reporting and follow-up
  • Fully understand and communicate the impact of audit findings (including root causes and risks) to relevant key stakeholders
  • Make value add recommendations to the business to improve controls, processes and overall governance
  • Engage with stakeholders to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the business under review and the implications for audit
  • Build trust and credibility with stakeholders throughout the audit process
  • Maintain audit documentation in accordance with Colt audit methodology
  • Provide coaching to junior staff members (e.g. graduates/apprentices) on audit methodology and practices

Key performance indicators

  • Delivery of audit assignments to the required quality, time and budget
  • Engagement of auditees throughout the audit lifecycle, when interviewing, performing fieldwork and discussing audit observations

Skills & Experience

  • Background – A qualified/newly qualified auditor (ACA /ACCA/CIMA/IIA or equivalent), with over 3 years’ experience working in an audit related role either as an internal or external auditor. Candidates with an external audit background will need to demonstrate good experience of controls on risk and assurance assignments. Strong knowledge of audit techniques for financial, business and operational control and risk management. Ability to operate in a flat organisational structure with direct exposure to senior management and Executives. Experience in telecommunications environment is preferable, but not essential
  • Communication and Influencing Skills – The proficiency to work and communicate at an operational level, with an awareness, instinct and ability to press for detail, understand issues at an appropriate level of depth and identify root causes. Strong communication skills and competence to influence outcomes
  • Problem Solving Skills – The ability to analyse data and identify trends, think critically and solve problems using  a high degree of intellectual curiosity and good judgement
  • Teamwork – The ability and willingness to develop skills and provide support to the audit team. Work effectively with team members and the wider business to build partnerships. Ability to work self sufficiently

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:

  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV to Alec

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Audit, auditor, Tech, Technology, and telecoms.

Job expires in 78 days.

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