Senior Internal Auditor

£50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: plus bonus plus benefits plus pension
11 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
smc x545
Sean McManus
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time
Based in Brighton this highly prominent and growing Insurance business aims to add strength and expertise to their internal audit team. The value proposition of joining this exciting business at this stage of its growth is that you will be given your own portfolio of audits and will be responsible for developing strong relationships in the business. You will also be responsible for investigating and assessing risks in the first line and developing controls.



 When required, assist the Head of Internal Audit in regularly reviewing the internal audit strategy; methodology; and audit plan to ensure significant business risks and mitigating controls are adequately considered and evaluated.

  • Deliver audits as per the annual risk-based audit plan to time and budget.

  • Lead and conduct end-to-end auditing including: planning meetings; preparation of detailed scopes of review, risk assessments and audit testing / work programmes; audit fieldwork; audit close meetings and writing up audit reports for financial, operational, basic IT and project related audits.

  • Lead and perform ad-hoc and time critical reviews / investigations as required.

  • Produce clear and concise draft audit reports for review by the Head of Internal Audit.

  • When required, provide a first level quality review of audit working papers and files to ensure the audit methodology, policies and procedures are adhered to and supporting documentation evidences the overall audit opinion.

  • Perform timely follow-up reviews of audit recommendations.

  • Assist the Head of Internal Audit in other required tasks


  • CMIIA / ACCA  / ACA or an equivalent qualification

  • Proven audit experience (internal / external) within Financial Services

  • Experience at leading / supervising small audit teams

  • Proven experience of report writing

  • Previous experience of dealing with / exposure to review agencies such as External Auditors, Compliance, Actuaries etc.

    Personal Skills and Competencies:

  • Maintain a professional, pro-active approach to audit assignments

  • Assimilate information quickly and accurately

  • Excellent oral and written communications (including excellent report writing and good audit interviewing skills)

  • Strong analytical, challenging and investigative skills
  • Flexible and adaptable in approach and attitude to audit assignments