Internal Auditor

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
09 Dec 2021
03 Feb 2022
Ford Motor Company
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Internal Auditor | Essex | Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

An exciting opportunity exists to join our team as an Internal Auditor of FCE Bank plc covering the UK but also all the Bank's markets in key locations across Europe, including Paris, Madrid, Rome and more.  As a member of the Ford Internal Audit team, you'll be responsible for a lot more than just auditing - you will work collaboratively for the Bank Audit Committee, attending internal operational and risk committees, and have access to external training to support your personal development, in addition to developing leadership, project management and technical skills.


Expect to;

  • Perform reviews of critical Prudential, Conduct and operational processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (Prudential Regulation Authority– "PRA" and Financial Conduct Authority – “FCA”);
  • Conduct business interviews with key stakeholders;
  • Use analytical techniques to identify and quantify risks to the Bank;
  • Critically assess the effectiveness of the control environment put in place by operational management and identify areas of non-compliance with Corporate and regulatory requirements;
  • Review control weaknesses with operational management to ensure acceptance and understanding. Advise potential corrective actions to be taken by management;
  • Follow-up on corrective actions taken by management related to audits and self-assessed findings.;
  • Lead a number of audits (fair share), collaborate with the team to plan the audit for Audit Manager and Audit Director approval; coordinate the development of auditee communication material and lead the communication effort; prepare and publish the final audit report;
  • Contribute to the Audit annual plan and risk universe by undertaking continuous assurance work informed by formal stakeholder meetings, attending committee meetings and additional learning through external market insights;
  • Provide support to the Ford Bank Germany audit plan and work alongside and in support of the Internal Audit Officer located in Cologne, Germany

Qualifications, Skills and Experiences

  • A professional qualification (typically CIA or other IIA certificate).  Ideally a degree.  ACA or ACCA is advantageous but not required;
  • 5-8 years' experience in Internal Audit in a UK Bank;
  • Have an understanding of governance, risk management and control;
  • Understands how a regulated Bank operates in the UK and across Europe;
  • Be comfortable engaging with senior management across the business;
  • Be a highly motivated self-starter who can work independently without direct supervision, with the ability to work effectively and deliver to tight deadlines whilst ensuring process discipline;
  • A personable team player with the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and candidly in both verbal and written form;
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills (experience of Microsoft Office is essential)

Working at Ford

  • We're currently working from home to minimise face to face contact in the office.  Whilst the role is based in Dunton, Essex, we are moving to a hybrid working arrangement, meaning there will be a combination of office collaboration and non-office working;
  • Travel - currently no domestic or international travel is allowed, due to Company COVID restrictions.  In the event that Company travel resumes - audits will cover locations across Europe and some overnight travel may be required.  The length of time away from the UK on any specific assignment will not usually exceed 2 weeks.  You may expect to spend up to 20% of your time away from Dunton, either on audit location overseas or across the UK;
  • We pride ourselves on being a flexible employer.  We will consider applications for flexible work arrangements, either at the outset of your career or later as needs arise;
  • We believe your development is important; we support both professional and personal development including mentoring from current leaders and CIMA
  • Future career progression opportunities will exist within the wider Internal Audit department, plus FCE Bank plc and the wider core finance function of Ford Motor Co.
  • Extremely competitive salaries are available for candidates with both UK banking and internal audit experience

Ford is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of gender, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnic origin, co