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Senior Internal Auditor

Reports to: Business Audit Manager

Department: Internal Audit

Context & Purpose of the Role:

The successful candidate will provide direct support to the Business Audit Manager in delivering the annual internal audit plan, promoting effective internal controls and risk management and providing guidance to the business on all aspects of internal audit, governance, risk management and business process improvements. The Senior Auditor will have responsibility for delivering effective and high quality audits and supporting the Business Audit Manager in delivering the annual audit plan. This role will support the Business Audit Manager in interactions with the Director of Internal Audit and other executive management.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Completion of the assigned audit plan in accordance with defined quality standards and deadlines
  • Planning, preparation and effective deliver of audits within prescribed timelines
  • Setting and promoting high standards of audit work and ensuring high standard quality audit reports are delivered on a consistent basis
  • Ensuring effective business changes are introduced as a result of audit findings and supporting management in understanding the requirements and benefits of such changes
  • Continuous monitoring of external and internal business environment to ensure audit plans and risk assessments are relevant
  • Suggesting beneficial changes to audit methodologies and procedures across the Group
  • Assist in the training and professional development of more junior members of the team
  • Assist in the preparation of Audit Committee and senior management communications.
  • Working closely with the Business Audit Manager and other Heads of business units, including Finance, Compliance and Legal to improve corporate governance, risk management and internal controls.
  • Building strong professional relationships with the leadership in the business
  • Liaising with external auditors as required
  • Providing value-adding advice and expertise on various aspects of risk management to all departments in the Group

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant with a recognised body and/or equivalent Internal Audit qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years audit experience in a Plc / practice audit environment
  • Proven track record in delivering high quality audits and risk assessments
  • Assertive and confident, able to operate credibly with the most senior stakeholders. Act professionally and have the ability to influence senior management
  • Previous experience of the gambling sector would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Affinity with e-commerce environments and IT audit related issues is preferred

Essential skills:

  • Strong process, technical and analytical skills, combined with strong commercial acumen
  • Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) at the highest professional level
  • Influencing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High energy and drive, and flexible enough to work in an entrepreneurial, dynamic and changing environment and the resilience to challenge/be challenged
  • The potential to take on increasingly senior roles within Paddy Power Betfair