Internal Audit Senior Executive

  • Market Rate
  • Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Maze Executive Search & Selection
  • 21 août 17

To provide a high quality service to clients in respect of internal audit assignments including both operational and IT assurance elements.


The team


Governance, Risk and Assurance offer a range of advisory and support services principally in the following areas and across both the private and public sector:

  • Corporate Governance: Best practice (Combined Code, HM Treasury or similar) reviews
  • Risk Management: Risk management software, risk workshops, risk training, establishing risk management frameworks, fully outsourced risk management services
  • Internal Audit: Fully outsourced or partnering internal audit services, advice on establishing a new function, quality reviews of existing internal audit functions, training
  • Regulatory compliance: ISAE 3000/3402
  • IT Assurance: (IT audit support for external audit clients) IT Governance, risk management, IT security & business continuity, IT project management, Data validation


Core responsibilities




  • Plan audit assignments with the assistance of manager/partners as requested
  • Responsible for leading on assigned portfolio as senior auditor
  • Prepared to be out of office at client sites performing audits for significant periods
  • Ensure office and on site audit work is carried out, including allocation of work within the designated team, in a professional manner
  • Ensure the work undertaken is in accordance with the approved plan and budget
  • Advise managers of progress on the job and any developments that may lead to change of strategy
  • Obtain sufficient evidence to support conclusions drawn and document this within the electronic working papers system, Pentana
  • Adopt an integrated assurance approach to audit assignments to include both operational and IT assurance requirements
  • Suggest logical solutions to problems
  • Prepare draft reports for each audit on time, to enable agreed client protocols to be met
  • Ensure closing meetings are held on each assignment prior to leaving site
  • Respond to client concerns in an efficient and effective manner
  • Deliver internal audit work in line with the agreed GRA protocols including timely delivery and completion of work within Pentana and PROaudit as relevant
  • Provide sound advice to clients and demonstrate knowledge of wider business issues
  • Supervise and review junior auditors’ work, as required
  • Support GRA in technical development as required
  • Contribute to the development of new business by attending and presenting at tender opportunities.



  • Be aware of and comply with the firm’s policies at all times
  • Record time accurately using the Practice Management System
  • Any other duties appropriate to the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training
  • Be aware of the firm’s risk management and practice assurance procedures and ensure compliance
  • Ensure continuing professional development is up to date at all times




Grade descriptor

The grade descriptors are generic and have been developed to find commonality across all areas of the business.


  • Is typically fully qualified in area of specialism through professional qualification or commensurate professional experience
  • Works independently to manage day-to-day activities and is accountable for work produced
  • Plans tasks effectively and monitors assignment / case budget and timelines, advising manager and client of progress (as appropriate)
  • Allocates work to less experienced colleagues and monitors completion of tasks to ensure quality of results
  • Uses a range of techniques to analyse issues, applying previous experience and technical knowledge to propose solutions to problems
  • Identifies business opportunities within own area of function and refers to other colleagues for next actions




Requirements, skills





  • Qualified Internal Auditor, (PIIA, MIIA, CCAB) or Accountant
  • CISA qualified or working towards this; knowledge of COBIT
  • Proven relevant experience, gained in a similar auditing role
  • Competent at using Microsoft applications
  • Working knowledge of Pentana
  • People management skills (proven experience of managing at supervisory level)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Able to influence internal / external clients and colleagues
  • Has proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Keen to add value to our clients’ businesses