Senior Internal Auditor job in Reading at Thames Water Utilities Limited

Senior internal auditor

Company: Thames Water Utilities Limited

Location: Reading UK

Date Posted:Nov 06, 2017

What is the purpose of the role?We are seeking an ambitious, dynamic individual who can add significant value to the business as a senior internal auditor. We are a changing organisation that needs people with experience in developing relationships with senior stakeholders to deliver high profile operational and financial risk and control reviews across all areas of our business. You will be part of the audit and assurance team, working with the broader business to provide assurance over the company's key risks and projects. This role requires development of robust and close working relationships across the company and excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.What makes this role unique?You will be performing a critical role as a member of our highly professional and supportive audit and assurance team. You will gain exposure to the entire business working on a range of high profile audits and ad hoc investigations. There is a proven track record of our more ambitious members of staff moving into senior positions within our large finance team and into the wider business.What will this role involve?Leading or supporting the execution of health and safety, compliance, strategic, operational and financial risk and control reviews from planning through to production of a final audit report with findings agreed by all levels of management up to and including director level. Supporting business stakeholders with their identification, management and mitigation of their key risks through the design and development of efficient and effective controls. Identifying and evaluating areas for potential improvement in processes and controls while ensuring that all work adds value to the business. Maintaining a high level of auditing excellence and to follow accepted best practice in Internal Audit (e.g. IIA IPPF Standards). Contributing directly to efforts to raise the profile of internal audit and support wider Audit and Assurance teams to target work on the areas of highest risk and supporting the control environment. Supporting management with any ad hoc risk and control matters and advice as required.What are we looking for?Do you have experience working in an internal audit, compliance or risk assurance role? Are you CIMA / ACA / ACCA qualified? If the answer is yes, look no further! We are seeking an individual with similar industry experience, possessing strong interpersonal & communication skills to develop robust working relationships with staff at all levels. You will the ability to thrive in a changing and varied environment; and ideally have experience in planning, project management or SAP.Thames Water information and salary detailsThis role is based in our Reading head office, with a salary of up to £50k depending on skills and experience. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.About Thames WaterThames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 20/11/17. View full job description
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