Internal Audit Senior Manager

Group Support Centre
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
30 Jun 2021
What you'll be doing?
Supporting the business and our divisional offices, our Head Office functions cover all departments from our Executive Board through to our support functions such as Group Design and Technical, HR, Health and Safety, IT, Sales and Marketing, Commercial, Procurement, Group Finance, Corporate Affairs, as well as Legal and Company Secretariat. We also have a specialised function – Barratt Partnerships.
While the work varies from team to team, our key requirements don’t: you must be well organised, extremely helpful and resourceful, and able to use your initiative. You’ll understand that what you do is important, and impacts on your team, the department, and the wider business.
Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, you will manage and deliver a portfolio of internal audits across Barratt Developments PLC in order to provide independent assurance over the existence of effective and efficient policies, procedures and internal controls.
You will also assist in developing the internal audit team’s approach for risk based assurance, and support the Group Head of Internal Audit in developing a testing strategy for UK SOX. 
You will be expected to:
  • Manage the delivery of high quality risk based planning, fieldwork and reporting of internal audits across the group and in line with the agreed internal audit plan
  • Deliver ad hoc assurance work at the request of the Group Head of Internal Audit and/or management, including project assurance and responding to ad hoc support requested from key stakeholders
  • Develop key relationships with stakeholders across the group, up to Executive Committee level, owning and developing these relationships in order to become a trusted business partner
  • Identify risks over which to provide independent assurance and recommend and agree actions with management to assist in driving improvements in the group’s processes and controls.
  • Support the Internal Controls Manager in the development of the group wide internal controls framework, in anticipation of the implementation of a UK SOX regulation
  • Act as an independent business partner to group functions including Finance, HR, Sustainability and Sales in order to assist in the identification of risks and assurance over the development and implementation of key internal controls
  • Share best practice from precious experience and across the group
  • Perform robust and professional independent whistle blowing investigations at the request of the Group Head of Internal Audit
  • Assist in the development of the internal audit function as we look to improve our audit approach and develop the future of our risk based assurance
  • Lead the development of the strategy of an internal controls assurance programme in advance of the potential future implementation of UK SOX 
  • Perform divisional and site audits on ad hoc basis where business needs exist 
What you'll need?
To be successful in the role, we are looking for:
  • Big 4 experience
  • > 8 years external/internal audit experience
  • Experience in a large multi-site corporate business
  • Prior external or internal audit experience of auditing the following areas:
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Procurement
    • Sustainability/Climate Change
    • Legal and compliance
    • Sales and Marketing
  • SOX / Internal Controls assurance experience
  • Strong business acumen, a curiosity to question and challenge the status quo
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excels at stakeholder management skills and adept at building open, honest and robust with confidence to discuss issues with senior management in a positive and supportive manner
  • Self-starter, personal accountability, proven ability of working independently to deliver
  • Strong time management skills to manage portfolio of audit assignments deliver audit assignments on time
  • Influencing skills and ability to use judgement to make decisions 
Our Company and Benefits
We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major house builder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Company Car or Cash Allowance
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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