Senior Internal Auditor

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Senior Internal Auditor
Hook - hybrid 
Full Time, Permanent 

£40,000 - £50,000 per annum (dependant on experience) 


Here at Serco, we are seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to work on a broad range of internal audit reviews across Serco's operations in the UK & Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle-East; proving an independent and objective assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of financial and operational processes and controls.  You will work constructively with management to identify recommendations the implementation of which will drive positive incremental changes across all aspects of our operations. We are looking for an ambitious candidate who thrives in an environment of change and can contribute more broadly to GIA as we build on the function's solid foundations and move towards our goal of being 'best practice' for an organisation of our size and complexity. This role entails approximately 30%-40% travel. 



As part of this you'll:


  • Audit Engagement Planning: Assist in developing the Audit Scope and work programme through attendance at discussions with management and documentation of key control steps and processes.  Contribute to auditee meetings and discussions.
  • Fieldwork: Complete sections of the audit work programme under the direction of the Internal Audit manager.  Ensure work is delivered to a high standard, identify if/how management's controls address the key business risks being audited and document work in sufficient detail to allow for re-performance. You will conduct audit interviews with a wide range and seniority of employees and be responsible for presenting findings and recommendations arising from your sections of work to management at the end of fieldwork. Document your work in our audit management software, for manager review, and address any comments or questions the audit manager has on your sections of work.
  • Reporting: Contribute to the production of the Audit Report, ensuring that all findings and recommendation arising from your sections of the work programme are factually accurate and aligned to the business' objective.
  • Follow-Up: Monitor and report the status of audit issues and agreed actions identified during audit work, reporting monthly on the status of those issues.
  • Risk and Control:  Keep abreast of current and emerging legal, regulatory, governance, audit, accounting and financial reporting standards.
  • Moving towards 'best practice': Participate in and contribute to various workstreams we have initiated as part of our strategy to ensure the GIA function progresses towards our objective of being 'best practice' for the organisation's size and complexity.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Desirable educated to degree level, preferably in accounting, business or a related field.
  • Studying for or already qualified professional accountancy and/or internal auditing qualification (e.g. CIA)
  • 2-3 years Finance or Operational business experience (typically demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility in the auditing profession and/or other relevant disciplines).
  • Exposure to and a broad understanding of operational and financial systems, processes, risks and controls.
  • Previous use or experience of audit management software and/or data analytics tools would be advantageous.



We will also consider candidates from other backgrounds that are relevant to our businesses / operations (including risk management, project management, contract management, forensic investigations etc) provided they are suitably qualified.


Why Serco:

Meaningful and vital work: In this position, your work is vital to the business, in terms of decisions and growth. You will gain a world of opportunity working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, personal growth, achievement and development won't be hard to find. You'll also work with great people. You'll find yourself working in a highly motivated, supportive environment where no two days are the same, with experienced colleagues who strive for excellence.


What we offer:


  • Flexible working considered
  • Pension - 6%
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits




About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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30/03/2023 10:46:00
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