Group Risk & Audit Manager/Senior Manager

Newcastle Upon Tyne
£45,000 - £65,000 + benefits
27 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client's head office is recruiting for the position of Group Risk and Audit Manager / Senior Manager. The role offers excellent progression opportunities, both within the team and wider business, for the right candidate.

The Role
The Group Risk and Audit Manager / Senior Manager will report to the Group Head of Risk and Audit and will support the development and delivery of the functional strategy.

Principal accountabilities include:

  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with other head office functions and the trading divisions. The role offers excellent exposure to senior stakeholders across the Group.
  • Evolving the risk and audit methodologies in line with good practice and business needs.
  • Facilitating the risk management process, providing independent challenge over risk assessments, mitigations and action planning.
  • Preparing risk and audit plans which add value and are aligned to the Group’s risk landscape.
  • Coordinating other assurance activity across the business and maintaining an assurance map.
  • Delivering risk and audit reviews across all functional areas, offering challenge and insight on the design and operation of processes and controls.
  • Executing a compliance programme (both regulatory compliance and internal policy compliance) to assess levels of adherence with key requirements.
  • Supporting other head office functions or trading divisions on a secondment basis, for example in areas such as finance and commercial.
  • Undertaking advisory reviews to support key projects and/or the development of new processes.
  • Assisting ad hoc investigations (such as fraud or whistle-blowing).
  • Developing high quality written outputs, ensuring findings are relevant, pragmatic and accurate. This includes sharing of good practice across the Group so that process improvement and organisational efficiency is achieved.
  • Monitoring findings and actions to ensure identified issues are appropriately remediated by the business.
  • Assisting in the preparation and presentation of reports for the Audit Committee.
  • Maintaining an on-going awareness of developments in corporate governance, including UK SOX.

Experience, Qualifications and Skills


  • Audit or accounting/finance background.
  • Experience of reviewing and analysing systems, processes and controls.
  • Knowledge of risk and audit techniques and methodologies.

Qualifications and Training

  • Accountant, preferably ACA qualified.

Skills and Aptitude

  • Self-starter, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Appetite to understand business functions and processes.
  • Commercial and delivery focus.
  • Interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Strong communication and engagement, at all levels within a business.
  • Organisation, planning and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within a changing environment.
  • Verbal and written presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Process mapping and documentation.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Role and Working Conditions

  • Head office based role with c.30% travel when required.
  • Core hours and remote working options available.

In return we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Competitive annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Save As You Earn


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