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Internal Audit Manager - Europe

Employer
Morgan Advanced Materials, PLC
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Internal Auditor
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Morgan Advanced Materials is a business rich in history and innovation. Founded in the UK in 1856, we have grown into a global organisation with 70 sites in 18 countries. Our model to serve our customers where they need us has led to a diversified product range using our unparalleled expertise in ceramic and carbon materials, which we exploit to solve difficult problems for our customers across a diverse range of markets.

We are a purpose driven organisation. Our purpose is to use advanced materials to make the world more sustainable and to improve the quality of life. We deliver on that purpose through the products that we make, and the way that we make them. We help our customers push the limits of their processes and products to meet the demanding requirements they face, from higher process temperatures to higher product performance to increasing miniaturisation.

Key Figures: Revenue £1,112m (2022), ~8,500 employees, manufacturing in 30+ countries, and a global customer portfolio. A UK PLC with head office located in Windsor, Berkshire UK. Listed on London Stock Exchange; Member of the FTSE 250 Index.

The Internal Audit Manager will be a key member of Morgan’s global Internal Audit team, responsible for identifying key business risks and the control processes managing those risks and developing and delivering an audit approach to provide robust assurance over those controls.

The role requires an inquisitive and analytical mind; the ability to communicate complex concepts simply; robust auditing skills and excellent stakeholder management skills. Morgan’s control environment is evolving and a new ERP system implementation project is underway which will impact the majority of our sites. The Internal Audit Manager will need to be able to adapt and align with these changes. The Internal Audit Manager will also work with the Head of Internal Audit on other matters including the ongoing development of the Internal Audit function and its processes and other projects as they arise. Overseas travel is requirement.

  • Development and delivery of the audit approach for different assignments, including appropriate audit and testing approaches focused on key business risks.
  • Identification of control weaknesses and potential improvements and clear documentation of these in an Internal Audit report.
  • Agreement of findings, recommendations and actions with stakeholders including site, cluster and regional management.
  • Completion of audit workpapers in line with Internal Audit’s standards and methodology.
  • Follow up of the audit findings in the tracking tool.
  • Input into Internal Audit’s annual planning process to develop the risk-based audit plan.
  • Liaison with site, cluster and regional management on issues such as audit status, action delivery status, development of the audit plan and provision of controls advice where appropriate.
  • Assisting the Head of Internal Audit in projects related to the ongoing development of the Internal Audit function and its processes.
  • Other ad hoc activities, projects and investigations as they arise.

  • Relevant full accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc).
  • Internal or external audit experience.
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing business highly desirable - not essential.
  • English plus a European language (German, French, Italian or Spanish) highly desirable - not essential.
  • Experience of testing IT controls highly desirable - not essential.

Skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to be competent in the role include:
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with limited support and day-to-day supervision.
  • Highly developed stakeholder management and communication skills; ability to influence change at all levels of the organisation; ability to deliver difficult messages sensitively.
  • Confident and personable approach and an ability to work in a team environment and display a flexible attitude.
  • High quality written skills, ability to produce concise reports and audit workpapers.
  • Strong analytical and audit skills; knowledge of IFRS, ability to assess complex business information and draw conclusions on the effectiveness of controls.
  • Ability to identify and implement new approaches to auditing risks.
  • Knowledge of UK Corporate Governance requirements and other relevant regulations such as UK Bribery Act; export regulations, etc.
  • Combination of remote working and travel within Europe

Morgan Advanced Materials is an EEO/AA/M/W/D/V Employer Ind-1

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