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Head of Internal Audit

Acorn insurance & Financial Services LTD
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Job Role
Internal Auditor
Contract Type
Full Time
The Acorn group is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as the Head of internal audit. As a key member of our organisation, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of our operations. You Will lead our audit function, providing independent and objective assurance, advise and strategic insights. Your Mission will be to add value by enhancing the group’s performance, safeguarding its assets and maintaining its reputation and sustainability.Role: Head Of Internal Audit

Liverpool/ Merseyside on a Hybrid basisWorking Hours: Full time- 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm

£Competitive DOE

What you’ll be doing:
  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and manage a comprehensive risk-based audit program aligned to our business objectives. Your Leadership will drive behavioral, process and production improvements across the group.
  • Risk Assessment: Conduct rigorous evaluations of risk management, control and governance processes and identify area’s of enhancement and recommend actionable solutions.
  • Operational Excellence: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to enhance operational efficiency. Your Insights will drive continuous improvement.
  • Analysis: Identify anomalies or issues in the testing of controls and compile identified issues, audit reports, process narratives, and other documents to report.
  • Insightful Reporting: Building an Audit program that fulfills business requirements and provides meaningful insights to senior management and the board. Your reports will inform decision-making and guide strategic direction including insight of the Audit Program, Risk Identification and Mitigation, Business/ Process Performance and Improvement.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with internal and external stakeholders to foster a culture of compliance, transparency and accountability. Working closely with the business to verify corrective actions for audit issues. • Leading: Performing in or leading highly effective teams; identifying and implementing improvements to operating methodologies and inspiring excellent performance.

What we’re looking for:We are actively seeking candidates who embody excellence in their previous work experience. If you possess strong analytical, quantitative, interpersonal skills and are passionate about contributing to our mission of becoming industry leaders, we want you to be a key contributor to achieve our firms’ strategic goals.
  • Audit/quality assurance experience within the financial services sector, preferably within the personal lines insurance industry with a comprehensive understanding and knowledge around risk management FCA regulations.
  • Audit leadership: ability to effectively deliver audit results, determine appropriate reporting and escalation as needed.
  • Relationships Ability to cultivate relationships with key stakeholders within the group, building trust that facilitates an open mindset and free exchange of information.
  • Communication skills: Excellent presentation and communication (oral and written) and project management skills.

About Acorn Insurance

We are a growing business with great opportunities to build your knowledge of the financial services industry. As a specialist insurance provider, we have 40 years of experience helping people secure motor insurance across all of the UK. We help more than 50,000 customers to find a policy that meets their needs and gives them the peace of mind that comes with high-quality insurance.

At Acorn Insurance we provide full training and continuous coaching inhouse you will be given full in-depth FCA regulated industry knowledge and have all the tools necessary to help you personally grow your career with the business.

We celebrate difference and it’s important to us that we have a culture where our people feel respected and valued for who they are. We pride ourselves on being accessible and encourage inclusive environments where our people can always give and show the very best of themselves.

Why Acorn Insurance?

Acorn Insurance want to give you more than a job, we want to give you a purpose and a career. Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement starting at 31 days and potentially increasing to 35 days per year depending on grade & length of service (including bank holidays)
  • Additional Buy & Sell Holidays
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Generous Company Pension Scheme
  • A comprehensive Mental Health support system via the health assured Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • A wide network of mental health first aiders.
  • Our very own reward and discount platform "Your tomorrow"
  • Fresh fruit Deliveries twice a week
  • £250 Refer a friend bonus
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye test vouchers and a contribution towards the frames
  • Regular Employment Engagement including ongoing competitions with fantastic prizes
  • Charity fundraising events

All roles are subject to DBS and Financial checks, any offer made will be conditional until checks are completed to a satisfactory standard.

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