Internal Auditor

England, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland
Up to £43000 per annum
Feb 22, 2021
Mar 22, 2021
JN -022021-2171503
Eleanor Turner
Job Role
Internal Auditor
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

An opportunity has arisen within our client's Internal Audit function for an Internal Auditor. The successful candidate will report to the Internal Audit Manager as part of a 10 person team which ultimately reports into the larger Corporate Audit function based in Germany comprising of 100+ highly specialised auditors.

Client Details

Our client is one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing some 46,000 people and delivering more than 2.1 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries every year.


The main purpose of the role will be to perform financial, operational control based audits (under COSO framework) in addition to ad hoc consulting engagements of the Group companies across England and group presence in Mainland Europe. Opportunities to review and evaluate all aspects of the business including risk management, compliance, control and governance procedures with the purpose of creating added value and promoting best practice business operations and procedures. The candidate will be expected to plan and execute audits including delivery of an audit report suitable for discussion with senior company management acting alone or as part of a small team.

The full time role is ideally based in the head office in Sunderland but could be performed from any location with good national and international transport links. Scope for flexible working arrangements, including working from home, is offered subject to agreement. A degree of UK and international travel (up to 30%) will be required to fulfil the obligations of the role.


The essential criteria for the role:

  • Audit qualifications such as ACA or ACCA, with post qualification experience of at least 2 years.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and audit experience covering both internal control and financial audit types.
  • Fluency in English in both written and verbal form

Desirable criteria for the role:

  • CIA or other IIA recognised qualification
  • Experience of Sox, BilMoG, MoG or other COSO recognised control framework
  • Data Analytic experience
  • Internal audit experience in large organsiation (FTSE 250)
  • Business fluency in another European language - German is particularly desirable

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others, ensuring excellent service delivery and communicating effectively both as a member of a team and on their own initiative. Adaptability and determination are key personal attributes, and you will be encouraged to look for innovative solutions to any problems you may encounter. You should have a commitment to constant improvement and delivering a better service, therefore you should be self-motivated, pro-active and willing to take on tasks and duties commensurate with the role. This role will involve exposure to all levels of management from a range of countries and has significant track record of career progression into chosen fields.

Job Offer

In return, you can expect a competitive remuneration package, support of further Internal Audit qualifications and the career benefits associated with working for a major European company.

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