Job details

Lead Auditor - Financial Services

Job reference: 004162

Closing date: 31/07/2021

Salary: Up to £57,000 plus excellent benefits

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, then our Internal Audit Lead may be the role for you. Working with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives; you’ll understand why we’re proud to be N Brown.  

As our Internal Audit Lead, you work as an integral part of the Group Internal Audit Team (GIA) supporting the newly appointed Group Head of Internal Audit, carrying out audit work to assess, monitor and report on the effectiveness of the Group’s internal control environment.  

You will also be responsible for GIA’s work relating specifically to the Financial Services aspects of the Group – both the audit plan and ad hoc business support – and associated stakeholder relationships.   

Additional responsibilities include:  

  • Lead internal audit assignments as set out in the Group internal audit plan that relate to Financial Services (i.e. plan, carry out and report). 

  • Own and manage effective working relationships with key stakeholders (at Executive Board and Senior Leadership Team level). 

  • Report in to, and attend, key Financial Services governance fora. 

  • Contribute to influencing the Group to further improve its governance, risk management and internal control activities (in the context of clear business benefit). 

  • Assist in the development of the annual audit plan and GIA’s end-of-year assessment on Governance, Risk Management & Internal Control. 

  • Complete risk-based, ad-hoc investigations and business support activities as required by the Head of Group Internal Audit. 

  • Play a meaningful part in the continuous improvement activity within the GIA function. 

Our benefits:  

  • A competitive salary of up to £57,000 

  • Company pension with up to 6% N Brown contribution   

  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance  

  • Annual bonus scheme  

  • Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply BeJacamoJD WilliamsFashion WorldFigleavesMarisotaAmbrose Wilson to name a few).   

  • Local restaurant discounts across Manchester’s Northern Quarter  

  • 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year   

  • Flexible working, as well as staggered start times, we know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our staff are supported.   

  • A Manchester City Centre office base with parking (subject to availability), socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business   

  • Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection  

  • Onsite café at great subsidised rates   

What we’re looking for:  

  • Qualified IIA, ACCA, CIMA or ACA.  

  • Broad-based audit experience across multiple business functions and areas (previous FS experience essential).  

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  

  • Strong communicator (verbally and in writing).  

  • Analytical approach to delivering pragmatic and practical solutions to control issues.  

  • A demonstrable track record of delivering to deadlines.  

  • IT literacy, including word processing, spreadsheet and database packages  

  • Knowledge of SQL writing is useful but not essential.  

Who are we:  

Here at N Brown we serve our customers through distinct brands; we are experienced, gained from over 160 years of trading; Inclusive as we believe in fashion without boundaries; sustainable as we strive to make as little impact on the planet and focused on the future as we are ALWAYS looking for ways to develop our business and serve our customers better.   

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check; having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams.