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Group Internal Audit Manager Job

Date: 21-Jul-2021

Location: Liverpool, GB, L21 1LA

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - Group Internal Audit Manager


At Peel Ports we’re already one of the UK’s leading port and logistics companies with ambitious plans to grow and transform the supply chain to benefit our customers. With multiple settings across the UK and a huge choice of career paths, our business offers exciting opportunities. Much of our success depends on our unrivalled facilities and technology. But in our sector, it always comes down to having the right talent. So, if you’ve got what it takes to rise to the challenge, then a potential future with Peel Ports could be for you.


Applicants are invited to apply for the above vacancy within the Group Finance Team based at the Port of Liverpool.


Role Purpose: Lead the Group’s internal audit activity and maintain a recognised good practice approach to all aspects of the internal audit function.



This role will include the following responsibilities:


- Review and develop an enhanced approach to internal audit, subsequently regularly reviewing it to ensure the Group continues to be in line with established good practice (including maintaining up to date technical/other knowledge)

- Identify and promote opportunities to use data analytics and other IT-enabled approaches to internal audit, made possible by the Group’s ongoing implementation of an ERP system (SAP S/4 Hana)

- Ad-hoc projects to support commercial initiatives, including revenue assurance and contract disputes

- Present on a regular basis to the Audit and Risk Committee, including the preparation of papers of a professional standard

- Support the development of, and review/challenge, group-wide risk registers

- Engage with the external auditor as part of the audit planning procedures; there will be scope to develop this relationship in due course with a view to providing direct support to the external audit process

- Manage teams assembled to undertake certain projects (as appropriate)

- Develop and deliver a group-wide internal audit programme, focusing on internal controls, risk evaluation and commercial assurance


Applicants interested in this role should ideally possess the following skills and experience:


- Accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/IIA), with relevant experience in internal audit, and strong academic credentials in essential

- Big 4 or mid-tier practice background desirable

- Leadership skills, including demonstrable experience of successfully managing colleagues

- Strong project management, including experience of meeting multiple deadlines

- Excellent communication skills, including ability to engage at all levels of the organisation and to produce concise, professional and robust internal audit reports and papers

- Proactive approach with the ability to influence change and improve processes and controls

- Experience with data analytics and other IT-enabled approaches to internal audit projects, particularly in an ERP environment is advantageous

- Strong IT skills is essential, with knowledge of SAP being beneficial


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