Apprentice Internal Auditor

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Apprentice Internal Auditor

  • Post Date:5th September 2023
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Job Description

Purpose Of RoleThe primary purpose of the role is to support the delivery of internal audits across the entire Synthomer group, to provide assurance to the Synthomer Executive Committee and Board that the risk, governance and internal control frameworks within Synthomer are well designed and operating effectively.The Internal Auditor (Apprentice) will be responsible for assisting the internal audit function in delivering the internal audit plan. Under the guidance of the Internal Audit Managers, the Internal Auditor (Apprentice) will perform risk assessment procedures, process and controls review and testing, assist in the preparation of the internal audit reports and the monitoring of audit findings, and perform ad-hoc duties as required by the internal audit function.Main AccountabilitiesInternal Auditor Training:

  • Acquire and build work experience and develop essential internal audit skills and qualification.
  • Undertake training and exams with a view to becoming a chartered Internal Auditor within 3 years

Audit Planning

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Internal Audit Managers and Internal Audit team:
  • Develop an understanding of the audit area and processes under review
  • Perform risk assessments to inform the objective and scope of work to be performed.
  • Develop a detailed test programme to support the delivery of the overall audit objective, and ensure audit work is effectively focussed on areas assessed as higher risk.

Audit Fieldwork

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Internal Audit Managers and Internal Audit team
  • Carry out basic audit tests, this will include performing walkthrough procedures to assess the effectiveness of the design of controls, and performing testing of the effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Document the audit testing to ensure audit objectives are achieved and appropriately evidenced.

Audit Reporting

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Internal Audit Managers and Internal Audit team
  • Discuses audit findings with process owners and agree appropriate management actions and timeframes for implementation.
  • Summarise issues arising from your audit testing for inclusion the audit report

Management Actions

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Internal Audit Managers and Internal Audit team
  • ollow-up actions to ensure updates are received, analysed and reported accurately, and that senior management is appropriately engaged.

Annual Audit Planning

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Internal Audit Managers and Internal Audit team, support the development of the annual risk based Internal Audit plan.

Skills And Knowledge

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline
  • Passion to build a career within Internal Audit
  • Analytical skills with ability to interpret a broad range of complex information
  • Proficient writing, presentation and listening skill
  • Strong ethical standards and high levels of integrity
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Logical thinker
  • Commercially aware
  • IT literate; with an understanding of the principles of data analytics

Location and Travel requirements:

  • Position based at the London (Pall Mall). Travel is expected to other global Synthomer locations, as required, in order to deliver internal audit activity

Why Synthomer?We are ambitious!We have grown significantly – both organically and inorganically. We are a FTSE 250 listed company, 22% of our revenue comes from newly commercialized products, and we’re recognized in the top-quartile for chemicals manufacturing safety.We believe in high challenge, high support!We are keen to let you contribute in real roles from day 1. We expect a lot, but offer a lot, too. This includes onboarding, induction and learning events, networking opportunities, mentoring and personal development planning. So, be up for an inspiring long-term career adventure.We personalize our approach to development!At Synthomer, you won’t find generic career tracks or development programs but rather a one-size-fits-one approach to employee development. We’ll partner with you to ensure you have the right experiences that build your capabilities and accelerate your career growth.