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Internal Audit Financial Controls Manager

Job Title: Internal Audit Financial Controls Manager
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + £8K Car Allowance + Generous Bonus
REF: INTAUDI2208_1692699456
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
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Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Internal Audit Financial Controls Manager
North Hertfordshire (Hybrid 2-3 days)
Up to £70,000 + £8,000 Car Allowance + 30% Bonus

This role is working for a marketing leading international business with a genuinely supportive and progressive culture.

This is a newly created role that will be pivotal to the accuracy, integrity, and compliance of financial processes and systems across the Group. You will be fully engaged in assessing, designing, implementing, and monitoring effective financial controls and procedures to mitigate risks and ensure regulatory compliance.

We are seeking a Qualified Accountant with relevant experience of financial controls, External or Internal Audit experience with a strong understanding of financial controls, accounting principles, and risk management, combined with excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.

In Detail:
* Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of existing financial controls, processes, and procedures across the Group.
* Develop and implement robust financial control frameworks and standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with company policies and accounting standards.
* Conduct periodic risk assessments to identify control gaps, potential risks, and opportunities for improvement.
* Collaborate with cross-functional teams and external consultants to design and implement remediation plans to address control deficiencies and mitigate identified risks.
* Monitor and analyse financial transactions and systems to identify suspicious or fraudulent activity, errors or other anomalies.
* Carry out regular and ad hoc internal audits to monitor compliance with established controls and identify potential improvements.
* Keep abreast of changes in accounting standards, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices related to financial controls.
* Provide guidance and training to finance and operational teams on control procedures, policies, and compliance requirements.
* Support the Statutory Reporting Manager in preparing for external audits, liaise with auditors to provide necessary documentation and support during audit engagements.
* Generate comprehensive reports and presentations to communicate control findings, recommendations and progress to management.

Skills & Experience:

* Qualified ACA/ACCA
* Strong knowledge of financial controls, risk management principles, and accounting practices.
* Familiarity with regulatory requirements (e.g., SOX, COSO) and experience in implementing and maintaining compliance frameworks.
* Proficiency in analysing financial data, identifying control weaknesses, and proposing effective solutions.
* Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
* Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and strategically.
* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders and explain complex financial concepts.
* Proficiency in using financial software and systems (e.g., ERP systems, data analysis tools).
* Ability to create practical solutions in a developing technology environment.

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