Senior Auditor - TEMP

  • Job Reference: 37640
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £325 to £400 Per Day
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 26 weeks
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are recruiting for a Senior Internal Auditor to join on a 10-12 month maternity cover. You will be responsible for delivering audits on the internal audit and assurance plan and implements audit best practice across Thames Water. The role involves leading the delivery of audits, audit projects and other assigned assurance activities as well as executing audit improvement activities. You will be building strong relationships with business stakeholders whilst continuing to build the profile of the internal audit team.

What you will be doing as Senior Internal Auditor
  •  Lead and support the execution of compliance, financial, operational, programme and technology risk and controls reviews to relevant IIA standards and Thames Water methodology. This includes the planning, fieldwork and production of a final audit report with findings agreed by all levels of management up to and including Director level.
  • Ensure the facts of the audit findings, the risk severity and impact, and timing of remediation are fully supported, risk aligned and agreed by process/business owners. Ensure overall audit quality of Internal Audit activities and that they comply with the Internal Audit policy and manual.
  • Build successful business relationships with auditees and other stakeholders in the business, including managing action closure and peer review, to help ensure the audit team are delivering a best practice and value add service to the business.
  • Identify and evaluate areas for potential improvement in processes and controls while ensuring that all work is efficient and cost effective.
  • Assist the Audit Manager in developing and maintaining an infrastructure of audit methodology process, tools, and communication of audit results and provide business advisory consultations that are efficient and effective to support a high functioning audit department. 
What you should bring to the role
  • Degree qualified with relevant qualification i.e. ACA / ACCA / CIMA / CMIIA / CIA
  • Extensive experience of internal audit and risk 
  • Experience of delivering end-to-end audits including large infrastructure/asset projects and programmes
  • Experience of engaging with and reporting to Senior Management level staff
  • Ability to assess and suggest improvement to processes across diverse groups and business units
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities in a similar role
  • Proficiency to influence and gain trust of others where no formal authority exists
  • Objectivity and ability to challenge norms and standard operating processes
What’s in it for you? 
Daily rate - £325-£400 per day
Expenses: Excluded.
IR35 determination: Inside IR35.
Location: Hybrid, Reading.
Length of assignment: 10 - 12 Months
Required Start date: 1st August 2024

Who are we? 
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. 
Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all. 
But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part? 

Working at Thames Water 
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business. 

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings. 

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. 

Find out more about working at Thames Water. 

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.