Internal Audit Senior – Bishop’s Stortford

Role Overview

  • You will work as part of the established Corporate team based in Bishops Stortford on a mixed portfolio of clients across a range of industries/sectors which will see you performing the accurate and efficient processing of client accounting information. This will be supervised to begin with but that will become more remote as your experience grows. 
  • The role demands the ability to speak to colleagues, clients and other contacts in a mature and professional manner whilst ensuring to maintain Price Bailey’s standards

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Client internal audit assignments: in house preparation and attendance at client premises (or via remote means where necessary) 70% of the role
  • 30% other duties such as ad hoc advisory assignments and presentation of findings from internal audit assignments
  • Identify the key internal audit contact for each internal audit assignment for each client
  • Liaison with clients to plan internal audit cycles based on client risk register and the wishes of representatives of ‘Those Charged with Governance’ of each client. This will include preparing terms of reference, agreeing dates for work to be carried out, agreeing client deliverables and a reporting timeline for review by Manager/Director/Partner.
  • Design internal audit tests and required paperwork prior to each assignment
  • Conduct internal audit tests and prepare supporting working papers during each assignment
  • Prepare for and carry out ad hoc projects/investigations for clients of an internal audit nature including due diligence reviews and fraud investigations.
  • Agree internal audit findings with management before findings are presented to the client.
  • Prepare reports associated with each internal audit assignment and circulate to representatives of ‘Those Charged with Governance’ of each client within three working weeks of the work being completed.
  • Review reports following feedback from representatives of ‘Those Charged with Governance’ of each client, making necessary changes. And agreeing necessary actions.
  • Agree and conduct any follow up work from internal audit visits in accordance with a time frame agreed with clients. This will also involve factoring findings and follow up work in the following year internal audit plan. This plan may be part of a three year cycle.
  • Control of own assignment time within pre-determined budget
  • Professional liaison with client and/or client’s staff
  • Oversee junior colleagues’ work and aid in their training when appropriate

Person Specification:

Work based competencies 

  • ACA/ACCA Part/Fully qualified
  • 2-3 years experience of planning and working on audits of various sizes
  • Client facing experience

 Behavioural Competencies

  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A highly professional appearance and attitude
  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn and take on new challenges
  • Highly organised with evidenced ability to manage time
  • Motivated and ambitious


Training & Development:

  • Continued professional development program
  • Annual performance reviews

Benefits Package:

  • Smart Working (see website for further details)
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • Social Activities/Charitable Events
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • 25 days Holiday (ability to purchase up to 5 extra days annually under our flexible benefits scheme)
  • Life Assurance
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Retail Discounts as part of UK 200 Group


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