Lead Internal Auditor

£55,596 - £62,546 yearly
  • Network Rail
  • Hybrid (Milton Keynes, UK)
  • 21 Mar, 2024
Full time Business Development General Business Head Office

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Lead Internal Auditor located in Milton Keynes who can make a difference to the railway by challenging our business to manage its risks more effectively and offer senior executives actionable recommendations. Additionally, you will mentor, train, and offer comprehensive guidance to your colleagues. Ideal candidates will possess expertise in identifying major risks to business objectives and have current experience evaluating the design, effectiveness, and efficiency of internal controls over significant organisational risks.

What does the average day look like?

The primary duty of this role is to lead and carry out scheduled internal audit assignments, emphasising a variety of subjects such as safety, health, asset management, environment, and significant change programmes.


The key day to day duties are;

Audit Delivery & Documentation: Deliver audits according to the scope and time estimates outlined in the agreed Terms of Reference (ToR) alongside preparing draft ToRs, Audit Programmes, and Audit Reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with organisational standards.

Leadership, Training & Development and Stakeholder Management: You’ll lead the Audit Team, providing direction and guidance to ensure the successful execution of audit programs as well as maintaining constructive working relationships with Auditees to facilitate effective communication and collaboration.

Quality Assurance: Review audit work conducted by the Audit Team to ensure proper conclusions are drawn from the performed work.


Person Specification / Essential Criteria

The ideal candidate should possess a professional qualification such as ACA, CIMA, ACCA, or IIA. Strong communication and interpersonal abilities, demonstrated through proficient written and verbal communication, including report drafting, are essential.

Being a collaborative team member is crucial, along with the capability to assume leadership roles. Previous experience in leading teams within a global management consultancy, professional services firm, or a large matrix organisation with expertise in internal audit or consulting is highly advantageous.

Moreover, you should be able to demonstrate proficiency in utilising core risk and control skills across various projects, encompassing traditional internal audits and advisory assignments aimed at enhancing controls and operational enhancements. Familiarity with leveraging data analytics to yield audit insights is considered beneficial.

Duration: Permanent

Location: This role is based in Milton Keynes; you must live within 75 minutes or willing to self-relocate.  

Band & Salary: Band 3C - £55,596 - £62,546

Closing date: 1st April 2024. On occasions, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes. Late applications may not be accepted.

Next Steps: Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.