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Swindon / Remote

The opportunity

At the heart of The Openwork Partnership there are over 4,200 financial advisers, based in nearly 700 firms, and supported by 600 colleagues in our central teams. Together we are a partnership and financial advice is what we do - it’s our shared history, our DNA. Whether you are planning a career with us, growing your business, protecting your family, or building a retirement plan… our purpose is to make it easier for you to face your future with confidence and optimism.

The Openwork Partnership brand continues to grow, both in terms of our adviser network and our colleagues across the Group.

As part of the transition to an in-house internal audit function, we are seeking an experienced Senior Internal Auditor to support the Head of Internal Audit in delivering a first-class Internal Audit service across Openwork. The role will be responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects as may be required from time to time. This position reports to the Head of Internal Audit.

This is a 6 month fixed term contract position.
 
Key accountabilities:
  • Supporting the Head of Internal Audit in developing and delivering the risk-based internal audit plan
  • Being accountable for planning and managing all aspects of internal audit assignments and ensuring the work meets all quality and professional standards required
  • Supporting continuous development of the internal audit function including review and input to the internal audit manual and procedures
  • Working with and leading third-party co-source auditors as may be required from time to time
  • Communicating insightful results to internal stakeholders, to ensure outputs are understood, and appropriate actions are agreed
  • Following up internal audit recommendations to ensure agreed actions have been adequately addressed by management
  • Develop a good rapport and solid business relationships with stakeholders to ensure understanding and acceptance of internal audit requirements, approach and reporting methods
  • Conducting special assignments/projects as requested by the Head of Internal Audit responding to emerging business risks
  • Promoting and supporting the business with risk management, governance and control best practice
The benefits:
  • Salary - Up to £70,000
  • Bonus scheme - on target bonus - 10%
  • Pension scheme - contribute up to 5% of your salary and Openwork will match you and put in an extra 5%
  • Critical illness cover
  • Income protection - 1x salary
  • Death in service - 4x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy up to an additional 10 days
  • A range of other flexible benefits to include private medical insurance, dental insurance and much more.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Professional internal audit or accountancy qualification (e.g., CMIIA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • A minimum of five years’ internal audit experience and practical application of current internal audit tools and techniques
  • Appreciation of sound risk management, governance and control practices
  • Experience working within a regulated Financial Services environment is essential, with experience within Wealth, Mortgage and Protection advice desirable.
  • Knowledge of the end-to-end internal audit cycle from developing the internal audit plan through to planning, executing and reporting on individual assignments
  • Experience of using data analytic techniques as part of Internal Audit planning, delivery and reporting would be advantageous
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Able to gather, analyse, and evaluate facts, and prepare and present concise oral and written reports
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Self-confidence/maturity, demonstrates commercial acumen
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities to achieve deadlines and plan effectively and efficiently
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision

Why us?

We're a dynamic, fast-paced, and growing business with huge ambition. This is all made possible by the brilliant people who are part of The Openwork Partnership family. We're investing heavily in our colleagues, continuously striving to give them the platform to develop personally and professionally and reach their full potential.

We’re also very proud of our culture, as one of the Best 100 Large Companies to work for in 2022. The Openwork Partnership values and respects individuality and we are committed to building an inclusive culture and environment where you can balance a successful career with your commitments and interests outside of work. We believe that you will bring your best self to work if you are trusted to choose when, where and how you do it.

On top of offering a modern workplace with bags of development opportunities, we also offer a highly attractive benefits package to reward you for your hard work. This includes a competitive base salary, an industry-leading annual bonus, enhanced pension, critical illness cover, income protection, and a range of other flexible benefits

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