Group Internal Audit Manager

03 August 20222022-08-03
South Yorkshire


Harworth Group plc is one of the leading land and property regeneration companies in the UK, owning and managing over 14,000 acres on around 100 sites in the North of England and the Midlands.

Premium listed on the London Stock Exchange, Success has been lead by a high-profile board with a business plan built on the foundations of the “Harworth Way” – strengthening the communities they work in, environmental sustainability, people-centric culture, developing strong partnerships and applying the highest standards of governance.

With an enviable list of employee benefits and work culture this is one of the best employers in Yorkshire.

The Group Internal Audit Manager will report into the General Counsel and Audit Committee and will ensure that there are effective financial, operational and governance controls in place across the business to mitigate and manage the Group’s principal and operational risks.

This role will establish and then manage the Group’s internal audit function which will include defining the scope of its roles and responsibilities.

A summary of the key duties and responsibilities;

  • To devise a rolling further assurance programme and associated resourcing plan, to be approved annually by the Audit Committee, which is informed by the evolving profile of the Group Risk and Assurance Map and covers all significant auditable controls across the business. It is anticipated this will include internal audit visits, system audits, and other assurance assignments.
  • To undertake and manage the assurance programme which will include completing internal workstreams as well as instructing specialist and supplemental external resource where necessary.
  • To undertake ad hoc assurance assignments
  • To engage proactively and collaboratively with senior management in operational teams to ensure they understand the scope and objective of assurance activities.
  • Where recommended improvements are mandated, to ensure that they are implemented in a timely and effective manner.
  • To provide ad hoc support to the business on risk identification and risk management. This will include liaising with the Company Secretarial Assistant, risk owners and risk champions to inform continuous work on the Group Risk and Assurance Map.
  • To work on ad-hoc projects, such as company acquisitions or business improvement projects, as and when required. These could be significant strategic projects with high complexity.
  • To work in conjunction with the Financial Accounting and Reporting team to implement new controls and processes where appropriate.
  • To maintain a direct reporting line into the Audit Committee including regular dialogue with the Chair of the Audit Committee.
  • To engage regularly with the external auditors to keep them informed of the internal audit work being performed and to perform work on behalf of the external auditors where required

The role would suit:

  • an experienced internal audit manager who is looking to step-up to establish and lead an internal audit function; or
  • a manager or senior manager (or equivalent) working within the internal audit team of a “Big 4” or mid-tier accountancy practice, who is looking to move in-house; or
  • a qualified accountant and manager or senior manager (or equivalent) at a “Big 4” or mid-tier accountancy practice with extensive audit experience

You will be rewarded with a competitive basic salary alongside a market leading benefits package which includes, car allowance, bonus, Holidays – 28 days + Statutory, Restricted Share Plan, Share Incentive Plan, Share Save Scheme, Enhanced Pension, Private Medical , Enhanced Maternity / Paternity Pay, Charity days plus many more.