Senior Internal Auditor

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About The Role

DAS Group UK is looking for a proactive and analytical Senior Internal Auditor to join their high profile team in Bristol. This role will involve designing and executing internal audits to assist in identifying risk and the effectiveness of controls. This team is pivotal in providing insight and advice to senior management and the Board and Audit Committee.

Internal Audit works across the business and involves interaction at all levels of the organisation, including senior management. The Internal Audit team plays a key role in providing insight and advice to senior management and the Board / Audit Committee and is also a group-wide function that has regular interaction with its global counterparts in the ERGO / Munich Re group. The ‘one audit community’ approach leads to opportunities to share knowledge with other teams and participate on global audits. 

Some responsibilities of the role include:

  • Actively contributing to the development of the annual audit plan, the strategy for developing the internal audit team and the development of internal audit plans.
  • Keeping up to date with industry, professional, and regulatory requirements, including identifying areas of emerging practice. Delivering ideas and plans that help improve the quality and effectiveness of internal audit processes.
  • Maintaining relationships with and share knowledge with other assurance and control departments and external auditors.
  • Leading the process for tracking and reporting the implementation of measures to resolve Internal Audit findings (including reporting to business owners).
  • Reviewing the audit scope to identify and evaluate the main risks and controls. Review the business processes, identifying risks / controls and determining opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Engaging in ongoing stakeholder engagement, both internal and external, to identify emerging risks and opportunities.
About You

We are looking for candidates that have:

  • Sound knowledge of controls, risk management, compliance and corporate governance.
  • Excellent command of English and communications skills, both oral and written, with a natural inclination to engage first-hand in dialogue.
  • Excellent planning skills, with the ability to readily organise and digest information and apply good time management principles.
  • Excellent prioritisation skills, with the ability to identify areas of focus and to balance competing workloads.
  • Experience of engaging/meeting with executive senior management stakeholders.
  • Confident with experience of working under own initiative with little supervision.
  • Willingness to travel to do audits outside of Bristol (typically <15% of time)

It is desirable but not essential if you have:

  • Previous Internal Audit experience, preferably gained in a financial services or legal environment.
  • Good working knowledge of internal audit standards and practices, with the ability to apply this appropriately during the course of audit activities.
  • A relevant professional qualification (e.g. IIA, ICAEW).
  • Knowledge of data, technology and / or statistical and modelling techniques.
  • Experience of process mapping and use of relevant software.
About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS who are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe hold the coveted Investor In People award, demonstrating our dedication to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.