BAE Systems

Internal Audit Manager (Generalist, ESG & Other)

BAE Systems
Hampshire, Farnborough / Preston, Lancashire / Arkansas, England
19 May 2022
02 Jun 2022
Claire McCarragher
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Internal Audit Manager (Generalist, ESG & Other)

Are you a qualified and skilled professional with experience within Internal Audit OR a desire to move into Internal Audit? We currently have a vacancy for an Internal Audit Manager (Generalist, ESG & Other).

Internal Audit supports the CEO and Board in assessing the effectiveness of internal controls. This is achieved through a programme of reviews based on a continuous assessment of business risk across the Company.

Our roles are designed to empower high potential individuals with the ability to combine functional competence with an in-depth understanding of the wider business, enabling them to become leaders who are capable of managing complexity and driving change.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your career in a highly visible and influential role, one that offers considerable scope for new and innovative ideas, and one that will mature the critical leadership skills required in BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as Internal Audit Manager will involve:

You will be accountable for the planning, delivery and reporting of a range of audit and assurance assignments against the companies' key risks. Through audit assignments, you will play a critical role in analysing the effectiveness of controls in order to minimise risk and enhance business performance, whilst maintaining ethical business conduct and protecting the reputation of the Organisation. Acting as a primary interface to one of the businesses you could attend quarterly Audit Review Board meetings along with the Management Committee members and the senior Internal Audit leadership. Your audit reports will be written for, and read by, the Business Leadership and the Executive Committee of BAE Systems plc.

As our Shareholders, Customers and wider society demand more clarity and transparency of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) accountabilities, you will have an awareness of ESG implications for the Group and be keen to support the growth of assurance activity in this area.

Your skills and qualifications:

    Strong technical capability derived from experience in at least one of the following disciplines: Engineering, Project Management, Finance, Procurement, Commercial, and HR.
    Must hold a professional qualification demonstrating knowledge and expertise in the chosen field.
    Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse complex issues
    Ability to review, document and understand complex systems or processes
    Ability to write concise, professional and accurate management reports that deliver the key messages
    Ability to understand the usage of data within the business, and using appropriate techniques and tools, draw appropriate conclusions
    Hold a professional qualification demonstrating knowledge and expertise in the chosen field E.G - Finance (ACCA, CIMA qualified), Engineering (Chartered)

What we are looking for in you:

We are seeking an outstanding and ambitious candidate who has the ability to manage stakeholders, at various levels, and influence / challenge when needed. You will be ambitious and career driven.

Location: Ideally Farnborough or Preston, however other locations and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

Salary: Competitive


Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Head Office

We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Defence Information Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working

Our Head Office Business

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Head Office team, you'll be at the heart of this endeavour - working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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