Next PLC

Internal Auditor - Qualified

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
23 Jan 2023
06 Feb 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description

Based out of our Leicester Head Office, you will be responsible for performing audit tasks and projects, providing assurance on key financial and systems controls across the whole of the business including Head Office, Online , Warehouse/Distribution and Retail Business areas.

As part of the internal audit team you will be focused on driving the business forwards and proactively managing risk and helping to manage risk in new initiatives.

We are looking for someone who is financially qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), potentially has a financial/corporate Audit background and someone who has a proactive, motivated and communicative approach with an eagerness to join a great team within a FTSE 100 company!

About the role

Take responsibility for assigned audit tasks, including planning, identifying key risks and controls, scheduling meetings, conducting the audit testing, drafting reports, holding closing meetings and following up recommendations.

  • Plan workloads to maximise productivity, working on several audits simultaneously
  • Provide high quality, user friendly audit deliverables and reporting, ensuring follow-through of improvements to ensure business risk is reduced.
  • Proactively make proposals for business cost savings / sales opportunities and initiatives as well as looking for ways to improve business processes and value add qualities.
  • Use analytics to push forwards tools for risk assessment and identifying key business opportunities to improve controls and increase efficiency
  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager in the on-going development of the internal audit function and processes around developing the annual audit plan.
  • Help deliver key projects being worked on by the business. Internal audit oversight is requested for all high profile projects.

About you

  • Qualified financial auditor ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Proven experience working in either financial roles or in audit practice
  • Experience of working on retail audits and FCA audits is an advantage
  • Excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills both in terms of self and managing upwards
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Extremely competent in report writing with good Excel skills
  • Great communication skills with the ability to build relationships quickly and influence at all levels in the business


  • Head Office Bonus Scheme – dependent upon Next Brand Profit targets being achieved (6% paid in 2020) Pays out in April, have to be in the business the previous year for it to pay out the following April
  • Employee Share Save Scheme (save up to £250 per month) offered once a year in October when share price is released. If the share price doesn’t increase, no money will be lost
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (After 3 Months 5% employee/3% employer)
  • Staff Discount of 25% (on most Next merchandise)
  • 25 days holiday entitlement (Increases with service) and can buy and sell up to 3 days a year up to the total of 33 days
  • Free access to Aviva’s Digital GP app
  • Free parking on site
  • On site Nursery in Enderby – rated outstanding by Ofsted
  • Restaurant, juice bar and coffee shop on site in Enderby. Restaurant and coffee shops in South Elmsall and Doncaster
About Us
You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

About some of our Benefits
  • ​25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking
Our aim is to support all applicants during the application process and to provide reasonable adjustments when ​​necessary and requested. If you would like to request support with your application due to any health condition, feel free to get in touch with us by calling us on 0116 284 6858 and leave a voicemail.
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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