Internal Risk and Audit Manager - FTC

London, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
GBP 10,000.00
01 Dec 2023
08 Dec 2023
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Job Description

As part of an in-house Internal Audit team, you'll deliver to time and quality a portfolio of internal audits across Sainsbury's Group as per the Audit plan. You'll own relationships with senior business stakeholders to support them in identifying and managing risks and assurance requirements. You'll support the continuous improvement activities and share external best practise and innovative thinking into our Internal Audit processes and methodologies.

The role is hybrid and based out of our Holborn office, you'd be expected to come into the office on average once per week.

About the role:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with auditees. This will involve supporting the stakeholder owners across Sainsbury's and Argos, for example updating the Auditable Divisional Risk Profile, developing audit proposals and risk maps.
  • Act with a good level of judgement during audit and advisory work.
  • Use tools available to pull data to inform audits and provide assurance and advice.
  • Driving a continual risk focus in the business through supporting the Senior Risk and Audit Manager in facilitating risk workshops and meetings to help management identify, assess and manage key business risks.
  • Support the Senior Risk and Audit Manager in developing an ongoing risk-based audit plan.
  • Manage workload to lead and deliver multiple audits in a number of divisions to meet time, cost and quality targets across all Sainsbury's sites.
  • Develop recommendations and actions that balance both commercial considerations and the assurance requirements of the business.
  • Provide real-time support, challenge and actionable insight to management when developing and implementing new processes including delivering business change projects.
About you:
  • A track record of delivering internal audits for an in-house audit team and / or through a professional services firm.
  • Demonstrable experience or understanding of risk, control and internal audit practices.
  • Proven experience in developing strong stakeholder relationships at different seniority levels.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter who requires little or no day-to-day support.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen and an ability to apply sound judgement.
  • Strong time management and project management skills to ensure work is delivered on time, to budget and to the expected quality.
  • Accounting / Internal Audit qualifications are preferred but not essential.


We'd all like amazing work to do, and real work-life balance. That's waiting for you at Sainsbury's. For a FTSE business, we move incredibly fast. When we're not handling projects, we're helping all corners of the wider group with what they're trying to achieve. And around here, you can see the results of your work as soon as you walk into a store, which gives you a real sense of purpose and responsibility. Better still, the team around you will listen to your ideas and opinions, and you'll have every chance to try something new. The sheer scale and complexity of our set-up means there's always something else around the corner, and we'll help and support you every step of the way. We're trusted to get on with it. So get ready to make things happen here.


We are committed to being a truly inclusive retailer so you'll be welcomed whoever you are and wherever you work. Around here, there's always the chance to try something new - whether that's as part of an evolving team or somewhere else across the business - and we take development seriously and promise to support you. We also recognise and celebrate colleagues when they go the extra mile and, where possible, offer flexible working. When you join our team, we'll also offer you an amazing range of benefits. Here are some of them:

Starting off with colleague discount, you'll be able to save 10% on your shopping online and instore at Sainsbury's, Argos, TU and Habitat, and we regularly increase the discount to 15% at points during the year. We've also got you covered for your future with our pensions scheme and life cover. You'll also be able to share in our success as you may be eligible for a performance-related bonus of up to 20% of salary, depending on how we perform.

Your wellbeing is important to us too. You'll receive an annual holiday allowance, and you can buy up to an additional week's holiday, and we provide private heathcare. We also offer other benefits that will help your money go further such as season ticket loans, interest free car loan of up to £10k, cycle to work scheme, health cash plans, salary advance (where you can access some of your pay before pay day) as well access to a great range of discounts from hundreds of other retailers. And if you ever need it there is also an Employee Assistance Programme.

Moments that matter are as important to us as they are to you which is why we give up to 26 weeks' pay for maternity or adoption leave and up to 4 weeks' pay for paternity leave.

Please see for a range of our benefits (note, length of service and eligibiity criteria may apply).

About Us

Sainsbury's company vision
Our vision is to be the most trusted retailer, where people love to work and shop. That means harnessing the talent, creativity and diversity of our colleagues to ensure that customers receive great service every time they shop with us.
If you would like to hear more about our vision and values, be sure to visit our corporate page.
We invest in training, development and multiple initiatives to ensure our teams feel enabled to offer the best shopping experience to our customers and that Sainsbury's is truly a 'Great Place to Work'.

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