Internal Audit Manager

Unite Group
Bristol, County of Bristol, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive + bonus + car allowance
25 Apr 2024
25 May 2024
Job role
Audit, Internal audit
Experience level
The Role

Unite Students fantastic Risk & Assurance team have an exciting opportunity for an experience Internal Audit Manager to join the team in Bristol.

This is a high profile position, representing Unite Students and its values and vision. Reporting to the Head of Risk, as part of the wider Risk & Assurance team, you will be focussed on governance including risk, controls, policy, compliance and data protection. The role includes line management responsibility of our industrial placement student.

The team provide assurance across the whole business to Finance, HR, IT, Operations, Property and Estates and you will be expected to use your skills in many diverse areas. The Risk & Assurance team are a trusted corporate advisory team, taking on a wide range of topics in many areas of the business. For this reason, it is important to have a track record of delivering results as well as excellent communication and influencing skills and above all, the determination to really make a difference.

What You`ll Be Doing
  • Provide independent third line assurance to our business on its Governance, Risk Management, and Control (GRC) arrangements.
  • Support the Head of Risk in the delivery of the annual internal assurance programme of reviews, leading and supporting individual audits across the organisation and its sites.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of internal assurance processes and audit quality management system
  • Undertake Finance controls testing on an annual basis
  • Act as a subject matter expert on the UK audit reforms and the impact it may have on our business
  • Prepare reports for stakeholders, including senior leaders, the Executive and Audit & Risk Committee
  • Work with the H&S, Fire, Data Protection and InfoSec teams to embed systems of control leading to ISO and other appropriate standards as appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with other teams in the business to support the design and implementation of a policy framework and compliance regime, embedding the three lines of defence model across company
  • Work with the L&D and Comms team to develop and implement all company training and awareness in relevant
  • Support the development of junior team members
  • Internal Audit matters
  • Contribute to reporting for senior leaders and relevant teams, identifying best practice and areas for improvement.
  • Support the Head of Risk with co-ordination of outsourced internal assurance provision and work collaboratively with them on assignments
  • Support the Head of Risk with estate wide operational compliance audits and engage collaboratively in improvement initiatives
  • Assist in the investigation of policy breaches/ incidents and maintain all required records
  • Represent the team at the working groups as necessary
What We`re Looking for in You
  • CIA, ACA or ACCA qualified
  • One to three years PQE with top / mid tier practice or equivalent experience
  • Ambitious, driven and high performer; wants to progress in a growing business
  • Self sufficient and able to prioritise and carry out tasks with minimum supervision
  • Management a complex and diverse workload and the ability to deal with conflicting and changing demands
  • The ability to influence decisions at executive management level
  • First class communication skills, impactful assertive and likeable
  • Team orientated and able to work collaboratively with other colleagues to deliver results
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ideally exposure to Oracle, AX, or comparable systems
  • Data Analytics knowledge (ACL, Visual Basic, Cognos)
What You`ll Get in Return
  • A discretionary annual bonus so you can share in the company`s success
  • 25 days` paid holiday and an annual holiday buying scheme, with 5 additional days awarded for long service
  • A generous pension scheme - employer contributions between 5% and 11% depending on how much you save
  • Various benefits to support your health and wellbeing including a Healthcare Cash Plan, an Employee Assistance Programme, a Wellbeing platform and a Gym benefit that you can share with your family and friends
  • Enhanced Family Leave including 18 weeks full pay for birthing parents and 4 weeks for non-birthing parents
  • Lots of other great benefits including an annual ShareSave scheme, Employee Life Assurance, a discounts portal and more!
About Unite Students

Founded in 1991, Unite Students is a FTSE 100 business and the UK`s leading provider of purpose-built student accommodation. You can find us in 25 leading university towns and cities, with 74,000 students calling US home! We are driven by our values, culture, and a commitment to develop diverse and inclusive teams, filled with positive energy and new ideas.

Instinctive inclusion. We know that to create and maintain a happy healthy organisation, we have to work hard to ensure inclusion isn`t just what we do but who we are.

People make Unite Students. Employees, students and neighbours all contribute to building environments where we can all thrive.

Room for Everyone

We`re proud to be an employer that embraces individuality, and we`re passionate about building inclusive teams. We focus on creating a collaborative culture where you can be you, where your voice is heard, and where you can truly belong. We take great pride in being rated Gold Investors in People and are constantly striving to provide the highest standard of learning and development opportunities and professional pathways for our people. Building a home for success, for both our employees and students, requires exceptional people with a passion for creating room for everyone, doing what`s right, keeping US safe, and raising the bar. Join us as we build better experiences for students that live with us.

We are US.

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