Internal Audit Manager - International Brewery (30% Travel)

Michael Page
Woking, Surrey
£60000 - £65000 per annum + 6000 Car, 15% Bonus and other benefits
11 Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018
Rebecca Scuffam
Contract type
Part time

Working in the internal audit team of an international organisation with 10% Y.O.Y growth. Responsibility for internal audit and enterprise risk management. Moving into core finance after 1 or 2 years and travelling 25% to European sites.

Client Details

Our client is an international brewery who are based in the UK with a strong global presence. The company has a portfolio of well-established and iconic brands based in locations such as Italy and The Netherlands.

They operate on a stand-alone basis and, with previous growth rates of circa 10% for the last 2 years, they have a clear remit to continue strengthening their position.

The organisation owns world-class production facilities and has a highly trained workforce of approximately 1,900 associates and industry leading capabilities.

This exciting organisation has an ambitious, high-performance culture. It seeks employees with a challenger mind-set, that thrive in fast paced, market facing environments. It offers talented individuals a unique opportunity to work in world-class, collaborative teams while assuming high levels of personal accountability to deliver on the company's mission.


1. Internal Audit

  • Work with senior executives to plan audit activities.
  • Partner effectively through an understanding of the business risks, challenges and opportunities.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the group-wide, risk-based Internal Audit plan, providing risk-responsive, proactive input;
  • Monitor and maintain the independence of self and managed internal audit professionals;
  • Periodic reporting of activities and outputs to applicable governance forums, Executive Leadership, and to the Head of Internal Audit;
  • Support and facilitate the personal performance, learning and career development of direct reports.

2. Enterprise Risk Management & Reporting

  • Facilitate and support of the risk identification process under the Risk Management and Reporting process, preparing meaningful output; and
  • Alignment of Internal Audit group-wide, risk-based plan to the Enterprise Risk Management outputs.

3. Other

  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management;
  • Co-ordination with other internal and external assurance providers;
  • Performance management, career development and functional coordination related to the delivery of the Internal Audit plan for up to two internal auditors based within the Group's operating units;
  • Planning and monitoring of internal audit budget;
  • Improve and sustain the awareness and relevance of Internal Audit services within the business;
  • Identify and communicate the impact of industry or regulatory developments, trends or legislation to management;
  • Execute ad-hoc requests/investigations/consultancy


Internal Audit:

  • Knowledge of leading practice audit procedures, including risk-based planning techniques and audit testing methodologies.
  • Understanding of business and operational risk and control processes and methodologies (e.g. COSO), and IT concepts and methodologies.


  • Understanding of corporate and financial risk management frameworks.
  • Ensure that the most appropriate risk evaluation and reporting methodology for the organisation is selected and implemented and that a continuous feedback loop to report on remaining risks, adapt policy and refine procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of best practise corporate governance, internal financial controls and some exposure to financial control requirements in other jurisdictions (eg SOX)
  • Knowledge and understanding of centralised processes and controls (i.e. shared service centres).


  • At least 6 years working in an external audit, internal audit and/or assurance advisory.
  • Language skills preferred (ideally Dutch or Italian)


  • Dynamic and proactive
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communicator both oral and written and the ability to communicate effectively with senior people.
  • Excellent people management skills and ready to contribute towards an exceptional and high-performing team.
  • Able to exercise professional judgement objectively and independently.
  • Passion for learning
  • Ability to apply logical, systematic and analytical thinking to problems, developing business focused recommendations
  • Ethical and honest, high level of integrity, trust, objectivity and confidentiality.

Job Offer

  • Rare opportunity for an internal auditor to have a set career path to an FD position
  • 30% travel to Italy, the Netherlands as well as r.o.w
  • Part of a fast growing and leading brewery
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Close working relationships with the head of internal audit
  • Exposure to senior stakeholders including the Group Board
  • Make a real difference to processes and controls within a high growth organisation
  • Exposure to group functions giving you a broad understanding of the business as a whole
  • £60-£65k + £6k car + 15% bonus
  • Potential to increase bonus to 30% dependant on personal and business performance

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