Senior Internal Auditor

University of Birmingham - Finance Office

Here’s an exciting opportunity to join an Internal Audit team that is part of a world-class institution based in Birmingham and spreading its influencing across the world.

The University of Birmingham is a thriving and dynamic organisation, acknowledged as one of the world’s top 100 universities. Established in 1900 we have a rich history of teaching and research, and a strong reputation locally, nationally and internationally. We continue to grow, invest and develop to achieve our vision of “making important things happen”. The University is in the midst of a transformational campus redevelopment with projects of over £600m creating outstanding new facilities for our students, staff and the local community. As a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, we are the first to open a campus in the international education hub of Dubai. We are investing in our IT systems to deliver top-end functionality, slick processes and clear reporting.

We build from a strong base. Our teaching was given the highest “Gold” rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework. We have cutting-edge partnerships with blue chip companies and leading universities across the globe. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts houses over 150 pieces from artists including Monet, Turner and Van Gogh. We established a secondary school to enhance the educational opportunities for a diverse range of students.

We are looking for an engaged, empathetic, pragmatic Senior Internal Auditor to join our team. You’ll know the basics of internal auditing, but be able to demonstrate advanced skills in delivering it. You won’t be a “tick-box” auditor; you’ll be able to develop relationships up and across the organisation, understand the environment we operate in and our objectives, positively challenge senior stakeholders, be brave enough to ask “are we doing too much?” and get to the heart of the issues we face. Our audit plans are wide and varied, from Home Office visa compliance to project management to financial controls to radiation safety systems to IT applications. You’ll get the support you need, but you’ll be confident in your ability to pick up new areas. Our Internal Audit approach is also changing, with the introduction of data analytics tools, audit management software and a more visual reporting style using PowerPoint. 

In return you’ll get a locally-based role primarily on campus in the Aston Webb building, access to a defined benefit pension scheme, and an enviable work-life balance through our flexi-time scheme and a generous 40 days of holiday made up of 25 days annual holiday, seven closed days, and eight bank holidays. 

If this interests you, and you want to help us make important things happen, step this way…..

Informal enquiries can be made to: Jon Darling;

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote Job Ref 58508 in all enquiries.

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