Role details

Senior Internal Auditor

Manchester   •   £45,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Internal Auditor in a world leading pharmaceutical company
  • Opportunities for international travel

About Our Client

We are working with a world leader in the science industry. With offices worldwide and revenus of over $15 billion our client is looking for someone who can strive in this innovative, forward thinking business. Devoted to the development of science through research our client works with the aim of making a difference to the global environment. They also emphazise the importance of creating a positive working environment for their employees and uphold a strong sense of social responsibility.

Job Description

As the Manchester based Senior Internal Auditor in this International pharmaceuticals company you will conduct internal financial audits and risk assessments including testing and documenting financial records for integrity and transaction accuracy. You will be required to prepare audit plans and understands the specific issues to be evaluated. You will execute internal audits within established business process controls and reports discrepancies. You will develop formal written reports to communicate audit results to management and makes recommendations as appropriate. You also may facilitate work of external auditors during on-site visits which requires audit knowledge and skills in finance/accounting.

Key responsibilities include:-

  • Perform audits resulting in assurances that our internal controls and processes meet world-class standards
  • Work closely with management teams in developing audit findings and recommendations regarding business process optimization, profit improvement, internal control and compliance
  • Participate in annual Sarbanes-Oxley assertion and attestation process
  • Participate in a variety of special projects
  • Assist with the development of risk assessments and audit plans
  • Assist in establishing common processes, policies, and procedures across a multi-location, international company.

The Successful Applicant

A successful Senior Internal Auditor will show:-



  • Strong team building skills and the proven ability to work with a diverse group of people


  • Ability to develop high levels of credibility and forge solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers, and management are prerequisites to success in this position
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and focus on exceeding goals and results.
  • Self motivated and ability to work independently
  • Effective communication skills
  • The role requires around 40% travel per annum, primarily within Europe with one or two long-haul trips, eg Australia, China.



The successful applicant must hold a Bachelors Degree in accounting or finance and ACA/ACCA/ACMA qualified as well as:-

  • 4-5 years audit or industry accounting experience either in the public accounting sector or internal audit
  • Sarbanes-Oxley audit/financial experience
  • Strong accounting background

What's on Offer

Up to £55,000 plus car allowance, based in Manchester.

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