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Internal Audit Associate

Haywards Heath / Salary: From £23,000 depending on experience / Department: Corporate Governance / Hours: Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm (35 hours per week)

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Internal Audit Associate to join our Corporate Governance department in Haywards Heath.

The successful candidate will primarily support to the Internal Audit Executive in the day-to-day performance and delivery of the First Central Group Limited (‘FCG’) and subsidiary companies’ internal audit programmes. 

Main job responsibilities:

•    Consider relevant regulatory authority rules, regulations, principles and codes of practice in the delivery of the internal audit programmes
•    Gain awareness of the UK Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors Standards and apply such standards in accordance with the internal audit programmes
•    Keep abreast of trends in the insurance industry relevant to audit requirements
•    Support the internal audit function in the delivery of fieldwork and maintenance of working papers in relation to internal audits
•    Support the delivery of the Board approved group internal audit framework and internal audit policies
•    Monitor the agreed internal audit recommendations by maintaining the internal audit action logs for FCG and its subsidiary companies, to include review of evidence to support the closure of agreed actions
•    Collate the findings of any external audits performed on FCG and its subsidiary companies and monitor agreed actions to ensure that confirmation is received in respect of their completion 
•    Support internal audit engagement planning activities by preparing required documentation, including audit scopes and templates
•    Liaise with the risk function to collate relevant risk information to support the development of internal audit engagement plans and provision of required control evidence 
•    Ensure that all internal audit policy and procedure documents are periodically reviewed and updated
•    Ensure compliance with corporate and other relevant standards and regulations at all times (including the Group internal audit framework and Treating Customers Fairly policy)

Skills & experience required

•    Demonstrable experience of working in an audit environment is desirable
•    Experience of working in the general insurance industry
•    Some knowledge of legal and/or corporate governance process is preferable
•    An investigative and intuitive mind-set is essential
•    Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
•    Problem-solving skills with the ability to translate problems and find resolutions
•    Good organisational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
•    Knowledge of FCA rules, regulations, principles and codes of practice
•    Knowledge of the UK Financial Reporting Council Code of Conduct on Corporate Governance
•    Overview knowledge of other legislations (i.e. Companies Act, Health and Safety at Work Act)

If you’re interested in this role and have the skills and experience required, we want to hear from you today!
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