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Internal Audit Manager

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Finance
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

Dyson is a global technology company with a unique philosophy - to solve problems that others ignore, first. It transforms every category it enters with radical and iconic re-inventions that work, perform and look very different. 

Five years ago 80% of Dyson’s business was full-sized vacuum cleaners. Today, its digital motor powered cordless vacuums, robots, Airblade hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters are powering its growth in 75 countries around the world. 2015 saw the addition of Jake Dyson Light to the portfolio, and in April 2016 Dyson took its biggest leap yet, revolutionising the world of health and personal care with the launch of the Dyson Supersonic™ Hairdryer and since then bringing new pioneering Personal Care machines to market through Dyson Airwrap and Dyson Coralle.

Dyson is rapidly expanding; in its new and core categories, and across all of its global markets. The next five years are going to be Dyson’s biggest and busiest yet. By 2025, there will be 100 new machines, 3 new product portfolios and Dyson’s headcount will have grown. With this pace of growth, these ambitious plans, and the complexities of global expansion, it is natural that Dyson is now thinking about the best ways to organise itself and manage its exciting new product ranges to best effect. 

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit Operations within the global Internal Audit & Risk team, you will individually contribute in providing an independent assessment on the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes globally; and help ensure that potential improvements are identified and implemented.  You will also act as business partner to designated business units.This role will provide a unique insight into how the Group operates internationally and involves high levels of exposure to senior management.The role requires previous internal audit experience, preferably within a global technology company that designs, manufactures and sells products directly to the consumer.  The role will also line manage members of the Finance Graduate/Intern scheme for the period they rotate through the Internal Audit & Risk team.   Main Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Apply the function’s Engagement Strategy, specifically acting as business partner to designated parts of the organisation, with the aim of increasing the team’s understanding of the business and vice-versa
  • Provide input to the Internal Audit Plan for agreement by the Audit Committee
  • Agree the objectives / scope of audit reviews and resulting remedial actions directly with senior management
  • Perform audit reviews in accordance with the agreed Internal Audit plan, individual review objectives and the function’s methodology
  • Discuss findings with senior management on a timely basis 
  • Deliver high quality reports that succinctly identify practical opportunities to improve the effectiveness of internal controls
  • Track progress in addressing agreed audit actions and effectively support the timely closure of audit issues through direct liaison with senior management
  • Provide input and insights to Senior Staff Group, Executive Council, Board and Audit Committee reports as required
  • Contribute to initiatives aimed at developing and improving the Group’s internal control, risk management and governance frameworks; and improving the Internal Audit & Risk function
  • Act as a point of contact for governance, risk and control queries, driving and sharing best practice across the Group
  • Assist with other ad-hoc projects and investigations as required

About you

Qualifications:
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent from a recognised institution
  • Qualified accountant or equivalent professional qualification (e.g. Certified Internal Auditor) 

Key Competencies:
  • Demonstrates the highest levels of integrity at all times
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
  • Confidence to work autonomously to deliver high quality results
  • Proactive and commercial approach to problem solving
  • Experience in developing relationships with senior management across all areas of the business and to influence these stakeholders to effect change
  • Good understanding of the key risks, expected controls and effective auditing techniques in respect of in-house and contract manufacturing of consumer products 
  • Drive to understand all aspects of the operations of Dyson Group
  • Calm under pressure
  • Diplomatic when presenting findings while remaining robust under challenge
  • Credibility at senior management level, including with C-level Executives
  • Willingness to travel internationally 

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

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