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Internal Audit Manager

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Date: 22-Sep-2022

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic, we strive to be the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow. We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.
As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.

Our story started in 1938 as a product that was an affordable source of vitamins to the Great British public. Originally selling Tomato Juice, followed by other juices and mixers, the brand has continued to evolve, becoming a fantastic core range of fruit juice and soft drinks sold across the globe.
 
You will know some of these brand and most likely have some in your homes, such as Robinson's cordials, Tango, R White's Lemonade, J20, Pepsi and 7up.
We have operations in Great Britain, Ireland, France & Brazil and have been taking our brands around the world, exporting to over 50 countries and working with carefully chosen partners to franchise our brands. 

About the Role:
Internal Audit is highly regarded by management at Britvic and this is a high-profile role with wide exposure to the Executive Team and senior management across the business. As a core member of the Internal Audit team you will support Britvic’s goals through providing independent assurance to the Audit Committee on the effectiveness of the internal control and risk management environment. You will achieve this through delivering a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal control, risk management and governance, as well by providing advice designed to add value.
 
The role requires excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships across the Britvic business, as well as strong technical capability and commercial acumen in order to provide advice on internal controls and new ideas and solutions.  
 
In conjunction with guidance from the Head of Audit you will conduct high quality audits providing objective assurance over the key risks, working closely with key stakeholders to achieve a high level of buy in for the findings and recommendations. In addition, you will provide advice on control and process design on major projects with a significant process change as well as assurance on major projects.
 
This is an exciting opportunity to join an important function in the delivery of Britvic’s strategic objectives; it is a very commercial and broad role with significant opportunity for career progression through the organisation. 
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Instrumental in supporting the development of the audit planning approach including an update of the risk universe for changes in the business strategies and risks and implementation of a robust risk-based methodology to determine audit priorities. 

  • Support the Head of Audit and Audit Manager in developing internal audit scope, developing as well as performing audit procedures, and preparing high quality, clear and concise audit reports 

  • Partner with management and auditees in the development of practical and cost-effective recommendations for improvement. 

  • Build and maintain strong relationships across the organisation in order to understand issues, influence and facilitate change, get complete buy-in on audit recommendations and follow through of audit actions.

  • Be a trusted advisor to business partners in delivery of advice related to the internal controls, raising awareness of control related issues and on major projects with a high control and process content

  • Work closely with the risk management team and attend risk management meetings when required

  • Prepare Audit Committee and Finance Leadership Executive reporting summaries 

  • Support the Head of Audit and Director of Audit, Risk & Compliance to deliver the Internal Audit transformation and build a high performing team

  • Stay current with industry, business and corporate governance changes and assess possible links to the internal control environment and the audit plan

 
Experience & Skills Required:
  • Excellent written, verbal communications skills, with some experience of presenting to senior stakeholders. 

  • Outstanding critical thinker and problem solver 

  • Attention to the detail but also ability to see big picture

  • FMCG or retail experience is desirable

  • Working knowledge of project assurance and risk management is desirable.

  • Strong ability to prioritise, self-manage and work independently

  • People management experience, with the ability lead and coach team members as required

  • Whilst this is not a purely IT audit role, experience of auditing IT general controls is desirable.

  • Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.

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Qualifications:
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 5 years post qualified experience of Internal and/ or External Audit 

  • IT Audit qualifications (e.g. CISA) desirable, but not essential

  • Degree or Equivalent desirable

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint etc.)

  • SAP desirable

What we Believe - We're Striving for better
 
Our Purpose
We give our all to creating products people truly love. Together, we are united by one shared purpose: enjoying life's everyday moments.
 
Our Vision
The world around us is changing - and we must evolve too. We're on a mission to become the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow.
 
Our Values
At Britvic everything we do is informed by our values. It's the way we act in order to achieve our goals and nurture a culture we can all feel proud of.
We care - We care deeply about our brands, our role in society and our impact on the planet. But above all, it's the happiness and health of our people that always comes first.
We're courageous - We're free to dream big, act bravely and lead with heart to deliver breakthrough outcomes.
We own it - Our Integrity, how we work, show up and take accountability matters. We do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way. We say what we mean, and do what we say.
We act with Pace - We cut through complexity, responding to opportunities or challenges with agility and pace. We listen to understand, identify solutions and are trusted to deliver.
We're stronger together - We are open, collaborative and inclusive, respecting and learning from each other's unique contributions, while celebrating our collective success. 
 
We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact, this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.
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