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Internal Audit Manager

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Date: 08-Jun-2019

Location: Hemel Hempstead, GB

Company: Britvic

Internal Audit Manager - (Financial Audit, FMCG, ACA or ACCA)

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. The Internal Audit Manager supports 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 overseeing delivery of 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 based on best practise.

The role requires excellent interpersonal skills to build 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. 

Together with the Internal audit and risk team and co-source partners for specialist audits, you will execute 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 and it is a very commercially focused and broad role with significant opportunity for career progression through the organisation. The importance of the Internal Audit Manager role is heightened given the dynamic and competitive industry environment and the focus on driving growth in Britvic’s strategy through innovation and International expansion.

At present we have around 20-25 internal audits a year and we need someone who inst afraid to push back when challenged by the business. You will look at the Audits and then make a plan of the things requiring change and a plan to fix them and make sure this happens. You should be comfortable working with other Audit managers and partnering with the business to ensure the changes happen.

Travel may be required when an Audit is taking place of a week or slightly more to other office locations.

Solihull, Ireland, France you will be based in Head office in Hemel Hempstead on a full time basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build 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
  • Contribute towards the development of the annual audit plan, 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 priority
  • Develop internal audit scope, performing audit procedures, and preparing high quality, clear and concise audit reports
  • Work closely with the risk management team and attend risk management meetings when required
  • Work closely with PLC finance on the development and roll out of a group wide control framework that can be used to promote ownership of controls within the business unit, as a form of assurance and an input into the annual audit planning process.
  • Contribute to the preparation of papers for the Audit Committee summarising findings and recommendations from audits and recommending the annual audit plan
  • Leverage best practice from the co-source provider and stay current with industry, business and corporate governance changes and assess possible links to the internal control environment and the audit plan.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with 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 consumer/ retail experience is desirable
  • Working knowledge of project assurance and risk management is desirable.
  • Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.
  • Time management, organisation and project management skills
  • Ability to assess adequacy of internal processes and controls and suggest tangible improvements. Techniques around data analysis desirable. 


  • ACCA or ACA post-qualification experience in Internal and External Audit
  • Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint etc.)
  • Degree or Equivalent desirable
  • SAP desirable


Britvic is on a journey to become the world’s most creative, dynamic and admired soft drinks company by the year 2020. With a strong position both in the UK and internationally, we are looking to build on our success to date with ambitious global growth, taking our existing brands to new markets, innovating into new opportunity spaces, and acquiring new brands to extend our portfolio reach. We are focussed on building upon our successes by recruiting the best and brightest talent in order to have a well-balanced employee population that reflects our diverse society, customers and consumers.



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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