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Internal Auditor

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Reference number: CEOD00170

Closing date: 17th June 2021

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About the role

Join our Internal Audit team and you’ll be involved in a wide variety of work that has a positive impact on our whole business. Internal Audit help the board and executive management to protect NFU Mutual’s assets, reputation and sustainability. How? By assessing if major risks are identified, reported and controlled effectively.

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Internal Auditor to conduct and where appropriate, lead assigned audits and reviews producing high quality reports of findings, with recommendations to bring about improvements to processes and controls to mitigate risk. The successful candidate will build and maintain effective working relationships with key business stakeholders to ensure the effective delivery of departmental objectives and to promote a robust control environment for the assigned business area. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to a range of teams involved in writing General Insurance business and handling claims such as customers services, our local agencies and pricing.

You will analyse, identify and prioritise financial and operational risks within assigned areas of operation in order to contribute to the production of the annual audit plan. Collect and analyse information and conduct tests, in line with agreed scope and plans, to detect deficient or non-existent controls, inefficiencies, fraud or non-compliance with regulations, Group policies and standards. You will evaluate and advise on risks and internal controls against changing trends and market/external practices to identify opportunities to improve internal controls aligned with risk appetite. Track and verify through follow-up audit actions, to ensure completion of departmental actions in accordance with agreed timescales and criteria. Conduct research and develop a detailed awareness of the assigned business area to ensure understanding of the business objectives, known and emerging risks and controls relevant to the area.

What we're looking for

The successful candidate must be ACA/IIA qualified (or equivalent), and ideally have a background within Financial Services or another regulated environment is desirable. You will have knowledge or experience of assessing risk and controls and designing audit programmes with support to reflect the operational and business environment. You will have an understanding of relevant international standards and quality benchmarks governing internal audit practice, including internal audit code of ethics. The ability to think independently and provide constructive challenge on individual audit engagements is key and you must have an enquiring and analytical mind. Stakeholder management experience is essential and you must be able to build strong working relationships.

What we can offer

Here at NFU Mutual we pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and have again been presented with the Gallup Great Workplace Award. Along with a supportive culture you can also look forward to some very attractive reward benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5%) 

  • Contributory pension scheme (maximum of 12% company contribution)

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (additional holiday purchase scheme)

  • Employee discounts 

  • Gym subsidy  

  • Health and wellbeing plan

  • Discounted Insurance on all NFU Mutual Policies

About us

One of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies, NFU Mutual has been meeting our customers’ needs for over 100 years.

Our employees are important to us. We empower and inspire them to perform, offer opportunities to grow and we recognise and reward their contribution. They are proud to work for a company that respects them and broader communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable so we are successful now, and in the future.

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Working for NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 100 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.