Internal Audit Manager - International Brewery (30% Travel)

England, Surrey, Woking
£60000 - £65000 per annum + 6000 Car, 15% Bonus and other benefits
11 Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018
Rebecca Scuffam
Job Role
Audit, Risk
FMCG, Retail
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type

Working in the internal audit team of an international organisation with 10% Y.O.Y growth. Responsibility for internal audit and enterprise risk management. Moving into core finance after 1 or 2 years and travelling 25% to European sites.

Client Details

Our client is an international brewery who are based in the UK with a strong global presence. The company has a portfolio of well-established and iconic brands based in locations such as Italy and The Netherlands.

They operate on a stand-alone basis and, with previous growth rates of circa 10% for the last 2 years, they have a clear remit to continue strengthening their position.

The organisation owns world-class production facilities and has a highly trained workforce of approximately 1,900 associates and industry leading capabilities.

This exciting organisation has an ambitious, high-performance culture. It seeks employees with a challenger mind-set, that thrive in fast paced, market facing environments. It offers talented individuals a unique opportunity to work in world-class, collaborative teams while assuming high levels of personal accountability to deliver on the company's mission.


1. Internal Audit
  • Work with senior executives to plan audit activities.
  • Partner effectively through an understanding of the business risks, challenges and opportunities.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the group-wide, risk-based Internal Audit plan, providing risk-responsive, proactive input;
  • Monitor and maintain the independence of self and managed internal audit professionals;
  • Periodic reporting of activities and outputs to applicable governance forums, Executive Leadership, and to the Head of Internal Audit;
  • Support and facilitate the personal performance, learning and career development of direct reports.

2. Enterprise Risk Management & Reporting
  • Facilitate and support of the risk identification process under the Risk Management and Reporting process, preparing meaningful output; and
  • Alignment of Internal Audit group-wide, risk-based plan to the Enterprise Risk Management outputs.

3. Other
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management;
  • Co-ordination with other internal and external assurance providers;
  • Performance management, career development and functional coordination related to the delivery of the Internal Audit plan for up to two internal auditors based within the Group's operating units;
  • Planning and monitoring of internal audit budget;
  • Improve and sustain the awareness and relevance of Internal Audit services within the business;
  • Identify and communicate the impact of industry or regulatory developments, trends or legislation to management;
  • Execute ad-hoc requests/investigations/consultancy


Internal Audit:

  • Knowledge of leading practice audit procedures, including risk-based planning techniques and audit testing methodologies.
  • Understanding of business and operational risk and control processes and methodologies (e.g. COSO), and IT concepts and methodologies.

  • Understanding of corporate and financial risk management frameworks.
  • Ensure that the most appropriate risk evaluation and reporting methodology for the organisation is selected and implemented and that a continuous feedback loop to report on remaining risks, adapt policy and refine procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of best practise corporate governance, internal financial controls and some exposure to financial control requirements in other jurisdictions (eg SOX)
  • Knowledge and understanding of centralised processes and controls (i.e. shared service centres).

  • At least 6 years working in an external audit, internal audit and/or assurance advisory.
  • Language skills preferred (ideally Dutch or Italian)

  • Dynamic and proactive
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communicator both oral and written and the ability to communicate effectively with senior people.
  • Excellent people management skills and ready to contribute towards an exceptional and high-performing team.
  • Able to exercise professional judgement objectively and independently.
  • Passion for learning
  • Ability to apply logical, systematic and analytical thinking to problems, developing business focused recommendations
  • Ethical and honest, high level of integrity, trust, objectivity and confidentiality.

Job Offer
  • Rare opportunity for an internal auditor to have a set career path to an FD position
  • 30% travel to Italy, the Netherlands as well as r.o.w
  • Part of a fast growing and leading brewery
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Close working relationships with the head of internal audit
  • Exposure to senior stakeholders including the Group Board
  • Make a real difference to processes and controls within a high growth organisation
  • Exposure to group functions giving you a broad understanding of the business as a whole
  • £60-£65k + £6k car + 15% bonus
  • Potential to increase bonus to 30% dependant on personal and business performance