Senior Auditor

Location: Derby, North West

Organisation: Finance

Department: Finance

Required Security Clearance: SC

Job Title & Location  

Senior Internal Auditor – Manchester or Derby

Rolls-Royce SMR are looking to appoint a Head of Internal Audit. This is a newly created role which will work with the Director of Internal Audit to build and develop an Audit team.

SMR Headline Info

Rolls-Royce SMR was established with one clear goal - to deliver clean, affordable energy for all.

Rolls-Royce SMR offers a radically different approach to delivering nuclear power, we have drastically reduced the amount of construction activities and transformed the delivery environment, from a large complex infrastructure programme into a factory built commoditised product.

Rolls-Royce SMR uses established nuclear technology and know-how to offer a low cost, deliverable, global, scalable, and investable solution, that can be rolled out around the world.

About the position

The Senior Internal Auditor (SIA) will form part of a small team of internal audit staff and will be responsible for delivering audit assignments to support delivery of the annual Internal Audit Plan for RR SMR. The postholder will also support the development of more junior colleagues to build the capability of the internal audit function.

The SIA will report to the Head of Internal Audit (HIA) and will work closely with colleagues across the Company to deliver a strong, value-added service, with a focus on strategic risks and opportunities facing the Company. Internal Audit plays a key role in supporting management to establish an efficient and effective organisation with robust governance arrangements and a proportionate control environment.  The SIA will need to demonstrate resilience and tact in the face of challenge from senior staff, including negotiation to overcome such situations, with the support of their line management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading all aspects of an audit assignment, to ensure that it is completed effectively, and that all work meets professional and quality standards
  • Carrying out the complex and specialised areas of an audit review
  • Engage closely with audit customers and colleagues to generate commitment to agreed goals
  • Communicate using appropriate styles, methods and timing, to maximise understanding and impact
  • Providing professional consultancy/ad hoc advice on risk, governance and control
  • Contributing to the development of the internal audit plan and processes.
  • Acting as line manager to trainee auditors as the need arises.
  • Role model enthusiasm and energy about their work and encourage others to do the same.

Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A professional qualification in Internal Audit or accountancy is required (i.e. Chartered Auditor/CMIIA or CCAB qualified member)
  • Successful track record of building relationships and influencing a diverse stakeholder community to adopt good practice internal controls and risk management processes
  • Experience of developing and delivering high-quality, strategic risk-based internal audits

Pay and Benefits

A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus. Salary is up to £50,000 + benefits
A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.
Travel: The primary locations for this role would be Manchester or Derby. Flexible / hybrid working are available.
Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required.

Who we are

Rolls-Royce SMR’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme is the first of its kind in the UK,

with the opportunity to develop a factory-built nuclear power plant that is deliverable and scalable at a global level.

A Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470mw of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll-out of renewable generation.

In addition to stable base load power, Rolls-Royce SMRs will be able to provide energy for the Net Zero manufacture of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, to support the path to Net Zero and the decarbonisation of transport.

When fully operational the Rolls-Royce SMR programme is forecast to create 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generate £52bn in economic benefit.  

Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, the organisation is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.

How to apply

Rolls-Royce SMR is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Come join us and help us build a global company where we're all proud to belong. Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate.

Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day

If you are not yet ready to apply, but would like to find out more, please contact Craig Saxby at Morson – to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.