Data & Technology Senior Internal Auditor

Location: Derby, North West

Organisation: Finance

Department: Finance

Required Security Clearance: SC

Senior Internal Auditor - Data & Technology – Manchester or Derby

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 Digital, Data & Technology Senior Internal Auditor ( DDaT 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.

This role will be predominantly focused on providing assurance over our Information Systems and Security arrangements to ensure we adequately protect our information and manage our data effectively.

  • Being involved in all stages of the audit lifecycle including planning, developing the scope, identifying key risks, developing and completing test programs, agreeing weaknesses and proposing actions with key stakeholders and documenting these for inclusion in reports.
  • Carrying out audit work under the supervision of the Head of Internal Audit, delivering clearly documented conclusions to agreed timescales and addressing, where relevant, risks of fraud, system failure, financial loss and reputational damage due to inadequate controls.
  • Drafting clear and concise audit reports, including supporting management to develop remedial actions for identified weaknesses.
  • Carrying out IT General Control (ITGCs) reviews, including detailed testing across all relevant IT processes and entities, reporting findings to key stakeholders and ensuring resulting actions are followed up.
  • Supporting business auditors by testing both application and IT dependent-manual controls.
  • Providing assurance over the controls surrounding the delivery of significant business projects, including IT projects and programmes.
  • Carrying out the complex and specialised areas of an audit review and working with our co-sourced audit partner where required
  • 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.

Pay and Benefits

A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus. Salary is up to £60,000 + 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.