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Audit Manager

Job id:  15181
Job location: 

London, LND, GB, EC2A 3EH

Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure.  


Role purpose:

  • Colt Group Internal Audit - ‘Business Leadership through Audit’
  • This role represents a fantastic opportunity to join a high calibre, highly commercial and dynamic risk-based audit team, gaining exposure to a wide range of audit areas across commercial, strategy, projects and programmes, finance, accounting, compliance, IT and operations.
  • The variety will ensure that the candidate will experience different challenges on a continuous basis across a large corporate environment.
  • The candidate will be a thinker and able to connect together business concepts and objectives with commercial risk. 
  • The role requires an ambitious individual with drive, tenacity, an ability to learn and able to thrive in a changing environment.
  • GIA’s practice of aligning its audit plan with the business’s strategy and principal risks ensures management are very supportive of our efforts
  • Since GIA has a high organisational profile, the candidate will be expected to develop  and manage relationships initially at a middle management level and then to Executive level as the role progresses.
  • Group Internal Audit (GIA) is an independent function whose objective is to review the effectiveness and efficiency of end-to-end processes assessing the design and effective operation of key controls
  • GIA is not a ‘tick box’ function
  • We aim to identify process bottlenecks and understand the root causes of these and consider the alignment of the processes with Colt policies reflecting improvements, cost/benefit implications where applicable.



  • Managing and leading end-to-end audit actives:
  • Audit planning, conducting necessary initial meetings, fact finding, and issuing APMs (audit planning memorandums) with objectives, scope and approach.
  • Understanding and documenting processes and controls, and developing risk and control matrices
  • Conducting interviews, performing walk throughs and data analysis.
  • Developing test scripts and performing / coordinating testing of control
  • Assessing findings and proposing improvement action plans
  • Conducting closing meetings and agreeing actions with management
  • Writing audit reports
  • Following-up on previous audits action
  • Establishing effective working relationships with internal clients, showcasing professionalism and confidence and maintaining credibility at all times
  • Influencing senior management across all Colt, taking into account different and diverse working cultures
  • Effectively managing time and deliverables and maintain activity schedules in line with project management principles
  • Manage other team members work as appropriate.
  • Follow internal quality control standards and deliver quality outputs to agreed deadlines, every time all the time.



Additional Responsibilities:

  • Develops a detailed knowledge of Colt’s business, process and systems
  • Perform Data Analysis analysis
  • Support knowledge sharing within the team
  • Audit action tracking
  • Prepare Audit Committee deliverables on a quarterly basis
  • Assist with Enterprise Risk Management as requested by Senior Audit Manager/Audit Director
  • Assist with Fraud Investigations
  • Assist other projects as requested by Internal Audit Management
  • Potential 10% to 30% travel – to EU-based operations, India and potentially Japan
  • The successful candidate will be a driven self-starter.  He/she will report to a Group Internal Audit Manager/Senior Audit Manager based in London who will quality review the deliverables produced



What you will need to succeed

  • We are looking for an independently minded, analytical candidate with business acumen.  He/she will demonstrate a proven track record in Internal Audit, advising on the design, implementation and effective application of controls; providing independent assurance to challenge the ‘status quo’; and influencing Senior Management with confidence in agreeing improvement action plans.
  • Minimum 2+ years post qualification experience in a large global organisation, FTSE250 or a Big 4 Internal Audit/Business Assurance Service Line, Big 4 audit background, at any stage in career, is a plus
  • Experience spent in Internal Audit function
  • Moderate SOX (S404 Sarbanes Oxley) exposure is a plus but this need to be balanced with significant non-SOX work
  • Can demonstrate robust knowledge and experience in business cycles (examples: Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay, HR Processes e.g. Joiners Movers Leavers, Expenses, Commissions, Service Design, Revenue Assurance)
  • Is able to harness experience and first principles to review operational or strategic areas (Sales Governance, Programme/Projects, Procurement and Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Business Integration/Restructuring, Customer Service, Service Transition, Service Management, Business Transformation)
  • University degree
  • Professional qualification in accounting




What we offer:

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location.

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:
•Flexible working and relaxed dress code
•Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
•Pension and insurance options
•Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
•Business mentoring
•Discounts with local hospitality and retail providers


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