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Senior Auditor – Yorkshire Water

14 May 2019 @ 12:00
Employer: Yorkshire Water
Location: Yorkshire
Salary: Up to £42,000 plus bonus
Industry: Utilities
JobType: Senior Auditor
Hours: 37
Closing date: Expired

Would you like to work in a respected, proactive Risk and Audit team supporting a trusted business which provides life essential services to every household in Yorkshire? 

The Internal Audit team at Yorkshire Water is a great place to work; we promote continuous development and flexible working in a widely respected, multi-skilled environment, with access to a wide range of development opportunities.

As a Senior Auditor, you will be responsible for undertaking programmed and ad-hoc audits to provide assurance to Board and senior leaders of the business. You will provide an opinion on the control environment and risk management arrangements within these areas, primarily for Yorkshire Water but also across the wider Kelda Group. You will be expected to work on your own initiative and as a member of the Group Internal Audit team.

What will the role involve?

Your role will involve planning, directing and participating in audits across the business, including financial, operational and capital investment audits. Under the general direction of an audit steward or audit manager you will develop appropriate audit programmes to document and test the control framework.

Specifically you will be required to:

  • plan, direct and undertake audits in the assigned area of responsibility
  • interpret policy and procedure, and apply best practice auditing principles and standards to test and evaluate controls over complex programmes / projects / contracts / financial records and operational systems
  • develop recommendations to improve control frameworks, draft reports documenting findings to senior management and agree actions
  • identify and analyse causes of uneconomic and inefficient practices, and assess or suggest alternatives which might yield desired results
  • prepare working papers, schedules, and summaries in line with internal audit standards.

You will be expected to contribute positively to:

  • the achievement of the department's objective to provide assurance to decision makers
  • the development of the internal audit function
  • communication and promotion of best practice across the Group.

What skills are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual with degree level education and ideally a professional qualification, with experience in auditing financial systems, programmes and operational systems, including commercial contracts and large projects. You must have the highest standards of integrity & ethics and great communication skills, both oral and written. You will possess strong interpersonal skills to achieve management commitment to audit findings and good organisational skills to plan and balance your workload. 

You will have sound IT skills to use a range of different IT systems and perform statistical analyses of data.

You may be required at times to drive to other offices or operational sites, therefore a full valid EU driving licence is required for the role.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities for the Company. Our internal audit team is continuously evolving and improving our ways of working, you will support us in achieving our vision: ‘to be trusted advisors who support organisational improvement, resilience and governance through best practice risk management and internal audit services’.

As you would expect in a large, diverse and multi-disciplined organisation, we offer excellent training and development opportunities. The role can be based either at our Leeds or Bradford office. However, you will have a realistic work/life balance as we encourage flexible working, including working from other offices if more convenient for you (which can be anywhere in the county) or from home if you are not required to be in the office.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Closing date: 24 May

Company Information 

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: -

Yorkshire Water is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat. 

Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.