Senior Internal Auditor

Up to £50,000 dependant on experience.
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Why choose us?

Choosing to work for SMS means choosing to make a difference. We are changing how businesses and consumers use energy for the better, helping achieve a greener, sustainable, and more affordable energy system for everyone. Through our range of innovative energy solutions, we are delivering the future of smart energy – working closely with private and public sector partners we are playing a critical role in transforming and decarbonising the UK economy by 2050. 


What's in it for you?

  • 25 personal holiday days per year (with additional 8 public holidays) increasing to 30 personal days after 5 years of service (includes options to buy and sell)
  • Hybrid working options.
  • Enhanced Maternity leave. Paternity and Adoption leave.
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee assistance service.
  • Medicash health plan offers a wide variety of benefits from cashback on everyday healthcare treatments like optical, dental and physio treatments. Discounted gym memberships and free 24/7 online GP.
  • Access to our Share Incentive Plan which allows you to become a shareholder in a tax-efficient way and benefit from the success of the company
  • Life Insurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Pension matching scheme (up to 5% of salary)
  • Developing our people is important to us - we support and encourage development by offering internal and external accredited courses, secondments and study support.



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What's the role?

As a Senior Auditor you will lead the delivery of internal audit assurance for SMS and support the business in development of risk management and organisational controls. A strong financial risk and controls audit background is essential, with an ability to perform audits within operational areas. 

The role reports directly to the Head of Internal Audit and deputises for the Internal Audit Manager role in periods of absence. The Senior Internal Auditor role delivers work both autonomously and in collaboration others. There also may be a requirement to undertake some travel to UK-wide locations to assist with audit reviews (where appropriate).

Work schedule- Hybrid working Monday to Friday between 8:45am-5pm. 36.25 contractual hours per week. 


Key responsibilities:


  • Lead and manage multiple audit assurance and advisory reviews from end to end, often in complex / unfamiliar risk areas, simultaneously, in line with the approved Group Internal Audit Plan. Re-prioritising work as appropriate to meet deadlines and ensuring compliance with internal audit quality standards.
  • Develop and perform effective risk and control assessments for assurance and consultancy engagements; making practical recommendations to enhance risk management, control, and governance.
  • Deliver key findings, drafting reports, and lead close out meetings with clients, dealing with challenges constructively and finding solutions.
  • Development of risk management, internal control, and governance activities, embedding these across the business; including facilitating risk register review sessions and delivering risk management training sessions.
  • Drive issue follow-up and verification processes, actively engaging business stakeholders to complete their actions and providing advice and guidance.
  • Point of contact for internal audit on projects, suggesting risk management, control, and governance enhancements.


To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:


  • A professional accountancy qualification (e.g., ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or similar), to compliment the skills of the existing team members and who is IIA qualified.
  • Worked proactively with the external auditor and other assurance providers, with a view to more effectively co-ordinating assurance activity. 
  • Internal audit knowledge with substantial experience of leading and managing multiple assurance and consulting reviews, including those across financial risks and controls as well as operational areas.
  • The ability to scope, lead and deliver end-to-end internal audits and manage others on reviews, providing feedback and coaching.
  • Experience in dealing confidently with multiple senior stakeholders and a strong track record of creating and maintaining positive stakeholder relations.
  • Proficiency in basic IT skills (e.g., Microsoft Office).









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