Internal Auditor | Vhi - Ireland

Job Details:
Job Main Purpose:
The Specialist Finance/Accountancy Auditor will be responsible for keeping abreast of Vhi’s accounting policies and practices, also for the completion of financial and accounting, as well as other operational, compliance, risk and governance audits throughout the business.
Dimensions and Empowerment:
Specialist Finance/Accountancy Auditor Role reporting to the Head of Internal Audit based in City Centre location in Abbey Street, Dublin .
Key Responsibilities:
*.To research audit areas, scope assignments, carry out fieldwork, attend exit meetings, agree audit findings and recommendations, co-ordinate the receipt of a management comment and to issue final audit reports.
*.To properly record the specific audit steps undertaken in an electronic work paper.
*.To use CAAT’s during fieldwork.
*.To perform audit work at appropriate business locations (e.g. Kilkenny business centre, branch offices, other departments and hospitals) as directed by the Head of Internal Audit.
*.To carry out audit work in association with external professional advisors.
*.To keep abreast of all aspects of Vhi’s accountancy practices and policies.
*.To carry out financial, operational, compliance, governance and risk audit assignments.
*.To perform specific project work as directed by the Head of Internal Audit.
*.Review and challenge remedial actions taken by the business to address findings.
*.To stay abreast with financial & regulatory developments in Vhi specifically and in the wider accountancy and regulatory environments.
*.To promote a strong internal control and risk management culture throughout the organisation.
*.To review value-for-money issues throughout the business.
*.To provide risk and controls-based advice to other areas of the business, including advice in relation to policies, procedures and processes.
*.Assisting the Head of Internal Audit as required in the short and long term strategic planning for the department.
*.To ensure the audit plan and audit objectives are being met and that major risks to the business are being identified and appropriately mitigated.
*.To ensure compliance with the professional and ethical standards issued by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.
Required Skills and Competencies
*.Membership of a professional accountancy body.
*.Statutory audit/Internal Audit or Risk background (preferably) in a big-4 environment.
*.Familiarity with risk based auditing.
*.Previous financial services/insurance experience is an advantage.
*.Curious and questioning mind-set.
*.A highly motivated self-starting individual.
*.Strong interpersonal skills – comfortable when interacting with all levels of management and staff.
*.Adaptable – capable of researching unfamiliar topics and developing audit programmes.
*.High Vhi and general business awareness.
*.Good written and oral communication skills.
*.Excellent analytical and numerical skills.
*.Excellent financial analysis ability.
*.The ability to work in a team environment
A strong focus on attention to detail.
*.Strong understanding of risk, internal controls, governance and compliance.
*.Well-developed computer-literacy skills with knowledge of Microsoft applications and CAAT’s...
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