Internal Audit Senior

Location: Dublin 2 (with significant element of home/remote working anticipated)

Reporting to: Associate Director - Consulting

Contract type: Full time permanent

Job purpose

Crowe is a leading business advisory and accountancy firm, ranking among the top 10 firms in Ireland. Due to continued growth and expansion in our Risk Consulting practice, we are now seeking to recruit an Internal Audit Senior. This is a newly created post.

Our Internal Audit and Risk Consulting team provides governance, internal audit and risk advisory services to a growing range of Government bodies, local authorities and large not-for-profit organisations.

The post-holder will support the delivery of Internal Audit assignments and be responsible for contributing to the effective delivery of high-quality audit assignments (both financial and non-financial in nature) to fieldwork completion and draft report stage, within the required timescale.

We are seeking an ambitious, high-performing candidate and can offer real opportunities to help drive the continued growth of the Internal Audit and Risk Consulting practice.

Key result areas

  1. Support the delivery of a broad range of internal audit assignments of a complex/ad-hoc and often non-financial nature and may work across other areas of the consulting team if required.
  2. Obtain robust information and data from a range of client systems, and through interviews with key client staff, and perform detailed analysis of the data to inform judgements on the adequacy of systems of internal control.
  3. Draft high-quality, value-adding audit reports that include an audit opinion and practical recommendations to address all risk issues and control weaknesses identified during the assignment, with a clear supporting rationale.
  4. Support multiple audit assignments concurrently and ensure the most effective and efficient use of time and resources. 
  5. Be actively involved in a business development portfolio which will comprise an agreed mix of current and new clients, including drafting of proposals and tenders for projects. Proactively pitch for new business and drive growth of the firm.
  6. Liaise closely and build effective working relationships with client staff in all disciplines (both financial and non-financial) to facilitate and support the audit process.
  7. Conduct effective discussions with senior finance and non-finance staff, often concerning contentious and complicated risk, control, and governance issues.
  8. Ensure the Associate Director and senior colleagues are appropriately briefed at all times to include significant issues on the work being undertaken and any performance problems. 
  9. Deliver audit assignments to a high standard of quality, ensuring conformance with standards of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, addressing key risks effectively and adhering to allotted timescales and resource allocation.
  10. Be fully conversant and understand the authority levels of this role and those of all relevant stakeholders to ensure full compliance with the firm’s policies, procedures, and regulations.
  11. Engage fully with on-the-job training and fully participate in all Performance Management initiatives as required.

Person specification

Essential knowledge & skills

  • A qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent.  
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in Risk Consulting/Internal Audit work.
  • Demonstrable understanding of internal audit, risk management methods and techniques, and awareness of topical issues.
  • Proven ability to work in a highly qualified, team-orientated environment. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – especially in report writing and presentations.
  • Project management skills, plus the proven ability to handle multiple tasks/projects at any one time.

Desirable knowledge & skills

  • Sound knowledge of Internal audit, including the development of internal audit strategies, annual audit programmes and Terms of Reference for individual engagements.
  • Previous experience of Risk Management advisory work.
  • Prior experience of Corporate Governance advisory work.
  • Previous experience of fraud reviews and other investigations.

Essential competencies

  • Networking: Proven ability to listen, build rapport, influence and build relationships.
  • Results-driven: Proven ability to focus on performance, meeting deadlines and producing results.
  • Self-management: Displays self-control, confidentiality, confidence and resilience.
  • Self-development: Evidence of enthusiasm and keeps abreast of developments in this sector.
  • Initiative: A proven decision maker, evidence of sound judgement and common sense.

To apply

Please send you CV outlining individual subjects you have studied at undergraduate or post graduate level along with your consulting experience to date, with covering email, to [email protected].

Applications received will be stored on our system and may be considered for similar positions that may arise within the next year. By applying for this position, you hereby agree to the personal data contained in your application, and provided by you to Crowe, being retained by us for a period of up to one year from the date of receipt of your application. If you are applying for a position and you do not wish for your details to be stored by us, please notify us by emailing [email protected] and we will ensure that such information is not stored other than for the purposes of this application.

Agency policy

Crowe Ireland endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, at times when we do need to engage with recruitment agencies, we operate within a preferred supplier list (PSL). We only work and partner with recruitment suppliers where our agreed contractual terms fully in place. If unsolicited CVs are received from any agency not on our PSL, then we will not be liable for payment of introduction fees.