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Field Based Internal Auditor

Carlisle, Cumbria

Employer: Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Salary: £111 per annum plus staff discount + Employee Discount, Company Pension

Reference: Field Based Finance/927

Date added: 5 days ago

Here at Edinburgh Woollen Mill we have a fantastic opportunity for a Field Based Internal Auditor to join our Accounts team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES
· To safeguard company assets by providing an effective and efficient internal audit service to retail operations and distribution centres within the company.
· Conducting risk assessments on key business activities within stores and warehouses, using this information to guide the areas covered in audits by creating a checklist for standardised assessments.
· Prepare and conduct a program of store visits to carry out audits on the identified risk areas making recommendations to mitigate these risks to store and area managers, and head office.
· Ensuring compliance with company policies, procedures and regulations, where applicable, to stores and warehouses.
· To give input, by way of advice and training, where poorly-operated systems highlight a breakdown in control.
· Gathering and analysing data from till and web transactions to identify risks and fraud.
· To carry out investigations where breaches of procedures appear to have taken place, and the company has been exposed to loss. Report these to retail operations and H.R. and offer support for them to take the next steps.
· To provide effective internal audit assessment of company stocktaking procedures and controls in shops and warehouses. Liaising with external audit where necessary.
· To monitor the movements of stock to minimise loss to the company.
· To plan and be responsible for the successful delivery of the annual stocktake programme.
· To assess the results of store and warehouse stocktakes and investigate where results are not in line with expectations.
· To keep updated with knowledge of new systems, changes to procedures, and current company issues.
· To provide stores with a first point of contact for security.

The successful applicant will need to be able to carry out regular store visits with a focus on our stores in Scotland and Northern England. Applicants will also need to be flexible in visiting Head Office in Carlisle as and when necessary.

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