Internal Auditor - Fixed term contract

Job summary
Fixed term contract - 3 months

AQA are looking for two experienced and efficient Internal Auditors to join the Regulation team in their Manchester office. An exciting opportunity has arisen for candidates who have worked in internal audit within a corporate environment with a focus upon operational, risk management and the effectiveness of controls for regulatory compliance. A formal qualification and a willingness to travel to AQA’s other offices is essential in this role.

In this role you’ll be:

•scoping and perform internal audits (operational, compliance and risk management)
•producing clear and concise audit reports that summarise the audit findings, recommendations and actions.
•producing high quality audit documentation and audit evidence to support the findings of the audit
•in compliance with IIA best practice and Research and Regulation internal procedures
•supporting in compiling the audit plan and in determining efficient and effective working practices
•undertaking any specific investigations or consultative work upon request
•supporting with risk management by providing advice and support as required
•ensuring that work undertaken remains free of undue influence, and in line with the Code of Ethics and International Standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors
•taking responsibility for professional self-development
•keeping up to date with developments of standards and best practice.

Key experience / expertise sought:

•a formal qualification in internal auditing (or equivalent)
•sound understanding of auditing principles and practice, including risk based internal auditing
•competent in the use of Microsoft Office
•ability to extract and manipulate information and data, and draw inferences and conclusions
•ability to analyse and evaluate systems and develop suggestions for implementing improvements to systems
•ability to contribute to the development of departmental objectives and policy.
•ability to produce accurate and concise reports to deadline
•excellent communication and inter personal skills, including influencing, negotiation and consultancy skills
•good organisational presentation skills
•ability to work independently and within a team
•ability to act on own initiative and take decisions
•working within an internal or external audit environment
•developing and supporting risk management processes.

About AQA

We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in UK schools and colleges. We set and mark papers for more than half of all GCSEs and A-levels, and in 2018 we awarded more than three million of these qualifications! Today, we employ more than 800 people and work with around 27,000 teachers, lecturers, subject experts and academics, who help set and mark our exams.


At AQA we recognise our employees’ contribution and in return we are proud to offer an extensive reward and benefit package. This includes:

•a competitive salary
•standard 35-hour working week
•25 days annual leave rising to 30 days, plus all Bank Holidays and additional Christmas leave
•excellent contributory pension scheme
•an enhanced maternity/paternity scheme.

No agencies, thank you.

AQA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. AQA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter including your current and expected salary as one document via our website. Closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 14th October 2019. However, applications will be reviewed as we receive them and if a suitable candidate is identified, we reserve the right to close our adverts sooner.