Group Internal Auditor

Mill Lane, Digbeth

Job Details


UK Head Office - Finance

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Up to £50,000 per annum + car allowance

Closing Date

08/07/2022 19:00

Join us on the Journey...

We have an exciting opportunity for a Group Internal Auditor to join our expanding Finance team based in Birmingham.

Working with individual business units, the Ideal candidate will manage business risks ensuring our system of control is designed appropriately and operating efficiently, using the appropriate controls to minimise and detect instances of error and fraud, adding value by proposing process improvements.
Observing IIA Standards and Data Analytics, you’ll be required to generate internal audits providing an opinion on the effectiveness of internal controls and feedback on recommendations for improvement as required.

This role has an international dimension; as well as covering our UK businesses you may be required to travel overseas to undertake audits (e.g. Germany, Bahrain, Spain, North America, Morocco, Portugal and Switzerland).
Which on average will be 5 to 10 ,1 week periods throughout the year

What you’ll do…

  • Work with The HIA and other Audit Managers to develop a risk-based internal audit plan for our UK and International divisions

  • To develop good and trusted working relationships with local management. To assist and advise management on audit development and improvement as well as controlling processes as requested or required

  • Identify and maximise synergies between Group business units and contribute to best practice within the Business units where appropriate

  • To undertake and support anti-fraud and other compliance processes, including any investigations of suspected fraud or other loss to the company, including those reported via the whistleblower hotline

  • To actively contribute towards the team development and maintenance of the Group Internal Audit methodology, IA systems, standards. Including development of junior, staff on secondment in IA, and guest auditors members, coaching and supporting the audit team

What you'll need...

  • Graduate with Formal Accountancy Qualification or near completion (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) 

  • To be able to communicate in Spanish or German is desirable but not essential

  • Proven internal or external audit experience

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with excellent report writing abilities

  • Knowledge of the Pentana Audit System is desirable but not essential

  • A Valid UK Driving Licence


What we offer in return for your hard work and commitment:

  • A National Express West Midlands pass for yourself and your partner

  • National Express coach pass for yourself and family discounts

  • A company pension

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Access to our award winning Health Bus; providing free and accessible health checks

  • Life assurance

  • Exclusive benefits and savings from thousands of the UK’s largest retailers and service providers

National Express:

Joining National Express means joining a company which makes a big difference to the people and communities we serve. Our people really are the secret to our success. At the centre of a growing and successful global company with operations on four continents, National Express has unrivalled opportunities to develop your career. Join us on the journey where you will become part of an extended family.

Things to note...

At National Express, we are really proud of our health and safety record and as a result, we operate a Drugs and Alcohol Policy which is applicable to all employees.

As part of your initial assessment, we will complete Drug and Alcohol testing and you may be subject to random tests during your employment.



Your place in our world

UK Internal Audit Manager
Group Internal Auditor