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Operational Auditor (Exciting Opportunity)

Job Description


Operational Auditor

VANRATH are pleased to be recruiting for Internal Auditor's for one of the largest property and liability insurance companies in the US. With 2,400 employees in Northern Ireland alone, my client is currently undergoing a tremendous period of growth. My client is keen to recruit graduates and experienced auditors to the team. My client has accumulated many accolades and recently won Workplace of the year 2020 and offers a next to none benefits package for all employees.

The Role
The Operational Auditor, will add value to my clients' organisation by means of constant improvement through objective assurance and advisory activity. The role of the Internal Auditor is to assess the controls business areas have established to manage key risks to help ensure business objectives are achieved. This is done by establishing an Internal Audit Plan of individual audits to ensure all key business activities are assessed periodically using a risk-based approach.

New auditors will be in a fast-paced development programme, which will cover all aspects of the business, allowing you to gain an all-access pass to my clients varies areas of expertise.

As an operational auditor your role will include:

  • Manages assigned audit tasks to achieve department guidelines and within established timetables with high quality results.
  • Drafts process risks and controls and performs an assessment to determine audit scope.
  • Drafts high quality workpapers and ensures support and conclusions are well documented in accordance with department standards.
  • Consults through ad-hoc advisory engagements while working together with business units to share risk considerations as they undergo strategic projects.
  • Contributes to department initiatives to improve Allstate IA processes including but not limited to data analytics strategies and the Fraud Centre of Excellence


The Ideal Candidate
There are opportunities for both entry level and senior positions for the operational auditor. The following is essential for both junior and senior level candidates:

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • For the entry level Analyst role: Recent experience of auditing and assurance concepts through experience gained on a commercial graduate placement and/or university project.
  • For the experienced Senior Analyst role: A minimum 3 years' Industry or Professional Services experience in an Internal or External auditing, Risk Management/Advisory role; and
  • A 2:1 or above degree in a relevant financial discipline.
  • Recent experience of auditing and assurance concepts through experience gained on a commercial graduate placement and/or university project for our entry-level Internal Auditor roles.
  • Basic Project Management skills with a logical and analytical approach.
  • Good problem-solving skills with an attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Able to act with integrity and demonstrate confidentiality, independence and objectivity.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability when undertaking new projects.
  • Proficient in business-related computing applications (e.g., Microsoft Office applications).


Desirable Criteria:

  • Demonstrate commercial Industry or Professional Services experience in an Internal or External auditing, Risk Management/Advisory role; or
  • ACCA, CPA, CFE, ACA qualified/part-qualified or a CIA certified applicant.
  • Where applicable professional qualification(s) are not already held. You must show willingness to embark on or fully complete if currently studying; the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors' Certified Internal Auditor qualification to become a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or other relevant certification.



The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Study support
  • Healthcare
  • Pension package
  • Gym membership



For further information on this vacancy, or any other Accountancy and Finance jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Hannah MacLaren in the strictest confidence