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Senior Auditor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The role of the Quality, Risk & Assurance division is to help keep the BBC safe secure and relevant. Our Internal Audit team ensures that all of our financial, operational and systems/IT audits across the BBC are completed on time, and at the right level of quality. 

The Senior Auditor will undertake audits, assessing the management and control of risk, and working with others to complete the audit work within planned timescales and within the established guidelines. 

Role Responsibility

The Senior Auditor will manage relationships with key BBC stakeholders in order to:

  • Prepare detailed audit testing plans that focus on key risks. This will involve gathering information by meeting people at all levels across the BBC.
  • Carry out rigorous audit testing, flexing work plans in response to findings and emerging risks.
  • Acknowledge  issues, impacts, root causes and recommendations with management throughout the course of audit assignments.
  • Act as an advocate for internal control, sharing expertise within the team and encouraging best practice behaviours across the business.
  • Write clear, concise, robust and balanced audit reports.
  • Lead or participate in tasks or projects required to meet departmental objectives.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Successful applicants will have at least one of the following professional qualifications as appropriate to the role:
    • Qualified Accountant through a recognised professional body (e.g. ACA, ACCA, ACMA)
    • Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (UK)
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor

In addition, we are looking for:

  • Significant Internal Audit experience within a organisations of a comparable size or complexity to the BBC.
  • Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide range of groups and individuals.

Package Description

Band: D 
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: London or Birmingham 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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