We’re a retail world built on iconic firsts. Famed for the creativity that touches our brands, buildings and experiences. Powered by a warm human spirit and dedicated teamwork.
We’re always challenging ourselves to make every experience more special and unique for our customers and our people. Supported by strong family foundations that inspire us to create something that lasts. Because we care about the tomorrow we’re carving out.
KNOW THE ROLE
1. Identifying the enterprise wide assurance environment and evaluating related risk
Maintain and develop awareness of risk issues and changes across the relevant business units
Strong analytical skills and common sense approach to ensure audit recommendations are relevant and practical
Build strong relationships with Senior Management and Executive teams
Provide advisory services on key risk areas to the business (e.g. GDPR, Policy, Procedures and Fraud).
2. Promoting Best Practice in Internal Control locally and across Selfridges’ group banners
Work with management across the business to analyze issues, understand the root causes and provide help, support and practical solutions to strengthen control
Challenge the business, raising appropriate questions
Meet regularly with key stakeholders to review issues and best practices arising out of individual assignments and create and execute appropriate action plans for spreading best practices
Work closely with our other Internal Audit Managers in our other banners (Selfridges, de Bijenkorf and Holt Renfrew) to share and assess best practice that is relevant to your local business.
Awareness of best practices and alternative approaches in the retail industry3. Responsibility and Accountability for Internal Audit.
Responsibility for all assignments audits, financial reviews, and special projects
Evaluate systems of internal controls
Preparation of clear succinct working paper documentation, which links transparently from risk to control testing and results to support the procedures performed and findings noted in line with agreed group methodology.
Perform special projects arising from the request of company management, and prepare appropriate schedules and reports as necessary
Present audit findings and issues to senior management
Develop relationships with key stakeholders and business partners to influence control strengthening and constantly challenges senior management to succeed in strengthening controls and reducing losses
Provide assurance over Brown Thomas and Arnotts sustainability initiatives.
3. Risk Management
Coordinate and facilitate the bi annual risk assessment process across key risk departments
Act as a member of the executive risk committee and support the chair of the risk committee in preparation of the executive risk pack.
KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Qualified, e.g. ACCA/ACA/CIMA or CIA
Undergraduate Degree in Accounting/Finance
Experience in internal auditing and experience of the retail sector is very beneficial
Proactive and a self-starter – this role requires considerable ability to work independently
Demonstrate initiative, passion, and decisiveness
Ability to communicate and present to senior management and executive level
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Excellent knowledge and understanding of retail best practices
A passion for customer
Ability to plan and organize with good attention to detail
Professionalism, empathy, influencing, and interpersonal skills
KNOW WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
Our City Centre based Head Office is close to all forms of transport and surrounded by many shops, parks and beautiful restaurants.
Team discount is offered across Brown Thomas, Arnotts and our Concession partners
Wellbeing initiatives; EAP Scheme, Tax Saver Commuter, Bike to Work, Local Discounts
Sports & Social Club
KNOW HOW WE WORK
Doing the right thing: We act with authenticity, honesty and integrity in everything we do.
Drive Creativity: Encouraging working environments where everyone can use their creativity to drive the business forward in an ever changing Retail environment.
Inspiring the Customer: Our teams are passionate about creating an authentic and unique experience for all our customers
Winning Together: Brown Thomas and Arnotts prides itself on working as one business and two brands. We share our knowledge and support others to be successful in achieving individual and company goals.
Performing with Pride: We deliver results and celebrate success