Internal Auditor in Nationwide at Four Seasons Careers

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Home Name: Lingfield Point
Location: Durham, Durham, UK

Weekly Hours: 40
Salary: 25000-30000


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Internal Auditor to join a newly structured central independent audit and assurance team, here at Four Seasons Health Care.

Four Seasons Health Care is the largest independent provider of social care in the UK, supporting 14,000 residents across 300 registered locations nationally and employing 18,000 people including 11,000 care/support workers and 2,500 nurses. This is a rare chance to join an award-winning business which is at the forefront of innovation in the independent health and social care market. 

Through performing audits covering finance, quality, strategy and risk, you will assist with a programme of quality and system improvement, fostering a culture of openness and transparency. This is a proactive role, and we are looking for an individual with a passion for success, who is a master of their craft; an individual with a desire to be excellent, who is keen to add value to the business, nurture and develop fellow colleagues and who welcomes new and more demanding challenges each and every single day.


Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform and undertake audits covering finance, quality, strategy and risk within care homes and at a corporate level, in line with approved audit plan.
  • Assist with the development of audit scopes, audit programmes, delivery and reporting.
  • Obtain, analyse and evaluate documentary evidence.
  • Document processes and controls in a systematic and logical manner.
  • Maintain objectivity and independence at all times.
  • Support the Senior Auditor with financial investigations as and when required.
  • Conduct follow up reviews of action plans and other recommendations.
  • Complete assigned testing responsibilities.
  • Ensure that audit working papers are completed to the required standard in line with appropriate and relevant audit methodologies and requirements.
  • Ensure that audits are properly planned.
  • Prepare professional reports summarising audit findings and recommendations.
  • Act as ambassadors for quality assurance systems including Quality of Life and Datix to ensure their effective and regular use within the homes.
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice, sharing best practice across the organisation.
  • Ensure that audits are delivered on time.
  • Support the Head of Assurance and Audit Manager in meeting demands of the business.

Skills / knowledge / experience

  • Previous experience in an audit role. (Essential)
  • Experience of working in the care sector. (Desirable)
  • Appropriate and recognised professional qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIIA). (Desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience of performing risk-based audits.  (Essential)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with specific focus on writing and delivering reports. (Essential)
  • Ability to work with flexibility to meet competing deadlines. (Essential)
  • Experience of using data analytics within audit work. (Desirable)
  • Good influencing skills and the ability to be assertive (Essential)
  • Experience of prioritising own workload, working with minimal supervision and working to strict deadlines (Essential)
  • Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint packages (Essential)

Other requirements

  • Able and prepared to work outside normal office hours including regular overnight stays.
  • Holding a full driving licence and is prepared to travel as required to FSHC sites.