The role: Senior Internal Auditor
We are looking for a Senior Internal Auditor to join our busy and dynamic Internal Audit team in our Leeds office. Our business actively seeks out the opinions and assurance that Internal Audit can provide.
Due to our Nasdaq listing status we are unable to hire current professional staff of our external auditor, (Deloitte).
Why we need you:-
Reporting to the Head of Audit, Sky Betting & Gaming, you’ll work largely unsupervised, organizing your own time and activities to deliver multiple concurrent complex assignments to specific deadlines and quality requirements. You’ll plan, lead and carry out risk based internal audits and projects designed to evaluate and test the adequacy of risk understanding/internal controls throughout business operations. Following the departmental internal audit methodology, your work will include review, assessment and hands on testing of application systems, reports, transactions, documents, records, and compliance with company policies and procedures.
You’ll need to ensure appropriate and clearly documented audit evidence supports your internal audit findings, and make business focused recommendations for improvement in controls, procedures, systems and business practices.
After presenting your audit work to the Head of Audit for review, you’ll agree any further fieldwork, or important risks or exposures to address. You’ll then discuss your audit findings with business management to agree the facts and appropriate solutions. Post audit, you’ll need to monitor the how successfully the business implements your recommendations.
You’ll get an opportunity to learn SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance requirements and will assist the Internal Controls team in completing SOX walkthrough and compliance testing of financial transaction processing controls and procedures, systems and reports, keeping thorough records, evidence and results following the Company’s approved SOX methodologies and templates.
When required, you’ll conduct or assist with special projects and internal or external investigations on business processes, suspected staff frauds, and regulatory compliance matters etc.
Some travel to UK locations, Isle of Man and overseas (Europe, Canada, Australia, USA) may be required but is not expected to exceed 10-20%. Additional hours and occasional weekend working may be required when deadlines require.
Who are we looking for:-
You will have previous experience with accounting or auditing complex financial transaction processing cycles. You’ll have a strong ability to own your time effectively, often under pressure and the ability to identify the root causes of problems in complex situations. As this role requires communication with individuals across the whole business, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to be clear and concise is important.
As a fast-changing business, we need people who are adaptable, flexible and able to build successful and trusting client relationships at all levels. You’ll be willing to learn new skills and try new working methods. Stretching boundaries is key, you grasp details quickly and have excellent organisation and project management skills.
Your interpersonal and team working abilities are excellent, and you’ll have a good working knowledge of Microsoft office products.
As the ideal candidate, you will have:-
An internationally recognized accounting qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CPA) or full IIA qualification, possibly with prior SOX experience. Experience in e-gaming, sportsbetting, banking, financial services, payments processing, blue chip company or medium-large accounting firm or consultancy are all highly desirable. Exposure to IT Audit, information security or systems reporting experience is also a plus.
What’s in it for you?
The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.
We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.
In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.
Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.
What happens next?
We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview
The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Leeds office in the Internal Audit department.