Internal Auditor

14 Sep 2020
06 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Internal Auditor
Location: We're flexible with location but we're looking for somebody who is based in the United Kingdom and able to travel to our offices when required.

The OVO Group's purpose is to drive progress towards net zero carbon living. To reach Plan Zero, we need everyone to come together - not just as customers buying energy, but as members with a common goal. As part of this ambitious plan, our goal is to become the 'Best Employer in the UK' by 2030. If you think you could be the talent we're looking for, then come and join the adventure!

We launched in 2009 with a mission to change energy for the better. Since then, we've welcomed over a million members, planted a million trees, and set our sights on helping save the planet.

As a Group, we're working to become a net zero carbon business by 2030, while helping our OVO Energy members halve their carbon footprints at the same time.

Green energy and technology are great tools to fight the climate crisis with. But it's people power that will rewrite history.

So, we're building a zero carbon team inside and out. Of people who share our values, feel inspired by our mission, and want to make change happen. When you work for OVO, it's not just a job. It's the work of a lifetime. And we want the sharpest minds to help.

Up for the challenge?

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

Reporting to the Senior Monitoring Manager, OVO Retail, this role will support the delivery of an effective Compliance Monitoring function. As an Auditor, you will deliver the Annual Review plan. By undertaking monitoring reviews covering the entire OVO Retail business, you will be helping to improve compliance with our regulatory and legislative obligations.

The Risk & Compliance team is a new one, created following the acquisition by OVO of SSE Energy Services and this is an exciting time to join the team as it integrates both businesses, working to deliver a best-in-class Risk and Compliance Service.

What will I be doing?

You will undertake reviews of a wide range of OVO Retail business areas, as outlined in the Annual Review plan. This will involve ensuring that each business area complies with applicable regulatory and legislative rules. This involves reviewing key business processes, procedures and outputs, talking with stakeholders and testing customer outcomes.

Key responsibilities include:

- Delivery of the Annual Monitoring Programme through undertaking reviews
- Developing regulatory knowledge of energy and non-energy industry areas that the OVO Retail business operates in and apply this knowledge to the assessment of compliance
- Building collegiate relationships with colleagues in the wider Compliance and Risk function to ensure consistent assessment of compliance is agreed and delivered to OVO Retail colleagues
- Developing a sound understanding of all of OVO Retail businesses and build and maintain a strong stakeholder network
- Securing business buy-in to compliance requirements and aid the understanding of what good compliance looks like by supporting colleagues to 'find a way'.
- Tracking and advising on compliance action management through to appropriate conclusion. Escalating concerns where needed and working with appropriate cross-business teams to understand materiality of findings.

Is this the job for me?

Ideally, you will have:

- An IIA or ACCA auditor qualification or hold an equivalent level audit qualification or have a minimum of 3 years' experience of auditing principal risks and/or specialist areas such as HR/IT/Finance and maintaining knowledge of changes in applicable audit standards
- A good understanding of the external rules (e.g. regulation, legislation) and their application to OVO
- You will be a skilled, experienced auditor with a track record of delivering audits that meet deadlines
- You will be comfortable managing complexity, undertaking testing, utilising standard formats and working to agreed-upon procedures
- Some understanding of governance, risk and control concepts and their application
- Experience of working with businesses to develop and enhance control frameworks
- Well organised, structured in approach and able to operate effectively in challenging situations
- Resilience with strong ethical values and a desire to get it right

From us you'll get:

- An annual discretionary bonus
- 4% of your salary to spend on flexible lifestyle benefits
- 5% matched employer contribution to your pension
- 25 days' holiday + 1 for your birthday
- And many more...

(*) Please note that certain benefits kick-in once you have passed probation which can be up to 6 months after your start date.

We want the best people

At OVO, we empower our people to have choice around where and when they work - flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info.

We're keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure??? we'd love to hear from you.

Learn more about working in the OVO family of companies on our careers page and Glassdoor. We're also delighted to have received a Top Employers certificate in 2018, 2019 and 2020!

Other organisations may call this role Auditor, Qualified Auditor, Audit and Compliance Specialist, Compliance Auditor, or Internal Compliance Auditor.

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