Audit Associate - Internal Audit, Data Analytics, IT, Project Management
To deliver a full range of products across all our businesses, as well as training and support services we need the very best people leading our Organisation. Our objective within Internal Audit is to help develop high potential individuals to be the future leaders of BAE Systems.
Our roles are designed to empower high potential individuals with the ability to combine functional competence with an in-depth understanding of the wider business, enabling them to become leaders who are capable of managing complexity and driving change.
A key benefit of this role is that you'll get a broader view across the Defence industry and can see how the jigsaw fits together. Success depends on understanding the big picture, recognising the key issues, making effective decisions and driving actions to their conclusion, whilst remaining independent of the lines of business, all of which are fundamental elements of the Internal Audit positions we offer.
Your main responsibilities as an Audit Associate - Internal Audit, Data Analytics, IT, Project Management
Internal Audit supports the CEO and Board in assessing the effectiveness of internal controls. This is achieved through a programme of reviews based on a continuous assessment of business risk across the Company.
As an Audit Associate, you will be accountable for supporting the planning and delivery of a range of audit and assurance assignments against the companies' key risks.
When supporting the Lead Audit Manager on assignments, you will evaluate situations using multiple sources of both internal and external information.
Performance within this role will be subject to the individual's understanding of the businesses policies, procedures and governance frameworks. The role requires you to have the ability to filter, prioritise, and analyse material in order to validate observations and provide recommendations that are fit for purpose, as part of the audit process.
The audit reports you contribute towards, will be written for, and read by, the Business Leadership and the Executive Committee of BAE Systems plc.
Your skills and qualifications as an Audit Associate - Internal Audit, Data Analytics, IT, Project Management
We are looking for ambitious candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas: Audit, IT, Data Analytics or Project Management.
You should ideally be working towards a professional qualification demonstrating knowledge in your chosen field.
In addition to the above, we are looking for individuals with one or more of the following:
· Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse complex issues
· Ability to review, document and understand complex systems or processes
· Strong focus on delivering assigned objectives in a timely & efficient manner
· Ability to interact with stakeholders at various levels of the organisation
· Ability to interrogate data using analytics techniques and tools
· Understanding of core Project Management tools, techniques and processes
Current or previous experience of being part of a recognised development programme in your current or previous organisation is also advantageous.
What we are looking for in you
The role of Audit Associate is available for outstanding and ambitious candidates who are looking to develop their career in a highly visible and influential role, one that offers considerable scope for new and innovative ideas, and one that will mature the critical leadership skills required in our Company.
Location - Farnborough or Preston
Due to the nature of our work travel should be expected both internationally and within the UK (approx. 25-30%).
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
BAE Systems Head Office is in Central London, with a number of support functions and functional specialists based in Farnborough, Hampshire. Head Office is home to a wide range of vital departments, from Strategy and Legal, to HR and Procurement. It is an exciting environment, where people at all levels in the business exchange ideas and develop new projects.
We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
Join us and you'll be at the heart of BAE Systems corporate management. The sheer technical, commercial and cultural diversity of our worldwide business will give you enough challenge and variety to last a career. Throughout it all, we're committed to help you pursue your own ambitions and fulfil your interests within the business.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.