Internal Audit Manager
Full-time, £45,000 - £55,000 per year

Ref: 2687

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Group Internal Audit Manager


At Pets at Home Group we’re developing technology to transform pet care. Join us and work on amazing change focussed projects that will help shape, build and deliver our next-generation holistic pet care service. By joining us you’ll create new ways to support pets and their owners to live happier lives together.


Reporting to the Head of Group Internal Audit, the Internal Audit Manager will work as part of a small high profile team delivering a varied internal audit plan consisting of strategic, financial and operational audits, as well as ad-hoc special projects and investigations.


You will work closely with our specialist audit providers to ensure the correct balance; expertise and flexibility of resources are in place to provide assurance over the effectiveness of systems of internal control and the actions being taken to manage risks. The role is ideal for a senior internal auditor or assistant internal audit manager looking for career progression.


Key accountabilities:


  • Drive positive change through the Group by providing value-adding audit reports.
  • Implement and maintain the internal control framework and be a key resource for the business in determining appropriate controls and processes that proactively and efficiently identify and mitigate risk.
  • Support the business as we strengthen our internal controls framework (UK SOx style approach) to comply with expected changes to corporate governance requirements.


Experience and skill set:


  • This is a high-profile role requiring an individual with solid internal audit and risk experience ideally gained within a Big 4 firm and subsequent experience within a listed business.
  • You will hold a relevant Professional Qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or MIIA.
  • Experience of implementing/auditing against US SOx framework preferred.


You will be:

  • Flexible with a can do attitude.
  • Credible and influential, confident working with people of all levels and have a proven track record for developing positive working relationships and influencing stakeholders.
  • Experienced and have the gravitas to work with and be able to challenge strong individuals and teams.
  • Consultative in your approach, applying insight and expertise, providing advice as well as assurance.
  • A clear communicator both written and verbal.


Far more than a retailer, Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services. Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world. Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours. This is a place where you can take pride and passion in your work within an inspiring, professional team that’s focused on supporting pets and their owners to live happier lives together.


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 10-08-2021

Expiry Date: 08-08-2031