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Global Internal Audit – Senior Auditor

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Job Reference: 198926BR

Nottingham Support Office



Global Internal Audit – Senior Auditor

WBA is seeking an experienced Senior Auditor to join our Global Internal Audit team in Nottingham. This is a permanent role with the flexibility to work a hybrid model between home and work locations.

About the role

You will operate as part of our independent and objective team to provide assurance to the WBA Board, Audit Committee and other key stakeholders on the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls, and make recommendations to support their improvement.

The role of Senior Auditor exists to plan and deliver audits from the Audit Plan to time, cost and quality. Audits typically review a specific business area, function or program and normally cover governance, financial, operational and IT processes and controls.

As our new Senior Auditor, you will work in our International Segment. This covers a diverse range of businesses and activities across WBA’s interests outside of the US including Boots in the UK, Thailand and franchises, the No7 Beauty Company, pharmaceutical wholesale activities in Germany and several equity method investments.

The role requires specialist internal audit expertise, practical experience, and knowledge of broader areas including governance, risk and control. As the degree and pace of change in WBA is significant you will be required to stay current with key changes, understand the implications for risk and control, and reflect these in your work.

The Responsibilities of the Senior Auditor role include:
• Planning and conducting each assigned audit to the time, cost and quality and in accordance with the Internal Audit methodology, professional standards and WBA policies.
• Utilising a range of audit techniques including data analysis tools; adapting approaches to test processes effectively and efficiency.
• Auditing core IT General Controls.
• Producing clear, balanced, contextualised and challenging high-quality draft reports, for review by the Audit Manager, which summarise audit issues arising from the fieldwork.
• Reviewing the completion and quality of work performed by peers and less experienced team members (Auditor, Graduate) to ensure conclusions reached are supported, and that controls in respect of identified risks have been appropriately tested.
• Developing and agreeing with auditees actions which are adequate, appropriate and proportionate to remediate the risk. Requiring skills in persuasion, negotiation and relationship management.
• Working with relevant stakeholders to track and close agreed actions required to rectify audit issues, escalating any overdues as required.
• Coordinating teams and individuals – where applicable, motivating, leading, coaching and supporting Auditor and Graduate team members.
• Working on audits across WBA spanning a number of countries, requiring business knowledge, networking and relationship building skills, as well as the ability to recognise and adapt to different cultures and ways of working.
• Developing, maintaining and owning local stakeholder relationships.

What you'll need to have

  • Professional qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, MBA, CMIIA or equivalent) or (formally) qualified/experienced internal auditor.
  • Technical expertise and knowledge of internal audit practice, governance, risk management and internal control with relevant practical experience.
  • Strong academic qualifications including a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Written and verbal communication skills with ability to translate and/or summarise technical issues.
  • Naturally inquisitive, self-motivated with high attention to detail.
  • Facilitating discussions, negotiating and persuading auditees and senior management; challenging appropriately whilst maintaining flexibility to achieve appropriate outcomes.
  • Ability to operate individually and in a team, demonstrating adaptability to ensure successful delivery of team and personal objectives.
  • Stakeholder and relationship management skills

It would be great if you also had
  • Basic experience of advanced audit techniques including programme assurance, contract risk, data analytics and risk/control advisory.
  • Basic knowledge of financial reporting standards (US GAAP, IFRS), Sarbanes Oxley type compliance programmes; auditing large programmes and knowledge of programme governance frameworks (PRINCE2, Agile, MSP).
  • Project management and organizational skills.
  • Auditing core IT General Controls.
  • Experience of coordinating teams and individuals including motivating, leading, coaching, developing and supporting individuals.
  • Experience of working internationally across cultures.
Our benefits

We have a great range of benefits* that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you, with a few examples below:

• Competitive holiday allowance
• Retirement Savings Plan pension scheme
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Excellent onsite facilities including staff shop, opticians (including free eye tests for team members), gym, cafeteria and outdoor seating spaces

*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Who we are

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is an integrated pharmacy, healthcare and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities.

A trusted, global innovator in retail pharmacy with approximately 13,000 locations across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, WBA plays a critical role in the healthcare ecosystem. The company is reimagining local healthcare and well-being for all as part of its purpose – to create more joyful lives through better health. Through dispensing medicines, improving access to a wide range of health services, providing high quality health and beauty products and offering anytime, anywhere convenience across its digital platforms, WBA is shaping the future of healthcare.

WBA has more than 315,000 team members and a presence in nine countries through its portfolio of consumer brands: Walgreens, Boots, Duane Reade, the No7 Beauty Company, Benavides in Mexico and Ahumada in Chile. Additionally, WBA has a portfolio of healthcare-focused investments located in several countries, including China and the U.S.

The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA has been recognized for its commitment to operating sustainably: it is an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and was named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2021.

What's next?

The next steps would be to attend an interview to discuss your experience and, if successful, then a more technical interview with case studies. The final stage would be an interview with the Vice President, Global Internal Audit.
Thank you for your interest in the role.

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