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Internal Auditor

Finance and management Burnley Lancashire Bb10 2tq , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description


Delivering the annual internal audit campaign in line with the DACI referential and closure of open actions. The role will work closely with the external audit team for their interim process audit and support of the year end audit campaign. This role is also responsible for driving the finance QRQC, Risk matrix and finance BSC.


Internal Audit campaign – alignment with SNA DACI referential (April – October)
 100% delivery on time and in full of annual audit campaign
- Change in approach of testing due to working from home and online documentation
- Preparation of the internal audit testing files for review
- Testing of processes throughout the internal audit campaign for review
- Updating of the internal controls reporting package for review
- Completing internal audit reporting and KPI's
- Supporting and driving the business to close down action plans generated
- Business partnering to achieve the annual internal target requirements
- Annual presentation of the campaign and results to the directors
- Ensure all data, filing and records are kept up to date and comply with retention periods in accordance with statutory guidelines
- Adopt the culture of quality basics
- Building a strong relationship with the Internal auditor in France

 Quarterly testing of the IPR BOD process to ensure compliance (April, July, October, January)
• Correct pricing used
• Correct adherence to the scrap process
• Correct adherence to return of faulty goods to the supplier
• Correct adherence to returns from customers
• Commodity code approval from HMRC
• Sample Testing to support full HMRC required documentation in case of audit

 External Audit Campaign
o Key contact for our external audit team to agree the interim audit plan and deliverables. Manage the document sharing process working alongside the rest of the finance team (October-November)
o Year end audit support to the Financial controller to provide on time information to the auditors (January, March-April)

 Driving the Finance governance on site:
o Monthly BSC ready for the CODAF presentation – alignment with France (1-2 hours per month)
o Drive the weekly QRQC with the Financial control and Business Control team (30 minutes per week)
o Audit of the Finance governance meetings - actual alignment to plan (30 minutes per month)
o Monthly progress check of the Finance team Level 2 projects (30 minutes)
o Annual Training register for the finance team of development requirements (1 day) and monthly actual reporting (30 minutes)
o Driving the finance PI initiatives – target of 4 per person (1-2 hours per quarter)
o Bi-annual review of the Finance drive and email CO2 value. To drive sessions to cleanse and improve ways of working. Advocate for the use of teams to reduce CO2 usage.
o Driving 5S in finance and logistics team to maintain high standards

Complementary Description

 Finance Risk RITO assessment
 Identification of finance processes outside of the internal audit DACI referential which require internal regulatory compliance
 Drive the Quarterly finance review (1-2 hours) to determine
• Risk assessment action plan – generation, control and prioritisation
• Process improvements
• Areas such as VAT, TAX, Annual returns, STBV, payroll, grants, furlough claims, pension, exchange rate, transfer pricing

 Transfer pricing
- Review of the internal agreement & support the FD to generate the annual TP word documentation
- Ensure pricing set by France is aligned with the agreement and the UK costing model
- Review of the internal management fee structure
- Quarterly Segmented P&L preparation to determine gap to the intercompany agreement
- Provide recommendations to the Finance Director for credit/debit memo's required
- Half year review of the selling prices gap to the standards set by the Business Control team & recommendations

 Other ad-hoc duties as required to support the finance team ensuring that segregation of duties is applied

Job Requirements


CIMA/ACCA qualified accountant - essential
Knowledge of key processes within the DACI referential - preferred
Experience working in a financial accountant/control role - essential
Lean sigma Green Belt/process improvement experience – preferred
Previous Management experience – essential



SAP finance system application – essential
Intermediate to advanced excel skills – essential
Strong PowerPoint presentation skills - essential


Capable of communicating clearly and concisely
Able to escalate at the right time and at the right level
Capable of making decisions
Maintain Confidentiality
A good team player whilst being able to work in isolation
Able to negotiate well with internal contacts
An ambassador for the company and able to defend its interests


Excellent planning and organisational skills
Capacity to analyse a complex problem, sum it up and find solutions
Capacity to analyse the information supplied by other departments
Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
High level of accuracy and attention to detail required

Attitude & Behaviour:

Proactive and positive can do attitude
Perseverant & resilient

Specificity of the job


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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles and an active player in after-market services, with 23,000 products in service, and 145,000 daily flight hours. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.

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