Group Internal Audit Manager

Salary Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Discipline Finance
Contact NameGroup Head of Internal Audit


N Brown – who we are and why work for us?

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible.


The role

We’re looking for an Group Internal Audit Manager to join our N Brown team

A leadership role within the Group Internal Audit Team (GIA) who designs assurance strategies, manages the delivery of timely and insightful assurance and a catalyst for functional improvements.

Working closely with the Group Head of Internal Audit to report on the effectiveness of the Group’s internal control environment and to deliver the GIA strategy.


What will you do as an Group Internal Audit Manager at N Brown?

Design and implement risk-based audit approach
Manage delivery of audit reviews (multiple at times) and ,on occasion, performs audits
Manage the development of skills
Co-ordinate and support the delivery of strategic initiatives, functional improvements
Responsible for managing the annual/periodic internal audit planning process
Responsible for managing co-source relationships
Responsible for the delivery of the audit plan (except technology audits)
Represent internal audit in key Operational Governance meetings within the Financial Services division and across the Group
Line manager for Retail / FS Lead auditor / Line manager for junior auditor
Qualifications and skills: 7+ years of experience preferably auditing in Consumer credit or Retail environment
Experience in setting Internal Audit methodology and operating practices, preferably with agile auditing ways of working
Managing teams, supervise and quality assurance audit delivery
Demonstrate an understanding of strategic and organisational risks, sector relevant regulatory environment and emerging technologies/retail practices to ensure audit work is risk based and meeting regulatory / business scrutiny
Competence to deliver strategic initiatives, driving operational efficiency and functional improvements
Higher education (e.g. bachelor's degree) in relevant business discipline such as accounting, math, law, public administration or computer information systems
Holds a recognised professional qualification in their field of expertise (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, IRM, CIA, CISA)
Experience in the use of Data analytics and auditing in digitally led business environment is preferable

What skills and experience will you have?

Ability to work both as part of a team and individually
Personal resilience and high motivation to learning
Open minded to change and embrace working in an agile way
Providing feedback in a sensitive and diplomatic way to management and peers
Ability to identify, resolve or escalate issues on a timely basis and influence relevant stakeholders
Ability to deploy, manage and motivate resources within (and outside of)  the team
Business acumen and ability to influence strategic decisions and senior leaders within the organisation

What’s in it for you?

Hybrid working
24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
Annual bonus scheme
Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
A range of financial wellbeing support
Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 9am - 5pm. 


Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!