Internal Auditor - Europe
London, England, United Kingdom
4d ago


Covetrus Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management is a value-added and collaborative risk assurance function focused on providing independent, objective, and value-added SOX Quality Assurance, Advisory and Enterprise Risk Management services.

Covetrus is hiring a Europe Internal Auditor, reporting to the Manager, Europe Internal Audit, to participate in Sarbanes-Oxley testing and operational, compliance and / or IT internal audits and other special projects.

  • The typical objectives of an audit assignment will include : (i) Utilizing process mapping to document key controls within the audited process;
  • ii) Performing process walkthroughs and controls testing; (iii) Identifying key control gaps; (iv) Collaborating with management to identify action plans;
  • v) Participating in management presentations of audit findings; (vi) Documenting findings in an audit report distributed to management and the Audit Committee.

    Over time, candidates who are successful in the Europe Internal Auditor role may have the opportunity to rotate into other assignments at Covetrus.


  • Participate in annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing of business controls, IT general controls or automated controls, especially for business units with SAP ERP systems (SAP ECC 6.
  • 0 or S / 4Hana), and provide value added feedback. Coordinate with the SOX team, as applicable.

  • Conduct audits or lead audit teams in the performance of audits across operational, compliance and / or IT processes. Identify and communicate opportunities to improve controls.
  • Prepare and report results to executives.

  • Perform pre- and post- implementation reviews of system implementations or enhancements.
  • Provide Business and / or IT management with guidance on risk management matters.
  • Partner with management to develop efficient and effective corrective action plans and influence improvements to the company’s systems of internal control.
  • Collect and analyze data, conduct interviews of Auditee’s, document, summarize, and communicate audit results and follow up on the status of corrective action plans, as needed.
  • Demonstrate a confident and well-developed communication style, that establishes credibility and facilitates a clear understanding of audit issues and influence change where appropriate.
  • Participate in a variety of special projects as assigned by management.
  • Possess the ability to work in cross-functional teams, cultivate leadership abilities and to develop operational and management skills.
  • Demonstrate analytical reasoning, creative problem-solving abilities, advanced verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate initiative, strategic thinking, sound reasoning, business acumen, and analytical skills.
  • Show the ability to present complex analysis with clarity and professionalism; must be comfortable interacting with senior level management and portray a strong professional image.
  • Have strong operating and / or IT controls evaluation skills. Previous SOX experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze business process risks.
  • Play a strategic role in the risk management process and provide a disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s risks, controls, and governance processes.
  • Possess project management skills with the focus on timely completion of tasks and the ability to identify and assess changing business process risks.
  • Be an independent self-starter with a strong work ethic, high degree of motivation and the ability to contribute to a positive team attitude, proven dedication to teamwork, leadership, and integrity within a professional environment.
  • Have sound technical skills with an understanding of data mining and analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of internal controls systems, US GAAP and IFRS is preferred.
  • University degree with experience in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field. Big 4 Public Accounting experience strongly preferred.
  • CA designation, CIA and / or CISA certification preferred.
  • London, UK.
  • Up to 25% of the time.
  • Skills / Qualifications

    A minimum of 3 years audit experience in a public company or Public Accounting firm. SAP technical experience is preferred.

    Primary Location : London

    Travel : Up to 25% of the time

    Please note you must hold valid UK or EU passport to be eligible for this role.

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