Group Internal Auditor

  • Vacancy Title
  • Group Internal Auditor
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Vp plc
  • Location
  • Harrogate
  • Closing Date
  • 17/05/2021
  • Job Description
  • Reporting to the Group Internal Audit Manager, you will enjoy a breadth of responsibility and support that is designed to develop and challenge you in your role. Working individually, or as part of a small but growing team, you will provide assurance across all key business areas – all the while striving to add value and make lasting and positive change within the business.

    Excellent communication skills are a must; your projects will bring you into contact with stakeholders at all levels of the Group. This exposure allows for fantastic opportunities around the business, and there is a track record of Group Internal Auditors progressing into divisional management roles.

    Vp Plc and our divisions operate across a number of industries and countries, which contributes to a varied and dynamic place to work. The ideal candidate will enjoy finding creative solutions to ensure the Group remains a market leader in specialist equipment rental.

    We will fund and support you to study towards a professional qualification, including the CIA qualification with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, or a recognised accountancy qualification such as the ACCA or CIMA.


    • To continue the reputation of Group Internal Audit as a valued business partner
    • Work closely with second-line functions, e.g. Data, Compliance, IT.
    • Deliver projects from start to finish, complying with internal audit best practice. This will include:
      • The appropriate project scope and approach;
      • Provide opinion on the design, effectiveness and efficiency of internal control design;
      • Conduct sufficient audit testing of areas within scope to identify material issues;
      • Determine the risk (impact and likelihood) of identified issues;
      • Provide recommendations that will manage the risk to an acceptable level;
      • Accurate timely reporting to all relevant stakeholders. This will be both verbal (face-to-face, Teams meetings) and written (audit reports, e-mails and memos).
      • Follow-up audits on agreed actions to pre-determined timescales.


    Essential criteria for the role:

    • Demonstrable internal audit experience
    • Full UK driving license
    • Fluency in English in both written and verbal form
    • Flexibility to travel – we estimate this at c.25%
    • IIA or equivalent/ willingness to complete. Those qualified by experience will also be considered.

    Desirable criteria for the role:

    • Experience working in a large and complex business
    • Data analytics experience

    Please note this role is based in our Harrogate Head Office and is therefore not remote/WFH.

    With more than 60 years’ experience in the plant and equipment hire industry, Vp plc is renowned and respected for its technical excellence, service innovation and customer focus. We have seen a radical re-engineering of group activities with a move from a broadly based plant hire enterprise to specialist equipment outsourcing businesses, which has proved very successful.

    The group currently comprises 6 business divisions: Groundforce & TPA Roadways; UK Forks; Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services; Hire Station, Torrent Trackside and TR Group. The head office is located at Central House in Harrogate.

    Our businesses offer the rental and sale of specialist products and associated services to a diverse range of end markets, including construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and housebuilding.

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