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Senior Internal Auditor

Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
Job ID: R0008479
Date Posted: May 21, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Role Overview

The Internal Audit team provides independent and objective assurance to the Hitachi Europe Limited (HEU) management team on the company’s operations. The team’s focus is on risk management, compliance with policies and procedures and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes and internal controls.

The team specialises in performing:

  • Financial audits;

  • Business process internal control reviews;

  • J-SOx support;

  • Fraud reviews; and

  • Special investigations.

The role is based in Sefton Park in the UK and reports into the HEU Head of Internal Audit.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To undertake risk-based internal audit reviews across Hitachi operating companies

  • To perform pre-audit planning, initial risk assessment and scoping

  • To understand and document business processes

  • To perform audit procedures to substantiate balances

  • To identify controls and evaluate the effectiveness of controls (including assessment of residual risk and recommendation of action plans for management consideration)

  • Presentation of internal audit findings to local management

  • Preparation of high quality and detailed audit working papers for line manager review

  • Drafting audit reports for line manager review

  • Supporting the application of best practice across the Hitachi group by sharing knowledge and process information

  • Providing support on special audit projects (for example, this may include system and/or process changes; fraud and/or code of conduct investigations)

  • Building professional working relationships with business colleagues across the business

  • New business development

Key Skills and Experience


  • Audit experience within assurance, internal audit services or risk management.

  • Completed or studying towards a professional qualification (e.g., ACA, CPA, ACCA)

  • Exposure to financial statement audits, business process controls evaluation (e.g., Sox/J-Sox), advisory projects

  • Strong audit delivery skills (planning, execution and reporting)

  • Highly competent in determining and executing audit steps and techniques

  • Ability to document business processes and to identify key controls

  • Ability to document audit working papers to reperformance / IIA standards

  • High degree of competency in the use of Word and Excel

  • Strong financial accounting skills

  • Ability to build strong relationships at all management levels

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Understanding of cultural differences

  • Excellent report writing ability

  • Highly developed analytical and probing skills

  • Impeccable level of integrity

  • Accountable

  • Diligent and highly motivated team player

  • Ability to work independently

  • Flexible and willing to travel

  • Fluency in English


  • Second European language (preferably French, German, Italian or Polish)

  • SAP system experience

  • Experience in business development

Benefits Package

Company Funded Benefits

Along with a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, employees have the option to work flexibly in line with our hybrid working model and we would be happy to discuss this with you during the hiring process.

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days per year

  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year

  • Group Personal Pension

  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members

  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees

  • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;

  • Cycle To Work scheme

  • Gym Membership

  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children

  • Health screening

  • Dining card

Company Overview 

Hitachi Europe Ltd is a social innovation company with headquarters based in Stoke Poges, England. The company’s European operations employ over 550 people to deliver services and solutions to customers in several key business areas. The company's portfolio includes digital media products, industrial components and equipment, European procurement and sourcing, research and design, information systems. 

HEU is also responsible for managing a Shared Services Group that provides the Company's business units with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development - including HR, IT, Legal, Finance & Accounting, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, and Business Development. 

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