ASOS and the team
ASOS is an online retailer for fashion-loving 20-somethings around the world, with a purpose to give its customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be. Through a market-leading app and mobile/desktop web experience, ASOS customers in over 200 markets can shop a curated edit of 85,000 products, sourced from 860 of the best global and local third-party brands and a mix of fashion-led in-house labels.
The business is now looking to improve internal controls and governance to support its ongoing phenomenal growth and ambitious plans. Until recently Internal Audit at ASOS was outsourced to a third-party but to support these improvements, help meet strategic objectives and add value Internal Audit is now being brought in-house. The newly created Internal Audit Team sits within Business Assurance, which also includes experts in Risk Management, Business Continuity, Health & Safety, and Insurance.
The successful candidate will play a key role within the Team, supporting the implementation, development, and operations of a best in class internal audit function. You will help to manage Group risks through identifying, planning, performing, and reporting on internal audits; and agreeing pragmatic and value add control improvements with management. As part of the Team you will also embrace a culture of continual improvement, providing input to the audit universe, on-going risk assessment, Internal Audit Plan, and internal processes. You will work alongside the business to help it transform its operating environment. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic, fast paced, and ambitious company where you will have plenty of opportunity to make your mark.
You will be…
Responsible for delivering end-to-end audits from planning to reporting in line with the Internal Audit Plan; and agreeing and tracking completion of control improvement actions with management.
Delivering a range of other audit services including consultancy, project assurance, special projects (as required), and using agile auditing techniques to add timely value to the business.
Supporting the Head of Internal Audit to build the Internal Audit Strategy, Roadmap, and Methodology as we establish our in-house function.
Owning elements of the audit universe, on-going risk assessment, and Internal Audit Plan process including proposing audits and agreeing them with management.
Striving for continual improvement, identifying areas where Internal Audit can be more effective and efficient, and sharing ideas with the Team.
Business partnering as a “critical friend” to deliver best practice control and governance advice to the business as it matures. Managing communications and building strong relationships with your portfolio of stakeholders.
Identifying opportunities to deliver deeper and more efficient audits and business insight through data, as well has helping to develop and drive forward our Internal Audit Data Analytics Strategy.
An ambassador for Internal Audit as we build the profile of the function within the business and bringing our value proposition to life for our Stakeholders.
Responsible for Audit Committee Reporting, KPI production, and client satisfaction questionnaires.
We’d love to meet someone with…
A CCAB qualification or equivalent and significant post-qualification experience in internal audit, risk management or another relevant industry or practice-based role.
A strong, diverse technical background including transformation, financial controls (including SOx compliance), process improvement, operational auditing, and experience of IT governance and/or other recognised business control frameworks.
Strong risk and controls awareness, experience of complex and less mature operating environments, and analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills.
Good negotiation and influencing skills with the willingness to work with the business to define fit for purpose governance and controls. Someone who wants to make a difference and is excited by helping to build and launch a function.
Self-motivation and the ability to work pro-actively alone or as part of team. The ability to multi-task, deal with competing priorities, and someone with the flexibility and agility to work within a fast paced, ever changing business and risk landscape.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to tailor your approach to deliver clear, powerful, and succinct messages to stakeholders at all levels.
Experience with data driven auditing, data analytics and visualisation tools, and in e-commerce and retail environments would be an advantage but not essential.
What's in it for you?
Competitive salary, bonus, and pension matching.
Life insurance, private medical care, and a bespoke flexible benefits scheme catered to you including a cycle to work scheme + more.
25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again!
Huge staff discounts and access to sample sales.
Free modern onsite gym with subsidised personal training and wellness rooms.
Best in class Learning & Development schemes and career development programmes.
A dynamic social environment, from company-wide sports days, charity days, ‘Give A Week Away’ opportunities to visit our charity partners in India, and company-wide celebrations to name just a few.