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Internal Auditor

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By focusing on the most significant risks, boohoo’s internal audit function focuses on the things that really matter to the business. We constantly think about risk, the things that could go wrong, and what the consequences would be. Building and maintaining that understanding allows us to give assurances, in the right areas, that these risks are being adequately controlled.

The Group consists of multiple brands operating under shared infrastructure, such as a single distribution centre and shared IT platforms. A further brand, PrettyLittleThing (PLT) form part of the group and operates outside of that shared infrastructure. The role of Internal Auditor will be based in Manchester and will work with the Head of Internal Audit in completing audits across all of the Group businesses and shared functions.

As part of a small Internal Audit Team the role holder will see the audit process from inception through to delivery and have significant say in the way things are done and the function developed.

The scope and nature of audits can vary significantly, so although this role requires the auditing of financial processes it is vital that that holder is able to turn their hand to address other non-financial risks.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:


Ensuring that those being audited fully understand the scope, audit process and findings is key to ensuring a positive outcome. This allows the Internal Auditor to help in the development of improvements that effectively close any gaps through action plans that have the buy-in of the auditee. 

Process Reviews

  • To conduct process review meetings in order to gain an in depth understanding of the area under review.
  • To ask questions to ensure that the understanding gained is supported when probed.
  • To be able to tie together process understanding across multiple business areas and / or systems.
  • To undertake financial process reviews, challenging the existing processes with a solid financial controls basis (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA etc)

Controls Audits

  • To conduct operational audits of known control areas to provide assurance that the controls are operating as effectively.
  • To accurately identify exceptions and know when and how to conduct additional work to identify the root cause of issues.

Audit Planning

  • To assist the Head of Internal Audit in the development of the internal audit plans by identifying areas of risk and / or key controls to be audited.

Development of Internal Audit

  • To assist the Head of Internal Audit in the future development of the internal audit function. This may be through activities such as the implementation of audit programmes of work, developing key relationships or departmental processes.

Follow up

  • To see through each audit to the completion of the agreed actions by supporting auditees, ensuring they understand the requirements and signing off each action.