Senior Internal Auditor

Hutcheon Mearns are partnering with a leading subsea engineering, construction and services company to source a creative individual committed to long-term collaboration, ready to evolve and thrive within their supportive team environment.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small but specialist team to provide independent assurance that the Group’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively on a global basis. Reporting into an Internal Audit Manager, the successful candidate will engage in hands-on auditing to deliver high quality and insightful audit reports. The majority of audits have a financial element, but with global process, operational and compliance audits also included on the annual audit plan.


  • Assist in the planning, execution, and reporting of internal audit reviews of business units, processes or identified areas of risk exposure within allocated cost and time budget.
  • Prepare accurate and complete audit work papers that adequately document work performed and support audit findings raised in respect of the effectiveness of observed control environments.
  • Summarise audit findings and recommendations and discuss/agree same with Management.
  • Draft assigned sections of the Internal Audit Report, including identifying risk / non-compliance, providing context as to significance, confirming root cause and reviewing recommendations to ensure they address the issue highlighted by the audit.
  • Actively contribute to audit close meetings with Management of varying levels across the Group.
  • Support the Internal Audit Management team in undertaking any other ad hoc tasks in the Internal Audit department as requested.


  • Experience in auditing (either internal or external), finance or a controls/risk focused role is required
  • A recognised accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or similar) will be preferred. Candidates can be part-qualified but with the majority of modules complete.
  • Ability and willingness to travel globally (this is variable dependent on the annual audit plan but can be assumed to be up to 25% of the time).
  • Technical, analytical, and decision-making skills; self-motivated with the ability to work smoothly, providing solutions and dealing with subjective/ambiguous matters.
  • Have curiosity, commitment to personal development, and advanced interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Sound understanding and experience of controls-based auditing.

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