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Lead/Internal Auditor (0723)

We are currently looking for an Lead Internal Auditor to join our Risk and Best Practice team. This is a full time, permanent role based in our Newcastle office.


About the team


As Lead/Internal Auditor you'll work within our wider Risk and Best Practice team. The team helps to ensure we meet our regulatory obligations, comply with our service standards and procedures and manage our risk.


What will you be doing?


The role will see you conducting internal audits to assess and provide assurance that the firm's risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.


You'll be planning and organising your own work and projects, and leading on the planning, development and scoping of audit modules. You'll be reporting on your findings (verbal and written), making recommendations, and providing guidance on all things risk and regulatory. Interpersonal skills are key for this role as you will build and manage relationships with a variety of people across our firm at all levels.


You'll be conducting technical and complex audits, for example: a regulatory investigation and you'll need to act as a role model when dealing with problematic situations involving internal and external personnel.


The ideal candidate will also possess the following skills & experience:

  • Have the ability to influence, coach and persuade auditees, as regards to the achievement of high standards of regulatory compliance.
  • Possess high levels of attention to detail and effective analytical skills in order to absorb regulatory, audit and technical information and proactively identify risks/ opportunities to improve.
  • Robust conflict management/ resolution skills and demonstrates resilience - with an ability to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Has the ability to communicate in both written and oral format in a professional, clear and concise manner and is able to adapt style to meet the audience.

You will have a passion for audit, compliance and risk management and have the ability to work well in busy and high pressure situations.



What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. Please get in touch to let us know how we can give you the best possible recruitment experience.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.  We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.


Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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The Spark, Draymans Way, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, NE4 5DE

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Laura Clifforde

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