Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Stratford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Brand:
23 (Entain)
About The Role
Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.

You will join a growing internal audit team of 15 that boasts of its cultural diversity and a challenging albeit immensely exciting work environment. The Internal Audit function at Entain provides exposure to a vast variety of business processes and stakeholders at different organisational levels, and can provide a great stepping stone in to business as future executives of the organisation. It is also known to be an advocate of ongoing professional development and actively supports its members’ training needs.

The business is looking to recruit a talented auditor with good understanding of financial processes and controls gained during their internal or external  audit work. This role will be suited to a newly qualified accountant with 1-2 years of post-qualification audit experience who shares a passion for internal audit and finance, can deliver value and quality and is keen to progress further working with a team of highly capable audit professionals.
 

As an internal auditor with specialism in finance, your primary responsibility will be to provide independent, objective assurance over financial processes and functions within the business in accordance with the audit plan and ongoing critical controls programme. You will be responsible for ongoing testing of the key controls programme that provides assurance over critical financial processes of the Group. You will be liaising directly with management and operational teams to obtain relevant audit evidence, validate your findings and then drafting reports for manager review. As one of the team’s finance specialists, you will be supporting the Senior Manager Finance on audits of financial controls, processes and potentially matters requiring assurance over compliance with financial standards. From time to time you may also find yourself working on non-financial audits of a diverse range of processes, including commercial and compliance processes. This is a role with a fast-paced growing company that gives an opportunity to develop skills and add value in its assurance matters, potentially also working across its operations in other countries.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct monthly/quarterly testing of the critical financial controls programme, validate findings with management and produce good quality audit reports;
  • Support financial and occasionally non-financial audits from the annual audit plan, including planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow-up;
  • Contribute to testing of relevant financial controls and systems as part of joint audits with the IT internal audit team;
  • Participate in multi-person audit teams on larger audit assignments;
  • Map audited processes and controls against risks for internal reference and use by wider business;
  • Ensure that all audit work is completed against agreed quality standards within the specified time frames and budget;
  • Produce well documented and cross-referenced working papers for manager review;
  • Create high quality, value-adding commercially focused reports identifying areas of deficiency with clear and concise recommendations;
  • Partner the business in remediating any issues identified, exploring possible solutions with the key stakeholders and following through to agree action plans and obtain regular updates on the progress of those plans;
  • Work on multiple projects concurrently and support other ad hoc projects as they arise;
  • Develop long term working relationships with key business stakeholders and within the IA and other commercial functions.
Additional Information
Qualifications & educational requirements 
  • Bachelor’s degree qualified;
  • Qualified accountant with 1-2 years PQE in internal audit but candidates with external audit experience will be considered also;
  • Professional audit qualifications, preferably IIA’s CIA or ISACA’s CISA would be desirable but not essential
Specialist skills & experience required
  • Strong understanding of financial processes and controls, including financial reporting processes, reconciliations, P2P, payroll, budgetary controls, gained through relevant qualifications and supported with work experience;
  • Strong core audit skills, knowledge of IIA professional standards and understanding of up-to-date auditing methodologies and concepts, including agile audit;
  • Ability to assess controls for their design and compliance and to suggest improvements;
  • Strong skills in documenting working papers and writing clear and concise reports;
  • Strong influencing and inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate constructively, concisely, and respectfully with management at different organisational levels;
  • Ability to challenge management in a professional and respectful manner while driving value-adding changes in their control and process environments
  • Proactive work-attitude and ability to find and suggest solutions to identified problems;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision – strong self-starter with good time management and decision-making skills;
  • Good problem-solving skills;
  • Strong business and commercial acumen;
  • Experience with data driven auditing & analytical reviews;
  • Highly motivated, honest, approachable and collaborative individual;
  • Experience partnering the business in order to facilitate improvement;
  • Experience working with/within large, complex, multinational organisations with familiarity with the risk, control and governance structure;
  • Previous experience working within a regulatory environment is preferred but not essential;
  • Relevant industry experience is beneficial but not necessary.
About The Company

We’re Entain. Our vision is to be the world leader in sports betting and gaming entertainment by creating the most exciting and trusted experiences for our customers, revolutionising the space as we go. We’re specialists in safer gambling and the company that is at the forefront of responsibility.

Combining technology and entertainment to build products that push the boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands – names such as bwin, Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala, Betdaq, and many more. With a focus on sustainability and growth, we will transform our sector for our players, for ourselves and for the good of entertainment.

Diversity and inclusion at Entain

As a global employer, Entain is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive culture where our people feel like they truly belong. We are a multicultural business that values, celebrates and respects individual differences, so whatever your sexuality, gender, gender identity, ability, age, race, religion or belief, you will have a voice here, and the space to do your best work. Our diverse internal networks provide the support for you to express your views and make a positive difference, all for the good of entertainment.

Wellbeing at Entain

We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That's why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.
 

Our Culture As real as it gets

At Entain we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success.

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and benefits package that we're extremely proud of.