Salary:
Dependant on Experience + Bonus + Benefits
Stratford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
31 Oct 2022
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.

The business is looking to recruit talented, experienced auditors who share a passion for delivering value and quality and will be working closely with a highly capable audit team. This role is responsible for managing a small team and will take responsibility for delivering a section of the overall audit plan. The scope areas will include finance, regulatory compliance, marketing, operations, trading, HR and all corporate functional activity, with the exception of IT which is handled by a specialist audit team.

The role will provide a high level of access to both senior management as well as Audit Committee and Board level as well as working closely with all areas of the business both nationally and internationally.

Purpose of the role:

  • As a Senior Internal Audit Manager your primary responsibility will be to provide independent, objective assurance as to the effectiveness of the organisation’s control framework. This will be primarily through the delivery of your assigned component of the annual audit plan to the business. As such, you will be responsible for working closely with the business to deliver that audits within that plan and partnering the senior executives in order to remediate any issues arising.
  • Additionally, you will also be responsible for participating in mentoring and line management of staff, including experienced or junior auditors to support the assurance work being performed across the organisation.
  • You will be responsible for the execution of the audit fieldwork as part of the overall management of the audit lifecycle. Reports should be issued providing a fair and balanced view of those observations made through the provision of clear and concise reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the audits assigned to you from the annual regulatory audit plan, including planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow-up. Audits could include:
    • Regulatory compliance processes:
      • Anti-Money-Laundering
      • Safer Gambling
      • Sports Betting Integrity
    • Licence compliance for any of the company’s international and UK licences
    • GDPR and data privacy management
    • Finance topics
    • New business acquisition reviews
    • In-flight and completed strategic regulatory projects
  • Contribute to testing as part of a joint audit team with the IT audit function
  • Contribute to the identification and documentation of risk in the audit universe
  • Participate in multi-person audit teams on larger audit assignments
  • Lead cross-disciplinary or multi-auditor engagements, acting as manager for the audit
  • Ensure that all audit work is completed against agreed quality standards within the specified time frames and budget
  • 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
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently and support other ad hoc projects as they arise
  • Act as a mentor for other members of the audit team, up-skill and cross-train other auditors in various audit disciplines (Financial, IT/Systems, Operational)
  • Act as line manager for 2 direct reports
  • Develop long term working relationships with key business stakeholders and within the IA and other commercial functions
  • Support the Audit Director in the development of the annual audit plan and Audit Committee papers, and other senior executive committee reporting as needed

Qualifications & Education:

  • Degree qualified with at least a 2:1 
  • A fully qualified auditor or accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or IIA / CISA qualified with 5+ years PQE
  • Experienced auditor (internal/external)

Specialist skills and experience:

  • Relevant industry experience is beneficial (on-line/digital, betting & gaming)
  • Ability to be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong core audit skills, knowledge of IIA professional standards and understanding of up-to-date auditing methodologies and concepts
  • Strong business and commercial acumen
  • Experience with data driven auditing & analytical reviews
  • Highly motivated, honest, approachable and collaborative individual
  • Strong communications skills; clear and concise communicator (written and oral)
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working within a large, complex, multinational organisation with familiarity with the risk, control and governance structure 

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.