The individual is required to conduct (lead or participate) and report on audit assignments of Dyson’s entities in the region. This includes the R&D and manufacturing operations, and distribution entities in the region. Dyson is looking to expand aggressively to increase our footprint in the region. As the operating model continues to evolve, the individual plays an important role in assuring the controls that protect our integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. The individual will report to the Internal Audit Manager based in Singapore.
Not too far away is West Park, our flagship advanced motor manufacturing facility where we develop our autonomous robotic manufacturing capabilities – more than 300 robots assemble our Dyson Digital Motor (DDM) here. It is here that we develop our next generation of motor technology.
Our business is fast-paced, ambitious, and global in remit. It thrives on challenges and is excited by change. Our Internal Audit & Risk team is no different. As part of a wider Finance Community that enables the commercial success of the business, our Internal Audit and Risk team plays an important role in assuring the controls that protect our integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for an Internal Auditor who will report to the Internal Audit Manager (Singapore based) and will have a close day to day working relationship with the Director of Internal Audit and Risk (UK based). This high profile role will provide assurance to senior management and the Audit Committee that the Group’s control environment is effective and operating as designed.
This role offers a unique opportunity for insight into how the business operates internationally across all functions/markets in the Group. With high levels of exposure to senior management, the right candidate will get the opportunity to develop their technical and behavioural skill set, supporting their personal and career development plan.
Previous experience in internal audit is preferred but not essential and the candidates should have business process / controls experience and an understanding of the role of an internal audit function.
This is what we need you to do:
Provide input to the annual audit plan agreed with the Audit Committee
Support the Internal Audit Manager in the conduct of regular audit reviews based on the audit plan and any ad-hoc requests from Management
Perform audits in line with the agreed objectives
Assist with other ad-hoc projects and investigations as required
Deliver high quality audit reports that succinctly identify practical opportunities to improve the effectiveness of financial and operational controls; and agree findings and actions with heads of functions/business units
Provide input to overview reports, such as those prepared for the Executive, Board and Audit Committee
Provide hands on support in implementing internal audit actions to improve the Group’s control environment and track progress in addressing agreed audit actions
Drive departmental initiatives aimed at developing and improving the Group’s governance framework
Share best practice across the Group
Actively contribute to improving the internal audit function
Champion integrity and risk management across the business
Liaise with external auditors to avoid duplication of work
Recognised degree in Accountancy or its equivalent, professional accounting qualification such as CA or CPA will be advantageous
- Approximately 5 to 7 years of relevant (internal / external audit) or internal control experience
- Demonstrates the highest levels of integrity at all times
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
- Confidence to work autonomously to deliver high quality results
- Proactive and commercial approach to problem solving
- Able to develop relationships across all areas of the business (internationally and outside of Finance)
- Drive to understand all aspects of the operations of the Group
- Calm under pressure
- Diplomatic when presenting findings while remaining robust under challenge
- Credibility at senior management level and the ability to influence others
- Willingness to travel internationally – around 20% of work may be conducted in Dyson’s international offices (mainly in Asia Pacific regions)
High calibre (ideally first time passes in professional qualifications)
A passion for products/the sectors we operate in
Experience of SAP