Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Internal Auditor

Internal Auditor
Location: Glasgow
Package: Basic salary up to £45,000 (commensurate with experience), company car (or allowance), smartphone, bonus & excellent PLC Benefits
Sector: Packaging Distribution & Manufacture
The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor are seeking to appoint an experienced Internal Auditor to join our team based at our Glasgow headquarters. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Appointing expert professionals to join our central team has always been key to our continual success.  
The Role
Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the role is pivotal in delivering the internal audit requirements of Macfarlane Group as well as to support initiatives that embed good practice governance, risk management and internal control throughout the Group. We are looking for a skilled individual who is looking to develop their career within a commercially focused and growing business, ideally with ambition to progress to a management role within internal audit or the wider business. The role is based in Glasgow with regular UK wide travel around group sites in due course once Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed.

Key Responsibilities

•Conduct audit testing on specified areas, structures, departments or sites

•Review the suitability of internal controls and where appropriate make recommendations for improvements

•Establish risk-based audit programmes

•Evaluate financial and procedural records

•Determine compliance with policies and procedures

•Investigate areas of concern in an independent and structured manner

•Prepare audit reports with clear and concise descriptions of audit findings

with appropriate supporting recommendations for improvement

•Support a schedule of annual activity in line with the Group’s strategic objective/risks as well as Audit Committee requirements

•Create methods to monitor & measure the effectiveness of organisational processes

•Consistently challenge the effectiveness of the organisation’s procedures ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations

•Travel to different locations throughout the Group to conduct audits or provide support as required

•Attend meetings with auditees to support and follow up on agreed action plans

•Liaise when required with the senior management team, reporting on audit results and progress

Do you have the correct profile?
We welcome your application if you are an experienced audit professional (ideally minimum of 3 years) with a strong proven (ideally corporate) business background and impeccable organisational/time management skills. You will hold a relevant qualification (ideally holding CIA or CMIIA accreditation, but certainly a professional accountancy qualification to an appropriate level). Our organisational structure is that of a
de-centralised multi-site commercial environment – so we would prefer you to have experience of a similar business setting. Additionally, some experience of working within either a distribution or manufacturing based business would be advantageous.  
The Package
We offer an attractive basic starting salary (commensurate with experience) along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
Next Steps
This is a key appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us ASAP in the new year. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.