Internal Auditor

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.5 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We offer more than just a job; we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on flexible working and personal development.

Mary’s Meals International is recruiting for a talented Internal Auditor to join our Risk & Assurance team in Glasgow. Reporting to our Head of Risk & Assurance, you will have responsibility for planning and delivering internal audits across our school feeding programmes worldwide.

You will plan and undertake up to 6 audit field trips per year, each lasting between 1-2 weeks, so you must be happy to travel regularly as part of your role. This is an amazing opportunity to see first-hand the impact of our feeding programmes and influence the development of processes that ensure we keep our promise to continue to feed each child every school day.

You will have responsibility for mapping the processes under review, assessing the quality of our control frameworks to manage risk and testing the effectiveness of our controls in practice. With fantastic communication skills, both written and verbal, you will be confident in imparting your findings and recommendations in person, over the phone and via concise, high quality reports.

A self- starter, you will be passionate about collaborating with others to drive continuous improvement and willing to engage with colleagues to develop practical solutions, taking into account cultural and geographical differences.  The ability to build strong working relationships will be key to success in this role, as will the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in different countries and settings.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Performing initial scoping work on the process (and related sub-processes) under review;
  • Documenting all fieldwork in a concise, thorough and accurate manner, meeting reperformance standards for all controls testing;
  • Highlighting opportunities to enhance and strengthen the design of existing controls, or to introduce new controls;
  • Performing a rigorous follow-up programme with our teams, ensuring that the implementation of agreed actions is being appropriately tracked and reported on to our Senior Leadership team.
  • Providing ongoing support to local management teams around implementation of agreed actions; and 
  • Sharing best practice on control design and implementation with country teams.#

You will bring strong audit experience gained either in professional practice or an in-house team and have a strong, analytical approach with the confidence to make objective decisions independently. A professional qualification in Accountancy would be desirable but is not essential.  

Mary’s Meals is a values driven organisation. We believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.

If you want to become part of a worldwide movement of people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty should endure a day without a meal, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, send your CV and a covering email in support of your application detailing why you want to work for Mary's Meals and why you are interested in this role to:

Closing date: Monday 2 December 2019 

Open quote mark Mary's Meals is a series of lots of little acts of love. If you put all those acts of sacrifice together, it creates a beautiful thing. Close quote mark
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Mary’s Meals founder and Chief Executive

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