Pearson Senior Internal Auditor in London, United Kingdom

Senior Internal Auditor


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


The Senior Internal Auditor is primarily responsible for contributing to the delivery of the audit plan by undertaking specific audit assignments. The audit work involves preparing work papers in support of work performed; discussing findings with management; and drafting audit observations.

Based at 80 Strand and reporting to the Internal Audit- Director, the individual will be an active member of a small Internal Audit team who are responsible for audits in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia with some work in the Americas. The work will involve up to 30% UK and overseas travel.

Main activities/responsibilities:

Perform audit planning, fieldwork and documentation of work papers in line with departmental policies and internal audit standards

Report observations and discuss action plans to address observations with management

Prepare sections of the draft audit report for review by audit manager

Prepare and adhere to budget for audits with travel

Complete ad-hoc projects and/or reviews as required

Lead audits when opportunities arise

Assist with internal investigations


Qualifications required:

Degree or equivalent level

ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified

A minimum of one year’s post-qualification experience at an accountancy firm and / or large organisation’s internal audit department

Experience required:

Background in accounting and / or auditing with an understanding of internal control and internal audit methodology

Ability to understand the company's operational policies and procedures, key business processes and overall company objectives

Good organisational skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and deliver to deadlines

Good communication and influencing skills – both written and verbal

Collaborative approach to working within a team and with colleagues across the business

Ddigital and commercial awareness

Innovative, critical thinker

Desirable skills:

Exposure to major ERP systems, preferably Oracle

Exposure to IT Audit techniques

Exposure to data analytics tools and methods



Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 14, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1810799

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.