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Pearson Senior Audit & Compliance Analyst in Manchester, United Kingdom

Our Organisation

Pearson VUE ( has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 15 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 Test Centers in 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies.

At Pearson VUE, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve. You can learn more about our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture here:

At Pearson, we are delighted to be awarded Gold against the Investors in People standard in the UK; we are confirmed by Stonewall in the Top 100 Employers LGBTQ+ UK employers; we are a Disability Confident committed employer, and committed to the Race Charter; we were recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards; we were featured on The Forbes List of Best D&I Employers; we are a Working Mums Top Employer and Age Positive employer. Pearson is a truly global family, and listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges. We are proud to offer an exceptional and supportive environment to develop your professional career!

Your Opportunity

  • Global Audit Specialist

  • Based in Salford Quays, Manchester UK

  • Permanent & full-time working 37.5 hours per week

At Pearson VUE, we have an exciting opportunity for an Internal Auditor to join our business assurance team based in the Salford Quays office where you will be responsible for assisting the Global Audit Manager alongside the audit team in objectively and independently evaluating the effectiveness of management controls over business activities.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Leading internal audits against a variety of methodologies and frameworks alongside the audit team - ensuring that audits are planned, conducted and reported appropriately.

  • Creating audit reports and raising findings based on areas of weakness or opportunities for improvement.

  • Assisting the business during external audits by working with the relevant audit body to plan, schedule and support external audits.

  • Supporting the implementation and maintenance of ISO management systems including ISO 27001.

  • Conducting Supplier Audits to an agreed scope, working collaboratively with the supplier and internal stakeholders.

  • Ensure that corrective and preventive actions are appropriately followed up and fed back into the audit cycle to ensure that their ongoing effectiveness is monitored and measured.

Our Successful Candidate

  • A qualified lead auditor preferably for ISO 27001.

  • Demonstrable experience leading a broad range of internal audits.

  • Strong knowledge of information systems such as Office 365, Azure AD, server and desktop platforms.

  • An excellent understanding of business continuity, information security, quality, process and risk methodologies.

  • Excellent relationship building skills and the ability to successfully communicate to all audience types, and across cultures.

  • Adept at translating the requirements of management systems and controls into business practice.

  • Demonstrates a ‘can-do’ attitude with the ability to work closely with others and independently, along with a strong focus/commitment to continual improvement.

  • Able to hit the ground running and complete internal audits with minimal supervision.

Your Reward & Benefits

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business! We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. Our most exciting options are featured below and when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:

  • Option to choose either an office based or hybrid working role.

  • Inclusion in the company annual incentive plan.

  • A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays.

  • Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.

  • Opportunity for international travel.

  • Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.

  • Stock/share purchase options.

  • Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.

  • Cycle to work program, Gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.

Our Recruitment Process

Please complete and submit your application before 14 April 2023 and ensure that you apply directly on our Pearson Careers website only.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 10906