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Internal Auditor

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Vacancy Information

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Business Assurance team at Greggs and really help to support the business in achieving its objectives, by carrying out audits across our corporate functions and assessing our controls.

We can offer you:

  • 25 days (5 weeks) annual leave, pro-rated, increasing with service (in addition to bank holidays), plus 1 additional floating day

  • Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 10% of your salary

  • Profit share: We want everyone to share in the success of the business, so we distribute 10% of our profits to all our employees who have at least 6-month service, or more, each year

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants

  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme

  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages

  • Defined contribution management pension scheme

  • Death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year’s salary

  • Colleague discount, up to 50% off our own-produced products

  • Share save schemes that let you buy discounted Greggs shares, by saving a set amount of money over a fixed time, to have an even bigger share of our profits

  • Career progression and learning and development

  • Employee Assistance Programme; A free, confidential helpline, offering advice and support with financial, relationship, work-related and wellbeing issues, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Including a mobile app providing a range of wellness content on physical, mental, social, and financial wellbeing

  • Perks and savings, such as digital gift card discounts, online cashback, in-store and online coupons and lifestyle offers

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • A company who cares about our communities; the environment and being a better business! Click here to read about The Greggs Pledge

  • Colleague Networks – internal groups where colleagues and their allies can share their own experiences, offer feedback on the way we do things at Greggs, and provide support to one another

About the role

  • This is a full-time role, however flexibility in this will be considered
  • We know that having a work-life balance is important, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role
  • The base location for this role is Greggs House, though a degree of hybrid working will be possible.

What you'll do

  • Design and develop internal audit programmes to identify risks and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Work closely with colleagues at all levels across the business in the planning and delivery of internal audits.
  • Ensure the completion of internal audit fieldwork, including the identification and testing of key controls; involving the analysis of complex data and other forms of information.
  • Participate in discussions relating to challenges to audit findings and negotiate mutually acceptable outcomes, communicating difficult messages sensitively.
  • Take responsibility for drafting, agreeing and finalising internal audit reports for the attention of senior managers and Operating Board.
  • Ensure that any actions are appropriately allocated to the relevant individual and department to ensure swift resolution.
  • Follow up action plans to ensure these are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of internal audits.
  • Challenge existing practice and procedure where there is an opportunity to operate more efficiently or simplify processes, and agree solutions for improvements.
  • Build relationships of openness and trust at all levels across the organisation.

About you

You will fit right into this role if you:

  • Thoroughly understand the principles of internal audit, governance and internal control
  • Can quickly grasp complex legislation, regulation, policies and procedures
  • Are aware of the wide range of compliance issues to be managed by companies, particularly food retailers
  • Have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, being able to quickly build rapport and establish credibility
  • Have proven high levels of accuracy and attention to detail, working methodically
  • Are able to analyse and make clear and effective judgements based on complex data, numerical reports and other forms of information and make suggestions to improve controls
  • Have experience of, and the ability to work on multiple assignments simultaneously to tight timescales
  • Can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and have great report writing skills
  • Have good IT skills including Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Word, Excel and Teams
  • Full UK driving license is required


About Greggs

Here at Greggs, we love what we do, and we have fun! What makes Greggs so special is our culture – the way we are, the way we behave and the way we support each other. We're hard-working, but above all else we're family; and it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us! We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views.

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