Peterborough, UK
The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Internal Audit Manager

Location: Peterborough / Flexible, UK

We want to create a legacy.

We’re AB Agri, a community of leading animal nutrition products and services businesses.  Join us and support our work with customers around the globe to produce sustainable food for a growing population. 

In this key role, you’ll manage and perform internal audits for ABF’s AB Agri Group, with a turnover in excess of £2bn. This will involve carrying out audits in the UK and Ireland, as well as managing the audit planning and process for AB Agri’s Chinese and other overseas locations, which will be effected by local resources. The scope for this role involves development as a Finance professional within the ABF Group.

The key objectives of this role are to ensure the consistency and quality of the internal audit process across the Group and to act as an independent reporting line into the Audit Committee.

Your responsibilities will include: 
  • The jobholder will adhere to, and contribute to the development of, the ABF group internal audit guidelines. Within this framework the jobholder is accountable for providing the AB Agri Group businesses with an efficient internal auditing service
  •  The jobholder will perform audit reviews across these sites based on an annual plan of visits agreed with the AB Agri Finance Director and the ABF Director of Financial Control. This will involve a significant degree of UK weekday travel (circa 40-50%)
  • Following all reviews, the jobholder is expected to communicate findings in a quick and effective manner to local, divisional, AB Agri group and ABF management
  • The jobholder will perform follow up audits to ensure that all actions have been implemented
  • The jobholder will also review the AB Agri key business risk assessment process, and provide assurance that the mitigating controls are appropriate, in place and effective
  • The scope of the visits includes following up on progress made in the implementation of KPMG Management Letter Points and management action plans resulting from internal self-assessment processes
  • Quarterly the jobholder will report and review progress with the AB Agri Group FD and the ABF Director of Financial Control
  • In addition to providing an internal audit service the jobholder is also expected to carry out ad hoc project and investigatory work as directed by the AB Agri Group FD and/or the ABF Director of Financial Control.


About you: 

  • Degree qualified minimum 2:1
  • The ability to build strong, trusting relationships across a wide group of stakeholders.
  • Able to work at pace to a high standard of detail
  • Comfortable challenging individuals and asking the right questions
  • Career focussed with aspirations to develop into a senior role quickly


Good for people, Good for business

We are a growing, innovative business and we value diversity and different ways of thinking to keep moving us forward.  AB Agri is an equal opportunity employer, assuring equal treatment to all.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. 

We are united by our family values that represent who we are, how we work together and how we help our customers.

  • Pioneering – Curious, spirited and bold. We lead, the right way.
  • Excellence – We seek excellence in all that we do.
  • Growth – We create ways for our people and customers to thrive.

We are part of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group.

Making your application

Ready to apply? Great! Simply register your details and upload your CV via our careers website – it usually takes just a few minutes.  Please do not delay making your application. In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period before the date shown and without notice.

So that we can support you to perform at your best, please let us know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process by emailing

As part of your application we ask you to answer some equal opportunities questions that help us to monitor how inclusive our recruitment process is and identify areas we can improve in. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions with no impact on your application.

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We have a PSL and do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.



About The Company

AB Agri is an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc. Based in Peterborough (UK), the company operates across the agri-food supply chain from research to retailer, straddling high performance compound feeds and feed co-products from the food, drink and biofuels industries, feed micro-ingredients, analytical and consultancy services, livestock and poultry marketing. For more information please visit

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