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Peterborough, UK
Closing Date:
25 Sep 2019

Internal Auditor

The Role & Key Responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified Finance individual from one of the Big 4 firms looking for your next role as Internal Auditor for AB Agri. 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 abroad in line with the audit plan. The scope for this role involves development as a Finance professional within the ABF Group.

Key areas of responsibility:

Conducting Audits

  • Perform audit reviews based on a programme of visits agreed with the Internal Audit Manager, the AB Agri CFO and ABF Director of Financial Control.
  • Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures and controls, ensuring compliance with the ABF Financial Controls Framework.


  • Present audit findings and make recommendations to management.
  • Prepare and issue audit reports on a timely basis with all recommendations agreed and accepted by the audited business.


  • Monitor management’s implementation of audit recommendations and issue appropriate follow up reports.
  • Ensure external audit management letter points are resolved and self-assessment management action plans are implemented in a timely manner.


  • Perform ad-hoc project work as directed by the Internal Audit Manager, AB Agri CFO and the ABF Director of Financial Control.


This is a recognised key development role, and prospects are first class, as there is a demonstrable track record for early promotion into financial management within ABF businesses. Your first move from this role will be into one of the ABF businesses other than AB Agri. This is an excellent fast track introduction into a successful international FTSE-25 group. The outstanding remuneration package reflects the expected calibre of the successful candidate.

Skills & Experience

Skills & Experience

  • Newly qualified accountant, experience working in one of the big 4
  • Knowledge and experience of auditing financial controls
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint), with advanced Excel skills
  • 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

You must also have a clean UK Driving licence and be willing to travel to all key locations within AB Agri, both UK and Internationally. You'll be based in our Peterborough office, with travel to sites around 50% of the time. 

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 http://www.abagri.com/

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

Should you be successful after application, to be moved forward for an interview, please discuss with your AB Agri contact any reasonable adjustments to the interview process that you may require.

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