Audit Executive - Internal Audit in London at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 11/14/2017

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Job Description

Audit Executive
Location: London (with travel to Ipswich)

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

The Internal Audit Department reports directly to Audit Committee of Willis Towers Watson Corporation’s Board of Directors. The global department has approximately 37 team members located in London, Ipswich and New York. The department’s primary mission is to evaluate the adequacy of Willis Towers Watson’s internal control environment and to assess compliance with corporate policy and designated laws and regulations
The Role

Job Summary

The Audit Executive – WTW GB is primarily responsible for leading and/or participating in audit projects of Willis Towers Watson business units to evaluate the adequacy of the business unit’s overall control environment in both design and application. The Audit executive is also responsible for leading and/or assisting in Audit assignments, corporate investigations and ad-hoc special projects. While primarily based in one audit office, the Audit Executive will be required to complete audit projects performed in any Willis Towers Watson location which may involve up to 30% annual national and international travel.

 Principal Duties/Responsibilities
  • Undertake operational and financial audits of the WTW GB control framework as directed ;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of controls examined and document the results and evaluations clearly;
  • Draft appropriate recommendations for rectifying control weaknesses which address the root causes of the problems;
  • Draft clearly thought through and well assessed findings, presentations or reports for communication with management;
  • Undertake ad hoc audit work as directed.
 Principal Accountabilities
  • Conduct Risk: To put the interests of clients and the integrity of the market at the heart of the way you do business
Experience / Requirements
  • Professionally qualified with a recognised auditing or accounting qualifications
  • Experience in a comparable role is important 
  • Internal or external audit experience in a large and preferably international based company
  • Experience of financial services industry preferably Insurance and or broking
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proactive team player with an international outlook

What can we offer you?

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including; a fantastic pension scheme, life insurance, medical insurance, eye care vouchers and flexible benefits including critical illness cover, dental cover, additional life assurance, childcare vouchers, retail vouchers and many other options and Corporate deals.
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.