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Trainee Financial Controls Auditor

Reference: 20230


Belfast, County Antrim


£20000 - £24000

Job Type


Date Posted

11 August, 2022

Are you looking for an opportunity to start your career in Finance?

As one of the most successful family-owned multi-national businesses in Europe, our client understands that people are the heart of any successful business and that is why they trust us to find the best talent in Northern Ireland to join their team.

We are looking for a graduate for this trainee opportunity as a Financial Controls Auditor to join this busy team, based in Belfast, on a permanent full-time basis. Travel is required throughout NI, therefore applicants must hold a full driver’s license.

In joining this team, you will become part of this rapidly expanding family business, who care about their people and their communities. They have a core aim to make a positive impact on the world, and all their decisions are lead with this value in mind. This is an excellent role to kick-start you career if you are ambitious and ready to join a thriving, fast paced industry.

So, what’s on offer?

  • A competitive starting salary based on level of qualification and experience
  • Benefits including company car, discounts, pension (up to 10% contribution) and more…
  • Hybrid model of working allowing for a good work/life balance
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression and growth
  • Working pattern is Monday-Friday

Who we are looking for…

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Full Driving License
  • Ability to work on own initiative, with strong people skills
  • Prioritization and organizational skills
  • Training in or experience in using Microsoft Office package

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience within the retail/wholesale industry or a fast-paced commercial business
  • Strong proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel
  • *Opportunity for an experienced candidate in internal controls, audit or risk also available*


Responsibilities of the Financial Controls Auditor

The role will support the business to protect company resources by achieving full compliance with SOP’s and other external (regulatory/legal) compliance requirements, and also provide assurance to the divisional board that key controls are in place and operating in a satisfactory manner across the business.

  • Assist in the development and rollout of agreed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and controls across the business to ensure risk is appropriately managed
  • On-going review and updating of SOPs and controls
  • Assist the Internal Control Manager with the development and implementation of appropriate audit processes, ensuring the business is compliant with all internal and external compliance requirements including SOPs, legal, regulatory and group policies
  • Carry out audits across the business
  • Co-ordination and management of the reporting of issues arising
  • Assist the Internal Control Manager in the preparation and presentation of reports as required
  • Work with HR and Operations to ensure store colleagues are fully trained in all areas of compliance and accurate, up to date records are maintained 
  • Monitoring of cash balances to ensure agreed limits are adhered to and insurance limits are not breached
  • Assist various teams to ensure the delivery of financial KPIs (e.g., cash overs/shorts, waste, reductions, shrink/stock loss)


If you have the skills we are looking for and are keen to start your finance journey, apply by submitting your CV today or call Catherine in Abacus Careers for more information.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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