Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our Global team. You will be joining us at a time where you will play a major part in helping us to improve controls and operations across our entities.
Balton CP Ltd is a unique business that is split into two main divisions – Agriculture and Technology & Innovation. Agriculture forms the largest part of our operations where we get involved at ground level with large commercials farms as well as small scale farmers to providing them not only with farm inputs but the knowhow of how to apply them and get the best yield. In the T&I division, our strength lies in providing security and communication solutions to our customers across Africa.
We are currently implementing a new ERP system across the group to help us share more information between our entities and improve reporting and controls across the operations. We thrive in the diversity each entity brings and continuously learn from our past experiences and knowledge. This is what makes us different from others.
The role is an ideal opportunity for someone with internal audit skills to make a difference to the business by adding to the discipline and a structured approach to the control environment. Although this is a standalone role, maintaining regular contacts with the finance teams in the entities, the individual will be able to advice and guide them to follow best practice and implement changes.
I hope this introduction has motivated you to consider Balton CP as your next potential employer, I look forward to receiving your application.
Group Finance Director
With its executive and financial base in the UK, Balton CP drives regional business development and growth through professionally managed subsidiaries established in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, and Nigeria.
Our mission is to bring the highest quality products and state-of-the-art technology from world-class suppliers to develop new services in the growing, but challenging markets of Africa.
Balton CP Ltd has a strong commercial presence across Sub Saharan Africa. The owner, CP Holdings Ltd, a British company with international presence, first committed to business in Africa in 1991 through the acquisition of the controlling interest in the Israeli multinational, Koor Industries' business in the territory.
- Competitive salary
- 20 days holiday, increasing to 1 day per year for every year served to the maximum of 25 days
- Pension scheme – 8% employer contributions
- Free onsite parking at the Watford office
- Travel expenses paid
- Career progression
Role: Internal Auditor
Salary: Up to £60,000 (DOE) plus benefits package
Location: Watford with travel to Africa
About the role
Hays Senior Finance is proud to be working in partnership with Balton CP who have always been at the forefront of Africa's ever-developing agriculture sector, introducing modern technologies such as drip irrigation, greenhouses and soluble fertilizers on the African continent.
With its executive and financial base in the UK as well as the procurement and logistics functions, Balton CP drives regional business development and growth through professionally managed subsidiaries established in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria.
The Internal Auditor will report to the Group CFO where you will be a key member of their global team. You will be based in Watford but be willing and flexible to travel every 6 weeks to their subsidiaries. You will be responsible for reviewing and auditing internal control and procedures to ensure risk is adequately management and the controls and governance of each entity are effective.
The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and be able to understand processes and work flows. Have at least 5 year’s experience as an Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor and have advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases.
Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports. Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations. Have high attention to detail and excellent analytical skills and a degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent and good report writing, and communication skills is essential.
Above all you will have a strong degree of commercial acumen with the ability to influence and present at all levels and be able to demonstrate sound independent judgement.
You will be commercially aware and have the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues across the organisation.
This is an exciting time to join Balton CP and if you feel you have the experience, drive and the passion to help them to achieve their ambitious plans, then they can offer you a role that is hugely satisfying and brings great benefits in an inspiring and supportive working environment.
In return Balton CP are offering a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Internal Auditor to progress their career within a forward thinking organisation.
All third party & direct applicants will be sent directly to Rohit Jain at Hays Senior Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process
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- A covering letter, no more than 1 page in length which addresses and provides evidence against the criteria, set out in the Person Specification. The covering letter provides you with the opportunity to explain your motivation for applying, as well as highlighting how your experience and achievements fit with the requirements of the role. As such, it is an important part of the application process.
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