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Senior Digital Auditor

Senior Digital Auditor

  • Location United Kingdom - Sunbury, HU: Budapest, MY: Kuala Lumpur - Bangsar South Campus
  • Travel required Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Audit Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ074137
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary



Job Family Group:

Audit Group

Job Summary:

In the Senior Auditor role you will lead or be part of a team on a range of audits across different bp entities, with a particular focus on digital and cyber security. The role also presents opportunities to contribute to the development of the annual audit programme, work with senior partners, maintain an understanding of developments impacting digital in bp, mentor auditors, and participate in various activities related to the continuous improvement of the Internal Audit function.

Internal Audit’s mission is to “make BP safer and more valuable through our independent insights”. We do this through:
• a programme of ~120 audits per year that consider the management of BP’s significant risks
• working with management to develop ways to better handle risk
• engaging with various bp entities to develop working relationships
• reporting our results, insights and agreed actions to leadership.

We are a global and diverse team of around 130 people, based predominantly in Sunbury, Houston, Budapest, Kuala Lumpur and Baku.

The key areas of focus for IT Audit include the following digital risk areas:
• cyber security
• development, deployment and maintenance of critical IT systems
• management of suppliers and contractors
• compliance with regulations
• emerging technology
• Agile working practices

The role represents an excellent opportunity for you to develop industry-leading internal audit skills, learn new technology, and improve risk management in BP, while broadening your knowledge and understanding of bp’s businesses and operation.

The role is open to individuals with IT or risk management experience. In-house training will be provided for you to develop auditing, business and leadership skills.

Job Description:


Join us in a crucial time of transition. We are bringing all of our finance and procurement activities for the group into one place, enabling better work.

For you this means working with us on:

  • Compliance – efficiently delivering external reporting requirements to ensure we continue to meet our regulatory ‎obligations in all jurisdictions, supported by robust control environment across all three lines of ‎defence.‎

  • Stewardship – laying out a robust finance framework and providing ongoing management of the balance sheet and ‎portfolio execution, supported by effective advocacy to the market.‎

  • Performance – facilitating the effective allocation of capital, development of business plans and coordination of ‎business performance interventions to ensure a consistent delivery between strategic aspirations, ‎operational forecasts and delivered outcomes. Furthermore, you will be responsible for value creation through mergers and acquisition-led ‎deals, commercial negotiations and integration of business opportunities.‎

  • Transformation – driving digital transformation (centralising, digitising, optimising) across all elements of the finance entity to ‎achieve sector-leading cost-performance.‎

Key Accountabilities

As an audit lead, the Senior Auditor will:

  • Identify and understand relevant risks and controls for each audit; and develop Terms of Reference and test plan to audit these effectively

  • Apply their experience and subject matter expertise to provide insights to improve how risks are handled, provide and identify process and performance improvement opportunities

  • Lead discussions with auditees and other senior stakeholders in the execution and reporting of audit fieldwork

  • Handle relationships with business stakeholders, delivering updates on progress of audit work

  • Lead, empower and engage the audit team to ensure quality execution of testing and conformance with Internal Audit methodology and requirements

  • Handle issues as they arise during audit work, raising to the senior audit manager and VP as necessary

  • Write reports and communicate audit findings professionally, and with respect, to audit and business partners.

As an audit team member, the Senior Auditor will:

  • Conduct audit fieldwork with rigour in line with Internal Audit’s methodology

  • Apply their experience and subject matter expertise to audit test areas assigned

  • Support the lead auditor and other team members as required to ensure effective and timely audit delivery

  • Provide mentoring to other team members

  • Engage with business partners professionally and sensitively, and act as an ambassador for Internal Audit.

Other Accountabilities – Non-audit work:

In addition to audit accountabilities, the Senior Auditor will lead or contribute to other functional activities within Internal Audit, such as:

  • Supporting the assessment and reporting on the control environment for key risk areas for the purposes of executive and board reporting

  • Planning for future years audit programmes

  • Development and delivery of learning & development activities

  • Maintaining effective working relationships with business stakeholders

  • Continuing to improve Internal Audit’s methodology for key digital and cyber security risks.

Expected behaviours:

  • Role modelling conformance with the bp requirements and processes

  • Role modelling bp’s ‘Who We Are’ beliefs

  • Contributing to HSSE management, Diversity & Inclusion, Ethics & Compliance and other management activities within Internal Audit.

Essential Education:

  • Suitably qualified professional with degree, or similar educational background, or extensive relevant work experience.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Relevant IT risk and control experience (either in business, audit, or consulting roles) within bp, a similar company or within a relevant professional services organization

  • Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging IT risk trends, threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations

  • Team lead experience and working / leading virtual and/or global teams

  • Experience in improving business processes and systems in an audit or non-audit environment

  • A consistent track record of delivery of audits, relevant risk and controls projects, or line work

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to land challenging messages

  • The ability to learn quickly and identify key risks and controls in unfamiliar business environments

  • The ability to navigate the organisation with tact and handle relationships at different levels

  • The ability to work independently and handle uncertainty

  • Experience in managing relationships with senior business partners

  • The willingness to deliver challenging messages with courage

Desirable criteria

  • Audit experience including IT general controls, IT service management, infrastructure, cyber security and regulatory compliance

Additional Information

  • The typical travel requirement for the role is approximately 50% but may be more or less depending on circumstances, such as base location and the annual audit programme.

  • Internal Audit operates on a principle of eight rounds of fieldwork per year and auditors are able to plan and prepare for their audit travel several months in advance.

At bp, we provide a phenomenal environment and benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others!

Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Thinking about applying? Learn more about our amazing discretionary UK reward and benefits to help you get the most out of work and life.

Travel Requirement

Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Agility core practices, Analytical Thinking, Digital fluency, Influencing, Internal Auditing, Managing change, Managing volatility, Negotiating, Organizational knowledge, Organizational Savvy, Regional perspective, Risk Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Management

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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