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Job Title:  Senior Business Controls Analyst - IT

Job Number:  25744

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!




  • Support the development of the overall role of the Business Controls Team as a second line of defence within BAT.
  • Manage internal control assurance activities and ensuring certain elements of Controls Assurance work is completed in line with Auditing Standards to enable reliance from External Audit.
  • Ensuring all work is fully documented in line with the BCT Methodology and the SOx Testing process, reflecting current good practice in internal controls.
  • Reviewing action plans with management to bring about the necessary improvements in the processes to address the control gaps, and providing recommendations to improve the quality of the overall risk management and internal control practices.
  • Lead and manage the planning and execution of IT SOx design and operating effectiveness testing in line with agreed testing schedules, with a focus on IT applications and general controls.
  • Support Control Owners to develop strong remediation plans and address issues in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate or participate the delivery of training to BCT staff to support the global delivery of Internal Controls services across the Group.
  • Line management responsibility for outsourced partners for SOx testing, and Business Controls Team management responsibility for individual assignments (e.g. SOx testing). This includes active coaching, timely and clear feedback on their performance and development needs.



  • 3+ years IT risk, internal controls and audit experience with significant accounting firm or corporate industry experience.
  • Experience dealing with external auditors, statutory and regulatory bodies.
  • Experience of one or more of BAT’s core business functions, including operations, marketing, finance with a specific focus on IT.
  • Experience in reviewing core IT processes and assessing the adequacy of controls, including design and operating effectiveness.
  • Experience in reviewing outsourced IT Operations and assessing various forms of Third Party Assurance reports, e.g. SOC reports, for adequacy and impact on the services provided.
  • Experience in describing technical IT/SAP system situations into non-technical business scenarios and risks for senior management to enable understanding of risks and impact of controls over those risks and processes.
  • Degree educated with relevant professional Internal Controls qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA or equivalent, CISA, ITIL, CGEIT or CISSP).



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Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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