Company: Wood
Skills: Business Analyst, Commercial Management
Experience: 6 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is looking for an engaging individual to become the Group Audit Manager - Commercial, reporting to the Vice President, Group Audit; this role could be based in any of our UK offices with hybrid working available. The Group Audit Manager - Commercial, will act as the key business partner to the respective functional leaders for the commercial services elements (including Commercial, Contracts, Supply Chain and Project Controls) of the Group Audit and Risk (GAR) audit programme across all Business Units (BU). The role provides assurance as to the adequacy and effectiveness of the commercial services control environment in the respective BUs and for designated Group functions as an integral part of the overall governance, risk, and control framework established by the ELT and the Board. The role also contributes to the development of a culture of risk awareness throughout the organisation and reporting on trends and themes from the audit conclusions.

The role is responsible for providing day-to-day leadership of the functional aspects, supervisory/lead roles for GAR team members located across multiple locations on specific allocated audits. As a key member of the GAR wider leadership team, the role also contributes to the strategic direction of the GAR function. The role is accountable for related audit programme delivery for the respective BU and for designated Group functions, which involves the planning, coordination and delivery of GAR activity, including cross functional/audit team collaboration. The role provides input for regular updates to the Audit Committee on the internal audit plan, results and progress against the plan, and ongoing investigations.

Key Responsibilities

  • The focal point and business partner for the commercial aspects of the GAR audit programme
  • Coach and develop the GAR team members on commercial aspects of audit to build robust capability
  • Ensure that business partners are aware of current issues related to their areas covered by the GAR audits and deliver periodic reporting to the business on trends and themes from the audit programme for the areas of their responsibility for consideration by the process/functional owners in their improvement process.
  • Accountable for commercial services aspect of the audit programme delivery in the respective BU and designated Group functions, which involves the planning, coordination and delivery of the audit activity
  • Responsible for building and maintaining effective working relationships with both internal and external business partners
  • Provide input for regular updates to the Audit Committee on the GAR audit plan, results and progress against the plan, and ongoing investigations
  • A member of the Group Audit & Risk wider leadership team who contributes to the strategic direction of the internal audit function
  • Follow department priorities that are aligned with the needs of the business, with a focus on adding value through the implementation of efficient and cost effective practices, programs and services
  • Participate and report on internal investigations in accordance with the Group's Ethics Investigation Protocol, or otherwise, in cooperation with the Group Compliance and Legal functions, and external providers, as necessary
  • Scope, execute and report on ad hoc advisory engagements, balancing with core commitments
  • Promote the creation of an organisational culture which fosters innovation and collaboration, continuous improvement and change
  • Lead by personal example and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the Group's standards and policies

Working Relationships

Internal: BU LT members as appropriate, particularly CFOs, BU and Group function heads (Commercial, Supply chain and Project Controls) and teams based in respective locations, Regional Leadership and Management teams, Country / Entity Management teams, whole GAR team

External: External auditor senior managers and managers, other Big Four professional services firms, Institute of Internal Auditors, peers in internal audit senior manager or manager roles, service providers

Skills / Qualifications


  • Relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree in business, Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, Supply Chain Management or other related fields - preferred

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Experience in project commercial assurance, audit and contract compliance and within FTSE 250 or international companies of similar scale and complexity
  • Some international experience from working overseas or from time spent working on overseas assignments - willingness to travel domestically and internationally on audit assignments and to engage with leadership teams or audit team members (up to 50%) is essential
  • Ability to demonstrate varied experience in the delivery on projects of in at least two of the following: Contract Management, Cost and Value assessment, Supply Chain Management, Change Control, Risk
  • Knowledge of sound business and commercial control practices including IT systems
  • Ability to quickly build relationships and engage at senior levels
  • Experience of managing and developing team members who will be working remotely while out on audits and may be based in a different geography


Knowledge of:

  • Business Management Systems
  • Decision making
  • Changing regulatory environment
  • Current and future industry risks and trends
  • Best practice control environment and risk management procedures
  • Fraud risks and mitigating controls


  • International business experience
  • Established and achieved challenging performance targets
  • Delivered added value in teams
  • Demonstrated a commitment to continuous learning and development
  • Demonstrated technical excellence
  • Proven safety leadership

Personal Attributes:

  • Connects and establishes effective, cross-cultural working relationships up to and including senior levels of the organisation
  • Consistently follows and promotes the Group's shared values
  • Acts with energy and compassion; can put themselves in others shoes
  • Balances humility and self confidence
  • Anticipates the environment, is forward thinking, and able to see the 'big picture'
  • Sets stretching objectives; does not accept failure easily
  • Focused on internal customers
  • Provides constructive challenge while being non-confrontational
  • Act ethically and with integrity, in accordance with the Wood code of conduct.

Ability to:

  • Challenge the status quo when this could have a negative impact on the Group's internal control environment
  • Coach and develop team members to build capability for the team
  • Align function processes to the Group
  • Generate trust and credibility with audiences through continuous, open, and consistent communication
  • Deliver initiatives, focused on improving quality, effectiveness, and the overall control environment of the Group
  • Work effectively across different cultures, with an international mind-set
  • Foster an internal customer-focused climate that delivers on expectations and strengthens relationships
  • Address safety concerns with management, and help to improve safety standards and behaviours, whilst motivating others to speak up

Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.