Reference Code:  14042

Internal Controls Manager


Maidstone, MDW, GB


Since Watchfinder & Co. was first founded in 2002, it has grown to become the premier resource from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. With thousands of watches available from more than 50 brands, including Rolex, Omega, IWC and more, plus boutiques across the UK and a manufacturer certified service centre, Watchfinder has established itself as the top pre-owned watch specialist.

Internal Controls Manager

Location: Brecon House, Maidstone

Reporting to: Finance Director

Working hours: Monday – Friday 9am-5:30pm


About us

Watchfinder is one of the world’s leading pre-owned watch retailers, catering to the needs of over 4.5million customers every year both online and in store. Watchinder continues to innovate and redefine the pre-owned watch market, developing new and exciting ways for customers to buy, sell and interact with pre-owned watches from over fifty different brands. With recent international expansion, demonstrating the rapid growth at Watchfinder this is an extremely exciting opportunity for somebody that is ambitious and motivated to develop a career within a world leading organization.


Job overview

As the Internal Controls Manager, you will begin your journey at Watchfinder by auditing all current business processes, actively participating in the implementation of new procedures. You will actively network, building relationships internally and across the wider international group in order to understand all current business processes whilst also building relationships with external auditors. This is an exciting opportunity where you will play an integral part in the delivery of all future processes and procedures at Watchfinder.


As Watchfinder continues to grow, you may occasionally be required to travel internationally.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct expert analysis into all Watchfinder internal procedures, ensuring that all processes are accurate and compliant by implementing internal group audit matrix
  • Perform the annual review of business cycles (documentation, walkthrough and testing) and the semi-annual review of access rights
  • Adapting and/or implementing group policies around all business processes
  • Actively participate in the implementation of new procedures with business process owners
  • Oversee the compliance reporting around sustainability
  • Networking internally in order to fact find, understand processes and procedures adapting anything that needs to be changed to align with group policies
  • Liaise with external auditors, communicating with the internal group
  • Conduct and/or supervise the boutique audits
  • Review the internal control system


About you…

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) would be ideal however QBE candidates will be considered
  • Strong auditing experience
  • Demonstrable background and knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures
  • Proven experience in Stakeholder management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of UK compliance
  • Strong communication skills, liaising with international group
  • Personable approach with the ability to build relationships with internal team and international group
  • Demonstrate desire in learning international compliance
  • Experience working in a professional services environment would be ideal but not essential
  • Positive and friendly team player that enjoys working as part of a team
  • Flexible approach with the occasional international travel