Auditor / Surveyor

Department/Location: Operations Department (Birmingham Office)

Hours: Full Time (Temporary six-month contract)

Reports to: Audit Manager

Job purpose:

  • To protect the integrity of SBF investment.
  • To optimise the income stream of SBF.
  • To ensure clients receive a satisfactory level of service.
  • To provide an audit and investigative function to identify actual and potential weaknesses in the security of Skipton Business Finance Limited.
  • To undertake surveys on new business proposals with a commercial and sound view to providing secure facility parameters.

Primary duties:

  • To be responsible for carrying out Audits on all facility types with the aim of identifying potential fraud / security situations.
  • To ensure audit frequencies are maintained on acceptable parameters in conjunction with feedback from the Relationship Managers.
  • Swift liaison with Operations department over identified problems.
  • Assistance with the structure of solutions with problem accounts.
  • Undertake surveys on New Business proposals.
  • To obtain where possible, new business leads to SBF from every possible source.
  • To ensure that the relationship between Skipton Business Finance Limited and our client portfolio remains as strong as possible.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Ensure a 75% utilisation of available time on Audits & Surveys throughout the year.
  • Ensure that client Audit reports are submitted within 5 working days of the visit.
  • Ensure a verification exercise is actioned on each Audit.
  • Ensure Survey reports are completed and submitted within 24 hours of the survey.
  • Ensure risk situations / facility breach examples are reported immediately to the relevant Relationship Manager.
  • Ensure Audit frequencies are maintained as determined by the quarterly feedback from the Relationship Managers.
  • Ensure a report is submitted within 3 working days of the month end on the number of outstanding Audits, together with a summary of the completed Audits.
  • No ‘justified’ written complaints to be received from either internal Departments or clients / customers.
  • Ensure adherence to the agreed practices & procedures as outlined in the User Procedure Manual.

Experience/knowledge required:

  • Several years factoring / related industry experience
  • Qualified or part qualified ACCA (preferred)
  • Numerate and articulate


  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Risk Management
  • Problem Analysis
  • Independence
  • Perseverance
  • Listening
  • Planning and Control
  • Decision Making
  • Judgement

If you'd like to apply for the job, please send your CV and supporting documents to