Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by SMS Plc to recruit an Internal Auditor

Established in 1995, SMS Plc is a leading independent provider of multi-utility infrastructure connections and meter asset management solutions. Their professional services are delivered to UK gas and electricity suppliers and directly to end customers in both the industrial and commercial (I&C) and domestic markets.

SMS Plc provides a fully integrated service from beginning to end, from project managing the installation and connection of the utility infrastructure through to the procurement, installation and management of the meter asset, data collection and on-going energy management solutions.

In July 2011, SMS began a new chapter as a public company when it listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market. The purchase of Utility Partnership Ltd (UPL) in 2014 marked SMS’s first ever acquisition and in 2016 the company went on to make three further acquisitions. With the headquarters in Glasgow, the business now operates across 7 subsidiaries and from locations including Glasgow, Cardiff, Doncaster and Cambridge.

It’s an exciting time to be part of SMS Plc. The business has grown rapidly in recent years, both organically and via acquisition, and has an ambitious strategy which will continue to build market share. Financial performance has been excellent; for the year to 31st December 2018 Revenue increased by 24% to £98.5m (2017: £79.6m) and EBITDA increased by 28% to £51.6m (2017: £40.3m).

The company currently employs over 1000 employees and this is expected to increase to 1300 by the end of 2019.

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The Opportunity

The role of Internal Auditor is a newly created position that has arisen due to business growth.  The main purpose of the job is to support the delivery of the internal audit program for SMS Plc and support development of risk management and organisational controls.

The organisation represents an excellent opportunity for a motivated Internal Auditor who wants to work in a high growth, AIM listed business environment. In addition, the business will provide a firm career platform with good opportunity for personal and professional development as well as the mandate to shape and define how the role and team evolves. It is envisaged that over time this role will develop and grow and therefore it is key that applicants are flexible and adaptable to those changes.

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