Director - Internal Audit
Our client is a high performing, iconic business with international operations and they service an exciting portfolio of exciting brands. They are looking to identify a Director to be based in Europe. In essence you will lead and manage the audit leadership team, strategically partnering the Head with strategic direction of the business and of course the daily operations.
The balanced geographic footprint of the business extends across Western Europe / Eastern Europe and it supports the risk appetite of the business, allowing for growth and consolidation of market share as each region is at a different stage of development. Over recent years there has been extensive investment into infrastructure and innovation, so audit processes are key for its success and that is where you come in.
It is important the right person will have a strong governance mindset with an understanding of enterprise risk management. You will be expected to step in for the Head of Audit, therefore experience at a board level will be required, as you will have regular exposure with the Audit Committee. The right individual will need a proven track record both within audit and finance.
There will be a wide range of audits in terms of scale, scope and impact for each of the geographic hubs, so the right person must be able to lead and have previous experience of developing and motivating a high performing team remotely. In this time of positive change this role will offer a great opportunity to be in the spotlight.
The person will have the following:
- Minimum of ten years experience within audit and finance
- Reached Senior Manager level within a Big Four firm
- Leadership experience within finance and operations (not just audit)
- Lived and worked in several countries (Far East, Africa, Russia...)
- You must be fluent in English and one other European language is also required
- Qualified Chartered Accountant or similar
If you are open to a conversation about this opportunity and prefer to talk confidentially, please email Gordon Hutchison directly via the 'Apply' button.