Head of Internal Audit - Global Pharma Company

Competitive salary, car allowance, bonus, and benefits
02 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
25-50% Travel

This EMEA Head of Internal Audit position is for a market leading pharmaceutical business. The business operates globally and has a strong pipeline of new products to complement their existing portfolio of specialist treatment. 

The EMEA Head of Audit will be responsible for leading the EMEA Internal Audit function and creating and delivering the Internal Audit plan and strategy. You will line manage a team of two and a big four co source partner as will form a key part of global Audit leadership team. 

In addition to this you will also be expected to Provide management with independent and objective assurance of the organisations risk management, governance and internal controls. Another key part of the role will be to plan and lead consultancy assignments on request from senior management from a number of different areas across group. 

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate previous audit leadership skills and will ideally have had experience in the pharmaceutical, life sciences or healthcare sectors. It is likely that you will be working within internal audit at a large international business, and have previous experience of working across the EMEA region. The successful candidate will also have at least 9 years’ experience with a significant portion of their career spent working in internal audit. 

Candidates will ideally hold a recognised accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA or equivalent). Ideally, this qualification would have been gained at top 10 accounting practice, but this is not a must have. Previous SAP and data analytics experience (ideally ACL) is also advantageous.


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