Regional Head of Internal Audit

Sao Paolo
Highly competitive
02 Apr 2021
02 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
25-50% Travel

IAC has been exclusively engaged by a global FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 business to recruit a new Regional Head of Internal Audit for Latin America based in Sao Paolo.

Reporting to the Director of Audit & Risk in the UK, the Regional Head of Internal Audit will lead the internal audit function for the Latin America region. You’ll be part of a small but high-profile global team working closely with regional senior leadership teams, responsible for developing and executing a risk based internal audit plan for the region and providing support and thought leadership on risk and controls.  International travel is anticipated to be in the region of 40-50% (when permitted).  The role offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced and ambitious person to develop their skills and knowledge and pursue a career within either internal audit or the wider business.

This is a leadership role, and you’ll have overall control of the function in LATAM. That said, the role does involve an element of hands-on delivery and you’ll be expected to not only to provide overall strategic direction for the function in the region, but also plan, lead and deliver audit assignments. You must be a self-starter and able to work independently whilst engaging with local teams at all levels in the business.

Candidates will hold a professional accounting qualification with significant internal audit experience gained in an international PLC or a major accounting firm. Fluency in English and Portuguese is expected with Spanish also being highly desirable.


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