Head of Internal Audit

IAC Search
Up to £100,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
21 May 2021
20 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel

Our client generates over £5bn in annual revenues and has continued to invest in improving both the infrastructure of the business and the relationship with clients whilst maintaining a tight control on costs during the pandemic. The group has invested heavily in the risk management and internal audit function as it prioritises best practice improvements within the senior management team.

This is a new position that will report to the Director of Risk & Audit and take responsibility for a large team of experienced specialist staff. Key responsibilities of the role;

  • Support Director Risk and Assurance to implement the Internal Audit vision and strategy.
  • Raise the awareness and quality of the control framework across the business. Provide advisory support and training to business to improve the maturity of the control environment.
  • Develop the annual audit plan, liaise with Internal Audit Managers to develop the plan and the audit universes and maintain an effective review of the audit plan.
  • Maintain the quality of audits and IA staff. Own the audit methodology and support the team on technical audit queries whilst identifying training needs and managing course development.
  • Execute a quality assurance process to mitigate practice risk; drawing out and delivering key messages and themes to Internal Audit staff.
  • Manage resourcing and the finances of the IA department
  • Develop knowledge management within IA, and to lead it in respect of audit skills related knowledge.
  • Develop key KPIs and reports including writing Audit & Risk Committee papers.

Candidates for this role must have extensive previous staff management experience gained in the in-house internal audit function of a large corporate that has a tangible product or as a Senior Manager in the Internal Audit Services team of a Big 4. Oil & Gas, engineering property or construction sector experience will be strongly preferred. A strong academic background and an accounting or MBA qualification are a prerequisite. This individual will be liaising directly with the Executive Board members and the operational management team so excellent interpersonal skills, gravitas, relationship management skills, etc are essential.

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