Head of Internal Audit

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£65-70,000 + great benefits
05 May 2022
04 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Newcastle University is a world class research-intensive university. They deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality, play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to their continued success.

Due to the current incumbent retiring this year, Barclay Simpson have exclusively partnered with them to recruit their next Head of Internal Audit.

Reporting directly to the Chair of the Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee, and having a dotted reporting line to the Executive Director of Finance., this strategic role will provide strong leadership and a compelling vision for the development, delivery and direction of the University's Internal Audit team.

The Head of Internal Audit is a highly specialised position providing robust and objective assurance on, and insight and advice about, the design and operation of effective governance, risk management and internal control arrangements.

You will develop a strategy to deliver a high-quality internal audit and assurance service, covering all areas of the University's activities. You will plan, direct and manage an effective programme of internal audit reviews delivered through a team of professional staff.

As part of every audit, you will identify risks and evaluate controls, analyse causes of uneconomic and inefficient practice and identify improvements to processes and controls to mitigate risk and improve the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the University's activities and operations. You will produce an annual report to the governing body which provides an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the University's arrangements for risk management, corporate governance, internal control and value for money (economy, efficiency and effectiveness).

You will have a high degree of integrity, self-motivation, imitative and drive, and the ability to demonstrate professional resilience, engaging with the senior management and governing body of the University on a regular basis.

To be considered, you must have performed either a managerial or leadership role within an internal audit function, holding a full CCAB or CIIA qualification, have at least 7 years’ internal audit experience alongside first class communication and presentation skills.

On offer is a fantastic opportunity to lead a well-regarded and respected internal audit function of one of the region’s top employers.

The closing date for applications is 15th May 2022.