Head Of Internal Audit

England, Wiltshire, Swindon
£90000 - £100000 per annum + + Car Allowance + bonus + package
23 Jul 2019
30 Jul 2019
Dylan Pearson
Job Title
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time
This PLC has has a growing presence continuing to expand its offering to the UK market and now seeks a deeply experienced Head of Audit to provide the financial governance and oversight to all aspects of their business operations.

The Role

You will be responsible for the delivery of independent, objective assurance and advice to improve the organisations operational and control-management environment. In addition, you will work closely with IT, Risk, Compliance, Operations and various business lines to ensure that controls are identified, implemented, tested and adhered to.

Primary Responsibilities:

Conduct a full assessment of all controls and develop a two-year risk-based audit plan.

Discuss findings with the Audit & Risk Committee and agree the implementation plan.

Leading a team of 5 you will then implement the agreed plan to examine and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the current systems, internal control mechanisms, policies and procedures.

Verify compliance with those recommendations following up diligently on all outstanding audit recommendations.

Select and approve third-party audit resources for specialist audits as and when required.
Provide regular updates & opinion to the Audit & Risk Committee as well as Executive Management on the policies, programs and activities governed by the internal audit function.

Maintain complete independence of the Internal Audit function from any other within the business.

Lead on specific control initiatives and firm wide process changes or for conducting special investigations.

Ensure that the Internal Audit function is adequately resourced to meet its requirements and to invest time in the mentoring & education of junior members of the team.

Ensure that senior management are kept up to date regularly on the progress of the annual audit program and any issues that may arise in the course of individual audits.

Personal Qualifications:

University degree educated
Post graduate qualification - ACA, ACCA, CIMA or IIAF
Very strong knowledge of all aspects of corporate governance.
Excellent interpersonal skills - with the ability to challenge the business as well as develop strong mutually beneficial relationships with key managers
Excellent organisational skills and a very strong focus on detail, process, adherence to policy and investigative instinct
Very strong people management skills with the ability to train, mentor and develop junior members of staff
Strong knowledge of UK regulation, reporting standards and financial accounting processes
A highly developed sense of influence within a senior management team. Candidates who can demonstrate a strong sense of thought leadership are preferred

This is a wide ranging role for someone who is keen on developing their leadership skills and enjoy working across the breadth of a growing PLC. The firm is very keen to find someone who can demonstrate their ability to address key issues in collaboration with others such as IT Audit, Compliance and others.