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Head of Internal Audit

Ref: 9222161

  • Highly Competitive
  • 18 Nov 2020
  • Dublin (South)
  • Perm

Head of Internal Audit Joining a leading institution as their Head of Internal Audit, the ideal candidate will have 10 years + PQE in audit / risk, leading out a busy audit function covering and spanning a broad audit strategy remit. Reporting directly into the Audit Committee, this person will lead a team of four along with co-sourcing arrangements for some niche audit areas.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Maintaining a leading-edge internal audit function and seeking to develop and optimise its effectiveness and efficiency. • Playing a significant part in the institution’s efforts to drive continuous improvement in business practices, standards, processes and performance and raising awareness of leading practice in governance. • Engaging at the highest levels of management, the Audit Committee, Board and external parties to contribute to organisation’s mission by identifying opportunities for improving governance and related matters. • Developing the cyclical audit planning process and taking responsibility for its delivery on time. • Adopting a risk- based approach to support the delivery of the organisational objectives. • Leading, developing and training the audit team in efforts to deliver a service of the highest quality with a focus on continuous improvement. • Reviewing risk assessments and audit programmes prepared by the audit team, supervising audit work and files and reviewing draft audit reports and making informed recommendations to improve controls and facilitate attainment of strategic objectives. • Attending all Audit Committee meetings and being responsible for the presentation of audit reports and contributing to the Audit Committee’s Annual Report to Board. • Providing the Audit Committee with an annual opinion on the effectiveness of internal controls.

Ideal Candidate:

• Must be fully qualified members of a recognised accountancy body (CCAB) and/or hold the Institute of Internal Auditors qualification CMIIA. (Essential) • Ideal Big 4 /Top 6 background with at least 5 years plus experience of internal audit at a senior management level. knowledge • Extensive audit experience in diverse sectors and possess a broad knowledge of governance and management practices and systems • Experience of the public / private sector with large scale organisations and experience in the university sector would be a distinct advantage. • Ability to report to, engage with and win the confidence of senior management, Audit Committee and the Board and external stakeholders. • Logical and persuasive, with the skills and ability to influence people at all levels. • Adept communicator will ability to listen well and to understand and deal with contrary viewpoints and opposing needs. • Proven ability to lead, inspire and manage the audit team. For more information and a confidential discussion on this Head of Internal Audit role , please contact Estelle Davis at Brightwater Executive on 01 662 1000 or email [email protected].