Head of Internal Audit

Job Title: Head of Internal Audit
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brighton, East Sussex
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 3832918_1595343040
Contact Name: Nannett Colley
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 21, 2020 15:50

Job Description

Internal Audit job, Brighton, Low Travel, ACCA, ACA, CIA,

Your new company

Hays are partnering with a leading financial services provider to recruit a Head of Internal audit to join their Brighton offices on a permanent basis. This is a rare opportunity to join a highly respected company and lead your own team within a inclusive culture.

Your new role

You will take responsibility for all Audit Planning and manage the relationship with the current external provider during a handover period. Other responsibilities include:

  • Build and develop an internal audit function with the necessary resources, capabilities and expertise to deliver a solid annual internal audit opinion.
  • Produce well balanced Audit plans, deliver reports and present findings.
  • Using high quality reporting and communication skills, effectively and productively engage with senior management including Senior Leadership Team, Executive Committee, Board and Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.
  • Add value and improve operations by providing independent, objective assurance and consulting activity.

What you'll need to succeed

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • A degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field.
  • Professional qualifications (IIA/CCAB, ACA/ACCA, CIA or equivalent).
  • Proven, extensive audit expertise (5+ years) at a senior level.
  • Familiarity to the mandatory elements of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial and operational risks and controls, be able to understand the risks and develop robust solutions.
  • Experience developing a team, capabilities and embracing innovative approaches to effectively and efficiently deliver internal audit.

What you'll get in return

The successful candidate will receive a competitive market salary and a generous benefits package including:

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • discretionary bonus arrangements
  • access to performance related pay progression
  • 25 days annual leave provision
  • flexible working arrangements
  • development opportunities
  • enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • a free employee assistance programme

What you need to do now
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