Internal Audit Chairperson

Job Title: Internal Audit Chairperson
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £600 per day
Job Published: August 06, 2019 13:24

Job Description

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) founded in 1911 exists to connect, develop, promote and support Commonwealth Country Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA collaborates with member-country Parliaments and other organisations, including the intergovernmental community, to achieve its Statement of Purpose. 

The CPA is a registered UK charity with 53 Commonwealth countries as members and has close links with 171 members Branches.

Vacancy: Internal Audit Chairperson

Remuneration: £600 per day (inclusive of expenses) 

Commitment of 20 days per year

Term: 3 years

The CPA is seeking to engage an independent Chairperson for its Internal Audit Sub Committee to oversee the work of the appointed Internal Auditor and to ensure that the organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.

Reporting to the Treasurer, the role is required to act as Chair to the Internal Audit Sub Committee and to provide assurances to the Audit Committee to support its members in fulfilling  their duties to the organisation and its stakeholders;  ensuring  that the Internal Audit Committee is able to  effectively discharge its oversight, assessment and review responsibilities in its decision making.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Approval of the agenda and draft minutes of the Internal Audit Subcommittee; meetings, as advised by the CPA Secretariat’s Secretary-General.
  • Ensuring that the Subcommittee’s discussions are effective; 
  • Reporting on the activities of the Internal Audit Subcommittee to the Audit sub Committee;
  • Ensuring the Internal Audit Subcommittee is acting within its powers and terms of reference;  
  • Providing to the Audit Committee with assurance that important risks have been evaluated and highlighting where improvements are necessary;
  • Evaluating and improving the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control processes.

Ideally, we are seeking to appoint someone that understands the principles and practice of good corporate governance and the role of an Internal Audit Subcommittee in the UK within the  international charitable sector; has experience of working with boards/committees or subcommittees and  is able to exercise independent judgement; and inspire confidence in others and respect their views. 

A high level of technical internal auditing skills and knowledge as well as being an effective communicator with strong analytical skills is essential.  Membership of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors would be desirable

Some international travel to attend at least one meeting lasting three days per year (including travel days) would be required

We are keen to hear from ambitious Commonwealth nationals with the right to work in the UK who have the aptitude, appetite and drive in engaging new and key audiences and enhance the reach and promotion of Parliamentary democracy.