Internal Audit Director

Job Title: Internal Audit Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 15/07/2019
Reference: 14025312/001_1560968294
Contact Name: Louise O'Donoghue
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 19, 2019 19:18

Job Description

  • Collaboration in the development of the rolling audit plan and performance of regular functional risk assessments

  • Managing a number of direct reports and mentoring team members through candid, constructive feedback

Client Details

As the leading global information services company, our clients vision is for our people, data and technology to become a necessary part of every major consumer economy in the world. That's an exciting challenge, and it's one that our Global Internal Audit (GIA) professionals support with skill and passion.



This role has a solid reporting line into the RHoIA for UK&I, EMEA and APAC; responsibilities will be conducted in support of both, including:

  • Collaboration in the development of the rolling audit plan and performance of regular functional risk assessments

  • Managing a number of direct reports and mentoring team members through candid, constructive feedback

  • Relationship management with senior stakeholders, including regional CIOs, heads of regional development centres, security officers, and through the provision of risk, control and governance consultancy, and interaction with external audit, 2LOD and the assignment of co-source resourcing

  • Involvement in GIA projects and initiatives, supporting in driving the strategic direction of the GIA function

  • Providing proactive risk, control and governance counsel to business management as required

The role has primary responsibility for overseeing a portfolio of local and global business and related audits managed by Audit Leads. In addition, and by exception, to provide direct input into the planning, scoping and delivery for specific audits of high complexity by assuming the Audit Lead role. All reviews are carried out in compliance with GIA audit standards and our internal QA process to ensure overall quality of audit deliverables:

  • Quality of input into the planning cycle and planning process for individual reviews

  • Providing oversight and direction to local and global audits

  • Agreeing the final audit report and agreed actions with senior management

  • Ensuring agreed actions are tracked to completion, and assessing the effective mitigation of associated risks

The role also includes the following:

  • Deputize for the Regional Head of Audit at governance committees and senior management meetings as agreed.

  • Work with business contacts and resources to develop broad technical and commercial business awareness

  • Contribute to GIA global and local teams through professional skills, technical expertise, energy and motivation.

Success Measures

* Timely delivery of the audit plan to a quality standard, in compliance with GIA methodology
* Identification and effective communication of impactful audit observations and process improvement opportunities that support business objectives
* Building effective relationships with business management and the GIA team with positive feedback
* Increased GIA team engagement, productivity, effectiveness, and impact


Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

* Audit experience in the financial services, technology, information services, telecoms or related sector
* Experience of directly managing a team of professionals
* A broad knowledge of technology with specialism in several areas, and the ability to adapt and learn as new capabilities are developed

Other Requirements:

* Strong team player and leader who works proactively with others to achieve collective goals
* Self-starter and innovator with a proactive attitude and ability to effect change
* Natural curiosity with the ability to quickly learn the organization, products, processes, industry and regulatory environment
* Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work load. Resilient and calm under pressure
* Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to sell ideas and obtain management buy-in.
* Demonstrates independent mindset while pragmatic and a creative problem solver in a commercial environment
* Strong relationship management skills. Experience leading teams and of line management

Technical Requirements:

* Strong understanding of auditing and IIA internal auditing standards
* Certifications such as ACA, ACCA, CIIA,
* Data analytics skills such as SQL or ACL an advantage
* Understanding of relevant laws and regulations (GDPR, FCA regulations) and industry specific experience an advantage

Job Offer

Excellent remuneration package

please call:

Louise O'Donoghue