Head of Internal Audit

Job Title: Head of Internal Audit
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Woking, Surrey
Salary: Pension and benefits
Reference: JN -112018-175933
Contact Name: Mark Lawson
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 03, 2019 10:23

Job Description

Head of Internal Audit

Would you like to work as part of a senior management team supporting the strategy and vision for a £100 million pound business who employ over 800 people nationally? The company have a solid background of success and are now engaged in an investment programme of growth and change. This is a high-profile role which offers the opportunity to be responsible for building and evaluating the management controls towards accomplishing the transformation objectives of the company

Key Responsibilities

  • Together with the Director of Risk & Governance develop the annual audit plan that provides assurance over the high-risk activities of the business
  • Working with the Senior stakeholders to ensure systems are in place to highlight the risks
  • Manage the Internal Audit Team and the Audit Plan
  • Manage the Risk register, updating the Leadership Team and provide support to the wider business in respect of risk management.
  • Recommend internal controls to ensure regulations are met.
  • Prepare and manage the Internal Audit Budget.
  • Report on the value for money that the business obtains in all activities with special regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Coach, manage and develop the Audit Team to allow them to grow individually
  • Work with the Audit & Risk Committee, and provide an annual update on the effectiveness of the Internal Controls of the Charity
  • Coordinate work with outsourced Auditors and brief them on areas of concern
  • Maintain the company policy on 'Anti-fraud' and 'Bribery' regulations with the Company Secretary
  • Undertake such other duties when required

Key Skills required

  • Experience of implementing Financial, Operational and IT-Based Audits.
  • Qualified Accountant - ACA or equivalent or CIIA
  • Proven experience of leading a team and presenting at board level.
  • Diverse commercial background with knowledge of working in a large and complex organisation and of undertaking audits across wide and diverse business areas.
  • Experience of financial legislation and regulations relating to charity/not for profit sector and preparation of statements of Recommended Practice would be advantageous.
  • Report writing and presenting skills to non-finance people so they understand complex data and judgments.
  • A Professional Communicator both Written and verbal
  • Excellent IT skills with advanced spreadsheet knowledge (Windows XP and Office 2010) and integrated accounting systems.
  • Retail Accounting and experience of IT audit would be advantageous.

This is an opportunity to join a world renowned company, who is going through a growth and investment programme and will offer diverse and varied opportunities. If you would like to find out more please get in touch.