Group Head of Internal Audit

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Leading International Listed Group

Our client is a leading international listed Group with an experienced management team and ambitious plans for growth in the UK and internationally.

  • Anywhere

Leading International Listed Group

Our client is a leading international listed Group with an experienced management team and ambitious plans for growth in the UK and internationally.

Description

In line with a wider reorganisation of Group Finance, we are currently seeking to recruit a Group Head of Internal Audit. With responsibility for the risk-based internal audit plan and managing the internal audit function in accordance with professional standards, the Group Head of Internal Audit reports to the CFO and has unfettered access to the highly experienced Chair of the Audit Committee.

The Internal Audit team is currently based in multiple locations, including operations in the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Asia and is responsible for the delivery of Internal Audit through both the in-house team and with additional support being provided, by a Big 4 co-source partner. There is a clear split in the team, with specialists in both business and IT audit. At full capacity, the team should be between 8 and 12, and a key part of the role will be the recruitment and development of this team.

Skills

The role holder is expected to maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the business. This includes colleagues from C-Suite, Directors and subject matter experts in areas such as regulatory compliance, risk, legal and Financial Crime / AML. The successful candidate for the role of Group Head of Internal Audit can expect genuine autonomy in planning, presenting, and implementing all aspects of the internal audit plan.

Candidates should possess strong communication and diplomacy skills with an ability to influence and translate complex issues into easily understandable points. Likewise, candidates should be open to embracing and adapting to change and operate with honesty and integrity. Prior experience gained in a No 1 role, presenting to an Audit Committee, ideally within a larger, listed, international group is considered essential.

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Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately-owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure, and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe.

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