Head of Internal Audit

Overview

Internal Audit Department

 
The Internal Audit department provides independent and objective assurance and advice in the areas of risk management, internal control and corporate governance. Internal Audit conducts operational and process audits through the Group. The Company adopts a risk based audit approach and delivers high quality work in compliance with international professional standards.  
The department, a small team of enthusiastic and qualified internal auditors, is highly business focused and committed to assisting the Board and Senior Management in achieving the company’s objectives. The department reports to the Audit Committee with full endorsement of the Chief Executive Officer through a dual reporting line. The team has a positive relationship with all levels of management who appreciate the value added services provided by Internal Audit. The department strives to improve its services to the business continuously with a view to constantly deliver better results.  
The Company wants to recruit a professional and experienced colleague to take on the Head of Internal Audit position. In this position, you will represent the Internal Audit function to all stakeholders. You will lead the small Internal Audit department while executing audit engagements yourself as well. You will interact with your Internal Audit team, the Auditees, Senior Management and the Audit Committee. The function involves overall responsibility for the full internal audit cycle through the Group. 

Responsibilities

  • Annual internal audit planning
  • Fulfilment of the annual internal audit plan
  • Presentation of audit results to Audit Committee and Senior Management
  • Positioning of the Internal Audit department in organization
  • Manage Internal Audit team
  • Maintain quality assurance program
  • Periodic reporting to the Audit Committee
  • Execute internal audits assigned under the annual internal audit plan
  • General advice on risks and controls in business processes and supporting processes 
  • Safeguard the continuous development of the Internal Audit department
  • Liaise with external auditors as required
  • Limited traveling involved 

Requirements 

  • Appropriate internal audit qualifications (CIA, CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent)  
  • Extensive internal audit experience in a professional international business environment on head of internal audit level, or close to head of internal audit level
  • Strong organizational skills and inter-personal skills
  • Strong analytical skills combined with no-nonsense attitude
  • Considerable seniority and maturity
  • Focus on excellence and results
  • Additional IT audit qualification is preferred (CISA or equivalent)