Head of Audit GG104049
Job Industry: Accountancy
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Job Type: Permanent
Reference Number: GG104049
- I am currently looking to recruit a Head of Audit for a leading Financial Services business based in Edinburgh. Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, the successful candidate will have a great opportunity to gain exposure to a really wide variety of experience, audits, issues, and stakeholders across the division. As a Head of Audit you will plan, propose and deliver high level internal audit services working within the broader business strategy and context to deliver and develop the audit plan to work with key business risks, issues and initiatives.
The incumbent must have strong communications skills, building successful partnering relationships with senior stakeholders in the business to deliver high quality audits which add maximum value to the business areas concerned. You will provide leadership, insight and influence to identify issues and monitor business implementation of solutions.
This role will also play a key role in the functional leadership team, contributing to developing and delivering future strategic direction of internal audit and leading, coaching and performance managing the audit teams, delivering a best in class function and ensuring audit plan is achieved. Additionally, you play a key role in people development, evolving Internal Audit practices and reporting on governance within the wider Group, deputising for the Chief internal Auditor where required.
Internal Audit has evolved and the function represents just this. This is not a traditional Internal Audit role or function and as such this is a fantastic opportunity for a strategic and commercial candidate to come in and play a key role in shaping, driving and influencing the function and the wider business. Candidates must have experience of operating in a senior capacity and previous internal audit experience is a must, ideally within Financial Services. Candidates must be able to evidence their ability to operate at a senior level but also to work on a broad basis, getting hands on and delivering on higher level assignments and mixing an ability to work at a senior oversight level as well as having an appreciation and ability to work with some of the finer details involved in audits and the business itself. Suitable candidates may currently be working as a Senior Manager within Internal Audit in another Financial Services firm, or possibly in the accountancy profession looking to move in-house.