Chief Internal Auditor

London, UK
Dec 09, 2018
Dec 01, 2018
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Chief Internal Auditor - Life, Pensions, Asset Management This leading player in its sector is seeking a Chief Internal Auditor to aid them in driving the function forward and into a new era. Working across multiple UK multiple sites you will responsible for directing and leading an effective internal audit function across the wider business, maintaining and enhancing key internal audit/senior management relationships in particular with executives and chairs of Audit committees across the core UK operations and wider group entities. You will contribute to business effectiveness by providing insight and advice on business risks and internal control systems, including key organisational change programmes and projects. As a key member of the Global Internal Audit leadership team you will provide support and closely collaborate with the Group Internal Audit Director and colleagues to achieve the global objectives of the functions.

Internal Audit culture: As an ambassador you will ensure the Risk, Governance and Audit agendas and the importance of robust appropriate control processes remain high on the agenda of Senior management. Audit Vision & Strategy: You will lead a continually refreshed audit vision, strategy and approach in understanding the business and its risks ensuring Internal audit and the businesses are aligned across all areas. Framework & Governance: Oversee effective, timely and clear reporting to the Boards and Audit & Executive Committees on the effectiveness of the control environment, including risk management, audit activity, outputs and status of outstanding and overdue audit issues to provide appropriate assurance. Team Leadership: You will ensure that people capabilities, culture and talent management are on track to deliver a high performing team. You will drive a customer culture throughout the Internal Audit function, ensuring a strong focus on customer need and balancing a commercial approach with regulatory and compliance responsibilities. What you will need to demonstrate: Proven experience of leading a significant Internal Audit or similar function, with experience at Senior / Board level Strategic understanding of and insight into the financial services industry, ideally with particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving success for a market leading life and pensions company. A strong understanding of corporate governance frameworks and regulatory requirements coupled with an understanding of internal auditing practice standards, processes and approach. A proven ability to select, develop and lead a successful team, whilst demonstrating a track-record of leading and inspiring people through change. Ideally be a Qualified Chartered Accountant or Chartered Internal Auditor or hold a similar professional qualification relevant to this opportunity.