Group Head of Internal Audit

Job Overview

You will have a strong record of Audit and Risk Management having been involved with Internal Controls. Risk Management, Corporate Governance and also Functional Strategy.

A qualified accountant with Internal Audit experience within industry to PLC level who also holds IIA qualifications as well as Project Management (PRINCE 2 PIMBOK) & Six Sigma. This role will involve presenting to Audit Committees.

The Group Head of Internal Audit role exists to provide the company with an effective internal audit function. The primary purpose of this role is to ensure the delivery of the Group's internal audit programme, which is a key programme that supports overall risk management strategy and approach, including assurance activities over risk management processes and internal controls.

Developing and delivering the Group internal audit plan, in agreement with the Audit Committee
Reporting on the results of the Internal Audit plan to Audit Committee and providing continuous updates on progress regarding implementation of recommendations arising from Internal Audit work
Advisory support on Group projects and other commercial activities as required Periodically reporting to the Audit Committee on Assurance activities, effectiveness of risk management structures, internal controls and reporting frameworks across the company
Overseeing the contract management for outsourced providers of internal audit services Supporting risk management efforts and other Corporate Governance activities as required (e.g. including support for Annual Report preparation)
Advisory support to management on the design and effectiveness of internal controls Completing ad-hoc investigations as required

Qualified Accountant ACA or ACCA with a relevant period of PQE in Audit, Internal Audit and/or Risk Management for this role
Top 10 accounting firm preference
Internal Audit specific experience in industry - working for Irish/UK PLC, Multinational PLC
Previous experience presenting to Audit Committees
IIA qualifications
Project Management qualifications (PRINCE 2 PIMBOK)
Supply Chain Management and Process Improvement qualifications (Six Sigma etc)

If you have a strong background in Internal Audit within industry - please apply with your most recent CV to Bernadette Sisson for immediate consideration.

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