job / head of internal audit west central scotland glasgow 3939
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Head of Internal Audit - Glasgow

up to £64,000 + £7000 Car Allowance + Bonus + Group Benefits - Audit & Risk
Ref: 3939 Date Posted: Monday 06 Aug 2018
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Head of Internal Audit sought for the expanding Internal Audit & Risk team of one of Scotlands most profitable private companies.  This is a newly created role to bring more focus to business units, building relationships and taking ownership of all outputs

Reporting to the Director of Audit & Risk Management, you will provide effective and efficient assurance to the Board, Exec and Management concerning the adequacy of the internal control environment and the identification, assessment and management of business risks. You will instil corporate governance and internal control by raising standards of best practice and by developing and implementing tools, methodologies and frameworks that are appropriate to the business.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Co-ordinating and overseeing the planning and delivery of internal audits, control assessments and risk projects across disparate geographical areas, spanning financial controls, operational processes and regulatory aspects
  • Contributing to the improvement of risk management practices, leveraging experiences from other businesses. Proactively support the identification of emerging risks and promote strategies
  • Applying in-depth understanding of the inter-relationships of complex, international businesses and work in partnership with stakeholders to consider the overall control environment and optimal audit approaches.
  • Developing consultative, effective working relationships with key business stakeholders within the business area, building trust and becoming a valued source of challenge and guidance.
  • Leading, motivating and developing the Internal Audit team in line with the Company Values while maintaining a ‘one team’ approach to Finance, through coaching and feedback to build their skills, knowledge and professional development.
  • Supporting the presentation of conclusions, findings and action plans to local management.

You will be a qualified Accountant with experience of leading concurrent audit project teams in a dynamic, complex and multi-location and international business environment. You will have first-hand experience of Financial Accounting and Reporting; Financial Analysis; Commercial Finance and Business Development.  In addition, you will have excellent knowledge of, and experience developing and implementing, methodologies and strategies to provide assurance over internal controls and to embed risk management activities.  The role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to engage with and influence leaders and process owners globally.  You will also be able to lead and manage a team of Lead and Internal Auditors.  You will be eager to learn quickly and to obtain extensive experience of an exciting, fast-moving, international business.  You will also be willing to travel to sites throughout the year.

Salary up to £64,000 + £7000 Car Allowance + Bonus + Group Benefits.  For further information contact Stuart Ringland o (0141) 530 4333 or email