Head of Internal Audit

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Head of Internal Audit

  1. Permanent
£90,000 - £100,000 per annum + Car Allowance
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Skipton, North Yorkshire

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Leading Financial Services provider is currently recruiting for a Head of Internal Audit where you will be providing independent and objective assurance to the organisation's ExCo and Audit & Risk Committee.

Working closely with the Chief Internal Auditor, you will be managing a team of 5 across the faction to deliver assurance as this industry leading business continues to grow. After undertaking one of the biggest acquisitions in 2021 solidifying itself as the leading in the market, you will be drive the audit plan providing assurance around the effectiveness of internal controls and risk management processes.

As the Head of Internal Audit, you will play a crucial role in providing independent and objective assurance to the organisation's ExCo and Audit & Risk Committee.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior stakeholders across the Group.
  • Work with the Second Line of Defence to determine an appropriate approach to delivering combined assurance.
  • Develop and execute a risk-based Internal Audit plan.
  • Empower your team to conduct comprehensive, data-led and forward-thinking assurance reports and assess the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, recommending appropriate enhancements.
  • Collaborate with senior management to identify key risks, objectives, and areas for audit focus.
  • Provide assurance around compliance with the relevant Financial Services industry regulations, company policies, and wider Group requirements.
  • Communicate audit findings and recommendations to senior management and the Audit & Risk Committee.
  • Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations and track management progress in support of on-going assurance.
  • Establish and maintain a continuous monitoring approach to key areas of risk through engagement with key stakeholders and review of relevant MI.
  • Influence and contribute to the effectiveness of appropriate corporate governance and risk management activities.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulations, and emerging risks.
  • Work with the Group Chief Internal Auditor to deliver Internal Audit services in the context of the Group Internal Audit vision and approach.

About You

  • Proven experience in Internal Audit, preferably within Financial Services, estate agency, or related industries.
  • Strong understanding of Financial Services / estate agency regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and build strong relationships.
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