Senior Internal Audit Manager (PE backed health foods business)

Michael Page
£70000 - £80000 per annum
12 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
Rebecca Scuffam
Job role
Internal audit
Contract type
Part time

Working with the Global Head of Internal Audit to form a co-sourced Internal Audit function as part of a PE backed health foods start-up.

Client Details

Our client is on a mission to help people eat healthy and to reduce their carbon footprint through the power of plants!

Do you know your Kale from your Quinoa, or the difference between a Flexitarian to a Regenerative Grazer? Our client is looking for top talent for an exciting new movement within the Food Industry.

Our client has a highly entrepreneurial, fast-paced finance team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries. With a recent separation from a huge global brand they have the freedom, vision and mind-set of a start-up! They are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.


  • Support activities required to tender for external and internal audit firms
  • Support the Head of Internal Audit in creating the IA function
  • Lead the activities to create Scopes of Work for Audit contract firm
  • Identify key risks in finance and evaluate the key controls that mitigate these risks, identify any weaknesses and develop recommendations to address these;
  • Lead/participate in cross-functional audit work globally;
  • Build an understanding of how the organisation does business and develop knowledge of the risks and business developments;
  • Lead the implementation of the global internal audit strategy;
  • Ensuring that systems of internal controls, processes and procedures are adequate to manage risks, provide accurate financial reports and to safeguard corporate assets;
  • Ensuring that risk-based audit procedures are devised to adequately assess all significant business and operational risks;
  • Design and delivery of the audit plan, including annual risk assessment, and prepare Audit Committee reports.
  • Our client wants you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed!


  • Excellent knowledge of Internal Audit and audit approach
  • Proven experience of setting up/developing a function
  • Knowledge of risk and business risk
  • Strong communication and report writing skills - Fluent spoken and written English is required
  • Develop strong links influencing skill across all levels in the organisation
  • Deep curiosity about other business units, categories, and functions
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to synthesize large amounts of data into clear, concise findings
  • Self-starter able to work independently
  • Confidence and integrity
  • Leadership skills
  • Job Offer

    • This is a fantastic opportunity for you to "spread your wings" and test your abilities
    • Freedom to implement ideas and shape the Internal Audit Function
    • Creating to audit plans, formulating the tender process and shaping the future of the organisation
    • This role is vital for the company and they need a intelligent, diligent, creative and hard-working individual on board
    • Salary: £75,000 + £7250 car + 10-25% bonus
    • Travel: 50% global travel
    • Location: London or Surrey
    • Sector: Health foods, production, manufacturing, retail & wholesale, FMCG, CPG

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