Head of Internal Audit (15% intl travel) #277

UK South East (or Cape Town) UK
c. £65,000
12 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
Job role
Internal audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Head of Internal Audit (15% intl travel) #277

c. £65,000

UK South East (or Cape Town) UK


Our partner is looking for an inspirational manager who will bring significant experience and a track-record of delivering audit plans in large complex organisations, someone passionate about driving forward improvements in the system of internal controls, risk management and governance across the organisation.

With strong analytical skills and proven experience of financial leadership, you will lead and develop our response to fraud and other concerns, including training, proactive analysis, preventative control framework and reactive response to allegations.

Internal Audit Provide strategic leadership and direction to the internal audit function, ensuring internal audit operates effectively and is properly resourced. Report to the Senior Management Team and the Finance and Audit Committee with information on internal audit issues and audit management follow-up actions.

Fraud Policy Leads response to suspected fraud and other financial concerns. Provides strategic leadership and direction to managing risks and exposures that could allow fraud or corruption. Managing allegations of fraud in line with Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy.

Team Specific Provide leadership and management support to the Senior Advisor: Internal Audit (and any consultants) in the delivery of the annual internal audit plan using a risk management framework. Design the yearly audit plan based on the analysis of risks and present it to the board of trustees for approval. Provide strategic direction in delivering the audit plan.

People & budget management Provides strong management and support to multi-functional teams through effective matrix management, performance management and the development of talent. Sets, monitors and manages the audit budget.


  • Qualified accountant with significant post qualification experience or Certified Internal Auditor.
  • Extensive experience of managing an internal audit team in a multi-national organization.
  • Experience of liaising with an Audit and Risk Committee
  • Proven experience of working with international donor rules and requirements
  • Proven experience of leading investigations of allegations of fraud and other wrong doing

Skills/Abilities: Excellent communication, negotiating and high level influencing skills and the ability to challenge at a senior level when necessary

Reports to: Finance and audit committee with operational management through the executive director

Direct reports:

  • Senior advisor: internal audit
  • Advisor: audit, risk and security
  • Works closely with the lead: risk management in the finance team

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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