Head of Risk & Assurance

The Audit & Risk Recruitment Company
The City, UK
Competitive salary
24 Jun 2021
25 Jun 2021
Experience level
The Audit & Risk Recruitment Company (ARRC) have been selected by a leading Utilities business to recruit a new Head of Risk & Assurance.

This role represents an exceptional opportunity for a leading audit & risk practitioner to step up to a 'number 1' role in a great business with a large established team.

The department comprises four teams: Internal Audit, Risk Management, Business Integrity and Regulatory Compliance. You will be accountable for a budget of £3m annually and a team of c. 20 that includes 6 direct reports.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Planning, execution and reporting of a high-quality assurance programme
  • Driving improvements in the understanding of risk management and control frameworks
  • Providing direction, oversight, and challenge to the Regulatory Compliance Programme
  • Ensuring fraud and corruption risks are minimised
  • Leading the development and implementation of the Risk & Assurance Strategic Roadmap
  • Providing insight to Board on the maturity of the control framework and areas for enhancement;
  • Coaching & mentoring team members to support development
  • Ongoing liaison with senior stakeholders to maintain an objective and up to date view of risk
  • Developing and delivering a communications and engagement plan to raise awareness of regulatory obligations
  • Enhancing the Risk and Assurance data analytics strategy and developing the team capabilities

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Personal credibility and gravitas to interact at Board and Executive level
  • Highly developed skills in risk assessment, control framework design, and assurance strategy
  • Experience of leading large teams of Risk & Assurance professionals, delivering control framework improvements, and driving change programmes
  • Experience of implementing leading-edge GRC solutions (desirable)
  • Strong influencer who can readily adapt to different negotiating styles
  • Proactive, collaborative, problem-solving approach

This is just a snapshot of the role, if you are keen to discuss specifics please get in touch.

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