Internal Audit and Assurance Lead

Full Time Permanent

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Our client, a professional membership organisation is looking for an Internal Audit and Assurance Lead to oversee the evaluation and testing of internal processes and controls through internal audit, identifying risks and recommending strategies to mitigate these.

This permanent role is 36.25 hours a week and can be either hybrid or home based.

Principal accountabilities:

1. To manage the evaluation and testing of business processes and controls with the objective of ascertaining clear identification of risks and strategies for mitigating these risks

2. Prepare internal audit schedules/programmes and produce regular status reports of audits completed to support the Head of Governance to drive delivery; ensuring efficient/effective implementation of the overall audit plans;

3. Prepare high quality audit reports to present audit findings to Senior Management and relevant committees and the Board of Governors.

4. Utilise internal audit reports to capture valuable insights on current projects and processes; identifying gaps and recommending control development needs to improve business processes

5. Work closely with key process owners to implement the agreed audit actions and recommendations.

6. Provide audit oversight to encourage delivery of objectives and goals for selected operations and change programmes;

Knowledge & experience:

* Professional qualification from a recognised institution – e.g. Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors or equivalent.

* Significant internal audit experience including at managerial level

* Sound understanding of code of ethics and international standards for professional practice of internal audit.

* A good understanding of finance and accounting knowledge applied in audits

* Sound knowledge of risk management, audit principles and an understanding of audit philosophy, methods and techniques;

* Ability to actively engage with all levels within the organisation

* Excellent stakeholder engagement skills with proven experience of influencing and managing relationships with Board and Executive stakeholders

* Experience composing and producing well-articulated presentations, briefs and business cases using appropriate tools

* Ability to focus on results and outcomes based on clearly articulately KPIs

* Demonstrable experience of working independently and within a complex organisation.

Closing date for application is 12th of November and shortlisting will be week commencing 15th of November.

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