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Interim Senior Internal Audit Manager

Job Title: Interim Senior Internal Audit Manager
Contract Type: temporary
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Start Date: August 2017
REF: NFSIAM041017_1507138794
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Interim Senior Audit Manager
£400-£450 per day

We are urgently seeking a high calibre, Interim Senior Internal Audit Manager on an interim based for 9-12months to cover maternity at one of area's leading FTSE listed employers. You will be able for some handover in August and then go full-time in September 2017.

Internal Audit is highly regarded by management and this is a high-profile role with wide exposure to the Executive Team and senior management across the business. The role supports goals through providing independent assurance to the Audit Committee on the effectiveness of the internal control and risk management environment. You will achieve this through overseeing delivery of a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal control, risk management and governance, as well by providing advice designed to add value.

Key Responsibilities:
-Develop the audit planning approach including an update of the risk universe for changes in the business strategies and risks and implementation of a robust risk based methodology to determine audit priority
-Oversee a team of four; developing internal audit scope, performing audit procedures, and preparing high quality, clear and concise audit reports
-Partner with management and auditees in the development of practical and cost-effective recommendations for improvement.
-Build strong relationships across the organisation in order to understand issues, influence and facilitate change, get complete buy-in on audit recommendations and follow through of audit actions.
-Be a trusted advisor to business partners in delivery of advice related to the internal controls, raising awareness of control related issues and on major projects with a high control and process content
-Work closely with the risk management team and attend risk management meetings when required
-Work closely with Group finance on the development and roll out of a group wide control framework that can be used to promote ownership of controls within the business unit, as a form of assurance and an input into the annual audit planning process.
-Prepare the papers for the Audit Committee summarising findings and recommendations from audits and recommending the annual audit plan
-Develop the Internal Audit team into a high performing team and actively drive the building of capability, best practice and development within all team members
-Leverage best practice from the co-source provider and stay current with industry, business and corporate governance changes and assess possible links to the internal control environment and the audit plan

The successful candidate will:
-Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA/ACCA) with ideally at least 6-8 years PQE experience in Internal and External Audit
-Will be managing the 3 managers in the team and continuing to drive performance/delivery
-This role will support the wider team in landing the more challenging messages to the business
-We are seeking a really strong communicator, business partner, relationship builder
-You won't do the audits per se, but will heavily review audit reports from the team as you would expect
- We are seeking someone who has FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing or Consumer goods preferred though would consider from practice as long as not purely financial services focussed.
-Someone who must be able to think on their feet and can draw on judgement from their experience
-Risk experience would be desirable

Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.