Group Head of Internal Audit and Control

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Our client is an international PE  backed business with a truly global reach. As a result of growth they now seek to hire a Group Head of Internal Audit and Control.

Posted On: Friday, 18th December 2020
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

Our client is an international PE backed business with a truly global reach. As a result of growth they now seek to hire a Group Head of Internal Audit and Control.

This role will report to the CFO and Audit Committee, and work closely with the General Counsel, Group FD and IT Directors to lead the strategic development of the business's internal risk and controls process. This will require the design and implementation of the controls across Finance, Operations, IT and the wider group.

This is an exceptional opportunity to set the risk and control frame work in the spot light for a global international organisation. You will travel extensively worldwide (when Covid allows) to support and embed this framework, and coordinate approach including testing with external auditors and presentation to the board and Group Audit Committee.

The successful candidate will be a senior finance professional, ACA qualified, with an audit and then internal audit and control background ideally within the big 4. You will probably be a Head of Internal Audit or an Internal Audit Director within a listed environment, and will also offer international and audit expertise gained from your previous roles. Your internal audit exposure will have extended to a risk and controls environment, and you will know what good looks like and have been the author and implementer of a strong controls framework within a globally diverse business.

Alternatively you may be a Senior Manager/Director in audit for the big 4 in the Risk and Controls/Sox team and with an appetite to make a leap into a global firm and own a project like this rather than work on the consulting side. This profile would be a more junior hire with and opportunity to gain exposure to the orchestration of a controls framework from the client side.

Whichever pathway you have taken, this role is seeking a focused Head of Internal Audit and control and not someone who has previously touched on this role and is now in another senior finance role. The skill set of this individual will be solely internal controls and audit across all operational areas, and as such your previous skills and experience will have been in this field alone.

My client is flexible as to where this candidate can be based for this opportunity. As extensive travel will be necessary it is possible that this individual could live anywhere in the UK. The salary and package for the position will be commensurate with the candidate's skills and years of experience. This role is an exceptional opportunity to join the senior leadership team of a growing international business and make your mark across the organisation by instilling a culture of control and risk in a supportive and collaborative manner. The exposure you will get to all aspects of the business both finance and operations will be exceptional, as you report to the CFO and liaise with the private equity owners. Key locations to work in will be London, Scotland, India and Australasia, as you work with the business regional hubs to implement the controls and risk framework.

If you think you have what it takes to flourish in this environment please do not hesitate to reach out for a confidential conversation.

Salary guidance - £120,000 to £199,000 plus benefits and bonus plus remote work with significant travel expectation.