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Head of Internal Audit Job Description

What is the role of the Head of Internal Audit?

In your role as head of internal audit, you will manage internal audit assignments for an organisation or business. You will be in charge of a team to ensure the company achieves its goals whilst delivering a company’s strategic objectives. It will also be your responsibility to coordinate roles, responsibilities, and results so that the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance can be optimised.

Responsibilities

  • Managing risk, controlling financial integrity, and complying with all applicable laws and regulations throughout the full audit cycle

  • Prepare and deliver reports that detail the findings of the audit and the auditing process

  • Help to create the company’s annual audit plan

  • Obtain, examine, and assess accounting records, past reports, information, flowcharts, etc.

  • Engage in ongoing learning about the standards, guidelines, best practises, equipment, and methodologies applicable to your industry

  • Manage the execution of each individual audit specified in the audit plan to guarantee the greatest level of customer satisfaction and service quality

  • Inform top management proactively of any major internal control, compliance, or governance-related risks or exposures that need immediate attention

  • Recruit, hire, and keep a high-performing audit team with exceptional knowledge, experience, ethics, and integrity

Tech Stack

  • MS Office

  • Visio

  • Accounting Software

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Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Senior/ Internal Auditor or a similar role

  • Great planning and time management skills

  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations, as well as auditing standards and procedures

  • A keen eye for detail and exceptional analytical skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • The capacity to create complex reports and manage huge quantities of information

  • Great understanding of the concepts and practises of accounting and finance

  • Ability to create a comfortable working atmosphere for team members

  • Powerful initiative-taking and decision-making skills

  • Excellent capacity to influence, lead, and motivate others