Internal Audit and Risk Manager

West London Permanent
  • Global leading business
  • High profile Internal Audit and Risk role with international travel

About Our Client

Michael Page Finance are delighted to be partnering a global leading business based in West London. The organisation is a reputable entity in the Media, Print, Advisory and Services industry with a large number of clients globally. It is known for its commitment to making a difference in the community and is in the forefront of Health and Safety, Compliance, Standards and Training.

Job Description

A key member of the Group Internal Audit & Risk team who provide independent, objective assurance designed to add value and improve the companies operations. The mission of the IAR team is to enhance and protect organisational value by taking a risk-based approach to providing objective assurance, advice, and insight. IAR helps the company bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management, processes and controls; facilitating the alignment of risk exposures to risk appetite.

  • Establish risk-based audit programs and execute financial controls and non-financial audits, through planning, fieldwork and reporting phases
  • Produce well written, insightful reporting on audit engagements
  • Contribute to the continuing development and improvement of IAR's ways of working, ensuring audit tools and procedures keep abreast of industry best practice
  • Identify resourcing requirements for audit engagements i.e. secondees/SMEs
  • Coach junior members of the team and secondees to IAR to ensure they deliver the right quality of work and continue learning, being the first line of review for large audits
  • Work alongside the business to ensure the timely closure of audit actions
  • Assist with committee reporting and development of the annual Audit Plan
  • Support the team objectives and promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • Build and maintain trust-based relationships with the team, leadership and management at all levels
  • Identify opportunities to create synergies with the second line of defence
  • Facilitate the risk management process; working closely with all areas of leadership (Exec & Leadership level) to continually review functional and principal risks in their areas.
  • The company operates in across the world and this position involves at least 30% global travel.

The Successful Applicant

A successful 'Internal Audit and Risk Manager' should have:

  • Educated to degree level with relevant professional qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIA or equivalent).
  • Demonstrable PQE.
  • Proven internal audit experience with a strong understanding of best practice.
  • Experience of managing risk, through risk registers and working to ERM frameworks.
  • Self-starter, able to work without close supervision
  • Ability to effectively plan/manage/prioritise work to meet objectives or multiple priorities/projects.
  • Excellent communication skills presenting internal control and risk matters in an understandable way across various forums and levels of the organisation with the right level of detail.
  • High quality written reporting skills.
  • The ability to think with clarity, express ideas, and share information with a multitude of audiences.
  • Practical mindset to get beneath a finding to consider and present wider context and implications, to provide value and advice that comes from thorough understanding
  • Strong stakeholder managements skills with an ability to establish an effective network with both internal and external stakeholders, including cross functional colleagues.
  • Able to engage and coaching colleagues from across the business

What's on Offer

The Internal Audit and Risk Manager position comes with a competitive base salary and comprehensive package. Hybrid working included and 30% International Travel.

Richard Tonkin
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Phone number
+44 208 987 2841

Job summary

Job function
Internal Audit
Business Services
West London
Contract type
Consultant name
Richard Tonkin
Consultant phone
+44 208 987 2841
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