Charterhouse are presently managing a search for a leading financial services client whom are in the process of looking to recruit an Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Internal Audit. To join an emerging team, this role is designed to assess and develop effective internal controls, policies and internal accounting procedures.
About the role
This AVP shall be required to complete the testing of controls whilst also overseeing areas of implementation of new internal audit processes and policy guideline. With a reporting line to the Regional Audit Director, the AVP shall take ownership of all documentation and administrative functions, to ensure that all audit assignments can be managed and completed, in line with the Group Audit Program, whilst also being involved in the determination and completion of audit methodologies across the various lines of operation/business. Coupled with this, the role shall also execute any report writing and advisory input, to present findings and proposals, linked to risk management, governance, testing review and any special investigations.
Our client will look to hire a seasoned finance and audit professional, with up to 3 years of experience, of which the latter exposure should be geared towards the financial services or professional services industry sectors. The successful candidate will come from a professional Chartered Accountancy background (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) and shall also possess an Internal Audit related qualification (ACII, CIA or CISA) and ideally the client will look for candidates coming from with the Big 4; in terms of training and external audit related fields and client engagements. This AVP role shall also require a strong communication and presentation skill set; allowing the candidate to be well-placed to liaise and influence at all levels of staff and management grades. In conjunction, the client has placed emphasis on the need for regional travel within the role/departmental remit and applicants should be aligned to this requirement.