Job: Head of Internal Audit

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  • Title Head of Internal Audit
    Categories Latest Jobs in Gibraltar
    Salary £65,000
    Location Gibraltar
    Job Information

    Main Responsibilities:


    • Develop a comprehensive internal audit program. Perform financial, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with the internal audit program.
    • Lead and coordinate an annual risk assessment to support the development of the annual audit plan. As appropriate, update the risk assessment and audit plan during the year in response to business or industry/market developments
    • Bring a systematic, transparent, scalable, and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving, as appropriate, the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes.
    • Oversee financial, operations, and technology audits.
    • Provide strategic and technical leadership for audit activities and support the Audit Committee in its fulfilment of its oversight responsibilities.
    • Provide timely and accurate reporting on control gaps and the status and remediation of audit findings.


    Business Advisory

    • Build a successful relationship with business leadership to provide value-added consultation to influence and strengthen operational efficiencies and effectiveness and promote the company’s best practices; provide opportunities for cost savings, standardisation and globalisation of processes.
    • Drive strategic thinking and decision making to ensure the company is proactively addressing and anticipating issues. Promote appropriate risk management awareness and risk mitigation.
    • Actively participate in applicable executive management forums, committees, councils, advising on emerging risk and control issues.
    • Ensure the overall quality and fact-driven insights of the consulting or business advisory engagements performed by the Internal Audit function.

    Other duties:

    • Promote and ensure the adoption of the use of data analytics in the Internal Audit function.
    • Collaborate with business intelligence teams within Finance and the Information Technology departments to leverage and align with data analytics infrastructure to support this endeavour.
    • Promote a “culture” of data-driven audit findings and recommendations
    • Demonstrate a willingness, to take the lead on initiatives outside of Internal Audit (which do not jeopardise independence on areas under audit) to become a true business partner and leader to the entire organisation.
    • Develop and maintain an infrastructure of audit methodology process, tools, and communication of audit results and business advisory consultations that are efficient and effective to support a high functioning audit department.
    • Develop the skills and abilities of all team members, with the result that they perform to at their highest potential and optimize their current and future job performance.
    • Develop and maintain sufficient depth in all critical functions, minimising “single point of failure” risk.

    Qualifications and Desired Skills:

    • BA required with an emphasis in accounting or proven working experience as Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in related auditing position
    • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases
    • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate, influence, motivate others, and lead change within an organisation.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities in a similar senior role, with continuous ability to identify and implement process improvements and cost reduction opportunities.
    • Strategic global thinker with ability to successfully communicate and implement processes and deploy resources across diverse groups and business units.
    • Proficiency to negotiate, influence and gain trust of others where no formal authority exists and can relate well to people at all levels in a credible manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and leverage relationships while achieving the goals and objectives of the organisation and department.
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