VACANCY! - Head of Internal Audit

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Our client is a fast growing group of financial technology entities that provide innovative, data-driven, end-to-end technology platforms. The company’s solutions are focused on various sectors including cyber security, education, financial services, aviation, power and downstream oil and gas. They now have an opening for a Head of Internal Audit

Job Profile
To examine and evaluate the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the organization’s internal control systems and procedures, and recommend corrective actions to improve operations, enhance internal controls and reduce costs. Design and develop robust internal controls and audit mechanism in a fast paced high growth FinTech Company

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare risk-based audit plan and supporting resource estimate for executive leadership and the Financial Audit Board that are consistent with the group's goals
  • Plan, organize and execute internal audit and consulting engagements to assess the adequacy of management processes and systems for:
  • Risk management and administration
  • Budget & forecast planning
  • Financial management of the group and Entity Companies
  • Information technology governance
  • Develop stockholder report and recommendations from audit engagements
  • Track implementation of audit recommendations and measure effectiveness of resulting improvements on risk management and cost
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of appropriate anti-fraud policy and company-wide code of ethics
  • Conducts special audit inspections and examinations at the request of the CEO
  • Develop and establish Internal Audit best practices within the group - consistent with the Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework
  • Advise CEO and the Financial Audit Board on any matters relating to the Internal Audit, organizational risk management, internal controls and governance
  • Develop annual report, for the CEO and the Financial Audit Board, regarding Internal Audit engagements and activities
  • Contribute to the development of safety program, values and ethics
Key Requirements
  • 5-7 years of progressive internal audit and accounting related experience 
  • Accounting, banking and/or finance or any related bachelor’s degree from a reputable Institution
  • Accounting/Finance related certifications are an advantage – ACCA, ICAN, CFA, CPA
  • A recognized professional designation in Accounting or Internal Audit is an advantage (CA, CMA, CGA, CIA or CISA)
  • Proficiency in the use of common accounting software Good understanding of accounting principles and financial statements
  • Solid understanding of risk and control concepts and ability to apply these concepts to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of business processes and controls to mitigate risk to tolerance levels defined by management
  • Knowledge of COSO Risk and Internal Control framework would be an asset
  • Working knowledge of professional IIA performance standards with regarding to planning, testing, sampling and documentation
  • Experience in 1 or more of the following industries is an advantage: FinTech, Financial Services, Technology
  • Experience in a conglomerate or group setting is an advantage
  • Well-developed corporate communication skills and deep proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience in Private Equity or Venture capital is a plus.
  • Experience supervising the implementation of large systems, such as ERP is a plus