Internal Audit Manager


Dunmurry, Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Audit and Risk Recruitment are partnering with one of their longest serving clients in the search for an Internal Audit Manager.

Job Summary

This role reports to (and works closely with) the Director of Internal Audit and Risk. The Internal Audit Manager directs and manages operational and financial audits; plans and schedules audits; coordinates third party audit resources; establishes work standards and procedures for the inspection and appraisal of financial and operational records and controls. We are seeking an experienced industry internal auditor/manager, or a recent Manager from a reputable Firm.

Duties and responsibilities

· Supports the Director of Internal Audit & Risk in delivering the strategy of the department, maintaining it’s reputation for providing valuable risk-led assurance and insights across a range of business activities and risk areas.

· Leads the planning and execution of audit activities across the Organisation, ensuring that the level of audit intervention is commensurate with business risk and that key areas of risk are prioritised. While some projects will be co-sourced and require managerial oversight, others will require that the Internal Audit Manager performs hands on fieldwork.

· Identifies organisation-wide issues, proposing appropriate business process or system improvements. Provides articulate reports and summaries of outcomes for Audit Committee reporting and other communications

· Maintains a plan of support activities, such as month-end checklists, external audit control remediation and management certification

· Ensures business activities comply with relevant external regulatory and/ or voluntary codes of practice, internal policies and procedures, to minimize business risk and protect the organisations reputation

· Identifies internal audit / risk themes arising from work performed and/or data analytics

· Provides specialist advice on the interpretation and application of organisation’s policies and procedures, resolving complex or contentious queries and issues and enabling others to take appropriate actions

· Supports the Director of Internal Audit & Risk in developing and delivering budget plans

· Manages and reports on the performance of third-party audit resources. Holds them to account for delivery of services on time and on budget. Takes appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of audit goals

· Contributes positively to creating an inclusive environment where our people feel valued, appreciated and free to be who they are at work

· Develops own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching. Develops and maintains an understanding of relevant technology, external regulation, and industry best practices


· Highly competent and adaptive written and verbal communication skills

· Able to maintain integrity while adding value through pragmatic and meaningful insights/recommendations

· Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

· Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments

· Manoeuvres comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organisational dynamics

· Plans and prioritises work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

· Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity

· Natural curiosity, enthusiasm and independent drive to achieve success

Experience and qualification

Educated to University degree / Post-graduate master’s level

Accounting / audit qualification

4 – 6 years of industry/firm experience

Some line management experience is desirable but not required

Location / Travel

This position is available as a hybrid role or fully office-based. The candidate should be within commuting distance from either Dunmurry (Northern Ireland) or London, England.

Domestic and International travel will be required to undertake some reviews and will translate to roughly 10-15% travel.

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