Divisional Head of Internal Audit

The Curve Group
Reading, UK
11 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Divisional Head of Internal Audit


Who we are

An award-winning bank here to help Britain's go-getters.

More about us

In 2009, our client set out to be the bank helping those with ideas, big and small, to realise their dreams and to seek and seize opportunity in their personal and professional lives. We call it banking for the bold. Today, we're an award winning bank that has helped fund the growth of Britain's small businesses through a range of business finance solutions, specialist mortgages and savings accounts that provides our customers with the support they need to make things happen.

Join us if you want to find yourself at the heart of a dynamic, growing organisation where our employees are empowered to grow their expertise and build their careers.

Divisional Head of Internal Audit working for our client is part of an independent team making the impartial, professional decisions and constructive recommendations that enables effective risk management, control and governance. The internal audit team consists of highly motivated, supportive and talented individuals from a range of different backgrounds and competencies. The team is well respected within the our clients Group and works closely with senior management and with other control functions in providing advice and independent assurance to a growing business. Our objective assurance goes beyond overseeing structures, policies and processes to promote and support efficiency and continuous improvement.

The Role

Managing and leading the delivery of the Group Internal Audit plan, you'll execute the internal audit strategies as set for the respective business division. That will also include supporting bank-wide risk assessments that ensure audit activity is aligned to the assurance needs of our growing bank, and enabling stockholder relationships with the senior leadership team. Overall, you'll focus on ensuring best practice, building a culture of high performance, developing and optimising your team and championing GIA as an objective, independent and critical business partner.

The Person
  • Extensive experience of leading and manging internal audit teams in financial services or banking environment. Must have in depth knowledge of audit methodologies including data analytics capability.
  • Auditing of risks within Retail Banking products such as residential and commercial mortgages, asset finance, retail savings and Group operations and technology.
  • Good working knowledge of UK regulation and key areas of regulatory focus from PRA and FCA.
  • Proven leadership qualities with ability to build credibility at the highest levels of the organisation. Self-motivated and proactive in approach, team-work and experience of leading and coaching individuals to achieve their full potential.
  • Inspirational leadership with ability to lead and motivate audit team as well as build credibility and collaboration with the senior leadership in the Bank
  • Excellent analytical, influencing, presentation and relationship management.
  • Big 4 Audit experience - desirable
  • Retail Banking internal audit experience desirable

The Rewards

As you would expect, this opportunity offers a competitive basic salary, company car or car allowance and reward package, and you'll also benefit from our commitment to investing in your professional development.

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