Director of Internal Audit/Control

Job Ref: AM547

Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
SECTOR: Manufacturing
SALARY: £130000
LOCATION: West London
JOB TYPE: Permanent full time
JOB FUNCTION: Internal audit

Main responsibilities:

  • Leading the Internal Control and Audit function to ensure objectives and targets are hit effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluating and further developing the current, and future, Internal Audit/Control strategy for the company
  • Owning and developing the SOX Internal Control program – including designing, testing and documenting controls, establishing company-wide training and being the go-to contact for ad-hoc queries
  • Periodic financial review – implement a risk-based periodic review of reporting with regard to US GAAP and company Accounting Manual
  • Support, and when required, lead the European enterprise risk management program
  • Support the business in key focus areas for Finance
  • Perform Fraud and Compliance investigations where required
  • Management of a team of 3 – including looking at opportunities to further develop individuals within the team, whilst also looking to grow the function longer term
  • Ad hoc project work

Global Accounting Network is currently recruiting for a Director of Internal Audit to join an extremely high-profile and well-regarded multinational corporation based in West London. 

The role will be leading the European Internal Control and Audit function for the business, reporting directly into the European CFO, and with a specific focus on ensuring company reporting is in accordance with US GAAP, as well as ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX). The position often acts as the right-hand person to the European CFO – acting as delegate in a number of scenarios and with strong visibility across the business. 

The ideal candidate will have all, or the majority of the below: 

  • Qualified Accountant - ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA/CA 
  • Experience working within an Internal Audit or Internal Controls position 
  • Excellent knowledge and implementation of US GAAP 
  • Excellent knowledge of SOX legislation 
  • Experience of working in a European/EMEA regional role 
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, and ideally with experience of system implementations 
  • A background in Financial Reporting would be desirable 
  • Experience of working and succeeding within a change environment 
  • Strong Project management background – able to set clear expectations and timelines 
  • Hands on personality – able to operate effectively across all levels of the business and with a mindset that no task is beneath you 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of teams/committees 
  • Potential ability to travel at short notice 

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a fantastic company and own a European wide function and put your own mark on the company.

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