Head of Internal Audit (M/F)

  • Negotiable
  • Luxembourg
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • DO Recruitment Advisors
  • 17 oct. 17 2017-10-17

We are currently recruiting for the Head of Internal Audit for a Wealth Management Company based in Luxembourg. The ideal candidate has 10 + years of experience in internal audit including 5+ years of people management, have a fluent level in English and strong communication skills.

The Internal Audit function provides independent objective assurance to the Board and the Executive Management on the internal control environment, the adequacy and effectiveness of systems of risk management and governance processes across the company and its subsidiaries.

The Job:

Responsibilities & Tasks

* Lead and manage the Internal Audit team for Europe;
* Ensure the adequacy, reliability and effectiveness of the risk management systems and processes and of the internal control systems;
* Continually develop internal audit policies and practices ensuring that the service adds value by supporting corporate objectives, satisfies external audit requirements, and complies with professional standards;
* Manage preparation and execution of the regional audit plan;
* Responsibility for delivery of assignments in the internal audit programme, providing assurance over the management of key risks to the business;
* Responsible for quarterly reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee;
* Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders ;
* Contribute to the development and coordination of the relationship with external auditors and other external contractors;
* Develop the Internal Audit team, taking ownership of all aspects of management (people, resources and financial) ensuring that effective financial control and operational management procedures are implemented, monitored and actioned;
* As a member of the senior management team, contribute to the development of longer term strategic plans for the group;
* Accountability for all decisions within internal audit; decisions include longer term strategic decisions, ongoing policy decisions and immediate decisions relating to audit practices, policies and processes

The Candidate Profile:

* An experienced/qualified Internal Auditor with at least 10 years' experience;
* At least 5 years of managerial experience in an internal or external audit position;
* Sound understanding of the financial services sector, preferably life insurance;
* CIA, CPA, ACCA, CISA or other relevant professional certification is highly desired;
* Demonstrated experience managing audits within a complex operational and regulatory environment;
* Extensive experience of risk management/ERM methodologies and risk-based audit techniques;
* Ability to manage other internal and external audit resources, and operate with senior executive management and audit committee;
* Strong supervisory and time management skills;
* Excellent written and oral communication skills and client relationship management skills;
* Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills;
* Fluency in English. Knowledge of any additional European languages is an asset.

The Client:

Our client is a Wealth Management Company