Head of Audit Professional Practises

Job type:Perm
Town/City:California
Country:United States
Salary/Rate:Competitive
Specialism:Internal Audit
Seniority:Senior Management
Job ref:SMG92
Post Date:12.01.24
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Meet Our Recruiter

Seana McGuinness
Seana McGuinness
Senior Recruitment Consultant focusing on Internal Audit - US

About the Role

Role : Head of Internal Audit Professional Practises
Location: San Jose
Salary Range: Salary range – Competitive
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the US

Job Description
Internal Audit is a worldwide department tasked with offering impartial assurance and assessing the effectiveness of the company's risk management, governance, and internal control procedures. The Internal Audit team strategically conducts audit projects based on our risk-centric audit plan, assessing the effectiveness of financial, compliance, operational, and IT processes and controls.

Job Responsibilities
• Incrementally enhance the Professional Practices Manual (PPM) to align with leading internal audit practices.
• Collect ongoing feedback to balance industry standards and ensure an efficient Internal Audit approach.
• Foster a diverse, inclusive, and open communication environment, improving cross-regional cooperation.
• Develop streamlined processes for collaboration with second-line defense functions.
• Drive the construction and implementation of an audit management solution based on department requirements and feedback.
• Provide ongoing training on internal audit processes and procedures to keep team members updated.
• Track key performance indicators and prepare reports for internal and external stakeholders on internal audit performance.
• Support Internal Audit in preparing for regulatory exams or external assessments to ensure compliance.
• Collaborate with teams to enhance dashboards and reports related to the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP).
• Assist in providing methodology training to auditors for effective skill development.
• Manage the department's audit calendar and ensure timely execution of deliverables for meetings.
• Actively participate in recruiting, screening, hiring, developing, and mentoring auditors, fostering a collaborative team environment.

Job Requirements
• A related bachelor's degree is a mandatory educational requirement.
• Essential possession of the IIA Certified Internal Auditor designation.
• Significant background in internal audit, emphasizing both professional practices and hands-on auditing.
• Preferred experience in the technology, FinTech, and financial services realms, with a specific focus on content, e-commerce, and payments.
• In-depth working knowledge of the Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a track record of preparing audit workpapers, issues, reports, and management presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, efficiently manage multiple project assignments, and consistently deliver on commitments.

Audit International
Audit International are a leading specialist Corporate Governance recruiter who focus on finding the best Internal Audit, IT Audit, SOX, Internal Controls, IT Security, & Compliance professionals in the US & EMEA for over 12 years.

Contact is on: US 0 001 917 508 5615 or Europe on 0041 4350 830 95 to discuss your needs in confidence.

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