Chief Internal Auditor
Internal Audit culture: As an ambassador you will ensure the Risk, Governance and Audit agendas and the importance of robust appropriate control processes remain high on the agenda of Senior management. Audit Vision & Strategy: You will lead a continually refreshed audit vision, strategy and approach in understanding the business and its risks ensuring Internal audit and the businesses are aligned across all areas. Framework & Governance: Oversee effective, timely and clear reporting to the Boards and Audit & Executive Committees on the effectiveness of the control environment, including risk management, audit activity, outputs and status of outstanding and overdue audit issues to provide appropriate assurance. Team Leadership: You will ensure that people capabilities, culture and talent management are on track to deliver a high performing team. You will drive a customer culture throughout the Internal Audit function, ensuring a strong focus on customer need and balancing a commercial approach with regulatory and compliance responsibilities. What you will need to demonstrate: Proven experience of leading a significant Internal Audit or similar function, with experience at Senior / Board level Strategic understanding of and insight into the financial services industry, ideally with particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving success for a market leading life and pensions company. A strong understanding of corporate governance frameworks and regulatory requirements coupled with an understanding of internal auditing practice standards, processes and approach. A proven ability to select, develop and lead a successful team, whilst demonstrating a track-record of leading and inspiring people through change. Ideally be a Qualified Chartered Accountant or Chartered Internal Auditor or hold a similar professional qualification relevant to this opportunity.