Job Description - Head of Internal Audit

Job Description - Head of Internal Audit

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THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION: Head of Internal Audit RESPORTING TO: Chairman of the Audit Committee. Director of Finance for day to day administration. RESPONSIBLE FOR: 5 Internal Auditors ROLE PURPOSE: To provide independent and objective assurance on the management of risk throughout the organisation. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Audit Planning/Design • Develop an annual audit plan using input from the team and stakeholders to identify priorities and resource requirements for the year. Annual audit plan to cover all activities of The Royal British Legion (Headquarters and field operations, the County and Branch network, the Women’s Section) and Subsidiary Companies. • Meet with Trustees, Directors and Managers to discuss needs and propose audits, to build stakeholder requirements into department plans. • Ensure plan is developed to meet the Audit Committee’s expectations. • Schedule and assign audits to team members, ensuring effective and efficient use of resources. • Ensure quality control of the team’s audit plans on an ongoing basis by reviewing and approving plans as they are developed and communicated to clients. • Ensure annual audit plans have contingency built in, to provide unexpected audits to clients as they may surface. • Report to the Audit Committee at the required intervals on Internal Audit assignments including planned reviews, investigations, risk advisory work and any ...

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THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
JOB DESCRIPTION
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POSITION:
Head of Internal Audit
RESPORTING TO:
Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Director of Finance for day to day administration.
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
5 Internal Auditors
ROLE PURPOSE:
To provide independent and objective assurance on the
management of risk throughout the organisation.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Audit Planning/Design
Develop an annual audit plan using input from the team and stakeholders to identify
priorities and resource requirements for the year.
Annual audit plan to cover all
activities of The Royal British Legion (Headquarters and field operations, the County
and Branch network, the Women’s Section) and Subsidiary Companies.
Meet with Trustees, Directors and Managers to discuss needs and propose audits, to
build stakeholder requirements into department plans.
Ensure plan is developed to meet the Audit Committee’s expectations.
Schedule and assign audits to team members, ensuring effective and efficient use of
resources.
Ensure quality control of the team’s audit plans on an ongoing basis by reviewing
and approving plans as they are developed and communicated to clients.
Ensure annual audit plans have contingency built in, to provide unexpected audits to
clients as they may surface.
Report to the Audit Committee at the required intervals on Internal Audit assignments
including planned reviews, investigations, risk advisory work and any other ad-hoc
activity as required.
Conducting Audits
Oversee and provide quality control for the department’s audits, to ensure
departmental mandate and business goals are met and that professional standards
are maintained at all times.
Ensure completion of audit assignments to provide independent, objective assurance
to the Audit Committee.
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Develop the team’s engagement with and support of major business change
programmes thus ensuring that appropriate consideration of risk and control is given
to all change.
Reporting
Ensure final reports are issued with all recommendations agreed and accepted by
the audited individual/group.
People Management & Development
Manage and oversee team performance through performance planning, coaching
and performance appraisals.
Hold direct reports accountable for managing and developing their assignments to
ensure the department’s goals are achieved and customers satisfied.
Provide ongoing feedback to the team to ensure they develop the skills and
competencies required for effective planning and individual professional and
personal career growth.
Motivate and inspire the team by providing them with the information and tools they
need to do their jobs well and meet customer expectations.
Deal with performance issues, discipline as necessary and address poor standards,
ensuring department targets and customer satisfaction is not compromised.
Manage the head count, recruiting and deploying resources as required, to ensure
the department budget is balanced and the right mix of skills and strengths are being
leveraged as effectively as possible.
Improving the Practice of Audits/Championing Risk Management
Build relationships with leaders across the organisation to understand issues and
identify areas for improvement for the organisation as a whole.
Support and encourage team members to be proactive in identifying opportunities to
share best practice with Trustees, Directors and Managers to improve the control
environment.
Develop new methodologies to improve the audit process, making it “easier” for the
organisation to request audits and implement recommendations.
Provide assistance to the business in meeting regulatory requirements.
Keep abreast of developments in Corporate Governance practices and advise the
business accordingly.
This job description reflects the current requirements of the role.
As duties and responsibilities change and develop, this will be reviewed and will be
subject to amendment in consultation with the post-holder.
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GENERAL
Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the
post and its grading as requested by the line manager or Head of
Department/Division.
To implement the Equal Opportunities Policy into your daily activities.
To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in
accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and relevant EC Directives,
including reporting any health and safety hazard immediately you become aware of
it.
To work in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to ensure all new
systems are reported to the Data Protection Officer.
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PERSON SPECIFICATION
CRITERIA
ESSENTIAL /
DESIRABLE
HOW TO BE MEASURED
QUALIFICATIONS
Institute of Internal Auditors or equivalent
finance qualification with Internal Audit
experience
E
Application/Certificates
ACA / ACCA / CISA / QICA / ACII / ACIB /
AFPC
D
Application/Certificates
EXPERIENCE
Significant experience in Internal Audit roles
E
Application/Interview
Significant management experience in a
relevant sector
E
Application/Interview
Understanding
of
Compliance
work
programmes and requirements
D
Application/Interview
SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE
An understanding of the requirements of the
Charity Commission
D
Application/Interview
SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
Strong analytical and evaluation ability
E
Application/Interview
Strong communication skills both verbal and
written
E
Interview/Assessment
Influencing and negotiation ability
E
Interview/Assessment
Decisive
E
Interview
Strong planning and organisational skills
E
Interview/Assessment
Strong team player able to work effectively
with diverse client groups
E
Interview/Assessment
Empathy with mission, objectives and values
of TRBL
E
Interview