Internal Audit Manager - North Dublin - Prestigious organisation

Updated 5/September/2019
Newly created Internal Audit Manager role with prestigious organisation.

The overall objective of the Internal Audit function is to assist the organisation in accomplishing its objectives by conducting a systematic and disciplined review of the effectiveness of controls, risk and governance processes designed by management to meet the strategic, financial, and operational objectives. As part of the overall assurance framework, Internal Audit function helps in ensuring the reliability of internal and external reporting and assists in ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.

In order to achieve this aim, Internal Audit carries out independent assessments and reports thereon to the Audit Committee and management. Each assignment undertaken by Internal Audit is intended to provide independent, objective assurance as well as recommendations designed to add value and improve the operations of the organisation.

Role overview
The internal audit manager will be a committed professional who will report directly to the Head of Internal Audit and will be expected to contribute to the successful delivery of the annual plan of internal audit activity.

The candidate will be expected to operate in a team environment whilst at the same time be assigned responsibility for specific tasks and assignments. The ability to communicate effectively is an essential requirement for this post and strong report writing skills are required. The candidate should possess excellent inter personal skills; be self-motivated and capable of working on their own initiative. The successful candidate will display a high level of professionalism and sound judgement and possess the confidence and ability to influence people and work at all levels.

The candidate should illustrate an awareness of emerging issues with the ability to adapt to the changing operating environment of the sector, providing advice, guidance and innovative recommendations.

Experience, skills and knowledge requirements
Qualified ACA
Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in an audit environment
Significant experience of controls testing and/or Internal Auditing
Excellent technical audit and accounting skills
Experience of managing audits/projects and supervising staff
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively at all levels
Ability to present adequate working papers to International Internal Auditing Standards
Act in a professional and ethical manner at all times including observing the confidential nature of Internal Audit’s work
A positive and flexible can do attitude and self-starting ability with the aptitude to take ownership of projects as required and see them through to completion
Highly organised with strong organisation and planning skills, ability to prioritise tasks and deliver assigned audits in line with the audit plan
Excellent IT skills


Conducting audit assignments from initiation to completion as directed by the Head of Internal Audit in line with the Internal Audit Plan
Preparing detailed plans for performing individual audits including the identification of key risks and controls, determination of audit objectives, and development of appropriate audit programmes.
Responsibility for delivery from planning to completion of the programme of work set out by the Head of Internal Audit as part of the continuous auditing element of the Internal Audit Plan
Responsibility for the audit issues follow up process, working with management to update the status of the previous internal and external findings on a quarterly basis, auditing resolved issues and preparing the quarterly status report
Presentation of clear, concise and timely working papers in line with International Internal Auditing Standards
Prepare until minimal supervision timely professional written draft reports and practical value added recommendations on issues arising during audit work
You will assist in the development and execution of a comprehensive risk based multi annual audit plan
Support the creation of a learning environment by providing coaching and support to other team members enabling the team to deliver as a unit
Drive a policy of best practice with a focus on continuous improvement and awareness across the University with respect to internal control, risk and corporate governance
Develop and maintain productive business relationships across all units
Develop professional capability through on the job and internal and external training
Utilise best practice processes and tools for auditing including data analytics
Perform special audit-related projects as assigned
Perform other duties as assigned

***This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class organisation in a pivotal role. The salary is competitive and the will include a very generous benefits package and exceptional work life balance***

Please contact Karin Lanigan on 01 637 7331 or for a confidential chat about this role.

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