Deputy Head of Internal Audit (Active / New) Dubliin 2

Updated 17/April/2020
Dublin City Centre
Our Client is in the public sector and actively interviewing for a Deputy Head of Internal Audit.
Summary :
Ideally 7 / 10 years PQE ACA / FCA
Circa 3 years plus of Internal Audit Experience
Good people management experience.
Excellent package on offer. Reasonable Base / Exceptional pension

This position reports directly to the Head of Internal Audit and you will play a key role in leading and running the Audit team.
You will also carry out work associated with the Annual Audit Plan to fulfil the unit’s core responsibility to assess, anticipate and advise management on the issue of governance, risk management and internal control.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist in setting and continuously reviewing the strategic direction for a value focused internal audit department.
• Lead and guide the (corporate) Audit Team to ensure the successful execution and delivery of the Annual Audit Plan.
• Conducting audit assignments from initiation to completion
• Working with the team to develop best practice audit work programmes in compliance with International Internal Audit (IIA) Standards.
• Supervising and reviewing the work of the Audit Team ensuring work is performed in line with Standards, and for the presentation of finalised reporting to the Head of Internal Audit.
• You will build a learning environment by providing mentorship and support to enable the team to deliver as a unit.
• Monitoring legislative changes and amendments to the IIA standards to enable maintenance of the departments technical and support mentorship.
• Audit issues follow-up process, working with management to update the status of recommendations on a quarterly basis, ensuring the auditing of completed actions and preparing status reports to the Board Audit and Risk Committee, the CEO and the Directors.
• The management of the audit software.

Essential skills:
• You will have at least 8 years’ experience working in audit, ideally with at least 3 years’ internal audit experience with a clear understanding of the business environment in which you undertake assignments.
• ACA or FCA qualification and if possible IIA qualification.
• An extensive knowledge and working experience of audit methodology and principles, governance practices, internal controls and risk management as well as the legal and regulatory environment.
• You will also have excellent IT skills and knowledge of disruptive technologies and experience of using data analytics and visualisation tools in an audit context.
• Experience in providing best practice project management is also required.
• A dedication to perfection and expertise in coaching and mentoring your team to achieve professional goals in line with business strategy.

To Apply:

Please contact Dave Riordan on 01 6377251 or send CV to

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