Head of Audit - International Charity

Michael Page
Hove, East Sussex
£60500 - £63500 per annum
06 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019
Rebecca Scuffam
Job role
Internal audit
Contract type
Part time

Fascinating Head of Internal Audit opportunity, covering Internal Audit, Risk, Fraud as well as having line management responsibilities within an International NGO.

Client Details

  • International Charity / INGO/ IFO
  • 1.6 million people accessed treatment and support through their partners
  • Advocated for better national response in 36 countries in 2017
  • Set up in 1993
  • Operate in 40 different countries
  • Involved in both prevention and treatment
  • Assist communities in matters of local, national and international policy and human rights


Provide strategic leadership and direction to the internal audit function, ensuring internal audit operates effectively and is properly resourced.

Report to the Senior Management Team and the Finance and Audit Committee

Advise trustees and management on the quality of operations, with particular emphasis on systems of internal control.

Leads the response to suspected fraud and other financial concerns.

Provides strategic leadership and direction to managing risks and exposures that could allow fraud or corruption.

Be the primary point of contact with the Charity Commission in relation to serious incident reporting and other charity regulation matters.

Provide leadership and management support to the Senior Advisor: Internal Audit (and any consultants) in the delivery of the annual internal audit plan using a risk management framework.

Design the yearly audit plan based on the analysis of risks and provide strategic direction in delivering the audit plan

Be an active, effective and accountable member of the Programme Management Board.

Recommend improvements in internal controls and/or the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed.

Provides strong management and support to multi-functional teams through effective matrix management


Qualified accountant with significant post qualification experience or Certified Internal Auditor

Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist or MBA holder (ideal but not essential)

Experience of managing an internal audit team in a multi-national organization.

Experience of liaising with an Audit and Risk Committee

Previously worked with international donor rules and requirements

Previously led investigations of allegations of fraud and other wrong doing

Significant experience in developing systems to manage organisation processes including compliance,

Worked in an international organisation, and/or a charity/international NGO

Job Offer

  • International NGO / Charity
  • Reporting to the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Some Travel
  • Line Management
  • Rewarding Career
  • Outside of London
  • Fraud, Internal Audit and Risk

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