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Director of Internal Audit International Finance

Job Title: Director of Internal Audit International Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
Industry:
REF: 122560
Contact Name: Gerry Kennedy
Contact Email: gerry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Director of Internal Audit ? International Finance

Our client is a hugely successful global pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Dublin.
We are currently recruiting for an Internal Audit Director ? International Finance, for an immediate requirement based in our Dublin branch.

Job Spec

Global Internal Audit (GIA) function plays a valuable role in protecting and enhancing the organization?s value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insights. The function is guided by a disciplined, collaborative approach that is aligned with company strategy and the IIA standards with a focus on constant innovation and talent development.
Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the Internal Audit Director - International, will have responsibility for risk-based internal audit and advisory activities outside of the US, shared services as well as internal audit?s involvement in investigations. This position will be located in Dublin. Together with the Internal Audit Director - US and Internal Audit Director - IT, the Internal Audit Director - International will:
? perform and maintain an annual risk assessment that determines the annual audit plan;
? execute the annual audit plan and SOX internal control testing (requiring international travel as needed);
? run key department activities important to a highly effective internal audit function;
? drive continuous improvement; and
? be responsible for a highly effective talent strategy.

Success in this role will require close collaboration with peers, building strong relationships with business partners and developing a highly effective audit team.


Main Responsibilities:

? Promote the role of Global Internal Audit within the Company and provide input into the continuous improvement of the risk assurance practices. Proactively liaise with various business and corporate functions management providing counsel and input on risk and control issues facing their functions.
? Hire, develop and engage talent within the internal audit function.
? Together with peers, develop and implement a risk-based annual audit plan through proactive involvement and research of industry and profession best practices. Direct international (ex-US) and shared services audit activities across multiple control domains (e.g. financial, compliance and operational) and, as needed, direct US audit activities.
? Direct Global Internal Audit?s efficient and effective assessment (testing) of internal control over financial reporting (SOX), focusing on areas in scope for shared services working closely with the Controller?s Group.
? Review, evaluate, maintain, or modify audit procedures to ensure procedures are current, efficient and effective.
? Recommend improvements to controls designed to safeguard Company resources, prevent fraudulent activity, ensure integrity and reliability of information and financial reporting, promote efficient operations and Company growth, and ensure compliance with governmental laws and regulations.
? Direct the preparation and presentation of comprehensive reports on the findings of audits and projects to management. Provide management with valuable recommendations and insights to strengthen the control environment.
? Assist with the investigation and resolution of suspected fraudulent activities, compliance issues and questions, and complaints received from Company personnel or others.
? Conduct special non-audit projects at the request of management such as participating in due diligence investigation, developing company policy, and other similar type services.
? Together with peers, direct key departmental process improvement initiatives including internal quality assurance; assist with audit issue trend analysis and reporting.
? Assist with preparation of quarterly Audit Committee presentations.
? Maintain the highest standards of professionalism and independence in the execution of duties.



Person Spec

Essential:
o A minimum of 10 years of progressive audit experience required (internal audit and / or public accounting);
o BA or BS finance/accounting degree
o CIA required if not CPA (or equivalent)
o Experience with the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act
o A working knowledge of basic information technology risks and control concepts

Desired:
o Big 4 experience
o CPA (or equivalent qualification, e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
o International experience, including working in geographies outside of Ireland
o A working knowledge of The UK Corporate Governance Code
o Pharmaceutical industry experience is strongly preferred, including auditing business integrity compliance (e.g. anti-bribery)
o 3rd party (e.g. distributors, suppliers) audit experience is a plus
o Experience in data analytics
o Knowledge of SAP

Cv to Gerry@rftgroup.ie 01 2302400