Head of Internal Audit & Risk

Discipline: Audit, Risk & Compliance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £80000 to £110000
Contact email: simon@weareedenbrook.com
Job ref: J3874
Published: 21 days ago
A well-established company specialising in luxury cruise ships and leading the market with innovative insurance and financial products within the role, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and delivery of risk and audit assurance services, including risk-based audit programming and business partnership for risk management, demonstrating best practices in executing the internal audit and risk duties across functions and business units. Key responsibilities & accountabilities: • The design, implementation and oversight of risk management framework used across functions and business units, including ensuring there is a fit for purpose, efficient and effective incident management, risk assessment and controls self-assessment framework, that is adopted by the first line. • Facilitating the identification, development and deployment of appropriate risk management tools, techniques and strategies to ensure risk management across functions and business units are value added and contribute towards the overall strategy and performance of the business. • Actively promoting a risk culture that encourages appropriate risk taking, aligned to strategy and risk appetite, with effective and timely response to risk events according to the risk they present to the business. • Ensuring management have a sound understanding of the risk management system through formal training, informal discussion, online tools, policies and guidance documents. Providing second line support, challenge and guidance where applicable. • Developing and implementing the Audit plan and supporting functions and business units in understanding their role and accountabilities in mitigating and managing risk within their area of responsibility. • Facilitating the development and implementation of the Internal Audit Strategy. • Implementing action plans related to risk assessment and annual planning, audit execution, audit reporting, and Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee reporting (ARCCs). • Proactively informing senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance. • Following our Governance and Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence. • Promote a culture of continuous improvement, continually looking for innovative ways to design and develop strategies which are based on the latest trends and research. • Meeting regularly with the Audit and Risk Committees to report the status of Internal Audit’s ongoing monitoring activities, educate/inform the committee of emerging risks and/or exposures (whether internal or external to the company) that should be considered, and serve as a “thought leader” with respect to risk management and internal control best practices. • Using my knowledge and expertise to make sure the policies and processes I develop underpin delivery of business priorities, and are simple, relevant, and inspiring. • Networking to stay connected with business trends and changes. • Keeping my thinking current through internal and external events and sharing best practice with my colleagues. Qualifications & experience: • Strategic thinking • Leadership Skills • Business Acumen • Communications skills • Stakeholder Management / business partnership skills • Change Management • Qualified / experienced IA leader or Risk professional • Qualified / significant experience and strong knowledge across key technology domains methodology and practices, including infrastructure, cyber security, data analytics, applications (ERP and cloud solutions) and emerging technologies - essential for the role within Data & Digital. • Proven track record of working effectively with senior management on the internal risk and control agenda. • Ability to understand and operate successfully in a complex, heavily matrixed corporate environment • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills