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Head of Internal Audit

  • Location: Coventry, Midlands
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: SD/169048
  • Sector: Commerce & Industry, Not for Proft
Job Description

The University of Warwick has an excellent opportunity for an experienced internal audit leader to join the organisation as the Head of Internal Audit.  

Reporting to the Secretary of Council, the overall purpose of the role is to provide an expert independent internal audit service to the University, with a particular emphasis on Risk Management and Control, Value for Money and some aspects of Governance.  The role also regularly updates the University’s Audit and Risk Committee and has regular contact with the Vice-Chancellor and the Executive Team.

The opportunity will provide exposure across the University’s functions and bring you into contact with a wide range of people in a variety of roles.  You will have a demonstrable track record of leading a team to ensure the internal audit programme acts as an enabler to support the University’s strategy, producing risk based audit plans, and also developing and delivering continuous improvement plans.  



We welcome applications from individuals with a broad knowledge of the Higher Education sector (or similar) and experience of managing a co-sourced internal audit function.  Your attitude is key in this role so to be a successful applicant you must be flexible and adaptive, approachable and tenacious, and able to influence senior stakeholders including the ability to bring about change when required.  

Closing date for applications is 5th December 2018, and the planned interview date is 10th January 2019. 


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