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Internal Audit Specialist

Job in Westmeath - Ireland
Posted by FRS Recruitment
Contract position (Ref. #FRS25639)
Listed on 2019-09-28
Job specializations:
  • Accounting
    Auditor, Staff Accountant, Accounting and Finance, Public Accounting
  • Finance
    Accounting and Finance
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Our client - an employee focused company with a fantastic team environment and amazing employee support are currently looking for an Internal Audit Manager to join their team. Initally the role is being offered as a fixed term 6 month contract based in Westmeath.  The company are in beautiful new offices and also have a very strong social club.

The Internal Audit Manager ensures that audits evaluate the overall internal control environment, appropriately assess financial/opera-tional/business risks and address all identified areas of concern, and monitor compliance with company policies and procedures and sound business practices. The Internal Audit Manager reviews the work of others and presents findings & recommendations in meetings and formal reports.

Responsibilities:

* Assists in planning/organizing activities including
(a) preparing an annual Audit Plan,
(b) scheduling and assigning work to meet targeted completion dates,
(c) determining resource needs.

* Ensures maintenance of high departmental standards and quality of audit projects by
(a) executing and continuously improving the Internal Audit department's protocols
(b) reviewing and approving work/audit programs and time budgets,
(c) implementing policies and establishing procedures covering the scope of audits,
(d) reviewing and evaluating work papers (w/p's) for completed projects to be certain that adequate documentation has been gathered and that the w/p's document and provide an adequate basis for reporting,
(e) ensure appropriate conclusions are reached based on the work performed,
(f) reviewing draft audit reports in connection with w/p's to assure full and complete reporting in a professional manner.

* Interacts with other departments to support the development, standardization and maintenance of company policies and procedures.
* Coordinates audit and project activities with other departments to secure resources needed to evaluate programs, conduct audits & complete projects.
* Completes a regular, periodic follow-up on significant audit findings and recommendations to ensure timely and adequate corrective actions have taken place.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Day to day supervision of project team members.
* Perform performance evaluations of team members.

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field. Master's degree a plus.
* At least six years experience in either Internal, Financial, Operational, External (Public Accounting) or Information Systems.
* At least three years of experience planning and directing audits.
* Certification as a CIA, CPA, CMA, CISA and/or CFE desired.

Key Requirements:
* Thorough knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, techniques, tests, and sampling methods involved in conducting audits and of the requirements set forth in the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing per the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA).
* Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures and practices of accounting, including maintaining financial records and recording transactions.
* Organized, energetic, flexible and self-motivated, with an analytical mind. Able to gather, analyze, evaluate facts, and reach appropriate conclusions. Able to work independently, often without assistance or on-site supervision.
* Able to initiate, promote and lead positive changes within a diverse organization.
* Able to overcome organizational and individuals' resistance to the change effort.
* Willing and able to travel extensively (up to 50%), primarily within the Americas but with possible occasional trips to Europe and/or Asia.
* Ability to communicate clearly and effectively,
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships
* Gain the confidence, respect and trust of management and staff through attributes such as professionalism and positive attitude.
* Effectively evaluate staff on their performance on a timely basis, both on the job as well as in written form.

If you match the skills required for this role and you are interested in the challange - please apply with your most up to date Cv to Bernadette Sisson for immediate consideration.
Position Requirements
Bachelor
Contact Information
Contact Name: FRS Recruitment
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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