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Group Head of Internal Audit

Job level Top
Work exp 10 Years To 15 Years or above
Education Bachelor Degree
Professional Qualification Qualified ACA/CPA accountant
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Airlines / Mass Transportation
Job function Accounting > Audit
Information Technology > Security / Audit
Published On 29/03/2019
ref. CP-17474
  • Leading conglomerate corporation
  • Newly created role
  • Based in Hong Kong

Our client is a long established corporation with a leading brand name across a wide portfolio of diversified industries with a global reach. The company has recently been undergoing transformation to position themselves strategically to continue to focus on growth, increasing market share and to capitalize on M&A activities in the market. As a result, they are now looking for a Group Head of Internal Audit to look at internal audit, risk, IT and security for the group.


Reporting directly to the Audit Committee you will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with the Board of Directors and Executive Management team to devise and deliver an appropriate program for financial, operational and IT audit matters
  • Be recognized as a key business partner to all business heads to understand their challenges and to work together to bring solutions and best practices
  • Review and propose the relevant team structure and the use of external third party specialists as necessary
  • Lead, coach and develop the team to ensure deliverables on audit plans, and to conduct investigations and adherence to controls as necessary
  • Work alongside risk and compliance functions to ensure alignment to corporate objectives and goals
  • Drive a cultural change in mindset across the business for audit to be recognized as a more forward thinking and value added function across the group



Suitable candidates should possess the following:

  • Qualified ACA/CPA accountant with a strong pedigree, Big 4 training and 10-15 years’ experience in a multinational conglomerate corporation
  • Proven experience of working at a strategic leadership level to drive changes and deliver transformation in audit approach across the group
  • Leadership experience in coaching, upskilling and developing the right team structure for the audit function
  • In depth knowledge of financial, operational and ideally IT/security audit experience across different industries
  • Executive gravitas and presence to work with the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors and all senior stakeholders in a matrix organization
  • Strong communication skills ideally in both English and Chinese, and have proven experience in working across multiple cultures across the globe
  • Resilience and tenacity for problem solving, driving collaboration and delivering valued added results


This is an integral hire for the group and a competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate. The remuneration package will be offered in local HK terms, but assistance with relocation will be provided as necessary.


Interested candidates should click the apply button below. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Janice Ho at +852 2920 9131 quoting reference CP-17474.