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Head of Internal Audit (open to 'first movers' from practice)

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Harvey John Accountancy Recruitment


£65000 - £85000 per annum

Head of Internal Audit (open to 'first movers' from practice)

Brighton, East Sussex

Permanent, Full Time

Salary Negotiable + Excellent Benefits (up to 30% annual bonus)

A prominent, highly reputable Brighton based organisation is seeking an experienced audit professional to join them in the role of Head of Internal Audit. They are ideally looking for a Manager - Senior Manager from a Top 10 firm who has dealt with insurance sector clients.

This role has arisen due to an internal promotion within the business and will include management of the Audit Assistant. This person will benefit from having the previous job holder available for guidance, if required, before stepping into this leadership role. They will report directly to the Managing Director / Executive level and be heavily involved in key business decisions. This is a pivotal hire for the organisation and one which offers the opportunity to make significant, tangible impact.

This award-winning employer maintains an excellent reputation within their sector and is at the forefront of their industry. They've experienced several strong years of growth and remain in a particularly good position, despite the current climate. They have not furloughed any staff and are looking at acquisition opportunities for the future.

This is a business where people stay long-term and benefit from clearly defined progression paths, professional development, and very attractive benefits packages including annual bonuses. A place where hardworking individuals flourish and are highly rewarded.

Brief overview (JD available):

  • To ensure that significant risks are identified and appropriately reported by management and the risk function to the Boards and senior management.
  • To assess whether risks are adequately controlled through testing of the design and operation of internal controls.
  • To challenge management to improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls.


  • Qualified Accountant or qualified Internal Auditor
  • Experienced Auditor from a practice audit background, ideally within a top firm if the latter
  • Experience within financial services, especially insurance
  • Experience managing and leading teams
  • Experience interacting with a wide range of stakeholders and working closely with Audit Committees

Please apply via website or contact Georgina at Harvey John Ltd for more information.