Internal Audit Manager (2 year fixed-term contract)
Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.
Sightsavers works with partners in more than 30 developing countries combatting blindness, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care. Sightsavers also support people who are irreversibly blind by providing education, counselling and training.
The IAM Role
The Internal Audit Manager works with the Controller of Internal Audit and Assurance, to provide an independent and objective assurance and consultancy service to positively assist Sightsavers to achieve its strategy, objectives and activities. This is delivered by evaluating risk management, governance and control activities across the organisation, both within the UK and overseas. The work is wide-ranging and far-reaching, and the Internal Audit Manager is expected to add real value to Sightsavers business to every project we work on by evaluating and, where needed, challenging how things are done by putting forward suggestions as to how they can be done better. The postholder will provide an assurance that any risks which threaten the achievement of our strategy, objectives and activities are managed efficiently and effectively.
Knowledge, Skills and experience
In order to be successful in this role, you will need to:
- Be a lead Audit Practitioner, with a recognised professional qualification (CMIIA, ACA, or ACCA).
- Have substantial internal audit experience including operating directly with executive management and audit committees.
- Demonstrate leadership skills, have the capability to influence change and an ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels within the organisation – UK and overseas.
- Have a good knowledge of governance, risk, process and control frameworks.
- Have an up-to-date awareness of internal audit practices, trends and international standards.
- Provide evidence of proactively addressing areas of concern and weakness, and finding workable solutions.
- Previous experience of auditing the risk and control environment required to support major projects and programmes will be an advantage.