Internal Audit Manager Jobs: What you need to know.

David Haylor, IAC Recruit.

If you are in pursuit of a rewarding, challenging and varied career, internal audit manager jobs certainly fulfil those criteria. This position offers the chance for progression within a diverse working environment, as well as the potential to progress within an organisation.

The internal audit sector is highly niche, so we thought we would put together some essential information for those who are looking to make the next step in their career from internal auditor and setting their sights on internal audit manager jobs.

Internal Audit Manager Jobs: Requirements

Whilst companies vary with their requirements for internal audit manager jobs, there are several essential qualifications that potential employers will be looking for in candidates applying for a position at this level.

Internal audit manager jobs will require you to:

  • Be a qualified accountant or auditor holding either a CA, ACA, ACCA, IIA or equivalent qualification.
  • Have proven experience of providing internal audit services to a range of clients (depending on the position being applied for).
  • Show strong client management skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to project manage and forward-plan effectively.
  • Be able to build upon and develop existing and new client relationships.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The Role of an Internal Audit Manager

The role of an internal audit manager varies from organisation to organisation. In smaller firms it may involve taking responsibility for the full audit life cycle, including reporting to the Audit Committee, whilst in large complex organisations you will still be conducting audits whilst also managing more junior colleagues.

Duties may include:

  • Leading audit reviews,
  • Overseeing the delivery of an audit plan,
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with directors and senior members of staff,
  • Managing third-party risk providers,
  • Performing investigations.

An internal audit manager reports to the head of audit within an organisation, and will deliver internal audit, advisory and risk assurance services to the business.

As a key member of an internal audit team, this role is likely to involve acting as the number two to the head of audit, and it will be expected that you will offer support and deputise as and when it is required.

As a direct point of contact, an internal audit manager will have their own client portfolio, and additional tasks could include regulatory and CASS reviews, amongst many others. An internal audit manager would also be responsible for the training of junior members of staff and for the line management of trainee staff.

Find Out More

Internal audit manager jobs are highly rewarding and offer scope for progression and the chance to excel within an organisation.

If you would like to find out more about exciting roles like becoming an internal audit manager, contact IAC today, and we will be happy to discuss your unique requirements with you.