Chief Internal Auditor

Location
Falkland Islands
Salary
£48,790 (including 25% bonus on gross earnings upon successful completion of contract)
Posted
25 May 2017
Closes
25 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Looking for a new challenge?  Had enough of the long UK commute?

The Falkland Islands offers a change of lifestyle with a rich variety of wildlife, spectacular scenery, negligible pollution, low crime rate and the absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands Government is a diverse organisation responsible for all aspects of central and local government in the Islands, from health and education to emergency services and even an airline.  We currently have a vacancy for a CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR to lead the Internal Audit section of our Treasury Directorate.  This is a unique opportunity to lead and develop a small team across the full range of public sector services and work as part of the senior leadership team of the Falkland Islands Government Treasury, reporting to the Financial Secretary.

Over the next few years the successful candidate will be tasked with developing and implementing a four year risk based internal audit plan, implementing Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and undertaking the first assurance mapping and CRSA process.  FIG has recently implemented a new risk management policy and the Chief Internal Auditor is key to developing and integrating this within the organisation.

The section is also responsible for the examination and evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the organisation's governance, liaison with the Public Accounts Committee, advising on risk management, ad-hoc fraud investigations and internal control processes in relation to the organisation's defined goals and objectives.

The successful applicant will be educated to the equivalent of first degree level, be a qualified CCAB accountant and have at least 5 years operational experience in the public sector internal audit field, with at least 5 years post qualification and supervisory experience. A successful track record in business and financial planning, leading and supporting staff, project management, strategic planning, risk management and experience of Corporate Governance structures and best practice is also required.    

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a more senior role whilst still undertaking operational audit work and may be suited to an individual who is looking to take the next step up in internal audit from a senior auditor role.

Along with an attractive salary, the benefits include a flight package, 30 days annual leave (plus 10 days public holidays) a relocation grant and a favourable tax regime.  The position is offered on a two year contract initially (extendable by mutual agreement). 

For an application form contact recruitment@sec.gov.fk.  Closing date for applications is the 25th June 2017.   For more information on the Falkland Islands visit www.falklandislands.com or www.falklands.gov.fk

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