Director of Internal Audit

Role Title:
Director of Internal Audit
Location:
Waltham, MA
Job Advert Description

The Director of Internal Audit will be deliver corporate and operational audits to independently test compliance with policies and controls in place throughout Clarks as guided by the Group Director of Risk Management & Internal Audit and the Group Internal Auditor.

They will work to improve understanding and educate business leaders to ensure assets are safeguarded and processes are efficient and fit for purpose, mitigating risk and cost. They are also responsible for supporting the Regional President in maintaining and monitoring the Region’s Risk register ensuring that risks are escalated where appropriate and mitigating actions are implemented within agreed timescales.  

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver a program of internal audits in the region as guided by the Group Internal Auditor, aligned audit to the risk management framework, updating key stakeholders to drive a culture of testing both policies and controls, taking learnings and driving improvement in and compliance with the controls framework
  • Accountable for providing regular Internal Audit updates to the Group Internal Auditor and Group Director of Risk Management & Internal Audit, and Regional Leadership team.
  • Deliver detailed and accurate audit reports to the business to support and influence discussions and decision making with the relevant owners & stakeholders gaining consensus and accountability for the recommended actions / controls.
  • Advise stakeholders on actions following audits, following up to maintain and embed effective controls and procedures
  • Maintain specialist knowledge and keep up to date with trends and practices to identify new and developing risks, recommend and make improvements so that mitigating controls are implemented
  • Review, develop and improve processes / operations to create efficiency and reduce non-essential workload
  • Ensure that regional risks are escalated, and mitigating actions implemented within agreed timeframes

Qualifications:

  • Professional audit qualification or equivalent audit experience in a commercial organisation with significant experience in corporate / operational audit roles
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate across a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong project and change management skills
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills