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Director - Head of Audit

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Leads Internal Audit’s risk based audit approach to provide timely, complete, high quality and forward looking assurance over the culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management and control framework. Proactively manages the IA relationships with key country stakeholders, including the Board, Audit Committee, CCO, senior management and regulators. Establishes IA as a trusted function whose views are valued and respected.

Key Responsibilities

·         CCO and country senior management – Proactively interacts with the Senior Management Team to positively influence the country culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management and control frameworks. Escalates significant issues on a timely basis, including the adequacy of corrective action. Contributes to the articulation and assessment of emerging risks and issues across the business, engages with the Senior Management Team and board stakeholders and provides input to strategic dialogues.

·         Board and Audit Committee – Advises the Board and Audit Committee through, inter alia: presenting and gaining buy-in to forward looking risk based audit plans; reporting on key IA activity including key risk issues and their management and or resolution; and provides timely assurance on culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management and control matters.  Partners with experts where required to provide insights on complex issues.

·         Local regulatory relationships – Manages IA’s local regulatory relationships resulting in constructive 2-way dialogue, trust in the IA function and general reliance being placed on IA’s audit work. Meets specific regulatory requirements relating to IA whilst following the standard IA coverage model to the greatest extent possible.

·         Governance, risk and control committees (e.g. BRCC and CCC) – Provides impactful, valuable and ongoing IA input through active participation and formal reporting at key committees and meetings.

·         Overall IA view and audit coverage – Maintains an understanding of the country market, local legal and regulatory requirements, Company business activities and material developments to ensure IA activity remains sufficient and relevant to delivering timely assurance over material risks and business areas. Provides an ongoing opinion on the adequacy of the country culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management and control disciplines.

·         Local IA team – Attracts, develops, motivates and retains a highly diverse and effective local IA team. Works with the global IA teams to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of IA resources, taking into consideration the costs and experience of local and global auditors as well as leveraging different audit approaches and innovative audit tools. 

·         Audit delivery responsibilities – This role may have additional audit delivery roles. The key responsibilities, goals and objectives for these roles will be agreed separately with the respective Chief Auditors. 


·         Record of building and maintaining strong open relationships with stakeholders, working as a partner and exerting influence in a constructive manner

·         Good understanding of culture, ethical conduct, governance, risk management and control frameworks

·         Ability to quickly comprehend the true risks of an issue and to escalate to the appropriate level

·         Proficient in current IA best practice, innovative IA solutions and leading the design and delivery of quality risk based forward looking audit plans.

·         High performer, resilient, self-starter, articulate and empathetic whilst being confident to deliver opinions with a positive tone

·         A self-aware, self-confident individual who has well developed listening skills, and a strong ability to engage a group of accomplished business unit heads by providing proactive advice on a variety of audit matters while carefully balancing the independent requirements of the IA function

·         Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views.  This individual must be an articulate and effective p=communicator, both orally and in writing, with an energetic, charismatic and approachable style

·         Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and senior management.  Should be an articulate and effective communicator, with an energetic and approachable style. Candidates must have effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating audit results, strength in sustaining independent views, and the ability to work effectively at the highest levels of the organization

·         Educated to degree level and relevant professional qualification preferred (e.g. CA, CPA, ACA or CIA)


PHP 6M – 6.9M