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Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management

Sector Location Job type Salary
EUR110000 - EUR130000
Date added
5 November, 2021

Job Description

We’re currently looking for a Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management on behalf of our client, a global speciality chemicals business with a major hub based in the Barcelona area. 

It is currently looking to recruit a Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management to manage its strategically-focused, lean, global Audit function with a small team of two people.

You will be reporting to the Executive Board and Audit Committee, with a dotted line to the CFO, providing a business partnering and advisory function to the business.

The business is looking for someone who is able to develop strategy and communicate effectively with top management, but is also happy to take a very hands-on approach. It is also important for the CFO that you bring a very high level of ethics.


Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, Barcelona, Spain


As the Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, your role will include:

  • Regular reporting and presentations to the Audit Committee and Executive Committee
  • Responsibility for the annual Audit plan and overall management of the Audit and Risk Management function
  • Establishing appropriate policies and procedures
  • Management and coordination of the Audit team and organising additional internal and external resource where required
  • Performing audits
  • Writing of audit reports and memos
  • Develop and implement Risk Management and Compliance programmes
  • Conduct fraud investigations
  • Develop Internal Control Framework
  • Liaison with global process owners to update on changes in group processes


Skills and competencies required:

  • Minimum degree level qualification in related subject
  • A professional qualification, e.g. CIA, CPA, CISA would be preferred, though not essential
  • Prior experience in the Big 4 would be desirable
  • Strong proficiency in Accounting and IFRS
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Hands-on approach
  • People management skills
  • Good knowledge of SAP
  • A high level of ethics and strong business acumen
  • Willingness to travel approx. 40% post-COVID



If you are interested in applying for this Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management  role please register your interest using the link below,  send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.