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Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management

Sector Location Job type Salary
EUR110000 - EUR130000
Date added
14 January, 2022

Job Description

Our client are a global speciality chemicals business with one of their major hubs based in the Barcelona area.  They are currently looking to recruit a Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management to manage their strategically focused, lean, global audit function with a small team of 2 people.  The strong preference would be to have the role based in Barcelona, but they would also consider a remote option for the right candidate.


Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, Barcelona or Remote Working


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


They are 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.


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 resourced 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.