Our client, a fast growing, specialist regional bank, seeks a Chair of Audit to provide appropriate oversight, scrutiny, challenge and leadership to an established executive team and support and counsel the internal and external auditors to ensure the Bank meets its legal obligations and performs against shareholders’ expectations.
You will set and lead the Audit Committee’s agenda, providing constructive “top down” management, supporting professionalism throughout the organisation and ensuring effective communication with management and the Board is maintained.
Previously sitting as a Chair of Audit and/or Non-Executive Director, you will possess the gravitas, independent judgement and tenacity to inspire confidence, challenge executive thinking and communicate with clarity and integrity.
You will need to be a qualified accountant with recent and practical experience of current accounting practices, be able to evidence high-level knowledge of technical internal auditing, and possess in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of good corporate governance.
Furthermore, you will have worked within a UK-regulated financial services firm, and are currently, or have previously, been approved by the UK regulator. Retired or retiring audit partners from leading audit practices will also be considered.