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Group Head of Internal Audit

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    Senior (5-8 years) - Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Accounting & Tax
  • London
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AI generated summary

  • You need 8-10 years’ experience in financial services or banking, with expertise in risk projects, audit methodologies, global regulation, strong communication skills, Excel proficiency, and adaptability to change. Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with high attention to detail.
  • You will lead and deliver audit plans, conduct complex assignments, identify issues, prepare reports, track actions, manage relationships, stay updated on industry best practices, and represent Internal Audit in key meetings.


  • 8 - 10 years post qualification experience working in financial services or banking, within Third Line Internal Audit or Second Line Risk or Compliance Monitoring
  • Proven track record in leading and delivering risk-based projects
  • Demonstrable understanding and knowledge of audit methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of global regulation and key areas of regulatory focus from regional regulators including FCA, EBA, ASIC, BaFin and MAS
  • Proven record of strong communication skills and influencing skills.
  • Confident in written and verbal communicating with stakeholders both internal
  • Strong knowledge and use of Excel and other Microsoft software - PowerPoint, Word, Visio
  • Knowledge of JIRA and Confluence beneficial
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience and have completed a recognised relevant post-graduate qualification (e.g. CIMA, CMIIA, ACA, ACCA), but not essential.
  • Job Specific Competencies:
  • Self-starter with a high degree of self-sufficiency
  • Excellent planning, co-ordination, organisation, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, also with colleagues remotely.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and adaptable to change
  • Strong analytical skills an high attention to detail.
  • Skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.
  • Excellent organisational skills.


  • The Group Head of Internal Audit will lead the development and delivery of the annual and 3-year internal audit plan
  • Lead and participate in delivering complex and challenging audit assignments
  • Lead and participate in the end-to-end planning, fieldwork, and reporting of audit assignments. This will require consideration of complex, judgemental business processes and decisions
  • The Group Head of Internal Audit will identify meaningful issues impacting business and operations under review, challenging management to develop appropriate remedial action to address the issues identified.
  • The Group Head of Internal Audit will prepare draft audit reports for review by management.
  • Effectively track and chase audit actions and where necessary test their implementation prior to sign off
  • The Group Head of Internal Audit will build and proactively manage relationships with key stakeholders and participate in Continuous Monitoring activities
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of industry best practice and regulatory requirements
  • Represent Internal Audit at management meetings/committees including the Group Audit Committee.


What level of seniority does the Group Head of Internal Audit role hold at CMC Markets?

The Group Head of Internal Audit role holds a key and senior position within the business, reporting directly to the Deputy CEO.

Will the Group Head of Internal Audit role involve working closely with various stakeholders?

Yes, the Group Head of Internal Audit will work closely with various stakeholders across the business.

Is this a stand alone function initially, or will there be a team to work with?

Initially, this will be a stand alone function in a co-source model as we build out the function.

How important is it for the Group Head of Internal Audit to have experience in a similar build out function?

It is important for the Group Head of Internal Audit to have been "hands-on" in a similar build out function, as this role will involve setting up and developing the internal audit function at CMC Markets.

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Mission & Purpose

CMC Markets is a global financial services provider specialising in online trading and investment. The company offers a wide range of financial products, including contracts for difference (CFDs), spread betting, and traditional share trading. CMC Markets' mission is to empower individuals to take control of their financial futures by providing them with innovative trading platforms, comprehensive market analysis, and access to a diverse range of global markets. Their purpose is to democratise financial markets and make trading accessible to all, regardless of their experience or location. CMC Markets aims to provide traders and investors with the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions and achieve their financial goals. With a strong commitment to technology, education, and customer support, CMC Markets strives to be a trusted partner in the financial industry.