Head of Internal Audit

Location: Copenhagen, DK

Who we are
For over 50 years, we have worked closely with investment and asset managers to become the world’s leading provider of integrated investment management solutions. We are 2,800+ colleagues with a broad range of nationalities, educations, professional experiences, ages, and backgrounds in general. SimCorp is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to building a culture where diverse perspectives and expertise are integrated in our everyday work. We believe in the continual growth and development of our employees, so that we can provide best-in-class solutions to our clients. While striving to deliver client value, we believe it is vital to consider our people and our planet in every business decision we make. 

Why this role is important to us

As the Head of Internal Audit, you will play a pivotal role in establishing and leading the internal audit function. Whilst not being under any formal requirements to operate such a function in-house, SimCorp believes that its exposure to a highly regulated client base and its desired adherence to established corporate governance best practices warrants the establishment of an internal audit function. SimCorp is seeking a pragmatic and effective implementation of its internal audit function, which will provide independent and objective assurance on the company’s critical business processes as of 2025. During 2024, you will build your team set the audit calendar for 2025 and fulfill an independent quality assurance role in the company’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) project where the foundations for an auditable organization will be established.

At SimCorp, we are customer success driven and the head of internal audit is an integral part of our culture, helping us to add value to our clients by improving the organization’s underlying operations. Since the internal audit function will play a fundamental role in the company’s governance and risk management framework, the head of internal audit will report directly into the CEO and the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee, while the daily operations will be coordinated through the CFO (dotted line).

What you will be responsible for

  • Develop and implement internal audit policies, procedures, methodologies from scratch, tailored to the organization`s needs and objectives.
  • Establish risk assessment framework, audit plans, reporting mechanisms to ensure comprehensive coverage of key risks and controls.
  • Manage the internal audit activities effectively to ensure it adds value and improve to the organization’s operations, compliant with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Plan and execute audits based on a risk analysis to examine and evaluate the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of risk management, control and governance processes.
  • Report periodically to the Executive Management and Board of Directors on the internal audit activity's purpose, authority, responsibility, and performance relative to its plan as well as risk exposures and control issues, corporate governance issues and other matters needed or requested.
  • Support Executive Management and provide consultancy services in the proposals for and implementation of adequate internal controls.

What we value (our requirements)

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the field of internal audit, risk management, compliance or the regulatory framework
  • University degree preferably in finance, accounting, economics or related field
  • Related professional certificates (CIA, CPA, ACCA, CISA, etc.)
  • Professional experience from a managerial position with regard to nature and complexity of the business, scope of competencies, technical knowledge
  • Fluent English and excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate across all levels of the organization
  • Proven track record for hands on pragmatic management approach
  • Track record on implementing significant change initiatives.

Next steps 
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