Director, Planning and Resource Management - Corporate Audit

Description About the Position: As a Director, Planning and Resource Management (PRM), you will report directly to the Head of Global Audit (HGA) and play a key role in ensuring the Corporate Audit function operates efficiently and effectively. This role is responsible for planning and reporting on a programme of audits in the UK and the US, preparing various forms of communication based on the audit work to key stakeholders, the Executive and the SEH and Audit Committees, managing high-priority and at times confidential work to tight timelines, proactively providing visibility to the resource needs and budget of the Global Audit function. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): L eads and provides the framework for the development of independent, risk based, audit plans, for annual approval by the Audit and Safety Environmental & Health (SEH) Committees, working with the Heads of General, IT and SEH Audit (CALT) in the UK and US. Coordinating audit delivery activities working with CALT to schedule, assign and monitor audit programme delivery in the UK and US. This includes engaging with CALT on ambition work stream needs, strategic sourcing needs, and opportunities to address development needs. Develops and maintains the Corporate Audit universe, this includes identifying cyclical reviews for inclusion in audit planning discussions. Produces all reports and communications to stakeholders, the Executive, Audit and SEH Committees including: first draft mid-year and annual year controls and audit plan reporting; stakeholder meeting packs; monthly cadence reporting; outstanding actions reporting; key themes analysis; and cyclical audit analysis. Produce and maintain project plan for Corporate Audit deliverables, including committee meetings, stakeholder meetings, and compliance requirements. Produces and analyzes performance reporting including a balanced scorecard, performance metrics, status of Corporate Audit priorities and performance objectives / goals. Recommend/coordinate implementation of corrective actions as part of a continuous performance improvement program. Provide Global Head of Corporate Audit with financial/business planning activities, prepare and analyze monthly forecast for annual budget including co source spend, and maintain an effective relationship with Finance to facilitate accurate monthly management accounts. Co-ordinate the prioritization and implementation of continuous improvement activities across the UK/US for Audit, including design and delivery of continuous improvement actions associated with PRM activities, e.g. to increased utilization of audit team. As required, project manage any strategic reviews of Corporate Audit, covering any aspects (e.g., EQA, IIA, mandate, people, processes, tools etc). As part of the Audit Manager working groups, ensure that we foster good practice sharing across the Corporate Audit Manager peer group. Leads benchmarking of the Internal Audit processes and organization, e.g. working with the Audit Directors Round Table and other sources, liaising with external advisors as required to assist in surveys and research activities. Develop, maintain and deliver, either directly or via company or third party resource, all documentation and training on company. Manage, coach and develop direct report(s), setting clear expectations regarding responsibilities and procedures. Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required: S trong skill set and experience in Project and Process Improvement, Business Analysis and Stakeholder Engagement. Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills Understanding of business risk and controls Ability to lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work, influence and challenge all levels of management including the Corporate Audit Leadership team (CALT). Ability to foster and build a collaborative working relationship with various stakeholders including the CALT. Proficient in Microsoft Office product suite, particularly with Project, Excel, and PowerPoint. Qualifications Required: Bachelor's Degree level education with 5 years of experience in Accounting / Finance Project Management and Program Management experience Audit experience National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team. Job : Audit Primary Location : NY-Brooklyn Other Locations : MA-Waltham Organisation : Audit Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Apr 29, 2017, 12:44:12 AM Unposting Date : May 29, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
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