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Head of Internal Audit

Dublin, Ireland · Legal & Compliance

Our passion at SumUp is championing small businesses. We believe in creating technology that is flexible, fair, affordable and easy to use. Every day millions of people around the world dream of starting their own businesses. We strive to help them to do this. Our long-term ambition is to “close the loop” by enabling businesses to turn transactions with customers into long-term relationships.

We're looking to welcome to our team an Head of Internal Audit for the SumUp Group, based at one of our offices.

The Head of Internal Audit will work closely with leaders across SumUp boards and audit committees to identify and mitigate risks, and provide valuable insights to improve our processes and procedures, supporting the overall business performance. You will play a critical role in delivering SumUps strategic objectives by objectively assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of governance and management of risks, giving an evidence-based opinion on all aspects of governance, risk management and internal control.

What you’ll do:

  • You will be responsible for preparing and implementing a risk-based audit plan that aligns with the company's strategic objectives and regulatory requirements

  • Lead the internal audit function and oversee the planning, execution, and reporting of all audit engagements

  • Assess the effectiveness of internal controls, identify areas of improvement, and make recommendations to SumUps leadership team

  • Conduct audits of the group-wide business processes, IT activities, regulated activities and internal control system

  • Operate within our ERM and three lines of defence risk management frameworks

  • Create audit reports and recommendations for action regarding the improvement of the organisation and business processes

  • Consult with management on governance, compliance, risk management and control systems

  • Provide audit and consulting support within the scope of further special projects

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company to identify and mitigate risks and improve processes and procedures

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in internal audit, risk management, and compliance

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with external auditors, key external stakeholders and regulatory bodies

  • Provide regular reports to tribe leaders, the board's of our local regulated entities and the group board audit committee on the status of the internal audit function and any significant findings or recommendations

You’ll be great for this role if:

  • A high affinity for IT, the payments and tech industries overall

  • Multiple years of professional experience in leading internal audits in an international environment in the financial services sector - either in professional services or an in-house function (experience in the payments industry is an advantage)

  • Qualification or certification in audit or accounting (ideally CMIIA, CIA, CISA or similar)

  • Detailed understanding of key business processes, internal control frameworks, risk management principles, as well as the industry specific legal and regulatory frameworks (e.g. from FCA or CBI, EBA, AML, PSD2, GDPR)

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills and a high level of integrity

  • Ability and experience to build and develop a team

  • Willingness to go on occasional national and international business trips

  • You have experience managing a variety of global stakeholders including senior management and act as a trusted partner

  • You’re willing to travel as required

Why you should join SumUp:

  • We’re a global and growing team of 3500+ people from 80+ nationalities, spread across 4 continents.

  • You can truly create your own path here, make an impact, and help us shape the future for small businesses globally.

  • You’ll receive a budget for your individual development, attending conferences and external training.

  • We offer a competitive compensation package with private health insurance, life insurance, subsidised childcare, and 25+ days of paid leave.

  • You will have access to the SumUp Sabbatical, our Employee Referral and Employee assistance program for mental health as well as Fitness and language learning benefits.

  • We get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, and office parties.

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero. Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first' attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

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