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Group Head of Internal Audit

About the role

Wood Group PLC is a leading international energy services company with over $7bn sales and operating in 50 different countries.  It provides a range of engineering, production support and maintenance management services to the oil and gas and power generation industries worldwide.  It has a fantastic heritage, great entrepreneurial spirit and undoubtedly an exciting future.  See

The Group Head of Internal Audit has proven to be a key and influential positon in the business and will provide senior management and the Audit Committee with assurance as to the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal financial and IT control throughout the Group. The role is an integral part of the overall control and risk management environment established by the Board.

He/she will therefore provide strategic direction and leadership to the function.  This involves the planning, coordination and delivery of activity covering: business systems and processes; financial and accounting systems; IT&S controls; ethical investigations; and business risk assessments.

Candidates will probably be qualified accountants and will have relevant experience, ideally with an international perspective, from industry or public practice.  We are not concerned so much about sector background but we are looking for the level of gravitas, communication and relationship management skills required to make a strong impact at the most senior levels of the business, Executive and Non Executive.  There is clearly a strong level of interaction with both the Board and Senior Management.  We also see this person as having excellent future opportunities within the Group.