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Head of Finance - Saint Austell

St Austell Brewery
Up to 60000.00 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024
Head of Finance - Saint Austell

St Austell Brewery is recruiting for a Head of Internal Risk and Audit. you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective management of risk and the maintenance of robust internal controls within our company. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer you will be responsible for leading and executing the internal audit function, as well as overseeing the risk management framework.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Board and leadership team to dispense their risk management responsibilities by ensuring there is objective review of, and well supported reporting on key corporate risks.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive risk management framework to identify, assess, mitigate, and monitor risks across the company.
  • Lead the internal audit function, including planning, executing, and reporting on audit engagements to provide assurance on the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess business processes, identify areas of improvement, and recommend solutions to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments, regulatory requirements, and emerging risks to ensure the organization remains compliant and resilient to external threats.
  • Manage a team of risk and audit professionals, providing mentorship, guidance, and development opportunities to foster a high-performing culture.

About you:

  • Professional Accounting or Auditing Qualification (ACA, ACCA or equivalent).
  • Extensive experience in risk management, internal audit, or related roles, with a proven track record of leading successful initiatives in a complex environment.
  • Strong understanding of risk management methodologies, internal control frameworks, and regulatory requirements relevant to the industry.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to assess complex situations, identify key risks, and develop practical solutions.
  • Sound knowledge of financial system configuration, business process transaction flows and best practice.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels across St Austell Brewery.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including the ability to inspire and motivate team members, drive change, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Experience of using BI tools and data processing software.

What we offer in return

  • 25 days' annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Company bonus scheme
  • 30% discount on food & drink within our managed pubs & Visitors Centre shop
  • 50% discount on accommodation within the managed estate
  • Fantastic training & career development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme - 4% Employee and Employer. Can increase to 5% if required
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Westfield Health cash plan - Claim money back for Dental, Eye Care, Physio etc.
  • Westfield Rewards - Shopping rewards

Additional Info

This roll is hybrid and will require the successful applicant to complete 3 days at St Austell Brewery

For further details and a job description please email

St Austell Brewery is an Equal Opportunities employer, and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We also welcome requests for flexible working.

Early applications are encouraged as we'll review applications throughout the recruitment process and reserve the right to close the advert at any time. Please note that we politely request no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. Speculative CVs from recruitment agencies won't be accepted, nor the fees associated with them.

We are not able to offer a UK sponsorship for this role.

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