Group Internal Audit, Chief Operating Officer Operations and Business, Dublin

Date: 10 May 2024

Location: Dublin, IE, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role: Audit Lead, Chief Operating Office (Operations and Business Services)


Location: Hybrid Working, with the option of working from a range of regional locations in AIB’s Regional Hubs

This role is being offered on a permanent basis.



About the Role:

Group Internal Audit (GIA) is not your typical audit function. We’re on an ambitious journey to create the best function we can for AIB and our people.  Through our audit charter, we operate independently as the third line of defence to provide assurance to our stakeholders on the adequacy and effectiveness of AIB and its subsidiaries, governance, risk management and internal control environment.

Most importantly, we believe that great people are the key to our success. This is why we work hard to build a team of empowered individuals who are driven to excel through collaboration, inclusion and diversity; embracing the unique strengths and insights everyone brings.

We are a group of 100+ professionals operating in Ireland and the UK, who always aim for the highest quality. To get the best from our people we support and embrace flexible working arrangements to provide an empowering environment where people get the job done through managing their own time.


GIA is now seeking applications from ambitious professionals who are keen to pursue an opportunity as a Lead Auditor.



Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and participate in audits, following our risk based methodology,  from beginning to end including definition of audit scope, test strategy, execution of testing, summary of issues and final report;      
  • Manage the resolution of agreed issues and exceptions with the business areas and stakeholders within agreed timetables;
  • Review and interpret processed data to identify trends and investigate exceptional items;
  • Communicate effectively with management and staff across the organisation by positively conveying the role and value of internal audit;
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual risk-based audit plan; and
  • Continuous adherence to and improvement of the Internal Audit process.


What you will bring:


  • For this role, there is a preference for professionally qualified candidates (ideally CIA, ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification) or candidates undergoing these exams with financial services audit experience.
  • A minimum of three years in a financial services and/or audit environment;
  • Preference for people who have practical experience of providing assurance or who have a working knowledge of the key risks within financial services;
  • Knowledge of key regulations within the Financial Services industry; and
  • You’ll have lots of initiative, excellent attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines and remain calm under pressure.


Life at AIB


At AIB, we have a clear purpose - Empowering people to build a sustainable future. We want to be at the heart of our customers’ financial lives by giving them an exceptional experience. That goes for our employees too.

We are building a culture that breaks the conventions of what our customer and employees expect of a bank.


We are committed to offering our colleagues choice and flexibility in how we work and live.  Our hybrid working model enables our people to balance their time between working from home and their designated office, subject to their role, the needs of our customers and business requirements.  More details on our hybrid working arrangements and expected office attendance for your role will be provided to you during the recruitment process.


AIB is an equal opportunities employer, and we pride ourselves on being the first bank in Ireland to receive the Investors in Diversity Gold Standard accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity. We celebrate diversity and believe in a culture of inclusion where all our employees can succeed. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees. Should you have a reasonable accommodation request please email the Talent Acquisition team at


If you feel you have what it takes, click apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at



By when?  Closing date is Closing date Friday 24th May 2024



Unsolicited CV’s sent to AIB by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this position. AIB operates a direct sourcing model and where agency assistance is required, the Talent Acquisition team will engage directly with our recruitment partners.

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