Job Overview

Regional Internal Audit Director

Location: Singapore Salary:
Type: Permanent Contact: Hazel Rowe
Posted: 19 days ago
  • Work with the Deputy CAE, Europe & Asia to oversee the internal audit activities in Asia
  • Work collaboratively and develop relationships with senior management and stakeholders in Asia, representing the global internal audit function
  • Develop relationships with each local head of internal audit to oversee the IA activities in each country
  • Review board / audit committee materials for each entity, ensuring accuracy and consistency of reporting.
  • Attend Board / Audit Committee meetings for each entity
  • Oversee the development and execution of each countries internal audit risk assessment and audit plan
  • Ensure each country follows the established global SI internal audit methodology and technology
  • Review of audit working papers / final reports in Asia region
  • Monitor progress against each internal audit plan, ensuring accuracy of audit management information
  • Oversee the monitoring and follow up on the status of internal audit observations through regular interaction with the local heads and management as appropriate
  • Understand / report regularly to the Deputy CAE – Europe / Asia, the key issues and themes arising out of the retail entities
  • Identify areas of commonality across different audit plans and develop unified audit programs for execution
  • Oversee outsourcing contracts for internal audit activities where appropriate, maintaining regular communication with outsourced provider.
  • Review budget / spend / resourcing requirements across the region
  • Oversee J-SOX compliance activities for entities in scope
  • Participate in data analytics initiatives within the department working with the Professional Practices team to develop scope of continuous monitoring.
  • Keep abreast of key regulatory requirements / internal audit trends in Asia for input into the audit plans.


The individual should have:

  • Minimum 10 years’ internal audit experience of which at least 5 years in managerial level (background in Insurance or Big 4 desirable).
  • Significant demonstrable internal audit experience working in complex global organisations.
  • Demonstrable experience leading and managing teams.
  • Qualification in Accounting, Internal Auditing or Insurance.
  • Sound knowledge of risk management and audit principles and an understanding of audit philosophy, methods and techniques.
  • Significant and diverse internal audit experience.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and demonstrable experience in managing relationships with Audit Committee’s / Boards.
  • Demonstrable experience of working independently and in a matrix environment.
  • Strong communication, influencing skills and reporting writing skills.
  • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness.
  • Experience in the insurance industry would be preferable



Job posted by Hazel Rowe - Registration Number: R1114575