Senior Audit Manager - Digital Life Insurer - Singapore
Roles & Responsibilities
The Internal Audit team’s purpose is to help the Board and Executive Management to protect the assets, reputation and sustainability providing independent and objective assurance designed to add value and improve this companies operations.
This is done by assessing whether all significant risks are identified and appropriately reported and adequately managed and by challenging Executive Management to improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls.
The Senior Audit Manager’s role comprises of the following key responsibilities:
Support the development and lead delivery of the audit plan through deep and broad understanding of risks faced by the Singapore business. Manage resourcing, scheduling and audit focus through risk analysis skills and applying professional judgement on areas for in-depth review. Identify requirements and manage specialists to ensure highly specialised technical knowledge and experience is applied appropriately.
Directing a portfolio of audit reviews and leading technical or complex reviews where appropriate and providing overall quality control on reviews in area of responsibility / portfolio to ensure overall delivery is to the required standard Leading individual reviews from planning to close, including appropriate scoping of audits. Producing / delivering high quality working papers, and audit file to support the findings of the reviews assigned. Producing / delivering objective and concise audit reports with clear root causes identified and risk implications clearly articulated Adhering to quality control including formal sign-off in line as per the Audit methodology. Stakeholder and relationship management at a senior management level within the business. This includes engagement during audit planning and reporting findings from audit fieldwork to local business management with the intent of influence their actions to deliver a more effective controls framework. Owning the interaction with business management for issue tracking and closure. Manages other auditors for reviews (where assigned) Managing individual time budgets for audits assigned
Contributing to the production of reports to Internal Audits key stakeholders (e.g. Audit Committees, Risk Committees, and Board Committees etc) and through these influencing management actions to deliver a more effective controls framework where appropriate.
Ensuring the appropriate application and contributing to ongoing development of the Internal Audit methodology.
Identifying areas for improvement in the operation of the BU audit team.
Contributing to IA initiatives and projects if/where appropriate or assigned.
Professional audit or accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, CIA or equivalent) or working toward a qualification or equivalent business experience required. CII or other insurance / asset management qualification preferred. Technical Insurance / asset management product / market knowledge Regulatory requirements Risk Identification and measurement Relevant knowledge of financial / risk / insurance market related topics. Experience in audit firm or consulting firm in the financial services department OR/AND insurance / asset management company or financial institution or regulation institution. Relevant knowledge of financial / risk / insurance market related topics. Experience in leading portfolios of complex projects/reviews, leading small teams, interacting with key stakeholders and managing negotiation situations. Experience in managing the senior level relationships and influencing their behaviour.