Audit Project Leader

BNY Mellon
London, United Kingdom
29 May 2022
03 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity to join the BNY Mellon Internal Audit Team

The Internal Audit mission is to contribute to the effectiveness of the Company's internal controls by providing independent, risk-based assurance reviews designed to identify control risks, risk mitigants, control gaps, and opportunities to improve efficiency. The BNY Mellon Internal Audit function has a number of locations internationally across the US, EMEA and APAC regions.

We are recruiting for an Audit Project Leader to be based in London, providing audit services across a number of different Investment Management firms, products, investment strategies and regulatory environments.

Key responsibilities:
  • Delivery of complex and challenging audit assignments utilising project management methodologies to effectively lead multiple projects/staff across multiple audits
  • Lead or participate in the end-to-end planning, fieldwork and reporting of audit assignments - this will require consideration of complex, judgemental business processes and decisions
  • Management and development of staff on audit projects, ensuring that testing performed is adequately thorough and accurate to allow an evaluation of the control environment by identifying existing and emerging risks, along with adherence to company policies and procedures, audit methodologies and all applicable regulations
  • Application of a deep understanding of core and advanced concepts in data analytics, relevant technology, the regulatory environment, the financial services industry, project management and business processes and can integrate these concepts into audit processes and leverage them to solve difficult problems and create innovative solutions
  • Explain technical/complex issues to non-technical audiences and apply logical, well-constructed arguments to persuade and influence others to adopt a new point of view
  • Identify meaningful issues impacting business and operations under review, challenging management to develop appropriate remedial action to address the issues identified and prepare documents and audit reports that are 'client ready'
  • Follow-up and validation of audit actions and where necessary testing the design, operating effectiveness and sustainability of remediation
  • Build and proactively manage relationships with key stakeholders and participate in Continuous Monitoring activities
  • Contribute to the annual universe risk assessment process and the development of the annual audit plan
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of industry best practice and regulatory requirements, share this knowledge across the team and implement during audit execution
  • Carry out other ad-hoc tasks and projects as directed by audit senior management
  • Represent Internal Audit on projects and at management meetings/committees

Experience and knowledge:
  • Investment Management product/industry knowledge
  • Good knowledge of regulation and key areas of regulatory focus
  • Prior relevant experience working in financial services or banking, within Third Line Internal Audit or Second Line Risk or Compliance Monitoring
  • Proven track record in leading and delivering risk-based projects
  • Good understanding knowledge of audit methodologies
  • Proven record of strong communication skills and influencing skills
  • Confident in written and verbal communication with stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge and use of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Data Analytics tools

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience and have completed a recognised relevant post-graduate qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIA, CMIIA, CFA) preferred

Job Specific Competencies:
  • Self-starter with a high degree of self-sufficiency
  • Excellent planning, project management, co-ordination, organisation, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, also with colleagues remotely
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and adaptable to change
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems
  • Excellent critical thinking and organisational skills

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

Employer Description:

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments and safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

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