Auditor, Officer, Hybrid

State Street Corporation
Tokyo, Japan
Mar 24, 2023
Apr 23, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
As an experienced auditor, he or she should have knowledge of internal audits, knowledge and curiosity about the operations and themes to be audited. Also, professional skepticism (healthy skepticism), thinking from the perspective of management, logical thinking, and balance are important elements. In addition, insight (the ability to notice risks), analytical ability (the ability to pursue the root cause), and communication ability (conversation/writing ability) are required.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us
Internal audits are conducted to prevent corporate fraud, reduce risks, achieve management goals, and improve operational efficiency. By conducting internal audits, problems within the company can be identified and improvements can be made. In addition, continuous improvement will ultimately lead to profits for the company, and will also lead to an improvement in the social evaluation of the company. Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As an Officer, you will
  • Conduct risk-based audits in Japan or other APAC countries under direction of more experienced auditors in accordance with Corporate Audit Execution Methodology.
  • Comprehend and analyze a business processes, risks and controls in a timely manner with guidance from audit leads.
  • Assess designs and control effectiveness of key controls with minimum supervision and to complete work papers through expected (e.g., 1-2) rounds of supervisor review.
  • Proactively escalates audit exceptions / issues or delays in work execution timely to project leadership.
  • Perform root cause analysis on the audit issues and help draft the audit issues and audit report.
  • Validate management remediation plans upon closure.
  • Adhere to State Street policies and procedures, the Institute of Internal Audit Standards and industry regulations.
  • Maintain a working relationship with audit stakeholders.
  • Depending on COVID19 travel restrictions, this role may require international travel up to 20% of your time to places such as China, India, Australia, Singapore, and the United States. The majority of audits will be performed remotely using Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, e-mail, and other connectivity tools

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • 3-5 years' experience of auditing in a financial services company or at the Big 4.
  • Preferred Industry Experience - Asset Management / Investment Management, Global Custody, Broker Dealer, Investment Banking.
  • Knowledge of local regulations (FIEA, JSDA rules, the Banking Act)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial and operational internal control methodologies and terminologies (e.g. COSO); process and control industry standards; risk management practices and techniques; and internal audit processes, technology and tools
  • Clearly and succinctly communicate audit observations/findings in written and oral form
  • Ability to work independently and research issues with minimal oversight
  • The candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, both in Japanese and in English (TOEIC 860 and above).
  • Solid time management and project management skills to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with audit stakeholders of State Street entities.
  • Professional audit certifications preferred; a CPA, CIA, CAMS, CISA, CFA, or FRM is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Data Analytic tools to enhance audit testing (e.g., Excel, Access, Tableau) is a plus.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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