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Head of Internal Audit, Greater China

Global Sage Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Strategically plan audits for Greater China and support the Regional Director in overseeing the Asia Pacific Internal Audit Team's activities.
  • Create audit testing approaches that align with audit goals, incorporating advanced data analytics by collaborating with the Data Analytics team.
  • Conduct audit work independently or oversee the work of assigned staff or contractors, ensuring proper documentation of workpapers, identification of control weaknesses or inefficiencies, and timely completion of audits.
  • Compile audit findings and lead entry/exit meetings to secure management's agreement and action plans.
  • Follow up on previously noted audit issues, undertake special investigations as needed, and monitor the implementation of management's corrective actions.
  • Proactively foster a culture focused on risk and control awareness across the organization.

Qualification and Experience:
  • Bachelor's in accounting, finance, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional audit or accounting designation (CA, CPA, CFA, CIA, ACCA, ACFE) preferred.
  • 7-10 years in internal audit or related roles, with leadership experience.
  • Familiarity with Greater China regulatory and audit landscape a plus
  • Asset management or securities industry experience is a plus.
  • Substitution of direct audit experience with relevant industry experience is acceptable.

  • Ability to lead and motivate high performance audit team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter and motivated, can work without frequent direct supervision.
  • Ability to effectively lead and execute engagements within cross-functional and cross-regional teams.
  • Results-oriented and comfortable as an individual contributor on certain assignments.
  • Pro-active problem solver, excellent critical thinking with the ability to thoroughly identify and investigate issues and determine the appropriate course of action. Work through contentious issues with customers in a non-confrontational style.
  • Ability to handle confidential information and communicate clearly with individuals at a wide range of levels on sensitive matters.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent project management and administrative skills.
  • Excellent supervisory, relationship management and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse, cross-functional, and international environment.
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin is a Must.

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