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French or Spanish Speaking Senior Auditor

Brookfield Asset Management, Inc
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

London - One Canada Square, Level 26

Brookfield Culture

Brookfield has a unique and dynamic culture. We seek team members who have a long-term focus and whose values align with our Attributes of a Brookfield Leader: Entrepreneurial, Collaborative and Disciplined. Brookfield is committed to the development of our people through challenging work assignments and exposure to diverse businesses.

Job Description

Internal Audit (IA) is an independent, objective assurance and consulting function established within Brookfield Asset Management with teams of audit professionals based in Canada, USA, Brazil, UK, India, and Australia. The Department provides internal audit services to Brookfield Asset Management and its publicly listed affiliates.

Working under the direction of the Director, Internal Audit, the Senior Auditor's role will be focused on Brookfield's portfolio of companies in Europe, and focus on specific platforms such as property, renewable energy, infrastructure, private equity, or insurance. The focus of the role will include execution, or oversight and project management, of internal audit and advisory engagements at Brookfield's European portfolio companies within those platforms. Typical responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Delivering audit and advisory engagements, including planning engagements, performing or supervising fieldwork, reviewing workpapers, drafting audit reports, and ensuring compliance with IIA methodology
  • Drafting clear and concise workpapers and deliverables that demonstrate a risk-first, critical thinking and analytical mindset
  • Writing clear, concise and constructive findings and audit reports to present results across the portfolio, based on facts, severity and potential risk impact
  • Executing follow-up procedures to assess the adequacy of implemented recommendations
  • Researching key risks and regulations, and developing planning materials, to effectively communicate the objective, scope, approach, and results of engagements to the Director, Internal Audit, and senior management within Brookfield and its portfolio companies (including C-suite)
  • Approaching audit and advisory engagements from a commercial mindset, focused on risk and impact to both portfolio companies and Brookfield's strategic goals
  • Assisting the Director in managing the broader portfolio company audit teams, by:
    • Coordinating with colleagues, second line functions, and portfolio companies to perform risk assessments of existing and new companies to develop annual audit plans that cover key risks
    • Onboarding new portfolio company audit teams to understand Brookfield expectations for consistent reporting and oversight
    • Providing oversight to portfolio companies and third-party assurance providers to assist in audit project scoping, managing timelines, reviewing conclusions and remediation plans and reporting to management at Brookfield and portfolio companies
  • Keeping regional and global IA teams informed about audit plan progress, remediation of findings and changes to key risks
  • Maintaining departmental standards and quality of audit engagements in line with department audit procedures and the IIA Standards across the portfolio
  • Building and maintaining strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinating with global colleagues on department initiatives and projects
About you:
  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field
  • Professional qualifications such as CIA, CISA, CFE, CPA/ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Fluency in English and either Spanish, or French
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in internal audit, external audit, internal controls, risk management or relevant industry expertise
  • Willing to travel - approximately 10-20% based on business needs
  • Willing to work fulltime in an office environment at the Brookfield London office (Canary Wharf)
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, global collaborative environment, managing various stakeholders with competing demands and communication styles
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with global teams and cultural differences
  • Proactive in both managing workload and professional development
  • Strong written (documentation of work and reports) and verbal (interviewing process owners, presentation of findings) communication skills. including with senior stakeholders
  • Experience in the following is preferred:
    • Big 4 audit, risk or compliance, including experience with managing multiple clients
    • Asset management sector, particularly in understanding risks at acquired companies
    • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements, testing, and implementation
    • working with international colleagues or clients preferred
    • working in Real Estate, Construction, Infrastructure or Energy sectors
    • data analytics auditing techniques and visualization tools preferred
Brookfield is committed to maintaining a Positive Work Environment that is safe and respectful; our shared success depends on it. Accordingly, we do not tolerate workplace discrimination, violence or harassment.

We are proud to create a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are grateful for your interest in this position, however, only candidates selected for pre-screening will be contacted.

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