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Head of Audit, FinTech

  • Expanding Reputable FinTech Company
  • Regional Coverage including China
  • Mandarin Language required (min. conversational level)

Our client is a reputable regional FinTech Company with expanding businesses across consumer finance.With a solid long-term strategy in developing the businesses into a world-class innovative FinTech platform together with increasing demands in new technology development and applications, a newly created position has arisen for a high-calibre Internal Audit professional to lead and build the Groups Internal Audit function, based in Hong Kong.

The key responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Report to and support the Group Audit committee on audit management and audit engagements, covering Hong Kong and China.
  • Lead and build a team of experienced business and IT auditors in the group and be responsible for coaching, performance management and professional development.
  • Responsible for annual audit planning, resources scheduling, review risk based audit plans in alignment with business strategy.
  • Manage the delivery of a portfolio of audits within designated areas including the businesses and functional areas, ensuring assignments are delivered to time, quality and budget.
  • Provide professional and independent risk assessment and control views and drive ongoing development of the internal control processes, audit framework and methods.
  • Develop and maintain audit policies and procedures, discuss audit reporting and findings, manage appropriate response on issues raised and ensure post audit reviews are conducted.
  • As a senior leader of the regional audit function, you will have additional responsibilities in managing administrative and operational matters within the audit department whilst representing the function in the wider company.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • A university degree with professional qualifications in Accounting or Audit.
  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience in Audit, Assurance, Governance or Control functions with min. 3 years in a leadership role, ideally together with Big 4 plus commercial in-house experience.
  • Industry experience gained from Retail Banking, Consumer Finance or FinTech.
  • Exposure to China market would be highly advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of operations and technology related to the digital, online or ecommerce businesses.
  • Strong control-mindset with good knowledge of internal controls practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Familiarity to and embrace the usage of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese (conversational level as a minimum).

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