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Director, Head of Region Audit, Insurance

  • Leading International Insurance Group
  • Designated as Regional Lead for One International Region
  • Business Audits + Financial Crime / Fraud Investigations Related Audits

Our client is a leading Insurance Group with a strong history across the Asia Pacific region in the Life Insurance and Asset Management businesses.The internal audit function of this Group is known for their well-established structure and framework in the industry and as part of growth, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Internal Audit professional to join the Group Audit function, designated as a Regional Lead for one international region while based in Hong Kong.

The key responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Report to and support the Group Internal Audit Leader on audit engagements within a designated portfolio of countries for an international region.
  • Lead and conduct end-to-end audit engagements across the businesses and be responsible for your designated business areas, functions and countries.
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert on Financial Crime and Fraud Investigations related audits for the designated region.
  • Assist the Board, Audit Committee and Management Team in providing independent assessment on the Company’s internal control, risk management and governance.
  • Involve in audit planning processes, review audit reports and documentation whilst lead and / or execute planned audits, special investigations and assignments.
  • Drive and develop data analytics strategy for internal audit.
  • Participate in group projects when required.
  • Serve as an advisor and business partner by maintaining strong relationships with the business.
  • Provide comprehensive statements of potential deficiencies to internal control system and compliance with corporate rules within the audit reports.
  • Contribute ideas to further develop the audit framework, methods and procedures.
  • Identifyand highlightrisk areas for management attention and ensures comprehensiveness of the Internal Audit’s Risk Assessment.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • University degree with relevant professional qualifications in Accounting or Audit.
  • Around 12 – 15+ years of audit experience gained from Insurance, Asset Management, Consumer Banking, Wealth Management or Big 4 Audit experience specialising in Financial Services.
  • 2LOD Risk Management and Internal Control experience gained from Insurance or Banking sector would also be considered.
  • Experience in fraud and financial crime investigations would be highly advantageous.
  • Strong analytical, project management and stakeholder management skills.
  • Team spirit, self-motivation and a proactive and committed working style.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20-25%.
  • Fluency in English.

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