Internal Audit Manager

  • Location

    Frankfurt am Main, Hessen

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Elizabeth Drewry

  • Contact email:

    Elizabeth.Drewry@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    118991_1582020887

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-19

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    #

This newly created role is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding EMEAA Internal Audit team within a growing organisation. The company are looking to bring on an ambitious audit professional with excellent team and project management skills who will be supporting the EMEAA Head of Internal Audit in providing objective assurance on the effectiveness of the organisation's governance, risk and systems of internal control to local management and where appropriate, the Board of Directors.

General Duties

  • Proactively develop and facilitate strong relationships with senior stakeholders, second line teams and key contacts within the business
  • Develop own skills and knowledge to meet the evolving challenges of the business
  • Understand industry trends and regulation and their impact upon business, adapting the audit approach where necessary and providing insight to executive and governance committees
  • Take responsibility for the performance of the audit plan in areas of assigned responsibility, as well as for ad-hoc engagements
  • Plan and perform audit assignments, define risk-based audit areas, audit business transactions, workflows, processes and control systems
  • Determine deficiencies and vulnerabilities to be remedied, analyse audit results, formulate proposals for solutions, conduct closing meetings
  • Ensure progress as planned and in line with the applicable standards
  • Comply with the audit policies and the standards
  • Ensure follow-up and that the audit recommendations are implemented adequately
  • Ensure that audit findings and recommendations are proportionate, practical and aligned to risk appetite
  • Support the update of audit methods, initiate improvements of workflows, processes, security and control systems and promote best practice sharing
  • Analyse audit results, generate audit reports, quarterly and annual audit reporting, and perform quality assurance
  • Ensure that audit reports are clear, insightful, accurate and focused
  • Comply with internal audit methodology, procedures and standards
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders to challenge and provide recommendations for improvement with respect to governance, risk and control frameworks
  • Providing assistance to external auditors during annual reviews (when required)

Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous professional experience in internal/external audit or as consultant or equivalent
  • Experience in auditing accounting, compliance, risk, treasury and corporate governance related topics within financial services

Qualification and Skills Qualifications

  • University degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Professional qualifications (e.g. ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CIA/CISA or equivalent) will be an advantage

Skills

  • Proven management skills for audit planning
  • Strong intellectual and analytical skills and a very good understanding of processes, structures and the regulatory environment
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to listen
  • Ability to deal with all types of personalities and experience in managing escalation processes after delivering inconvenient decisions
  • Team spirit, self-motivation and a proactive and committed working style, as well as ability to interact in a global work environment with people from different countries and cultures
  • Strong IT skills / MS Office
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong work ethic and emphasis on attention to details
  • Excellent English communications skills (verbal and written); German language skills would be beneficial
  • Willingness to travel