State Street

Business/Operational Audit, AVP

State Street
Hangzhou, China
Not disclosed
01 Dec 2023
22 Dec 2023
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job Description

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an individual to help execute the audit plan and oversee audit staff during audits and control consulting engagements that evaluate corporate management’s business processes, business controls risk assessments, and operating practices. As a member of State Street Corporation’s Audit division, you will be part of a team where collaboration is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is valued. Our audit team with professionals worldwide is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value, minimize risk, and improve the overall control environment of State Street Corporation and its subsidiaries. Our auditors interact and communicate regularly with executive management and have tremendous insight into all parts of the company’s daily operations. You will be located in Hangzhou and mainly support audits in greater China and also in APAC if needed.

Why this role is important to us:

The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. In your role, you will be a trusted partner with the business to help it mitigate key risks and provide solutions to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of its internal controls. You will provide the business insight on the potential financial, reputational, and regulatory risks that it may encounter in its day-to-day business.

Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for:

  • The audit manager is responsible for successfully planning, executing and completing audits according to a risk-based approach, recommending internal control improvements that may include operational enhancements or efficiencies, and preparing audit reports.
  • The audit manager must demonstrate knowledge of financial and operational internal control methodologies and terminologies (e.g. COSO); process and control industry standards; risk management practices and techniques; and internal audit processes, technology and tools for planning, design, performance, testing and reporting.
  • The audit manager must display a high degree of professionalism and leadership and possess proficient organizational, analytical and project management skills. The audit manager must be able to manage complexity, multi-task, and work independently in non-routine situations.
  • The audit manager will facilitate effective communication and coordination with business management at all levels and must have excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • The audit manager will develop a thorough understanding of the company’s operations, establish effective business relationships within the company, and assist management in the understanding and adaptation of internal control principles.
  • The audit manager will have strong team leadership skills which include creating an environment of trust, soliciting diverse views from team members, and coaching and developing staff through timely, meaningful feedback.
  • The audit manager will maintain a current knowledge of audit industry practices and ensure best practices are always considered.

What we value:

These skills will help you succeed in this role.

  • Solid project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and to oversee multiple audit projects (in various stages) at once.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and research issues with minimal oversight
  • Clearly and succinctly communicate audit observations/findings in written and oral form

Education & preferred qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience with assessment and testing of operational and/or technology-related controls, including 2+ years leading and supervising audit engagements.
  • Experience in either external audit e.g. public accounting or financial services internal audit preferred.
  • Professional audit certifications preferred; a CPA, CA, CIA or CISA is a plus.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Must be able to communicate in Chinese and English orally and in written language. A high proficiency in Chinese and English writing skills is required.
  • Audit experience in the Financial Services industry in any of the following areas is preferred: asset management, mutual funds, institutional investment, private wealth management, custody, treasury, global securities services, foreign exchange, securities lending, investment manager solutions, capital markets, corporate finance, trading, derivatives and/or compliance.

Additional requirements

This role may require international travel up to 20% of your time to locations where State Street operate. The majority of audits will be performed remotely using Webex, Microsoft Teams, e-mail, and other connectivity tools.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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