Head of Internal Audit, COO and Transformation

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
26 May 2024
25 Jun 2024
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Head of Internal Audit, COO and Transformation

Paris - France or London - United Kingdom

Responsibility to lead, plan, execute, and report on Internal Audit activities related to Operations and Transformation departments within the AXA XL business in order to provide timely, independent assurance and in doing so, to improve the control culture.

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What will your essential responsibilities include?
  • Ensuring the consistent application of audit processes across Operations and Transformation divisions in all operating regions.
  • Communicating effectively with the CAE, AXA XL IA Leadership team and global Head of IT Audit to ensure awareness of issues relevant to the control environment of AXA XL, share knowledge and best practices.
  • Working closely with Business Units on audit scheduling and control issues.
  • Ensuring staff are appropriately developed and overseeing the quality of reporting and audit work performed.
  • Leading and influencing the direction and goals of the Company from an audit perspective in the Operations and Transformation areas.
  • Performing risk assessments for the area of the business covered, and closely working with other members of the IA Leadership Team to contribute significantly to the entity's annual internal audit plan.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies (e.g., Cloud, Artificial Intelligence), and development of relevant industry, regulatory and corporate matters that may affect the firm and the scope of the Internal Audit Department's work.
  • Developing, maintaining and enhancing the skills and capabilities of your direct reports, empowering them, encouraging knowledge sharing and best practices as one global IT team.
You will report to AXA XL Chief Audit Executive, and to the AXA Group Global head of IT Audit through a dotted reporting line.

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SHARE your talent

We're looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Team player with effective leadership and people management skills with the ability to successfully oversee multiple projects at one time.
  • Excellent stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills, and ability to clearly articulate business risks and controls to senior management and executive levels.
  • Critical thinking, analytical skills, and ability to maintain independence and objectivity.
  • Outstanding knowledge of audit processes, and proven project management and IT skills.
Desired Skills and Abilities:
  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Systems Security (CISSP) professional certifications.
  • Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Extensive audit experience in a large, global financial services firm.
FIND your future

AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, is known for solving complex risks. For mid-sized companies, multinationals and even some inspirational individuals we don't just provide re/insurance, we reinvent it.

How? By combining a comprehensive and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace, empowered to deliver top client service across all our lines of business - property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty.

With an innovative and flexible approach to risk solutions, we partner with those who move the world forward.

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Inclusion & Diversity

AXA XL is committed to equal employment opportunity and will consider applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and origins, marital status, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

At AXA XL, we know that an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce enable business growth and are critical to our success. That's why we have made a strategic commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the most diverse workforce possible, and create an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and can reach their highest potential. It's about helping one another - and our business - to move forward and succeed.

Five Business Resource Groups focused on gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity and origins, disability and inclusion with 20 Chapters around the globe
  • Robust support for Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Enhanced family friendly leave benefits
  • Named to the Diversity Best Practices Index
  • Signatory to the UK Women in Finance Charter
Learn more at . AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At AXA XL, Sustainability is integral to our business strategy. In an ever-changing world, AXA XL protects what matters most for our clients and communities. We know that sustainability is at the root of a more resilient future. Our 2023-26 Sustainability strategy, called "Roots of resilience", focuses on protecting natural ecosystems, addressing climate change, and embedding sustainable practices across our operations.

Our Pillars:
  • Valuing nature: How we impact nature affects how nature impacts us. Resilient ecosystems - the foundation of a sustainable planet and society - are essential to our future. We're committed to protecting and restoring nature - from mangrove forests to the bees in our backyard - by increasing biodiversity awareness and inspiring clients and colleagues to put nature at the heart of their plans.
  • Addressing climate change: The effects of a changing climate are far reaching and significant. Unpredictable weather, increasing temperatures, and rising sea levels cause both social inequalities and environmental disruption. We're building a net zero strategy, developing insurance products and services, and mobilizing to advance thought leadership and investment in societal-led solutions.
  • Integrating ESG: All companies have a role to play in building a more resilient future. Incorporating ESG considerations into our internal processes and practices builds resilience from the roots of our business. We're training our colleagues, engaging our external partners, and evolving our sustainability governance and reporting.
  • AXA Hearts in Action : We have established volunteering and charitable giving programs to help colleagues support causes that matter most to them, known as AXA XL's "Hearts in Action" programs. These include our Matching Gifts program, Volunteering Leave, and our annual volunteering day - the Global Day of Giving.
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