Audit Manager, Group Internal Audit.

Standard Chartered Bank
25 May 2019
27 May 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time

About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours – do the right thing, better together and never settle – as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.


As a member of the Europe audit team, participate in audit work and lead country audits, depending on the skills of the individual.

  • Support the team leader/manager by executing and documenting audit planning, fieldwork, reporting and issue tracking for work assigned in an efficient and effective manner such that audit work meets the quality standards and timelines required by the GIA methodology.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of, and comply with, GIA methodology standards in all areas of assigned GIA activity.
  • Evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to diagnose underlying issues, patterns and root causes.
  • Monitor/track assigned audit issues and action plans, and report overdue items to the appropriate team leader/manager for escalation to the appropriate business manager and/or governance committee for resolution.
  • Whilst primarily being a country auditor covering a broad spectrum of risk types, processes and products/asset classes, the role will also help deliver functional audits across all of the support functions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish and develop effective working relationships with Management of business units and relevant support functions for which incumbent has risk assessment responsibility.
  • Act as liaison with Management to ensure full understanding of business strategy, plans, products, performance and risk–related issues at business unit level and communicating these to the relevant country/functional Audit Team members via bottom–up continuing risk assessments and dialogue.Perform, support or lead where directed, the planning, fieldwork and reporting of internal audit engagements to deliver agreed assurance objectives to established standards and timelines.Actively track and escalate, where appropriate, significant issues and audit findings that remain unresolved.
  • Help to develop and maintain a robust risk assessment process for documenting and communicating the results of assessment, the consolidated audit strategy and plan for the assigned portfolios and business functions.
  • Maintain effective relationships with relevant GIA stakeholders to provide input and assistance on developing their audit approach as required.
  • Provide non–assurance services to business units where required, through participation on advisory engagements and special projects within the Group.
  • Where undertaking the role of Team Leader, provide interim performance feedback to team members.
  • Share knowledge, skills and experience with team members to guide and assist in their development.
  • Identify, clearly document and escalate significant issues.
  • Assist the Country Head of Audit, Europe to ensure accurate and timely management reporting being provided to the GIA Management Team.
  • Professional auditors or Risk and Controls professional with core audit and business skills, particularly in Operational Risk, Compliance, Finance and Governance.
  • Ideally holds a recognised Audit qualification or accountancy qualification. Otherwise, expected to obtain a relevant certification (audit).
  • Proven ability to successfully deliver audits in financial services, in one or more of the following businesses and products: Human Resources; Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing; Shared Investigation Services, Corporate Governance and Reputational Risk Management
  • Deep knowledge of one of more of the following business and products; Human Resources; Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing; Shared Investigation Services, Corporate Governance and Reputational Risk Management
  • Experience of conducting successful audits across three or more of the following businesses and products: Finance, Treasury, Compliance, Risk, Corporate Banking, Transaction Banking, Private Banking, IT and Operations.
  • Proven strong stakeholder management skills to include an ability to build effective relationships and to constructively challenge senior leaders at Manager Director and Vice President level (SCB Band 3 to Grade 5).
  • Ideally the candidate will have UK experience of successfully delivering audits as well as across other geographies including; Ireland, Germany, France, Channel and Falklands Islands, Sweden, Turkey.
  • Flexibility to undertake required business travel to SCB locations across the Europe region (estimated to be 2–3 trips per annum of between one and two weeks duration) and occasional travel to SCB locational globally as required. Ability to influence and to lead and work collaboratively across teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and seek guidance when needed.
  • Flexible and adaptive, and able to change priorities at short notice to meet regional and global workload demands.

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