VP, Strategic Management and Professional Practices, Group Audit

Competitive salary
26 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
Job role
Posting Date: 10-Sep-2020

Raffles Place, Singapore, SG

Company: United Overseas Bank Limited

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices. Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values - Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Audit function is an independent internal audit team that provides objective assurance and consulting to improve and add value to the Group's operations. We help the Group achieve its strategic objectives by adopting a systematic and disciplined approach towards evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Job Responsibilities

The Strategic Management and Professional Practices (SMPP) Division manages the key operational components of the Audit Function, and the development and management of Group Audit's Methodology, Systems and Processes, Quality Assurance (QA), Learning and Development (L&D), as well as provides oversight and advisory support to the Audit Leadership Team and Audit Functions in the Group.

The role supports the SMPP Division and includes work on a variety of initiatives and activities that will enhance the internal audit methodology and processes, provide quality assurance for the Function, and develop the skills and competencies of the auditors. The ideal candidate should be experienced in auditing and/or quality assurance reviews based on Institute of Internal Auditing (IIA) Standards, and possess strong knowledge in risk and controls.
  • Methodology and QA
    • Assess confomance with audit methodology and IIA Standards; Provide constructive feedback to improve the effectiveness of audit process and its documentation quality
    • Support enhancement and regular refresh of audit methodology and procedures to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose and relevant, including identification of audit risk hotspots and emerging risks
  • L&D
    • Execute and maintain competency framework, including skills gap analysis and training roadmap, and enhance the internal training program to meet development needs of the audit function
    • Facilitate the training cirriculum, and ensure accurate and timely record keeping and reporting of training records
  • Systems and Processes
    • Support the audit systems and processes, including system change requests, user acceptance testing, access control and documentation
    • Support the continuous improvement of systems and processes, and facilitate change
  • Group and Singapore Function - Operations and Reporting
    • Support the Audit Leadership Team in executing the Functional Strategy, communicating the Functional mandate and value proposition
    • Involved with but not limited to developing and maintaining KPIs and monitoring audit plan progress
    • Support the reporting internally and externally to Board, Audit Committees, Senior Management, Stakeholders and Regulators
    • Support the day-to-day operations of the Function; Liaison with other Functions of the Bank
    • Provides advisory support to overseas banking subsidiaries' internal audit functions to enhance standards and consistency across the Group
  • Investigations
    • Support the investigations process including reviews, recordkeeping, liaison with other Investigators and stakeholders, and reporting


  • At least 6-8 years of experience in financial services internal audit, consulting or relevant risk management positions
  • Relevant knowledgement of the banking industry business and processes
  • Good understanding of IIA Standards as well as Risks and Controls concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong analytical, report writing and workpaper documentation skills
  • Good project management skills; Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Possess good excel and powerpoint skills
  • Capability to involve and collaborate well with others, and is a demonstrated team player

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