Audit Director

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020
03 Nov 2020
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The Audit Director - UK will assist the Chief Auditor EMEA and Chief Auditor - UK & Legal Entity Management in providing independent third-line assurance that the end to end processes at Citi (in so far as they relate to Citi EMEA) have been properly understood, assessed and mitigated via first line programs and second line assurance activities. Working under the supervision and direction of the Chief Auditor, this role, which will also have a UK focus, will be responsible for managing tasks and responsibilities associated with the planning, directing, coordination and support of day-to-day activities regarding establishing the Legal entity audit approach and execution of Country Audit plans, and initiatives that have been assigned to the EMEA Regional Audit team.

  • Managing tasks and responsibilities associated with the planning, directing, coordination and support of day-to-day activities regarding establishing the Legal entity audit approach and execution of Country Audit plans, and initiatives that have been assigned to the EMEA Regional Audit team.
  • Working with IA Methodology teams and other MLE HOAs to develop a Legal Entity audit approach to ensure that Legal Entity perspectives are considered as part of audit planning processes for global and regional audits; working with IA L&D to develop LE related training that can be rolled out across IA.
  • Effectively partnering with product and function audit owners and Chief Auditors to ensure that audit issues resulting from key audits identified are not just tagged to the right Legal Entities but also providing additional perspectives to issue wordings from a Legal Entity perspective.
  • Lead the development and execution of key initiatives and routine deliverables across the IA EMEA team by tracking progress of team deliverables and coordinating consistent horizontal responses where needed.
  • Partner with the IA product and functional teams to ensure alignment and focus on critical priorities and oversee strategic coordination for the IA EMEA team; including monitoring progress and tracking actions in achieving stated critical priorities and ensuring effective communication and information flow across team leads.
  • Drive the strategic direction of the team in collaboration with Chief Auditors.
  • Identify opportunities for enhanced efficiency through process improvements and resource alignment.
  • Identify and drive resolution of issues; maintain a disciplined follow up and tracking approach for any open items.
  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices and insights across the team.
  • Serve as trusted advisor to Chief Auditors.
  • Share what is working well and what is not working well; play an active role in defining key priorities, take risks with new ideas and developing their full resolution.
  • Build and develop relationships with Product and Functional teams to ensure a consistent approach to their respective audit work oversight that is embedded in the broader strategic vision.
  • Ability to interact with individuals across Citi at all levels, businesses and locations, providing a broad understanding of the organization while building relationships throughout Citi.
  • Providing regular review and audit oversight over critical remediation programs and tracking progress.
  • Effectively reviewing and challenging first and second line Legal Entity management assessments
  • Working with IA QA team to address any QA findings, regulatory issues against IA etc.
  • Working with IA MI team to analyse audit data in audit systems from a LE perspective; ensuring corrections are made as required, and following up to ensure errors detected are sustainably addressed.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with global teams and dealing with integrated internal audit and assurance delivery; experienced in dealing with stakeholders.
  • Experience developing audit assessments and testing criteria, tools and methodologies
  • Proven abilities in executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables according to strict timetables.
  • Prior experience of conducting risk based audits and presenting results to management
  • Proven knowledge and experience of risk issue management criteria, tools, and methods
  • Understanding of how risks and control deficiencies need to prioritized and remediated across the first line
  • Pragmatic problem solver, forward thinker with independence of thought.
  • Ability to create support and buy-in across a wide range of stakeholders; create a strong network of relationships among peers, internal partners, external constituencies and decision makers.
  • Promotes a culture of collaboration and teamwork across organizational boundaries; willing to break down functional silos to optimize business results and to facilitate the overall growth of the franchise.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels within the organization including senior management, including effective influencing skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues/requests.
Skills/ Competencies:
  • A self-aware, confident individual. Able to analyse and think through complex issues, but then appropriate execute and implement against a well thought through framework in a seamless manner; Fluent in oral and written English; Strong communication skills.
  • Good numerical and analytical skills. Ability to deal with data and derive insights.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and senior management. Personal presence, intellect, energy and drive to succeed in a high-performance environment.
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented. Demonstrates a high level of analytical rigor in formulating objectives and measuring results. Operates with passion and real drive when pursuing goals.
  • Sense of urgency in implementing programs and evaluating priorities; decisive, action-oriented and practical. Willingness to challenge and question the status quo, making recommendations for options and best solutions.
  • Critical thinking is a key requirement of the role, as themes related to risks and issues around the organization will be identified and presented to key stakeholders, such as senior management, the Audit Committee, Board, regulators and external audit functions.
  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent; Masters preferred. Related certifications (CPA, ACA, CFA, CIA, CISA or similar) are a plus.
  • Statistical, Computer Science or Computer Engineering qualifications will be an advantage.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Valuing Diversity:
Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organizational success.
Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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