Director, Internal Audit

Changi Airport Group
Competitive salary
21 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Experience level
Working closely with the business and/or the senior management team, the Director reports to and will assist Senior Vice President, Internal Audit in developing and formulating new audit strategies, audit plans, policies and procedures in driving the audit activities. This position plays a significant role in identifying business's emerging and existing risks, and in developing solutions to manage the risks.

  • Develop and review risk-based audit plans to assess the effectiveness of the company's risk management system, control and governance processes;
  • Develop internal audit programmes, policies and procedures to guide the internal audit activities;
  • Review and evaluate procedure / system / policy designs developed by business units for any gaps in its adequacy & effectiveness;
  • Supervise and monitor audit activities to ensure that audit objectives are achieved, and quality is assured;
  • Develop, drive and facilitate risk and control self-assessment programmes by the business units to support control attestation to key stakeholders, and perform verification audits on the self-assessments.
  • Establish policies / procedures to guide the use of data analytics and /or machine learning to promote / enable continuous auditing.
  • Work closely and partner with business managers to identify emerging and existing risks, and develop audit programmes to guide audit teams in the audits of these areas.
  • Maintain a 'leading edge' knowledge of risk management, auditing and governance best practices and operating frameworks, contributing to the continuous improvement of audit processes.
  • Perform special investigations as and when required
  • Develop the capability of the audit team to respond to changing landscape of business risks, providing regular feedback on performance, conducting performance evaluations, and formulating appropriate development plans for the team.


Education and Experience
  • A good Honours / Bachelor degree in Accountancy or related discipline and Professional Qualifications (e.g. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Chartered Accountant(CA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE),etc).
  • At least 15 years of relevant audit experience with MNCs or conglomerates with at least 6 years' experience at a leadership or supervisory role.
  • Good working knowledge of data analytics, and /or tools
  • Familiarity with the SAP system would be an added advantage

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Strong Leadership and People Management Skills
    • Confident and dynamic individual with strong people-relations and influencing skills to work effectively with different levels and across functions.
    • Able to lead and coach the team and project manage.
    • Able to interact with people and possess excellent people, communication and presentation skills, and work successfully across the organisation, dealing with various people to get things done.

  • Strong Technical and Analytical Skills
    • Possess strong and sound knowledge of risk management concepts, including best practices, methodologies and processes.
    • Attentive to details with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Able to manage detailed work programmes and express conclusions in their strategic context.
    • Able to understand and analyze problems within a short time.
    • Able to exercise sound judgement in identifying the right solutions for business problems.
    • Able to prioritise, plan, multi-task and undertake adhoc consulting / audit / investigation activities as and when required.
    • Resourceful and able to obtain information through a variety of methods and document results.

  • Initiative and Drive
    • Committed, self-motivated and has a high level of ability to adapt to the changing needs of the organisation and changing environment;
    • Creative, results-oriented and possess a sense of urgency
    • Possess initiative, drive, determination and good commercial sense;
    • Independent and be effective in thought process while relating to and meeting business needs.

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