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Senior Audit Manager - Mandarin Speaker

£50000 - £80000 per annum



Internal Auditor / Senior Internal Auditor (Mandarin Speaker)

Our client is a leading bank in the City and looking to recruit a highly experienced and confident individual to take up the role of Internal Auditor or Senior Internal Auditor (subject to experience) / SMF5 Function.

The successful candidate will be employed as the Branch’s in-house Internal Auditor, providing support to the General Manager and the Bank’s Management Committee, with a reporting line to the Bank’s Head Office Audit Department. You will be expected to provide both independent and objective assurance on the management of risks throughout the Branch. You will be the Branch’s ‘third line of defence’ monitoring and evaluating the Branch’s business, governance and daily running providing consultation services and advise to the Management on how to improve the Branch’s systems and controls to mitigate risk, increase efficiency and effectiveness.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to work within a small team and covers a broad range of duties. The main responsibilities of the Internal Auditor include:

  1. Ensuring the Branch complies with external and internal regulations and established control protocol;
  2. Develop and conduct the Internal Audit Charter;
  3. Develop the Branch’s annual internal audit plan, conduct internal audit activities based on the plan, report findings and recommendations etc, follow up actions taken and ensuring all that findings are closed by target completion dates;
  4. Proactively research and assess best financial practice, making informed suggestions and keep up-to-date on Branch’s audit policies and procedures;
  5. Ensure quality control of the audit activities on an on-going basis by reviewing and approving reports as they are developed and communicated to audited units;
  6. Coordinate the various internal audits and reviews performed by the Head Office and assist with the coordination of those undertaking by compliance Regulatory bodies, etc.;
  7. Follow up with audited units and tracking of observations and recommendations from various internal audits and external reviews;
  8. Build relations with other Department across the organisation to understand risk issues and identify areas for improvement;
  9. Periodic reporting to the Branch Management and the Head Office Audit Department;
  10. To liaise with internal and external stakeholders including Head Office Departments, the Branch’s Departments, peer banks on on-going internal audit trend;

To be successful in the role of the Internal Auditor / Senior Internal Auditor, the successful applicants are expected to have the following credentials:

  1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Auditing or other relevant subject, Master level degree will be an advantage;
  2. Qualifications in International Internal Audit Standards, preferable a member of Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA);
  3. Strong ethical standards and high level of integrity with analytical thinking and assertive personality;
  4. Experience of minimum 5 years in the audit role with good domain knowledge of various areas of banking operations;
  5. Working experience within one of the top four accounting firms;
  6. An ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to internal audit, particularly Branch’s policies and procedures, industry and regulatory developments, new auditing techniques and practices, etc.;
  7. Self –disciplined, taking initiatives working on your own and within a team;
  8. Fluent in both English and Mandarin in writing and verbal communications.

Internal/External Relationships:

  • Head Office (China)
  • Branch Senior Managers
  • Heads of Departments
  • IBG Officials, Regulators
  • External consultants
  • Officials of CIIA and other professional bodies
  • Industry sources

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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