Country Audit Manager

  • Competitive
  • Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory, Malaysia
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • 21 nov. 17 2017-11-21

Country Audit Manager

  • To provide an independent assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and compliance of the Businesses and Functions in the country with laws, regulations and internal policies.
  • To provide assessments on the state of controls within business units and country.
  • To ensure local audit activities in the country are executed as required by local regulatory requirements and provide country management with assurance that local regulatory audit requirements as well as the expectations of the local regulator are fully met.
  • To contribute towards an anticipatory approach to risk assessment to Group Internal Audit (GIA) by highlighting issues through good stakeholder communication in order to improve audit planning.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Build good working relationships with the business to facilitate execution of audit work, help improve the control environment and to keep updated with changes in the risk profile of the business.
  • Ensure communication of the overall audit opinion and the supporting findings/ issues/ root causes to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor and escalate assigned audit issues and action plans, and report overdue items to the appropriate Team Manager/ CHOA for escalation to the appropriate business manager and/ or governance committee for resolution.
  • When acting as Team Leader:
    • Manage timely communications with auditees, including the audit notification, terms of reference, hold regular fieldwork discussions to ensure expectations are clear and that there are no surprises, and facilitate the debrief meeting with auditee management at the end of an audit.
    • Ensure timely escalation of delays in conformance with GIA methodology timelines, to both auditee management and GIA management.

Audit Process
  • Support the Team Leader/ Manager by executing audit planning, fieldwork, reporting and issue tracking for work assigned in an efficient and effective manner such that audit work meets the given budget, quality standards and timelines required by the GIA methodology.
  • Apply good understanding of GIA methodology standards and practices in all areas of assigned GIA activity.
  • When acting as Team Leader:
    • Manage the on-the-ground working relationship with auditees to ensure that they understand the audit process. Ensure that expectations are clear for all parties to facilitate the smooth progress of the audit.
    • Provide clear guidance to team members, supervise and carry out a detailed review of their audit work to ensure that methodology requirements are adhered to in all areas of GIA activity as well as raising team members' awareness and understanding of the methodology.
    • Proactively engage the Team Manager to ensure that audit deliverables meet quality standards and timelines required by the GIA methodology.
    • Provide guidance on technical knowledge and management skills to team members to enable them to effectively deliver their assigned contributions for an audit.

Risk Assessment
  • Assist in the early identification and escalation of risks, issues, trends and developments for reporting to the CHOA.
  • For assigned audits, engage with the Team Manager on the status of rollout of the Operational Risk Framework and effectiveness of ORMAF/ ORF.
  • Adopt an anticipatory approach to the assessment of risk through stakeholder engagement and the monitoring of the external environment to improve audit planning.
  • Attend Country meetings (e.g. BORF) when requested by the CHOA, to keep up-to-date on key business matters and to provide the right challenge to ensure risks are appropriately identified, discussed and timely remediation plans are put in place.

People and Talent
  • Demonstrate leadership and ability to motivate and guide audit team members.
  • Ensure correct capacity planning for assigned audits so that the audit team can fulfil the scope of an audit engagement effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure that sufficient training, including on-the-job training, is received to develop expertise within the assigned area.
  • Influence change within the business.
  • Support the CHOA to proactively spot talent for GIA.

  • Ensure compliance with the highest standards of regulatory conduct and compliance practices as defined by internal and external requirements.
  • Adopt the Group's values and code of conduct in GIA to ensure adherence with the highest standards of ethics and compliance with relevant policies, processes and regulations.

Key Stakeholders
  • Designated individual business key stakeholders, typically related to individual audit assignments.

Other Responsibilities
  • Adopt Here for Good and the Group's brand and values.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures where relevant.
  • To participate in other cross functional/country audits (if required).

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experienced internal auditor, risk professional or business practitioner with at least 8 years of Audit experience.
  • Good knowledge and background in the country's local regulatory requirements and understanding in key risks involved in the end to end processes of banking products.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to influence business management, other stakeholders and peers.
  • Ability to work in a team and willingness to assist team members when needed.
  • Self motivated achiever with ability to work with minimal direction.
  • Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to the Banks core values.
  • Confident and courageous to raise concerns and issues in a proactive and professional manner.
  • Professional audit certification preferred.

Diversity and Inclusion

Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.