Job Description:

  • Develop a risk-based annual internal audit plan for business areas as well as across operational, financial, compliance and risk management audits
  • Support the GIA in identifying requirements to ensure highly specialized technical knowledge and experience is applied appropriately to internal audit reviews
  • Ensure that internal audit activities are completed in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with standards established by industry best practices and the relevant risk and regulatory environment, and provide country management with assurance that local regulatory requirements as well as the expectations of the local regulators are fully met
  • Perform audit work as a team member / team lead in accordance to GIA’s charter, methodology, procedures and timelines, including plan preparation, workpapers, finding and associate reports
  • Ensure junior internal audit team members have a full and complete understanding of the nature and scope of the risks involved in the business by providing the necessary guidance, support and manage their performance throughout each audit
  • Communicate root causes of identified issues, associated risks, including recommendations for improvements in business processes, on the current and future business model and operating environment and ensure that actions plans are properly implemented by management
  • Ensure that sufficient audit evidence and documentation is obtained to support audit findings
  • Deliver high quality audit reports in a timely manner with audit issues focused on key risks, root causes, materiality, potential solutions and succinct messages
  • Support GIA in communications with Senior Management, the Audit Committee, external auditors and regulators, consultants, and other external parties regarding internal audit related matters
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify potential red flags and ensure that insights to emerging risk and controls are identified and managed
  • Build trust and credibility with stakeholders in order to objectively engage them and where appropriate, challenge their views and support senior management in achieving their business objectives


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the regular audit (internal or external) of a universal or commercial bank
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/ Accounting
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor
  • Must possess the knowledge, skills and other competencies to examine all areas in which the financial institution operates
  • Ability to prepare and interpret audit information and to institute financial policy, procedure and/or operational corrections and modifications
  • Experienced in leading internal audits, teams, interacting with key stakeholders and managing negotiation situations
  • Good experience in Risk Management and Compliance
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and influence both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work cross functionally and influence organization to accomplish goals
  • Team player, focused, passionate, with ability to inspire confidence in others
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel, knowledge of other MS office applications
  • Experience in SOX 404 audit is added advantage

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