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Internal Audit Manager - Asset Management

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
  • Salary: €80000 - €110000 per annum
  • Job reference: 437003/001_1557155867
  • Sector: Asset Management, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 06/05/2019
I am working with a prestigious asset management firm in Frankfurt on an Internal Audit Manager which will be responsible for supporting the risk-based planning process and executing the audit plan. The professional is in charge of managing large scale and cross-functional audits from planning to the follow-up and acts as a business partners to the auditee. Proven project management are a plus.

Key Responsibilities
Audit Practice
- Take responsibility for the performance of the audit plan in areas of assigned responsibility, as well as for ad-hoc engagements
- Plan and lead complex audit assignments, supervise audit projects, define risk-based audit areas, audit business transactions, workflows, processes and control systems
- Determine deficiencies and vulnerabilities to be remedied, analyze audit results, formulate proposals for solutions, lead closing meetings
- Ensure progress as planned and in line with the applicable standards
- Comply with the audit policies and the respective standards (independence, integrity, confidentiality, truth and fairness, security, economy, system conformity)

Quality Management
- Ensure follow up and that the audit recommendations are implemented adequately by the auditee, so that the findings can be closed in a timely manner
- Support the update of audit methods, initiate improvements of workflows, processes, security and control systems and promote best practice sharing
- Analyze audit results and generate quarterly and annual audit reporting and perform quality assurance
- Support and review auditor's work (audit preparation, interviews, tests, evidence gathering, report writing and validation preparation)
- Planning and implementation of technical training and information (team/peer)

Relationship Management
- Take responsibility for the relationship with the auditees and become a recognized expert and partner to the business
- Manage communication with stakeholders from all hierarchy levels
- Interact with external auditors in specific cases
- Collaborate on departmental and inter-organizational projects and assess the acceptance of audited departments
- Increase knowledge across different business lines and bring added value to the business

Key Requirements/ Skills
- Minimum 5 years professional experience in internal/external audit or as consultant or equivalent
- Several years' experience in finance related function, asset management and corporate governance related topics
- University degree in economics, business administration or equivalent
- Audit certification (CIA, CFA, CISA) will be an advantage
- Proven management skills for audit planning
- Strong intellectual and analytical skills and a very good understanding of processes, structures and the regulatory environment
- Excellent communication skills are essential, as well as the talent to empathize for the auditee's perspective and ability to listen
- Ability to deal with all types of personalities and experience in managing escalation processes after delivering inconvenient decisions
- Team spirit, self-motivation and a proactive and committed working style, as well as ability to interact in a global work environment with people from different countries and cultures
- Strong computer skills / MS Office
- Excellent English communications skills (verbal and written); German language skills would be beneficial
- Willingness to travel

If interested, please apply directly for this role for a confidential discussion.
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