Country Senior Audit Manager

Country Senior Audit Manager

Standard Chartered
10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description

The Role Responsibilities

Audit Strategy

  • Support the CHOA to ensure that the scoping of audit work assigned addresses the key risks identified in the detailed risk assessment and in the audit planning process and meets any regulatory requirements.

  • Support the CHOA in the development of the GIA Risk Assessment and appropriate audit plan for the team.

  • Carry out audit role in line with the Audit Charter and remain independent from management and free from interference.


  • Build good working relationships with the business to facilitate execution of audit work, help improve the control environment and updated with changes in the risk profile of the business.

  • Conduct/ attend regular meetings with assigned business stakeholders.

  • Provide assigned stakeholders (approved by CHOA) with regular value adding reports and updates on risk trends, emerging risks and GIA&rsquos opinion on the state of the control environment.

  • Ensure communication of the overall audit opinion and the supporting findings/ issues/ root causes to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Monitor and escalate audit issues, action plans and report overdue items to the appropriate Team Manager/ CHOA for escalation to the appropriate business manager resolution.

  • When acting as Team Leader:

    • Timely communications with auditees throughout the audit planning fieldwork and reporting. This is to ensure expectations are clear and that there are no surprises at the end of an audit.

    • Ensure timely escalation of delays in conformance with GIA methodology timelines, to both auditee management and GIA management.

  • Develop an external network through participation in external and professional forums.

Audit Process

  • Support the Team Manager / CHOA by executing end to end audit work, meeting the audit budget, quality standards and timelines as required by GIA methodology.

  • When acting as Team Leader:

    • Manage working relationship with auditees for better understanding of audit process for 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.

    • 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.

  • Regularly review Country related MI and reports to keep up to-date with key trends within the business.

  • For assigned audits, engage with the Team Manager on the status of rollout and effectiveness of the Operational Risk Type Framework.

  • Attend country business meetings for better understanding on key business matters, provide the right challenge to ensure risks are discussed and remediated timely.

Budgets/ Costs

  • Effectively manage T&E costs within the allocated budget for audit engagements where assigned as Team Leader (or Team Manager).

  • Identify and implement opportunities for costs savings and optimal productivity of assigned audit engagements.

People and Talent

  • Demonstrate leadership and ability to motivate and guide audit team members.

  • Influence change within the business.

  • Ensure correct capacity planning for assigned audits so that the audit team can fulfil the scope of an audit engagement effectively and efficiently.

  • Facilitate the development of direct reports to grow them in their careers.

  • Provide on the job training and recommend formal training for direct reports or audit team members to support the GIA activity.

  • 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&rsquos 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.

  • Effective engagement and good relationship with local regulators.

Other Responsibilities

  • Adopt Here for Good and the Group&rsquos brand and values.

  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures where relevant.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced internal auditor, risk professional or business practitioner.

  • Strong knowledge of country&rsquos local regulatory requirements. Possess good understanding in key risks involving (Credit Risk Management) or (Financial Markets) or (Financial Crime Compliance) or (Commercial Corporate and Institutional Banking Client Coverage).

  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in banking industry with risks and controls focus.

  • Opportunity to apply skills more broadly in support of our dynamic Asia region.

  • Ability to objectively analyse and apply information, &ldquothinking out of the box where necessary, in supporting the planning, fieldwork or reporting of results of internal audit engagements.

  • Strong communicator with ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally, in writing and excellent report writing skills.

  • Highly credible with Senior Management to instil trust and obtain information that improves GIA understanding of risks in the business.

  • Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to the Banks core values.

  • Self-motivated achiever with ability to drive vision and believes in developing talents across the team.

  • Strategic thinker with sharp analytical and problem-solving skills to support business

  • Confident and courageous to raise concerns and issues in a proactive and professional manner.

  • Ability to collaborate with different stakeholders within and outside audit.

  • Nimble learner who can learn and understand things quickly and easily.

  • Preference given to candidate with data analysis capability using data analytics tools.

  • Professional audit certification is preferred.

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do

  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well

  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations

  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum

  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns

  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills,global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits

  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning

  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

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Job Details

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

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