Vice President - Audit APAC

  • Attractive package
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Lewis Executive
  • 15 Feb 18 2018-02-15

Vice President - Audit for Asia Pacific region for a leading financial services entity.

Our Client 

Significant market leader in financial services globally with significant head count. Client base of the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds, private wealth houses, hedge funds and corporate brands.  Our client is a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions.  

About the role

Our client is looking for a VP of Audit for the Melbourne Operations to mwork in a large global team. You will be tasked to drive assurance and advisory services as the third line of defense. You will be leading the department to perform the role of Head of Legal Entity Audit for Asia Pacific. The successful candidate will be accountable for providing independent evaluation of risks and control environments, driving value back to the business. This position is key role and success will be to bring together critical audit issues to the management team, and boards of directors.  The Audit Manager is responsible for conducting and documenting routine audit examinations throughout the business. The role is a direct report to the Audit Team Lead, and is responsible for completing the audit in accordance with stated budget, timeframes, and Department Policies and Standards.  You will need to lead the Audit team by developing legal entity risk assessments, executing multi-year risk based audit plans, and performing continuous monitoring across all activities. You will responsible for research, analyze, interpret and apply jurisdictional/regulatory requirements against multiple banking, investment management, and fund services activities, operating models, and legal entity structures. Also to perform special investigations as requested by legal entity management, audit committees, boards, and regulators. 

About the candidate

Proven track record of leading a complex audit remit at a lage financial institution; either a fund manager, investment manger or a custodian. Advanced proficiency in decision making and judgement based on strategy, structure, and understanding of business, risks, controls, and technologies.  Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills, including presenting at board level and managing broad unstructured projects.  Professional certifications (e.g., CIA, CPA, CA, or CISA) or an MBA is essential. At the leading edge of internal audit best practices with proven ability to implement and deliver operational, compliance, and financial opinions. A university degree and/or advanced auditing experience in a financial institution are required, or similar public accounting experience in the financial services industry