Director, Group Internal Audit

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Date: 07-Feb-2019

Location: Singapore, Singapore

The incumbent will be responsible for the management of audits with major associates and joint ventures (JV). Leading a team of 3 staff, the role will be required to liaise closely with the Internal Audit teams of major associates and joint ventures on their Annual Audit Plans and the conduct of selected audits in a collaborative manner to facilitate knowledge exchange and skill transfer.  

 

In addition, the role will support the International Group and Singtel representatives on the Board Audit Committees of major associates and joint ventures in areas relating to corporate governance, risk management, internal controls and internal audit.

 

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Prepare JV audit reports for submission to Audit Committee meetings

  • Prepare and monitor JV annual business plan and departmental budget where necessary

  • Prepare Annual Audit Plan on major associates & joint ventures which requires extensive liaison with the Heads of Internal Audit of major associates and joint ventures, management and external auditors to identify the areas for review

  • Advise and facilitate the implementation of new corporate governance and internal control initiatives across the JVs

  • Lead project teams to conduct audits at major associates and joint ventures in a collaborative manner with the local internal audit teams

  • Coordinate with other Audit Directors on resourcing of audits at major associates and joint ventures as necessary

  • Review and approve Audit Planning Memorandum (APM) before the execution of audit work; supervise and review work papers prepared by audit teams; liaise with management in entrance and exit audit meetings; review and finalise audit reports before final approval by GCIA; and follow up on audit recommendations to ensure prompt follow up by management.

  • Assist in coordination of and reporting at Audit Committee meetings, in relation to JV matters

  • Support Singtel representatives on the Board Audit Committees of major associates and joint ventures by assisting to review and advise on matters relating to internal control, risk management, corporate governance and internal audit best practices .

  • Promote collaborations and knowledge exchange with the Internal Audit functions of major associates and joint ventures.

  • Work very closely with Singtel International Group in sharing knowledge and developments

  • Provide training and conduct workshops to the Internal Audit teams of major associates and joint ventures to promote sharing of knowledge on SingTel's corporate governance, internal control and internal audit practices as well as collaboration between the Internal Audit teams of SingTel and major associates and joint ventures

 

The ideal candidate should have/ be:

 

  • Degree from an accredited university
  • At least 10 years of working experience in internal and / or external audit, preferably in a Big 4 accounting firm and Internal Audit Department of a large listed company
  • Prior experience in JV audit
  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills, staff development and leadership qualities
  • Strong understanding and exposure to the APAC region and ability to adapt to different cultures
  • Able to commit to overseas travel (approx. 30% to 50%)

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