Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Asia
Hong Kong

Campus BBVA

Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Asia

Our company

We are BBVA, a global bank with more than 73 million customers and a footprint that extends across more than 30 countries.

We work to help people make the best financial decisions and bring the age of opportunity to everyone. We are guided by our values : the customer comes first, we think big and we are one team.

About the area

Internal Audit is a global areaof over 670 people with a multidisciplinary, dynamic and flexible team ofprofessionals whose knowledge and expertise covers all the organization's areasand activities in 11 countries.

The purpose of Internal Audit isto help the BBVA Group accomplish its objectives by providing a systematic anddisciplined approach to assess and improve the effectiveness of its riskmanagement, control and governance processes.

You will be integrated in BBVA’sHong Kong Branch, regional base of all Asia, composed for more than 100professionals.

About the role

Based in Hong Kong, you will be partof the team in charge of executing the internal audit activity within theregional structure of BBVA Asia, which expands over the Branches of BBVA S.

A.located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Shanghai and Tokyo

You will work in coordination andunder the supervision of the Head of Internal Audit Asia -also based in Hong Kong-, who in turnreports to the corporate Head of Internal Audit CIB.

What will beyour responsibilities?

The main responsibility of the selected candidate will be to participate in the planning of audit jobs and in the execution of the field work designed, in order to identify the risks and weaknesses affecting the audited units / businesses.

The selected candidate will also be directly involved in other aspects of the audit activity in BBVA Asia such as audit actions follow up, risk assessments, preparation of presentations and / or handling ad-hoc requests from internal stakeholders or regulators.

Your main duties will include :

In order to fulfil the main responsibilities of this role, the selected candidate will often need to :

conduct meetings with audited units to develop an understanding of business processes and procedures,

obtain relevant information directly or indirectly through examination of records and / or enquiries and interviews with staff,

evaluate compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as with external regulations,

conduct testing of detail and / or substantive procedures in order to identify reportable issues and dimension existing risks,

document results of the field work performed in an efficient and accurate manner, following BBVA Internal Audit standards

prepare descriptive drafts of the weaknesses identified, their causes and potential impacts as well as propose possible mitigation measures

What are we looking for?


Minimum 5-6 years of experience in Internal or External Audit and / or Internal Control Areas of a financial institution.

Specific university studies in finance-related fields (Business Administration and Management, Business Science, Economics, Actuarial Science, etc.).

Master Degrees and / or postgraduate studies in the fields of finance, banking, auditing, accounting and / / or international regulations in the financial industry will be particularly valuable.

Up-to-date demonstrable knowledge certifications may include CIA, FRM, CFA, CPA, etc.

Good understanding of businesses and processes in the field of Corporate Investment Banking products and processes is a plus (Global Markets, Lending, Trade Finance, AML&CTF, Risks Management, etc.)

Essential to be bilingual in English (at least C1 level) as well as business proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. Knowledge of Cantonese and / or Spanish is a plus

Excellent communication skills required, both written and oral. English report writing experience is a plus

Particularly valuable knowledge : ACL or other bulk information processing tools.

About you

If you like to be part of a dynamic and multidisciplinary team, in a collaborative environment, you are passionate about challenges and curious to learn new things and identify yourself with the values of BBVA, we want to meet you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person, with the following characteristics :

Capacity for analytical and critical thinking and autonomous decision-making.

Customer-oriented and goal-driven person, with ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently and work well under pressure.

Team player who works well individually and in teams, with a focus on continuous improvement of productivity.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Also, good interpersonal skills with the ability to present sensitive issues to middle management as well as influence change.

Previous experience working in an international and multicultural environment.

Availability to travel internationally to execute onsite projects in the Asian branches of BBVA (NOTE : Business trips currently suspended due to COVID).


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