Internal Audit Manager

Job Purpose

To manage, plan, execute, and report on Internal Audit activity within the AXA Hong Kong in order to provide timely, independent assurance and in doing so, to improve the control culture.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversees the completion of all phases of the audit process for assigned multiple concurrent audits to the required Group and IIA standards.
  • Maintains a strong understanding of key business, finance, and regulatory requirements for the area of the business covered including, emerging risks.
  • Performs risk assessments for the area of the business covered, contributing significantly to the entity’s annual internal audit plan
  • Develop, maintain and enhance the skills and capabilities of your direct reports, empowering them, encouraging knowledge sharing and best practices
  • Develops effective relationships with relevant management within the business areas covered.
  • Works with management in tracking action plans to assist with timely resolution.
  • Applies internal audit standards and best practice, ensuring application of GIA (group internal audit) standards / CAPT Methodology during audit reviews.
  • Provides ideas and input to the continuous improvement of GIA processes

  • Shares expertise within the wider Global Internal Audit family.
  • Is responsible for their own professional development and pro-actively identifies relevant training and development needs, and develops their own professional network.
  • Measures

  • Quality audit workpapers and reports, including quality closure criteria, delivered to the planned timeline
  • Recognised as subject matter expert on the covered areas.
  • Quality risk assessment linked to the business strategy
  • Positive feedback form relevant management.
  • Evidence of working proactively with management to close issues, contributing to real and sustainable improvement.
  • Impact on the business recognised by senior management.
  • Development plans in place for all team members, and self-development with evidence of review.
  • Evidence of sharing relevant information.
  • Evidence of own skills and competencies developed.
  • Dimensions

    With one direct report, execute and manage audit reviews for Life and GI entities / operations in Hong Kong and Macau

    Key Interfaces

  • Internal - Head of Internal Audit; Senior Management of areas covered; GIA peers
  • External - Auditors
  • The Operating Environment, Context and Challenges

    Acting as a third line of defence, Internal Audit assists management in delivering its strategies. This means remaining fully up to date in a changing business environment, in order to be able to assess risk in a way that is relevant to Management, whilst remaining in line with the recognised professional standards for internal audit.

    In order to reflect and challenge the businesses we serve, Internal Audit needs to recruit staff with diverse backgrounds and skillsets.

    Supporting Audit teams in delivering challenging but fair messages and insights constructively and with empathy within a political, complex and challenging organisation.

    Ability to communicate and explain, in a convincing manner, sharing with various stakeholders in a clear and transparent way that enables them to easily understand and improve.

    Fit and Proper

  • The job holder has relevant professional qualifications, knowledge and experience to carry out their role appropriately the fit requirement.
  • There are no unresolved doubts as to the job holder’s repute or integrity the proper requirement.
  • Skills and Experience

    Soft skills :

  • Management and leadership through team of professionals
  • Work effectively alone or as part of a team
  • Solves problems
  • Thinks objectively demonstrating sound judgement
  • Resilient under pressure
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates empathy.
  • Analytical with attention to detail
  • Ability to influence senior levels of management, breaking down silos and sharing knowledge.
  • Demonstrates strong behavioural skills : respect, humility
  • Acts in line with the AXA values : Customer First, Courage, Integrity and One AXA
  • Ability and desire to keep learning
  • Language :

  • Clear written and spoken English
  • Good in both spoken Mandarin and written Chinese is a plus
  • Experience :

  • Bachelors degree or above
  • Minimum 5 years audit (internal and external) experiences with strong financial control and understanding on accounting standards / IFRS requirements is an advantage
  • Experience in one or more of Financial Services, Insurance, Internal Audit or other control functions will also be considered
  • Professional accounting certification / designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CMA) or auditing certification / designation (e.g. CIA, CISA) or Internal audit qualifications is also an advantage
  • Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life?

    Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

    In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

    ABOUT AXA HONG KONG AND MACAU AXA Hong Kong and Macau, a member of the AXA Group, prides itself on serving over 1.3 million customers 1 in the region.

    In addition to being the #1 global Property & Casualty commercial lines insurer 2 , we are also one of the largest health protection providers in Hong Kong and Macau.

    Empowering people to live a better life’ is the goal of AXA Hong Kong and Macau, which is reflected in everything we do.

    We are one of the most diversified insurers, providing a full range of coverage for individual and commercial customers.

    We offer all-round, integrated solutions across Life, Health and Property & Casualty to address all their insurance needs.

    AXA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promote Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) by creating a work environment where all employees are treated with dignity, respect, and where individual differences are valued.

    We welcome and treasure diverse profiles to join our big family, and to build an inclusive culture together which allows everyone to maximize their personal potential.

    1 Including customers of AXA China Region Insurance Company Limited, AXA China Region Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited (incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability), and AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited

    2 AXA Corporate Solutions, AXA Matrix Risk Consultants, AXA Insurance Company, and AXA Art with AXA XL’s insurance and reinsurance operations combined


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