Associate Director, Project and Application Controls Audit
AIA Careers
Hong Kong, HK

Job Summary

The individual will provide management and the Board with an objective, independent assessment and advisory of the major AIA projects (including IFRS 17 implementation) through the planning and execution of audit assignments.

The individual will also add value to management by providing appropriate business-oriented recommendations. He / she will assist the Head of Project and Application Controls Audit with delivery of the overall audit plan, reporting to committees and management, and supervising and developing the team.


  • Help develop the annual audit plan considering the key risks identified.
  • Participate in IFRS17 and other project implementations and review the delivery risk throughout the project life cycle.
  • Identify key risks for each project considering the relevant strategies and business environment.
  • Plan, lead and execute audits within the Asia Pacific region and evaluate the adequacy of controls according to established schedule and quality requirements.
  • Help develop the project audit related sections in Audit Committee reports and Executive Committee reports.
  • Coordinate and monitor audits being performed by regulators, external auditors (for special projects, if any), other entities’ auditors and other groups providing assurance.
  • Partner with business auditors to audit critical business projects as necessary.

  • Review or prepare audit reports and lead discussion of issues and remedial action plans with the appropriate levels of management.
  • Facilitate issuance of reports to management.
  • Follow-up outstanding audit issues and monitor timely completion of agreed remedial actions by management.
  • Proactively contribute to the development of the team through coaching, training and providing timely feedback to junior staff.
  • Assist in evaluating whether the team has adequate human resources, technical expertise and proficiency to cover the annual audit plan.
  • Review and co-ordinate the work of the team members and ensure that the working papers, draft audit reports and other deliverables meet internal standards and assignments are completed within budgeted time.
  • Assist the Head of Project and Application Controls Audit in training, mentoring and evaluating staff, and taking corrective actions to address performance issues.
  • Liaise with the control community and other members of the company to contribute to the implementation of an effective and efficient system of internal control.
  • Develop rapport with business unit management through regular communication of changes in business operations, emerging risks and potential issues, etc.
  • Provide professional advice and insights to management to enable informed management decisions.
  • Take the initiative in improving self through classroom and on-the-job trainings.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties periodically assigned by the Head of Project and Application Controls Audit in order to meet operational and / or other requirements.
  • Requirements

  • University graduate in IT, Computer Science or Accountancy
  • Certificate holder of Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) or related certificate preferred
  • Knowledge in systems development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies, e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.
  • Proven track record (minimum seven years) in managing or auditing large scale projects to completion
  • Prior project management or auditing experience on SAP general ledger, financial reporting system, data warehouse, Solvency II or actuarial system implementation is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of IFRS 17, Solvency II or life insurance financial reporting controls is an added advantage
  • Good command of both oral and written English
  • Strong leadership, project management and organisation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet milestones within time, cost and quality constraints
  • Excellent analytical, written / verbal communication, presentation, interpersonal, and relationship building skills
  • Solid problem solving skills, ability to analyse complex data, identify core issues, investigate, evaluate and reach appropriate conclusions
  • Ability to adapt to changes quickly and multi-task
  • Willing to travel across the regions
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