Internal Audit Manager
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Founded in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a dynamic, international research university in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of and education in science, technology, business, humanities and social science.

HKUST has the objective of becoming a world leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment.

Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene.

HKUST has been ranked among the top universities in Asia by the QS University Rankings.

The University is inviting applications from experienced internal audit professionals to join the Internal Audit Office (IAO) to provide an independent and objective assurance on the University's effectiveness in risk management, internal control, compliance and governance processes, and to assess University operations for efficiency and effectiveness.

The Internal Audit Manager will report to the Director of Internal Audit and will be responsible for planning, executing and reporting on operational, financial, regulatory and compliance related audits / reviews.

A secondary role is to provide advice on the efficiency and effectiveness of business process including the associated internal controls.

The Internal Audit Manager may also support academic departments and administrative offices in performing control-self assessments.

The appointee will be responsible for the following tasks :

  • Plan financial, regulatory, compliance or operational reviews / audits including the agreement of the scope of assignments with relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate work with external auditor, consultants and colleagues within IAO;
  • Perform audit procedures to verify the operating effectiveness and efficiencies of controls through interviews, document reviews and data analysis;
  • Analyze and conclude on the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and the control environment;
  • Identify control gaps and opportunities for improvement;
  • Document the results of audit work in accordance with IAO and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards;
  • Prepare timely audit reports for the Senior Management and the Audit Committee; and
  • Provide advice on internal controls and participate in enhancing internal audit standards and practices within IAO.
  • Candidates are required to have the following competencies / attributes :

  • Excellent understanding of the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the ability to fully comply with IIA standards;
  • Ability to perform complex tasks independently, efficiently and effectively;
  • Ability to transform raw data into useful information to better understand the problem;
  • Ability to provide a clear recommended course of action to management that solves an identified problem;
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure;
  • Ability to balance diplomacy with assertiveness;
  • Possess good grasp of English language, with good grammar and writing abilities; and
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, and / or Visio.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 7 years of experience in internal audit, or consulting for internal control / risk management.

    They should have a degree preferably in business, accounting, finance or information system management. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation is preferred.

    Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, or other professional certifications in accounting, risk management, or information system management is highly desirable.

    Knowledge of process improvement such as Lean or Six-Sigma is desirable. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete written test and perform verbal presentation.

    Duration : 2 years, renewable)

    Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisements need not re-apply.)

    Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.

    A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

    Please apply on or before : 9 December 2019.

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