Senior Auditor, Asia Pacific

Allianz Global Investors

Audit is the home for those who dare to support AllianzAM in achieving their strategic targets.~crlf~~crlf~The Senior Auditor is familiar in depth with 1-2 business areas and conducts regular audits from start to end with only few supervision needed. No direct reports within the Internal Audit department however might have people management responsibility within their project in charge.~crlf~S/he identifies the business risks at an early stage and advises managers and their departments on how to improve the controls.~crlf~The Senior Auditor is responsible for supporting the risk-based planning process and executing the audit plan. S/he is capable to be in charge of managing audits from planning to the follow-up and acts as a business partners to the auditee. Proven project management skills are therefore required.~crlf~~crlf~Strong technical and ethical characteristics are fundamental to audit success. Independent from the job level, an auditor should maintain appropriate technical skills as well as the agility and commitment to continuous learning. The ability to see the big picture is important for each audit. Good auditors therefore focus on targeted questions which allow them to verify information from different angles.

Relationship Management~crlf~- Take responsibility for the relationship with the auditees and become a recognized partner to the business.~crlf~- Manage communication with stakeholders from all hierarchy levels.~crlf~- Interact with external auditors in specific cases.~crlf~- Collaborate on departmental and inter-organizational projects and assess the acceptance of audited departments.~crlf~- Increase knowledge across different business lines and bring added value to the business.~crlf~Promote AllianzAM Internal Audit as a competent and trusted partner and live the AllianzAM Values (Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Leadership, Trust, Customer & Market Excellence)~crlf~~crlf~Audit Practice ~crlf~- Take responsibility for the performance of the audit plan in areas of assigned responsibility, as well as for ad-hoc engagements.~crlf~- Plan and lead audit assignments, supervise audit projects, define risk-based audit areas, audit business transactions, workflows, processes and control systems.~crlf~- Determine deficiencies and vulnerabilities to be remedied, analyse audit results, formulate proposals for solutions, lead closing meetings. ~crlf~- Ensure progress as planned and in line with the applicable standards. ~crlf~- Comply with the audit policies and the respective standards (independence, integrity, confidentiality, truth and fairness, security, economy, system conformity). ~crlf~~crlf~Quality Management~crlf~- Ensure follow up and that the audit recommendations are implemented adequately by the auditee, so that the findings can be closed in a timely manner.~crlf~- Support the update of audit methods, initiate improvements of workflows, processes, security and control systems and promote best practice sharing.~crlf~- Analyse audit results and generate quarterly and annual audit reporting and perform quality assurance. ~crlf~- Support and review auditor’s work (audit preparation, interviews, tests, evidence gathering, report writing and validation preparation).~crlf~- Planning and implementation of technical training and information (team/peer).~crlf~~crlf~- 30% travel mainly in the Asia Pacific region, with 1 or 2 assignments in the US or Europe.~crlf~~crlf~

- Minimum 6 years professional experience in internal/external audit or as consultant or equivalent.~crlf~- Several years’ experience in finance related function, asset management and corporate governance related topics.~crlf~- University degree in economics, business administration or equivalent.~crlf~- Audit certification (CIA, CFA, CISA) will be an advantage.~crlf~- Proven management skills for audit planning.~crlf~- Strong intellectual and analytical skills and a very good understanding of processes, structures and the regulatory environment.~crlf~- Excellent communication skills are essential, as well as the talent to empathize for the auditee’s perspective and ability to listen.~crlf~- Ability to deal with all types of personalities and experience in managing escalation processes after delivering inconvenient decisions. ~crlf~- Team spirit, self-motivation and a proactive and committed working style, as well as ability to interact in a global work environment with people from different countries and cultures.~crlf~- Strong computer skills / MS Office. ~crlf~- Excellent English and Chinese communications skills (verbal and written) and knowing Japanese will be a plus.~crlf~~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 770 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~


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