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Manager, Internal Audit (Forensic Investigation)

Date: Aug 23, 2019

Location: Ho Chi Minh, VN

Company: AIA Careers

Position Objective 

  • The individual will work on both internal investigations and business audit. 
  • For internal investigations, the individual will provide management and the Board with effective detection, prevention and investigations of frauds encountered by AIA Vietnam, under supervision of Head of Audit and relevant Group Internal Audit subject matter experts. The individual will also add value to management by providing appropriate business-oriented recommendations. He/she will assist on reporting to Group and AIA Vietnam committees and management on investigations conducted.
  • For business audit, the individual will provide management and the Board with an objective and independent assessment of the internal control systems through planning and execution of audit assignments, and provide appropriate business-oriented recommendations.

Roles and Responsibilities

Investigations and fraud prevention

  • Plan and execute investigations and fraud prevention projects within AIA Vietnam and evaluate the adequacy of controls according to established schedule and quality requirements and supervision of Head of Audit and Forensic Investigations Unit (“FIU”) at Group Office.
  • Maintain day-to-day contact with Forensic Investigations Unit, reporting on progress of, and escalates issues encountered in the execution of, investigations and other fraud prevention projects.
  • Prepare information for use as evidence for civil or criminal cases and/or regulatory investigations under the instructions of AIA Vietnam Legal Department, including providing affidavits or appearing in person to assist in legal proceedings.
  • Assist on reporting to Group and AIA Vietnam committees and management on investigations and fraud prevention projects conducted.
  • Prepare investigation reports and participate in discussion of issues and recommendations with the appropriate levels of management. 

Planning and execution of audit assignments

  • Plan and execute audits and evaluate the adequacy of controls in accordance with the established schedule and quality.
  • Prepare audit reports and participate in discussion of audit issues and recommendations with the appropriate levels of management. 
  • Perform/ assist review of the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management in accordance with the applicable standards.
  • Follow-up open audit issues and monitor timely completion of agreed remedial actions by management. Facilitate issuance of audit report to management.

Coordinating with other control community and stakeholder management

  • Initiate, develop and deliver preventive fraud education activities for AIA Vietnam internal auditors and operational staff including senior management, underwriters and administration and claims staff, etc.
  • Liaise with the control community and other members to contribute to the implementation of an effective and efficient system of internal control.
  • Maintaining good relationship with other investigators, and other stakeholders who are involved in investigation process.
  • Contribute towards the development of the investigatory function within AIA Group and the development of anti-fraud practices and procedures.
  • Identify ways to improve the investigation process and synergy among audit team and Forensic Investigations Unit.
  • Coordinate in audits/reviews being performed by regulators, external auditors (for special projects, if any) and other groups providing assurance where required.
  • Develop rapport with business unit management through regular communication of changes in business operations, emerging risks and potential issues, etc.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties periodically to meet operational and/or other requirements.

Job Requirements

  • University graduates in Accountancy, Law, Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or Information Systems
  • EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of audit or investigative work
  • Prior experience in performing investigations function in law enforcement agencies, Big Four, financial institutions and law firm is preferable.
  • Knowledge with data analytics and computer forensic tools and other software such as IDEA, ACL (data analytic tools), MS Office, intermediate knowledge on IT
  • Ability to identify, evaluate and interpret complex fraud schemes from the appropriate records
  • Good communication skills, verbally and in writing, with the ability to explain complex transactions in a clear and concise manner in English
  • The maturity and authority necessary to deal with senior management and sensitive issues
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet milestones within time, cost and quality constraints
  • Self-confident, self-motivated and good interpersonal skills
  • Willing to travel

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