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Associate Director-Internal Audit


Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: AIA Careers

Main Job Responsibilities:

  • Help identify key risks in China considering the relevant strategies and business environment
  • Plan, lead and execute audits and evaluate the adequacy of controls according to established schedule and quality.
  • Coordinate and monitor audits being performed by regulators, external auditors (for special projects, if any), other entities’ auditors and other groups providing assurance.
  • Review or prepare audit reports and lead discussion of issues and remedial action plans with the appropriate levels of management. 
  • Facilitate issuance of audit 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Audit Manager in training, mentoring and evaluating staff, and taking corrective actions to address performance issues.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties periodically assigned by the Head of Internal Audit in order to meet operational and/or other requirements


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum twelve years of internal/external audit experience in the insurance, financial or a related industry. Supervisory working experience is a must
  • A relevant professional qualification such as Certified Public Accountant, CIA, CFA or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of insurance operations and legislative/regulatory requirements
  • Strong written/verbal communication, presentation, interpersonal, and relationship building skills, Good command of both oral and written English
  • Knowledge with audit tools and other software such as Tableau, ACL, intermediate knowledge on IT is a plus
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet milestones within time, cost and quality constraints
  • 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

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