Audit Director - EMEA Asset Management, VP

Recruiter
State Street UK
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
14 Nov 2018
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The Audit Director - EMEA Asset Management is responsible for developing and overseeing business and integrated audit engagements that focus on coverage of business process and technology related risks and controls within State Street Global Advisors. The main objective of our audit approach is to assess the design and operating effectiveness of manual and automated internal controls throughout the organization. The Audit Director - EMEA Asset Management has a dual reporting line to the Corporate Audit Division EMEA Head of Audit and to the Global Division Head of Asset Management.

Audit Director - Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership over quarterly and annual risk assessments, develop audit universe and assist in preparing the annual audit plan focused on business and technology assurance of business risks
  • Recommend adjustments to the overall audit plan based on continuous monitoring activities, audit plan progress, and changes in business area risk profiles
  • Schedule, oversee and deliver audit assurance and advisory services, including resource management, planning assignments, and providing overall direction to the audit team
  • Draft, review, finalize and communicate audit deliverables, including discussion item matrices, memos and audit reports to senior and executive management
  • Develop and manage influential relationships with senior and executive management through continuous monitoring activities, regular client relationship meetings, participation in working groups and committees of significant business and technology initiatives, and ad-hoc controls advisory activities
  • Manage, coach and develop 4 staff, including participating in the talent management, staff evaluation, and new hire processes. Help drive maturity of application testing skillset across the division
  • Maintain deep subject matter knowledge of industry, regulatory and technology risks and efficiently and effectively apply applicable new developments in audit projects
  • Lead internal investigations and due diligence assessments, follow-up on regulatory findings, and other divisional activities, as needed
  • Participate in business and system process development projects with strategic corporate significance and provide input on operational and technological risk issues
  • Strengthen internal control disciplines within the corporation by influencing relevant policies, promoting education/ understanding of control concepts
  • Continually challenge the department's organization, processes and services to ensure that they remain at or above peer/industry standards
  • Support Corporate Audit change initiatives and department strategy

Qualifications and Skills:
  • 15+ years of experience, including 10+ years of previous experience in internal / IT audit, public accounting, and/or risk management; other relevant experience may be considered - strong assurance experience a must
  • Solid understanding of the financial services industry and asset management
  • Proven record of leadership experience, including building strong working relationships with key partners, peers, staff and executives at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task critical responsibilities and deadlines
  • Bachelor Degree
  • ACA, CFA, CISA, CPA, CIA or other applicable certification preferred
  • Self-starter, intellectually curious and proven ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to establish an environment conducive to continuous innovation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, interpersonal, and organizational skills

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