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Assistant Internal Audit Manager

  • GIA - Group Internal Audit
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    26 Sep 2023
Role Introduction

Reports to: Internal Audit Manager

This position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Internal Audit Manager and Heads to carry out internal audit assignments across the Cathay Pacific Group, covering the Group’s key risks and end to end processes, including working closely with the IT internal audit team in an integrated approach;
  • Ensuring quality auditing and consulting services are delivered in order to provide a high level of assurance over all types of risks across the Group
Key Responsibilities

  • Hands-on delivery of assurance work (planning, fieldwork, reporting, tracking of audit findings implementation status), including some assignments in the capacity of team leader (in-charge) and some as a team member, working closely with IT Internal Audit team in an integrated audit approach, leading meetings, analysing data, reviewing documents, preparing working papers, developing and documenting findings and recommendations, and managing senior stakeholders across multiple departments/ geographical areas, who may have different views/priorities
  • When acting as an in-charge, plan and deploy internal audit resources to ensure that audits are completed on time and on budget, keeping all stakeholders regularly updated on progress
  • Performance of high standard quality audits through understanding the business, industry and risks, and proper identification of issues; reports are prepared timely with high quality and issues are clearly communicated and agreed with senior management and executives with appropriate recommendations and solutions, which can be applied effectively and efficiently across a large and complex group
  • Obtaining relevant data and information including dealing with ambiguity and exercising professional judgement and scepticism
  • Perform and manage ad hoc projects and tasks including handling of whistleblowing investigations
  • Drive change within the Internal Audit function including suggesting and implementing improvements to working practices
  • Provide coaching, training, supervision and feedback to internal audit team. Lead by example to motivate, support and inspire the team to deliver high quality internal audit work
  • Working independently under general direction including exercising initiative, independent judgement and proposing solutions to senior management.
  • Maintain professional development activities including external and internal training and professional associations and share information and insights gained with team members
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards.

  • Degree from reputable institution and relevant professional qualifications such as CPA, CIA, CISA or equivalent designation.
  • Minimum 4 years’ internal and/or external audit experience in an internationally recognized accounting firm or corporation. Candidates with less experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Knowledge and experience of internal audit best practice is preferred.
  • Experience of leading small teams to deliver audit work is an advantage.
  • High energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic and changing environment, striving to exceed expectations
  • Strong analytical skills, and ability to work independently and in a matrix and remote environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills to convince and influence others
  • Strong report writing skills and problem solving ability
  • Commercially focused
  • A team player who is self-initiated, independent and able to meet tight schedules
  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with teammates and all levels of people from various business units
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Willing to travel as required (up to 20%)
Personal & Application Information

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