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Assistant Internal Audit Manager

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

Reports To:Internal Audit Manager

This position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Internal Audit Manager to carry out internal audit assignments across the Cathay Group, covering the Group’s key risks and end to end processes, including working closely with the IT internal audit team to deliver integrated audits;
  • 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 internal audits (planning, fieldwork, reporting, tracking of audit recommendations 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, leading meetings, analyzing data, reviewing documents, preparing working papers, developing and documenting findings and recommendations, and managing senior stakeholders up to General Manager level across multiple departments/ geographical areas, who may have conflicting 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
  • High standard of quality audits is conducted through understanding of business and risks, proper identification of issues; reports are prepared timely with high quality and issues are clearly communicated and agreed with the senior management and executives with 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 judgement / professional scepticism
  • Where required, conduct special reviews including whistleblowing investigations
  • When acting as in-charge, provide mentoring, coaching, 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. Judgement in knowing when to escalate issues and seek support/direction if needed
  • Pursuing professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships
  • Preforming administration tasks as requested, including managing updates in the implementation status review tracker



  • Degree from reputable institution and professional accounting qualification such as CPA or equivalent designation. Professional internal auditing qualification such as CIA is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ internal and/or external audit experience in a Big 4 audit firm, internationally recognised accounting firms or in-house roles in multinational corporation
  • Knowledge and experience of internal audit best practice
  • Experience of leading small teams to deliver audit work
  • 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
  • Role model for the team who conducts self and work with honesty and integrity in line with all company policies and procedures
  • Fluent in writing and speaking in English and in Chinese as a bonus
  • Willingness to travel (up to 30%)
Personal & Application Information

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