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Head of Internal Audit

  • Financial and Legal Services
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific

Reports to: GM Internal Audit
Department: Group Internal Audit
Job Level: D

Group Internal Audit’s mission is to be a high performing, engaged team, protecting and enhancing the business’s value through risk-based and independent assurance, advice and insight. The role will be responsible for ensuring high quality auditing, risk management and consulting services are delivered in order to provide high level of assurance over all types of risks across the Group

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the identification and evaluation of the organisation’s risk areas and provide major input to the development of the annual audit plan and the risk register process
  • Develop and maintain productive and engaged staff and stakeholder relationships up to Executive Director level through individual contacts and group meetings
  • Perform complex level professional IT audit work which involves managing or conducting audit projects as well as providing consulting services to the organisation’s management
  • Work independently under general direction with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgement
  • Provide training, coaching and supervision to internal audit staff
  • Manage the performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining risks and reviewing and analysing evidence
  • Manage the audit staff (including external/internal guest auditors) in conducting meetings, reviewing documents, preparing working papers and identifying and developing audit issues/recommendations
  • Communicate the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to senior management up to Executive Director level
  • Ensure reporting to the Audit Committee is of a high quality standard
  • Pursue professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and share information gained with team
  • Drive change within the Internal Audit function including suggesting and implementing improvements to ways of working


  • Degree from reputable institution and professional auditing qualification such as CISA or equivalent designation
  • Minimum 10 years broad audit experience in internationally recognized accounting firms or in-house roles
  • At least 5 years’ experience in supervisory role
  • Experience of working closely with Senior Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to convince and influence others
  • Commercially focused
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • A team leader 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 staff members from various business units
  • Excellent command of English

Application deadline: 19 Jan 2020

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