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Internal Audit Manager

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

Reports to: Head of Internal Audit

Department: Internal Audit (IAU)

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.

This is the second newly-created Internal Audit Manager role within the team in the last two years as the business continues to invest more in the function. The role will be responsible for:

  • Engaging senior stakeholders and ensuring internal audit’s work provides sufficient coverage across the Cathay Group’s risks
  • Managing and developing a team in carrying out audit work across the Cathay Group (Hong Kong head office, subsidiaries and outports)
  • Ensuring quality auditing, risk management and consulting services are delivered in order to provide assurance over all types of risks across the Group, aside from Safety and Quality risks which are managed through a separate function (Group Safety and Operational Risk Management)

Key Responsibilities

  • Engaging business stakeholders up to General Manager level including identifying and understanding risks, issues and areas where internal audit work is required
  • Managing the identification and evaluation of the business’s risk areas and providing major input to the development of the annual audit plan and risk management process
  • Providing mentoring, training, coaching and supervision to internal audit team
  • Managing the internal audit team in conducting meetings, reviewing documents, preparing working papers, and the identification, development and documentation of findings and recommendations
  • Communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management
  • Ensuring reporting to the Audit Committee is of a high quality
  • Working independently under general direction with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgement
  • Driving change within the Internal Audit function including suggesting and implementing improvements to ways of working
  • Pursuing professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and sharing information gained with the team
  • Performing and managing ad hoc tasks including handling of whistleblowing investigations
  • Driving change within the Internal Audit function including suggesting and implementing improvements to ways of working

Requirements

  • Degree from reputable institution with professional accounting qualification such as CPA or equivalent designation
  • Minimum 8 years’ broad Finance/Audit experience in internationally recognized accounting firms or in-house roles
  • At least 3 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 from various business units
  • Excellent command of English
  • Willingness to travel (up to 10%)
  • IT internal audit experience desirable but not essential

Key Competencies

  • Setting Direction
  • Leading and Engaging Teams
  • Driving Business Performance and Change
  • Developing and Recognising Others

Application deadline: 22 November 2019

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

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