Director, Audit & Risk

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Date Posted: 03-06-2018
Our client is a global leader seeking the right audit professional with the drive and ambition to contribute and lead their Risk and Audit Group. This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned internal audit leader seeking to move into a best practice internal audit function in a growing industry. The successful candidate will take a leadership role within the team and gain diverse experience spanning multiple business lines. In this role you will oversee and lead diverse internal audit and advisory projects covering areas such as; business operations, projects, data governance, new products, information security, acquisitions and finance.

  • Supporting the RHIA on the development of the rolling audit plan and performing business risk assessments.
  • Managing a number of direct reports and mentoring team members through candid, constructive feedback.
  • Supporting the RHIA in driving the strategic direction of the GIA function in North America.
  • Involvement in strategic projects and initiatives through the provision of risk, control and governance consultancy. Provide proactive risk, control and governance counsel to business management as required.
  • Planning, scoping and delivering local and global audits of high complexity as the Audit Lead in compliance with GIA audit standards. As an Audit Lead, project managing audit execution, reviewing work papers and managing team member performance.
  • Agreeing the final audit report and agreed actions with senior management. Tracking execution of agreed actions and assessing the effective mitigation of associated risks.
  • Work with business contacts and resources to develop broad technical and commercial business awareness.
  • Contribute to GIA global and local teams through professional skills, technical expertise, energy and motivation. Leads and supports professional practice initiatives as required.
  • Providing oversight and direction to local and global audits as a delegate to the RHIA.
  • Deputize for the RHIA at governance committees and senior management meetings as agreed with the RHIA.
  • Timely delivery of the audit plan in compliance with GIA standards.
  • Identification and effective communication of impactful audit observations and process improvement opportunities that support business objectives.
  • Building effective relationships with business management and the GIA team with positive feedback.
  • Increased GIA team engagement, productivity, effectiveness, and impact.

  • Minimum of 10+ years audit experience in the financial services, technology, information services, telecoms or related sector.
  • Experience of directly managing a team of professionals.
  • A sound knowledge of one or more technical areas.
  • Ability to travel 15-25%.
  • Knowledge of other languages helpful but not required for consideration; Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin).
  • Strong team player and leader who works proactively with others to achieve collective goals.
  • Self-starter and innovator with a proactive attitude and ability to effect change.
  • Natural curiosity with the ability to quickly learn the organization, products, processes, industry and regulatory environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work load.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to sell ideas and obtain management buy-in
  •  Resilient and calm under pressure.
  • Demonstrates healthy professional skepticism while pragmatic and a creative problem solver.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Experience leading teams and of line management.
  • Strong understanding of auditing and IIA internal auditing standards.
  • General computer controls (GCC) testing experience.
  • Certifications such as CPA, CIA, CISA or CFE
  • Data analytics skills such as SQL or ACL an advantage.
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations and industry specific experience an advantage
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