Regional Operational Audit Head

Our client is inviting applications from experienced, dedicated and performance-driven professionals for the following positions in Internal Audit Function, Gulberg Lahore. The following job profile offers an excellent opportunity for the right candidates desirous of building a long-term career in a dynamic organization. The position is responsible for annual planning, allocating audit resources, overseeing performance and completion of audit assignments within budgeted time and financial budget. Ensuring communication with Auditee management, maintaining report quality, managing documentation. Additionally, it involves coaching teams, suggesting improvements, and preparing reports for senior management.   Apply now on https://pakistanjobssearch.com

Qualification & Experience:

  • Master/Bachelors/MBA/M.Com./MSc in Accounting/ Finance/ Mathematics/ Statistics/CFAP/CAF/CA/CIA from any HEC Recognized University. Certification in relevant field will be plus
  • Minimum 08 years of experience in Commercial Bank out of which 03 years must be with an Internal Audit Function of a Bank.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a keen attention to detail.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Head Operational Audit in annual planning of operational audit plan.
  • Perform the Audit Engagement Planning and Sampling Matrix for each audit assignment, utilizing OBIEE to gather relevant reports. Subsequently, the engagement plan and sampling matrix will be provided to the team manager the day before commencing the audit of branch or office.
  • Allocate resources based on the risk profile of the auditable entity and oversee the overall performance of the engagement to ensure its successful completion within budgetary limits and approved people- days. Additionally, monitor staffing requirements and schedules to ensure optimal utilization of audit resources.
  • Facilitate communication with management to enable discussion on their concerns on audit engagements through conclusion meetings as per prevailing protocols.
  • Ensure pre-release quality of Audit Reports, Rating Models, Management Letters and working paper files. Ensure that required audit findings have been reported therein and approve the reports along with the Team Manager for issuance and calculate audit rating and recommend to HOA for review.
  • Ensure that the working paper files are adequately prepared for archiving and that all assignments have been fully uploaded into the Audit Management System.
  • Review assignments on timely basis and ensure that issues identified have been adequately reported / escalated.
  • Coach audit teams on ongoing basis to clarify their understanding on Audit Methodology and to keep them abreast with the recent developments. Identify training needs of staff on ongoing basis.
  • Review policies and procedures / HO instructions issued from time to time with respect to control effectiveness and alignment of these with instructions/directions issued by the regulator and with other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assess and suggest changes/amendments/updates in Audit Checklists /Audit Manual consequent to developments in various controls, procedures, products and policies.
  • Prepare periodic monthly and quarterly Reporting Package for line management and to report significant issues noted during internal audits for HOA with updates as to Management Action.
  • Maintain financial/ man-power budget and to seek confirmation/ approval of breaches as per approved hierarchy.

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