Senior Audit Manager, GCFO Finance at Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria

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Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria – We attract talented individuals. Not only can they give you the benefit of their experience, they also reveal a closer, more personal look at the wide range of global opportunities we offer. At the core of the Group’s people strategy is our focus on employee engagement. Engagement is a key driver of productivity and performance, which creates the foundation of our performance culture. We encourage and focus on the behaviours that bring out the very best from every employee, assessing their performance not just on results but on how those results were achieved. To further embed these behaviours we have a remuneration programme in place, carefully designed to incentivise our employees to live our values every day.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Audit Manager, GCFO Finance

Job ID: 2200007114
Location: Lagos
Job: Audit
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Permanent

The Role Responsibilities

  • Group Internal Audit (GIA) in Standard Chartered Bank is looking for an exceptional and dynamic Senior Audit Manager to join our Finance GIA Team within the Group CFO audit team.
  • The Finance audit team provides coverage over the full suite of Finance globally. This includes coverage around Stress testing, Financial Controls, Financial Regulatory Reporting and Tax.
  • We pride ourselves in being Auditors of the Future, forward-looking and agile with a keen focus on Smarter Auditing. When you join us, you will enter a role that challenges the status quo, moves mindsets and be a part of the future of banking.
  • You will have a crucial role in providing audit coverage on stress testing, financial controls, financial regulatory reporting and tax.  This is a critical role, that provides exposure to auditing and risk management at a global scale and offers significant career development opportunities. The role reports to Head of Audit Finance.

Purpose

  • Lead all audit and risk assessment work on Finance.
  • Ensure audit work clearly identifies and provides assurance on all relevant risk types including financial reporting, tax and financial controls.
  • Establish relationships with senior business stakeholders in Finance, Tax and Stress Testing.

Strategy:

  • Support the HOA and SAMs where required, in the development of the GIA risk assessment and development of an appropriate audit plan for the HOA’s assigned portfolio.
  • Propose audits for coverage during the audit cycle based on their knowledge of the business.
  • Carry out their role in line with the Audit Charter and remain independent from management and free from interference.

Business:

  • Assist the HOA to effectively manage the cost of assigned audits within the allocated budget for audit engagements.

Audit Delivery:

  • Participate as team member or team leader for assigned audit work and potentially lead the more complex audits such as cross-functional and multi-location high risk audits.
  • Ensure that audit deliverables meet quality standards and timelines in line with the GIA methodology.
  • Draft and submit inputs to the audit scope (including the Audit Planning Memo and Controls document) proposed by the Audit Lead.
  • Assist in the drafting of the audit report in the GIA report review process.
  • Track the implementation/delivery of the agreed issues and action plans for the audits assigned, understanding the key risks arising, provide advice on resolution of issues to auditees/action plan owners and escalate audit findings that remain unresolved.

Risk Assessment:

  • Support the HOA to update the relevant assigned risk assessments on a regular basis to ensure that changes in risk profiles are identified in a timely manner, proposing changes to the assigned audit plan to the HOA, as appropriate.
  • Be prepared to raise issues/concerns outside the normal audit process.
  • At the request of the HOA, attend relevant meetings (e.g. PSCs, Management Groups and Committees) to keep up-to-date on key business matters and provide the right challenge to ensure risks are appropriately identified, discussed and timely remediation plans are put in place.
  • Review MI and reports regularly to keep up to date with key trends within the business.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the management of business units which fall under risk assessment responsibility.

People and Talent:

  • Demonstrate proactivity and positive engagement during team sessions.
  • Influence change within the department by highlighting potential enhancements.
  • Identify growth areas at the start of each audit and discuss with the Audit Lead on how best to work on them during the work.
  • Identify and successfully complete key internal training for self-development.
  • Support the HOA to proactively spot talent for GIA.

Governance:

  • Assist the HOA to manage the relevant Product/Country clients and establish good working relationships to help the businesses improve the control environment and keep updated with changes in the business impacting their risk profile.
  • Ensure clear communication of findings/issues/root causes to all relevant clients and monitor/escalate any overdue actions plans to the appropriate business manager and/or governance committee for resolution.
  • Ensure timely escalation of delays in execution of audit work, both to auditee management and GIA management.

Regulatory & Business Conduct:

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Support the GIA to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders:

  • Designated business stakeholders, typically related to individual audit assignments and the assigned portfolio.
  • GIA stakeholders – team leaders, team members, team managers, Product, Functional, Country and Regional Heads of Audit.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Embed Here for good and Group’s brand and values in GIA.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures

Job Requirements
Our Ideal Candidate:

  • A Bachelor’s or a Post-graduate Degree in Finance and / Accounting. Certified Public Accountant or equivalent.
  • A successful track record with a minimum of 5 years (Audit Manager) or 10 years (Senior Audit Manager) in Finance auditing with a bank, consulting organisation, Big-4 accounting firm.
  • Hands-on expert knowledge and successful track record of the following:
  • Financial Controls
  • Stress Testing
  • Financial regulatory reporting
  • Tax both direct and indirect taxes.
  • Track record of performing work independently with minimal supervision and meeting stretch timelines; comfortable to deal with ambiguity and solve problems.
  • Very good written communication skills, willingness to learn, be persuasive while being respectful to others and being open to contrary views.

Benefits
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies – everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

Application Closing Date
8th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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