Citi GF - Audit Director (Quality Assurance) in Singapore, Singapore

  • Primary Location: Singapore,Singapore,Singapore

  • Other Location: HK,Hong Kong,Hong Kong

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Audit

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 25 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 17070941


  • Job Title : 0150011

  • Business/Function : Quality Assurance

  • Division : QA

  • C Level/Functional Title : C15 Director

  • Location : Singapore/Hong Kong

  • Reporting to : Chief Auditor QA

Job Description

Function Background/Context:

  • Internal Audit is a global organization of over 1800 professionals covering Citi's global businesses and service to clients and customers in over 180 countries. Citi's Internal Audit division provides independent assessments of the company's governance, risk management and internal control environment for key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, senior management and Citi’s numerous regulators globally. Internal Audit is a change agent within Citi aimed to enhance the control culture of Citigroup worldwide and thereby support senior management decision making around the globe

  • IA is a change agent within Citi to enhance the control culture of Citi worldwide and thereby support senior management decision making around the world

Job Purpose:

This role provides the Internal Audit organization with strategic direction in the establishment of risk-based auditing and reporting methodologies, organization design, and effective positioning of the function to ensure provision of independent assurance which is consistent and aligned with Citigroup and Citibank business objectives, and for a sub set of a product line/function entity ensures the timely delivery of high quality, value added assurance and audit reports which meet the requirements of the Boards of Citigroup and Citibank, their affiliates and of Citi’s respective regulators, globally.

The position is based in Singapore/Hong Kong and is a C15 (Director) role, reporting to the Quality Assurance (QA) Chief Auditor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • QA partner to Chief Audit Executives and Heads of Audit (HoAs) in APAC as well as working with Regional Chief Auditor in Hong Kong

  • Execution of regular period scorecard reviews and share best practice and common pitfalls with relevant teams and provide bite size training as and when needed

  • Assisting in the review and improvement of global Internal Audit methodology and practices

  • Drafting and presenting methodology documents, guidance notes and practice guides

  • Developing and rolling out targeted methodology training

  • Providing day to day support and guidance to auditors on methodology-related matters

  • Share industry best practice, common pitfalls with teams globally

  • QA of completed Risk Assessments, Quarterly Refresh as part of Quarterly Business Monitoring

  • Conduct Stakeholder feedback program using QA framework. Feedback loop into methodology and training communicated to the Chief Auditor Strategy, QA, Methodology and Communications

  • QA Internal Audit presentations for Audit Committees, Management Committees and stakeholder meetings including BRCC, and CCO reporting

  • Leading QA Thematic Review

  • Conduct pro-active "hot reviews", Internal Audit location reviews (site reviews), an efficient and effective scorecard evaluation and reporting mechanism, a continuous improvement program and other solutions to drive a best in class quality assurance function for a leading global financial services group

  • Working with the QA team to develop a methodology to provide a valued interactive program of support and assurance to subsidiary boards and audit committees, as appropriate, on issues, trends, root causes and impacts to the respective business activities and the group

  • Promote knowledge sharing and promulgation of best practices across IA and Citigroup


Person Specification

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Candidates should have at least 15 years of diversified financial management experience, ideally including experience in audit or a related field. Experience in working with international operations and teams. The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of operations and control systems as well as an understanding of best-in-class audit methodologies. The candidate must be proficient in risk and control analysis and audit concepts for a full range of products and specialized areas and will be skilled at analyzing root causes of problems and anticipating 'horizon' issues. Related certifications (ACA, CPA, CFA, MBA, CIA) are a plus

  • Candidates should have experience in dealing with bank regulators and have a good understanding of the APAC banking regulatory environment.

  • The Quality Assurance Director will be a strong, energetic individual with a proven track record in managing high-performance teams and mobilizing resources for productive and innovative change

  • Candidates must have effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views. Strong presentation and relationship management skills are essential. This individual must be an articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with an energetic, charismatic and approachable style

  • Candidates must have effective persuasion skills, the ability to work effectively at the highest levels of the organization, and will display highly effective networking and influencing skills