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The Manager II, Audit Services is a key senior position within the global Audit Services organization, responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight for all Audit Services operations in India, including the following matrix teams Business Operations, Global Business Services, Legal Entity, Data Analytics, and IT Audit The role will ensure the successful build out and management of the team in India and will be expected to perform at an advanced professional level, demonstrating subject matter expertise, constructively reviewing, challenging and improving upon the audit scope, overall approach, testing program and reporting, ensuring compliance with Audit Services policy and procedures as well as providing organizational thought-leadership

This senior role will be a strong leader, with broad management experience, who has demonstrated previous success in managing, retaining, building, and developing teams They will bring strong written and oral communication skills, promote a collaborative environment, actively communicate globally, and help enhance the risk and control environment for the organization In addition, they will effectively collaborate with local and functional partners in the Audit Services function as well as corporate leaders

The successful individual will build and maintain vital relationships with the business, operational, and corporate teams globally and in the Head Office in Chicago, and will report to the Head of APAC Audit Services in Melbourne, Australia This individual will also manage a team of approximately 17 plus partners with potential for future growth



Provide strategic thinking and guidance to the operating model, planning, organization and direction of the India Audit Services function
Work with global teams to ensure the risk-based audit program captures and covers relevant activities and functions
Improve risk management, control, and governance effectiveness through systematic, disciplined audit evaluations
Establish strong working relationships and open communication with stakeholders from diverse groups and levels, including APAC senior and executive management
Actively attend, participate in, and present to various organizational and governance committees
Provide insights and audit observations to senior management/stakeholders for challenge and discussion
Manage India team resourcing schedules and locations to support delivery of Audit strategy
Challenge the audit team on coverage including comprehensiveness of risks, controls and corresponding test steps
Partner with functional leadership on global context, team needs, and opportunities within the locations


Oversee, manage, and direct the planning and audit plan for the India Audit Services team, evaluating first- and second-line risks and controls
Ensure the delivery of efficient, timely, high-quality audits
Escalate to Management on a timely basis any delays to audit deliverables
Ensure timely reporting on Audit Services matters to management and appropriate governance bodies
Be a trusted advisor by gathering and interpreting disparate information from multiple sources for sharing with key stakeholders
Ensure that India Audit Service is integrated, aligned and operating effectively as part of the broader APAC community
Proactively identify efficiencies and synergies in operational activities
Review, recommend, and implement process improvements identified in day-to-day activities
Proactively manage resourcing schedules to ensure delivery of priorities
Take ownership of India Audit Services hiring process (including management of backfill posts), succession planning, promotions, partner retention, performance management, and training for partners with input from functional managers

Talent Management

Provide leadership, training, guidance, and coaching to the India Audit Services Team
Foster a high performing India Audit Services team culture by encouraging employee participation, teamwork and communication
Manage and develop a high performing India Audit Services team
Develop the India Audit Services teams capability to articulate core audit objectives, risks and procedures
Encourage the development of India Audit Services teams knowledge to act as the local experts to global Audit counterparts on operations and functions residing in India
Oversee the professional development and performance management processes by providing effective feedback
Develop the team s analytical approach by identifying trends of activities across the business unit/corporate function
Set the local context and culture for the team in sync with the overall department tone
Complete annual performance reviews, in consultation with the onshore functional manager to agree ratings
Make recommendations on moving partners within or cross practices as deemed appropriate, providing rationale to functional managers
Drive partners knowledge, experience, and expertise in business/functional, regulatory, data and technology
Enable team members to be visible and to effectively engage with senior functional leaders in global locations
Celebrate individual partner and team achievements, recognizing valued contributions

A College or University degree in a relevant discipline is required
15+ yrs experience, ideally within the financial services industry
Relevant audit experience at a financial institution or similar public accounting experience
Ideally a professional certification (eg, CPA, CISA, CIA, ACA, ACCA) and/or an MBA


Strong people management, analytical, leadership, organizational, and influencing skills
Ability to identify and drive key priorities and goals, and establish executable work plans
Demonstrate behaviors that reinforce the values and ethical standards of the Corporation at all times; execute with the highest professional and ethical standards
Able to constructively challenge and influence stakeholders of differing viewpoints to reach consensus
Ability to lead and motivate teams of varying skill and knowledge levels
Ability to work autonomously and make sound business judgments in resolving routine and complex issues
Adaptability, multi-tasking, and creative thinking to meet strict deadlines and manage other projects
Anticipate needs or questions/concerns of audience, proactively develop and propose solutions, and communicate actively
Strong oversight and execution skills
Ability to flexibly manage critical issues, deadlines, variable workloads, and realign priorities and deliverables as needed
Proven ability to manage and direct teams across multiple, complex efforts under a matrix management structure (direct and functional teams)
Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Ability and experience presenting at all levels, including board level
Ability to proactively assess issues, identify solutions and problem solve with attention to detail, and communicate actively


Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Industry : Banking / Financial Services
Salary : Not Disclosed
Deadline : 17th Mar 2020

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