The Audit Manager role is based within Internal Audit. The role of the Audit Manager is to :
Leading the delivery of audits, some major and / or highly complex, which provide internal customers and stakeholders with critical assessments of the HSBC governance, risk and internal control frameworks.
Ensuring that audit assignments are completed in a timely and efficient manner with due respect to the standards established by Global Internal Audit (GBL INA), industry best practices and the relevant risk and regulatory environment.
Providing specialist professional advice on audit findings and recommendations, thus ensuring that they are both fully understood and properly implemented by management..
Your responsibilities will include :
Develop a good understanding of the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of the banks' current business model and how that might impact an audit.
Fully understand the impact of their audit findings, including recommendations for improvements in business processes, on the current and future business model and operating environment.
Ensure that work at all times suitably reflects the changing scope, nature and risk profile of the business, thereby optimising the audit value-added.
Ensure that the scope, approach and methodology of each audit are fully reflective of the importance of HSBC’s focus on its customers and the quality of the operating environment necessary to support that focus.
Clearly communicate issues and associated risks and identify the root cause and the possible strategic implications.
Understand the roles and interests of the various business stakeholders as a basis for engaging them at the right level, on the right issues and in the appropriate context.
Engage stakeholders to obtain a deeper understanding of their business, its requirements and the implications for audit.
Build trust and credibility with stakeholders in order to objectively engage them and where appropriate challenge their views.
Demonstrate analytical thinking, sound judgement and critical analysis, attention to detail and provide value-added advice.
Present audit reports to management / stakeholders, evaluate the adequacy of their action plans and monitor its implementation.
Deliver fair outcomes for our customers and ensure own conduct maintains the orderly and transparent operation of financial markets.
Effectively communicate with all members of the audit team and senior audit management throughout each stage of the audit from planning through to completion.
Ensure that each member of the audit team is provided with an appropriate platform for airing their views and suggestions.
Ensure that the members of each audit team have a full and complete understanding of the nature and scope of the risks involved in the business being audited.
Engage, coach, develop and provide the necessary guidance and support to each member of an audit team and manage their performance throughout each stage.
In exercising leadership of audit teams / groups, remain cognisant of emerging and horizon risks and where appropriate re-
evaluate goals and objectives.
Ensure that audit information requests submitted to management and staff are appropriate and relevant to the scope of the audit.
Ensure that audits are executed in accordance with the management and oversight standards established within GBL INA as well as professional best practices.
Design, plan and execute assignments that are consistent with the nature and scope of the business, its risks and the materiality of those risks.
Complete assignments efficiently and effectively with due regards to the risks, scope, nature and materiality of each business unit.
Prioritise work and the delegation of assignments in accordance with and due regards to the nature of the business and the risks being incurred.
Ensure that audit reporting properly highlights all material risks and these are presented to the appropriate levels of management.
The ideal candidate for this role will have the below experience and qualifications :
A master degree or higher in a quantitative subject or evidence of a very solid understanding of general statistical modelling principles, techniques, applications, data issues, economic intuition behind models and the associated practical modelling risks.
Experience and aptitude in a number of technical areas, including credit risk modelling, Basel internal rating system development, Financial Crime Compliance models, Operational Risk modelling, financial mathematics, derivatives, analysis of market risk, econometric modelling, stress testing, scenario analysis, and actuarial modelling.
Experience in financial services, with deep knowledge or one or more businesses and products in which models are developed or applied : e.
g., front-office trading desks, bank risk functions, risk consulting and insurance actuary.
Past working experience in a relevant role, i.e. Internal Audit is desirable but not essential
Excellent written and spoken communication skills; an ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences
Built effective networks across business areas, developing relationships based on mutual trust and encouraging others to do the same
A track record of making complex business decisions with authority, even in times of ambiguity, considering the potential long term risks and implications
Experience of creating and deploying comprehensive business / operating plans which consistently deliver desired results
A comprehensive understanding of risk management and proven experience of ensuring own / others' compliance with relevant regulatory processes
The base location for this role is Park Street, London.
HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment.