Senior Assistant Manager, Internal Audit

Senior Assistant Manager, Internal Audit

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co (Phils) Inc( Manulife Philippines )
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam
5-8 years
Not Specified

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Job Description
General Description:
Audit Services in Vietnam conducts risk-based assessments over the effectiveness of controls of respective business units; and provides recommendations and business insights to management to enhance control environment while remain independent. The assurance services assist senior management and the board of directors in discharging their responsibilities for overseeing the management of risk in Manulife. The audit team in Vietnam reports to the Audit Director based in Hong Kong.
The senior assistant manager of Audit Services Vietnam is accountable for planning, executing and completing audit projects (including key risk audits, key risk reviews, consulting, investigations and other special projects), which are of high quality, cost-effective, value-added and risk-based.
Responsibilities:
Assist in preparing annual audit plan based on risks and applicable requirements for assigned areas. Assist in preparing presentation materials for various committees and executive meetings. Plan and execute /lead various types of audits (including Sarbanes-Oxley Project (aka SOX)) in accordance with the audit methodology, departmental standards and regulatory requirements. Evaluate the management of risk and internal controls in business. Present findings to and reach agreement with the business unit management; make practical and value-added recommendations to improve control environment and efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Prepare audit reports; audit reports are to be clear, concise and well-organized, and issued within departmental service standards. Utilize data analytics techniques to improve effectiveness and efficiency of audit process. Ensure quality of work completed. Execute various types of audits within time budgets and target dates, reporting any timing problems or budget over-runs to responsible project leads and Directors. Assist business unit management by providing consulting advices. Follow-up with business unit management regularly on the status/implementation of remediation actions for timely audit issue closure.  Actively participates in departmental initiatives. Provide guidance and coaching to team members Manage projects within time budgets and target dates, reporting any timing problems or budget over-runs to audit management.
Individual Accountabilities:
  • Plan and execute high quality audits (including issue follow up) in accordance with the audit manual, corresponding instruction guides, and departmental requirements.
  • Achieve target utilization rate.
  • Escalate matters to Audit Management according to protocols.

Key Shared Accountabilities:
  • Establish and deliver overall audit plan.
  • Assess the audit issues ratings, report ratings, and control awareness ratings.
  • Provide recommendation and business insights to management to enhance control environment, while remain independent.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies/Education:
  • 5+ years relevant experience.
  • Good knowledge of life insurance and asset management business, audit methodologies, control frameworks and risk management techniques.
  • A fast learner.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written. Able to deal with confrontations and resolve conflicts.
  • Proven relationship skills including a demonstrated ability to deal effectively with staff at all levels to Assistant Vice President
  • Results oriented; able to strike balance on multiple priorities and projects
  • Sound business judgment in assessing significance of issues and developing value added recommendations
  • Commitment to quality
  • Recognized accounting (CA, CMA, CGA, CPA) or auditing (CIA, CISA) professional designation
  • Strong team-player and willing shares ideas and knowledge. Able to collaborate with different team members in a multi-cultural environment. Leadership experience is a plus.
  • Actively seeks feedback from others and incorporates any necessary changes. At the same time, provide clear and timely constructive feedback.
  • Challenges the status quo and proactively makes suggestions for continuous improvement

Problems/Challenges:
Effectively communicate with business unit senior management and staff, to present audit findings clearly and concisely, reach agreement on appropriate solutions to risk management and operational efficiency issues. Prioritization and time management in a multi-tasking environment. Need to work overtime to meet internal or external deadlines. Analyze business processes and controls over a wide diversity of operations across Asia, including in life and asset management business, identify key risks and control deficiencies, and develop practical and value-added recommendations for management implementation exercising sound business judgment. Establishing a high level of credibility and maintaining sound business relationships with business unit and department management and staff. Be the relationship manager of assigned functions. Some business travels within Asia region, when needed.
If you are ready to unleash your potential it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.
About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of June 30, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.9 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.6 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as MFC on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under 945 in Hong Kong.
Manulife is an equal opportunity employer.   We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals.  We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground.
It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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