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Senior Internal Auditor

Company: Natixis Global Asset Management
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionOverall MissionIn compliance with the International Professional Practices Framework as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Internal Audit is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve Natixis Investment Managers (IM) entities' overall operations.The Internal Audit Senior is a key member of the internal audit team. He/she will lead audit engagements globally and be in-charge of audit execution, specifically focusing on organizing and directing fieldwork, risk assessment and testing of the internal control environment, using a risk based audit methodology.The Internal Audit Senior will analyze data, facts and test results to draw appropriate conclusions regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of the Audited Unit's internal controls, and communicate control weaknesses directly with the Audit Team Management.The Internal Audit Senior will supervise the engagement team member's work, develop and write-up audit findings, make recommendations in a draft internal audit report for review by the Audit Manager/Senior Manager. Those recommendations mitigate weaknesses identified in the systems, processes and controls of Natixis IM and its affiliates, and they help Natixis IM to improve the effectiveness of its processes and thus to achieve its objectives.The role requires:Ability to analyze and summarizeAutonomy in leading fieldwork audit assignments that will contribute to the overall execution of the audit engagementsEffectively engage Audit Management to communicate prioritiesRegular communication with business divisions in multiple affiliatesUp to 40% travel to non-Boston-based affiliates, including overseasResponsibilities:Execution of internal audit assignmentsPlan, schedule and supervise the auditing process for his/her engagementsParticipate in affiliate meetings and lead day-to-day communication (point-of-contact) with affiliateAllocate responsibilities to junior and staff auditorsDevelop testing plan and identification of key controlsPerform effective risk and control assessments, and execute testing as neededReview team members' works for accuracy and complianceComplete audits on time and submit reports to the Audit Manager/ Senior ManagerPresent audit findings and find ways to increase compliance and efficiencyIssue the draft internal audit reportFollow up on implementation of action plansCoordinate several audits in parallel, at different stages of completionTeam ManagementSupport team members in resolving issues identified during the engagementsDeliver feedback to Auditors and complete performance reviewsIdentify potential gaps in the team's knowledge and implement strategies to fill themContribution to the overall performance of the Internal Audit DepartmentCommunicate ideas to improve work within the Internal Audit Department, including software, reporting and various tools and proceduresParticipate in maintaining the Internal Audit LibraryContribute to internal quality assurance reviewQualifications and experienceStrong organizational skillsIn-depth understanding of auditing and control practicesKnowledge of financial products, market or operational risk management practicesKnowledge in asset management, risk management and complianceAbility to lead teams of auditorsAbility to handle project budgetingCritical thinking and problem-solving skillsIndependence of mindAutonomy in leading projects to completionEffective communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to engage with senior managementIntegrity and reliabilityAttention to detailQualifications and experience:Prior audit experienceProficient in manipulating and analyzing dataBS/BA in Accounting or Finance; master's degree and professional certification (e.g. CPA, CIA, CFA, CISA) are plusesProficient in French would be a plus#NatixisIMCultureNatixis Investment Managers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Natixis Global Asset Management, Boston , Senior Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Boston, Massachusetts

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