Head of Internal Audit

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Our client is A Leading Life Insurance Firm in Hong Kong


  • Drive internal audit efforts to increase overall value to the business
  • Attend and provide updates/report to relevant executive meetings and Committees as appropriate.
  • Develop and /or refine or apply new audit methodologies to improve the audit process.
  • Work collaboratively with business and operational areas. 
  • Provide management with an objective review of risks and controls from an independent view.
  • Remain active with appropriate external professional organizations and keep informed on developments in the field of auditing, industry regulation and insurance practices.
  • Deploy, develop, maintain and align the audit department resources in accordance with the current and future needs of the business and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate with local regulator regarding internal audit matters and regulatory filings.
  • Conduct continuous assessment of internal and external business risks, develop, execute and provide oversight of audit plan covering identified risks, make effective and efficient use of audit resources in line with audit risk methodology
  • Manage and execute comprehensive process audits using department guidelines, knowledge of the business, and understanding of controls to provide management with an independent appraisal of the control environment
  • Analyze and assess the impact of audit findings and recommendations on future operating environment. Assess effectiveness of key action plans to resolve control issues or risks.
  • Review and determine the Business’ compliance with established policies, procedures, laws and regulations, and existing regulatory requirements.
  • Perform risk assessments, develops, manages and executes quarterly audit plan activities
  • Responsible for leading discussions with Senior Management, regarding Audit planning and reviews
  • Lead or participate in team or department level projects and initiatives ensuring that goals and target dates are met and the work product is of high quality
  • Achieve goals and execute audit plan in a team environment; be viewed as a valued member of the team; balances multiple responsibilities
  • Prepares Audit Committee meeting package according to the local regulatory requirements and corporate IA requirements
  • Manages and coordinate requests of the Audit Committee.


  • Minimum 8-10+ years of proven and progressively responsible audit experience including roles in audit control, public accounting, risk management and/or advisory experience. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of audit practices, procedures and principles with the ability to interpret and analyze complex concepts and apply these in innovative ways.  
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted audit standards and principles.
  • Business experience in financial services with preference for insurance, sales and distribution practices, compliance functions, product structure, commission payment structures and risk management.
  • Strong managerial, communications, analytical, problem solving and inter personal skills.
  • Highly motivated for learning and self-development and continuous improvement. 
  • High degree of proficiency of knowledge and skills in the Internal Audit Competencies of: Effective Communications, Risk and Controls, Business Knowledge, Relationship Management and Teamwork.
  • Demonstrate a keen awareness of business priorities and adjusts work effort accordingly.
  • Provide input to the performance management and development process for staff members.
  • Creates a reputation of communicating effectively with technical and business staff.
  • Use active listening and probing techniques to surface problems or issues.
  • An undergraduate degree is required; MBA, CPA, CIA or equivalent professional qualification preferred.

Interested parties, please send your CV in MS Word format with an indication on present and expected salary to Mr. Lee via email at alee@wwhcc.com, thanks!