Audit Leader Job Description

Audit Leader Job Description

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Audit leader provides subject matter expertise in the subject areas (particularly Consumer Banking business and control & Corporate functions).

Audit Leader Duties & Responsibilities

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Department liaison working with the North American SOX Project Management Office and local company SOX Leads to assess risks, controls, and governance processes to assist management in demonstrating and maintaining compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and internal policies/procedures
Determine scope of clinical engagements and guide/assist consultants in performing clinical reviews
Provide proactive consulting and facilitation on risk, control, and governance processes for those clinical areas under review
Working specifically with leadership, you will identify new and emerging risks and then plan internally to monitor and control those risks
Collaborate with Auditors, Audit Managers, and clients to identify, evaluate, determine, and suggest creative, simple, value-added potential improvements in business and technology processes and department administration
Being the engagement team’s first point of call when using Analytics Solutions for troubleshooting or general functionality queries
Provide in-country support for data acquisition and extraction from clients’ accounting systems
Having a high level understanding of the system being supported and using Microsoft SQL and other necessary tools to troubleshoot any issues raised by the Audit practice
Management of the manipulation and technical support team (expected initially to consist of 4 staff), ensuring the support team is staffed appropriately based on the peaks and troughs of demand per audit busy seasons
Monitor performance of the ADC against budget and ensure high quality output within an appropriate time frame

Audit Leader Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Audit Leader

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, CISA, ITIL, PMP, ISO, ATEX, EASA, ISO9001, AS9100

Education for Audit Leader

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the audit leader job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, MBA, Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Education, Management

Skills for Audit Leader

Desired skills for audit leader include:

Job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience
Project management
Critical subject matter area
Various accounting methodologies and regulatory requirements
/HJ standards and general familiarity with other GB standards applicable to the industrial gases business is desirable
Banking functions typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience
Big 4 Accounting Firm Experience is Required
Business processes

Desired experience for audit leader includes:

Responsible for providing development and technical support on the key applications for the Inspection Group acting as the primary technology liaison for the Inspection Group with the Bank and BNPP Inspection Generale (IG)
5+ years relevant project/program management experience, preferably in financial services
Exceptional analytic and problem/issue resolution skills
Five or more years experience in auditing, information technology or general banking is required for IT Audit Team Leader I
A relevant professional designation (CISA, CISM, CISSP, CIA, CPA ) is required
Familiarity with internal audit, IT, and regulatory standards such as IIA, COBIT, FFIEC, OWASP, , is required

Audit Leader Examples


Audit Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an audit leader. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for audit leader
  • Take responsibility for cash collection and financial control of the ADC
  • Day-to-day coaching and training of ADC staff
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging security risks
  • Support the team in the execution of the audit methodology and assigned tasks
  • Leading testing of business systems/applications and other processes as per Audit policies, methodologies, and standards
  • Communicating well with clients and Audit team members
  • Engaging in relevant training regarding audit, businesses, financial controls, regulations
  • Completing audits within budgeted hours and target dates
  • Learning business strategies, processes and regulations effectively and quickly and is alert to the changing nature of risk
  • Adding value to client management through thoughtful analysis of current issues and effective communication with business managers both in person and in writing
Qualifications for audit leader
  • Banking or other financial institution expertise preferred
  • Building and maintaining collaborative relationships with Audit Department executives and staff in US and International locations key executives in the businesses and related functions to facilitate the execution of the audit plan the sharing of observations, information and ideas
  • Degree educated, however consideration will be given to other skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel (including formulae such as SUM, COUNT, IF, VLOOKUP, ISERROR)
  • Understanding of basic accounting and auditing principles
  • 15+ years recent experience working in a public accounting environment with a focus in Broker Dealers (minimum 25-50% focus)

Audit Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of audit leader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit leader
  • Following up and validating sustainable resolution of issues on a timely basis
  • Lead the annual assessment of internal controls over financial reporting as part of Honda’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance program
  • Working as leader of a team, the ASL functions as project manager to effectively and efficiently utilize internal and external resources to schedule and perform tests of internal controls, review the work products of the team to ensure quality and consistency, and report results
  • The ASL is expected to be close to the spot for their designated business functions, building strong relationships, keeping Audit management aware of significant developments affecting those organizations, assisting in developing and executing the business plan and challenging the status quo for continuous improvement
  • Facilitate execution of annual SOX test plan in a project manager role
  • Review work products of team members to ensure quality and adherence to professional standards
  • Communicate project plan status and results and evaluates management countermeasure activity
  • Build and maintain a 'trusted advisor' relationship with senior business leaders and stakeholders within the channel
  • Anticipate and recognize change throughout the organization
  • Manage a team of auditors to ensure efficient audit preparation & execution
Qualifications for audit leader
  • Minimum 2 years work experience as Accountant or Accounting Clerk in larger operation
  • Bachelor’s degree in business studies from an accredited college or university
  • Ability to manage performance of direct reports against stated objectives
  • Three to five years of experience with information security or in a technology related field
  • In-depth understanding of network and system security technology and practices across all major-computing areas (mainframe, client/server, PC/LAN, telephony)
  • Use that knowledge to contribute to the department’s overall risk assessment and plan development processes

Audit Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an audit leader. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for audit leader
  • Accepting service requests from ADC and their assignment to ADC team members for processing
  • Supervising, advising and monitoring assigned ADC team members in the completion and delivery of ADC services
  • Reviewing the work completed by ADC staff
  • Monitoring the ADC service demand for assigned country/region and working with ADC Leadership to plan staffing needs
  • Monitoring assigned team whereabouts on a daily basis, including being the first point of contact for an unexpected absence or timing issues
  • Evaluating and counselling assigned team members
  • Supporting development & update of ADC processes and trainings
  • Build capabilities and understanding of our audit process, foundational audit skills, and effective soft skills
  • Lead the organization and execution of audit staff recruiting efforts, scheduling and participation in candidate discussions and interviews
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of onboarding programs
Qualifications for audit leader
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology or related field (required)
  • Ten years (minimum) of professional audit and industry experience with superior advisory and consultative skills
  • Professional certification (CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA, PMP, ) (required)
  • Ability to travel as needed within North America or globally as necessary
  • Comprehensive knowledge of governmental and industry regulatory requirements as they pertain to SOX, is expected
  • Strong working knowledge of industry standards for the professional practice of internal auditing and internal control frameworks (e.g., COSO/COBIT)

Audit Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of audit leader. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for audit leader
  • Ensure that internal audit resources are appropriate, sufficient, and effectively deployed to achieve the approved plan
  • Provide supervision to ensure engagement objectives are achieved, quality is assured, and staff is developed
  • Evaluate internal control adequacy and effectiveness
  • Assist external auditors with year-end substantive and internal control testing
  • Responsible for managing and/or overseeing audit assignment simultaneously
  • Responsible for the reviews and drafting of audit conclusions based on the results of the design and operating effectiveness testing completed
  • Responsible for audits related to financial reporting and/or financial risk areas, , other areas as needed
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of auditors by providing guidance and expert advice with respect to practices and standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors, monitoring their progress and providing input in the preparation of performance evaluation
  • Conduct complex audits, reviews and studies by developing and recommending solutions
  • Conduct preliminary research, interviews with Directors General and the Senior Executive to identify issues for the development of the scope and objectives
Qualifications for audit leader
  • Professional certification (such as CISA, CPA, CIA, or CISSP) and/or advanced degree highly desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and high proficiency in MS Office products expected
  • Knows and applies Honda Philosophy and Honda Quality tools and concepts (DST-PDCA, Situation Appraisal, Decision Analysis)
  • Detail oriented with a high degree of analytical skills and demonstrated ability to apply problem-solving techniques
  • Able to handle difficult situations and conflict when necessary
  • Experience managing supplier relationships and expertise in using License Management systems

Audit Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of audit leader. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for audit leader
  • Identify management concepts, theories, practices and methodologies to be used
  • Conduct interviews with employees and managers to collect information and prepare and write concise and detailed reports
  • Analyse and interpret information collected in relation to the criteria to identify linkages, causes and effects
  • Develop a strategy and approach to report the findings, conclusions and recommendations to management teams of the area audited and assess the adequacy of their responses and if required adjust the report accordingly
  • Prepare and write complex reports tabled at Audit Committee and approved by the Director
  • Attend external audit forums and meetings in the federal government auditing community
  • Participate in the annual update of the Risk-based Audit Plan
  • Defining the support structure to enable consistent and successful inspections depending on the scope of the audit, , engaging local Regulatory, Quality, and other functional subject matter experts to connect site/function centric activities with expectations, goals, and overall audit support strategy
  • Identifying applicable standards and regulations for inspection and ensuring expectations are understood by supporting teams, performing mock audits and training where needed
  • Being the engagement team’s first point of call when using the Analytics Solution for troubleshooting or general functionality queries
Qualifications for audit leader
  • Moderate travel, approximately 65%, with international travel required
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with concentration in business, economics, accounting, or finance preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years IS auditing experience and/or application development or technical experience related to the AWS Cloud, Unix/Linux, Windows, or Oracle
  • Experience with Data Analytics tools, such as ACL and Tableau, highly preferred
  • The position requires extensive experience in planning and delivering audits and/or specialist skills
  • Experience in key financial processes, financial reporting or Risk Management (operational, market, credit, liquidity) or in Technology audits are strongly researched in internal control systems either as an internal or external auditor will be seen as an advantage

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