Principal Auditor, CIB2S, IPS & GB – Assistant Vice President

Employment contract:

Permanent

Location:

London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Job/mission:

INTERNAL AUDIT - INSPECTION GENERALE

Reference:

12345727

Business Area/Dept Overview

The IG Hub UK is a geographical Hub, covering all activities in the UK and Channel Islands.
The Hub has five audit teams. These teams are split by business activity covering all activities within their area of responsibility. 
The Hub’s remit is to provide audit services to the Businesses, Operations and Functions in the UK and Channel Islands in close liaison with Senior Management and Head Office entities. The main focus is to help the organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the governance, risk management, and internal control processes. 
The CIB2S, IPS & GB team within the IG Hub is responsible for auditing:
• all securities services (CIB2S), and investment and protection services (IPS), across the UK and Channel Islands businesses; and
• global banking (GB) within the UK and Paris businesses.
Job Purpose

This role will be accountable for handling a range of complex assignments within the CIB2S, IPS & GB team, and will act as a key team member assisting senior team members to perform risk-based audit reviews and to identify and remediate issues in business processes and internal governance frameworks to support the business to achieve its objectives.
Core accountabilities of role

• Executes high quality and in-depth audit assignments, as well as ad-hoc projects and investigations (including Quality Assurance Reviews, regulatory assignments, and follow up of IG missions) and other audit related tasks (such as continuous / annual risk assessments or requests for audit recommendation closure, archiving, preparing restitution slides, and inputting findings, recommendations) to ensure that audits are effectively performed, maintained and coordinated within BNP Paribas IG Methodologies and Tools (including Data Analytics), procedures, guidelines and expectations. Consistently has regard to the main risks in the performance of all duties, and issues recommendations where appropriate and in line with best practices.
• Works under guidance from more senior team members to deliver assigned tasks in a timely manner. Where appropriate, refers unusual or complex issues to more senior colleagues for resolution and advice in a timely manner to ensure the business receives the appropriate level of professional support. 
• Ensures that relevant senior colleagues are kept updated on progress with assigned work on a continuous basis to ensure the smooth delivery of IG processes and service levels in accordance with the established procedures and guidelines.
• Establishes good relationships with auditees to ensure high quality of audit service is provided.
• May be required to provide managerial, coaching or appraisal functions for junior roles in the CIB2S, IPS & GB IG team where required to support the development of talent in the team, and provide adequate supervision to such team members. 
• Contributes to the maintenance and development of the data analytics tools and methodologies used by CIB2S, IPS & GB IG team.
Knowledge, Skill and Experience

Essential experience and competencies
• Professional qualification required with knowledge related to auditing activities in the banking / finance sector.
• Proven generalist experience as an auditor, either at a Bank or consulting firm, or other by conducting other relevant Internal/External Audits. 
• Knowledge of a wide range of IG principles, processes, regulations and legislation appropriate for the CIB2S, IPS & GB team and ability to translate knowledge and experience into recommendations to improve team operating practices.
• Strong analytical skills, including ability to understand quickly the critical steps in a process, synthesise and process complex information and understand the related risks of various natures, including use of data.
• Good people management skills and an ability to work with individuals to set individual objectives and manage performance to ensure their delivery. 
• Thorough and organised with an ability to prioritise and work under time-pressure.
• Excellent written and oral English skills in order to articulate technical issues and to be able to take the complex and make simple to enable effective communication with individuals across the business.
• Computer literacy and a good knowledge of standard computer software and able to learn and utilise specialist applications appropriately.
Preferred competencies
• Academic background in the Finance / Banking sector.
• IIA certification.
• Good knowledge of or appetite to learn Data Analytics.
It is preferred that the role holder will be willing to travel from time to time to perform their duties (in particular to Paris).
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