||〇Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary duties of the position will include, but is not limited to:
・Participate in the planning and overall management of assigned internal audits, including supervision of staff, as needed.
・Coordinate and execute the analysis of risk in areas of assigned audit responsibility and prepare proposed internal audit plans based on the results of the risk analysis.
・Schedule planned audits and coordinate planning for specific audits.
・Prepare and execute audit programs and approaches that meet the objectives of those audits, with a focus on internal control design and testing, including documenting control weaknesses or inefficiencies and managing the completion of the audit within the given timeframe.
・Exercise individual judgment and initiative in selecting emphasis for coverage within an audit, and determining and locating sources of information.
・Prepare audit results and conduct entry/exit meetings to obtain management concurrence and responses.
・Prepare audit reports and clear those reports with auditees prior to issuance.
・Perform follow-up on previously identified audit findings and management’s action
・Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all business partners.
・Promote agility, innovation and continuous improvement within the internal audit function.
・Keep others on the Internal Audit team informed of audit activities, as required.
・Provide relevant information on Japan regulations within internal audit teams.
・Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Regional Director or Director.
・Actively contribute to developing a culture of risk and control awareness throughout
・Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other related field
・Advanced degree (e.g. master's or doctoral degrees) a plus
・CFA, CPA / ACCA, CIA, or CIMA are preferred
・Minimum of 7 years’ experience in public accounting and/or assurance functions
・Experience within the asset management or securities industries
・Good practical understanding of relevant JFSA regulations
・Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Japanese and English)
・Excellent relationship, project and team management skills
・Agile and commercial mindset, willing to challenge the status-quo
・Able to identify business governance, risk and controls, thoroughly investigate a variety of matters, and determine the recommended course of action
・Able to complete multiple work assignments simultaneously
・Self-starter, comfortable working in a team environment without direct supervision
・Results-oriented, comfortable as an individual contributor on certain assignments
・Able to thrive in a diverse, cross-functional, international environment
・Demonstrates high professional ethics
・Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, Power point, Access etc.)
・Able to adapt to a changing environment
・Potential for travel up to 10% of the time