Junior Internal Auditor

Natixis Global Asset Management Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 months ago

Overall Summary:

In 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 IM entities' overall operations.

The Internal Audit Senior is a key member of the internal audit team. He/she will lead audit engagements globally, 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 oversee 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. Those recommendations mitigate weaknesses identified in the systems, processes and controls of Natixis IM and its affiliates, and they help Natixis IM to enhance the effectiveness of its processes and thus to achieve its objectives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan, schedule and oversee the auditing process for his/her engagements

  • Participate in affiliate meetings and lead day-to-day communication (point-of-contact) with affiliate

  • Allocate responsibilities to junior and staff auditors

  • Develop testing plan and identification of key controls

  • Perform effective risk and control assessments, and execute testing as needed

  • Review team members' works for accuracy and compliance

  • Complete audits on time and submit reports to the audit manager

  • Present audit findings and find ways to increase compliance and efficiency

  • Issue the draft internal audit report

  • Follow up on implementation of action plans

  • Coordinate several audits in parallel, at different stages of completion

  • Support team members in resolving issues identified during the engagements

  • Provide feedback to Auditors and complete performance reviews

  • Identify potential gaps in the team's knowledge and implement strategies to fill them

  • Communicate ideas to improve work within the Internal Audit Department, including software, reporting and various tools and procedures

  • Participate in maintaining the Internal Audit Library

  • Contribute to internal quality assurance review

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to analyze and summarize

  • Autonomy in leading fieldwork audit assignments that will contribute to the overall execution of the audit engagements

  • Ability to maintain high visibility with Natixis IM Senior Management

  • Regular communication with business lines of multiple affiliates

  • Up to 40% travelling to non-Boston-based affiliates, including overseas

  • Strong organizational skills

  • In-depth understanding of auditing and control practices

  • Knowledge of financial products, market or operational risk management practices

  • Knowledge in asset management risk management and compliance

  • Ability to manage teams of auditors

  • Ability to handle project budgeting

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Rigor and independence of mind

  • Autonomy in overseeing projects to their completion

  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills, including communication with senior management

  • Integrity and reliability

  • Attention to detail

  • Proven experience as an auditor

  • Proficient in manipulating and analyzing data

  • BSc/BA in Accounting or Finance; master's degree and professional certification (e.g. CPA, CIA, CFA, CISA) are pluses

  • Fluent in French would be a plus

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Junior Internal Auditor

Natixis Global Asset Management