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Internal Audit Manager - Life Insurance

This department is considered as an industry frontrunner in adopting digitalization, Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and AI in its audit practice, and it consists of 300+ employees in global, regional and local audit roles. Japan IA consists of 50+ auditors across finance, technology, insurance operations, actuarial, data governance and data analytics areas.

The role of the Audit Manager is:

  • Delivering and managing audit assignments to ensure that all business and regulatory risks are anticipated, identified, recognized and appropriately managed in alignment with the departmental audit plan and initiatives.

  • Applying the Firm Audit Approach to audit assignments in a professional and effective manner in order to provide management with a fair, objective and technically accurate assessment of their system of internal controls.

  • Supporting the Audit Director / Assistant Vice Presidents in relation to the delivery of the audit plan and departmental activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understanding and working together with Audit Director or Assistant Vice President’s expectations regarding deliverables and timeframes for audit projects on the audit plan.

  • Drive internal audit efforts to increase overall value to the business.

  • 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.

  • Provide proactive and relevant management reporting of audit activities and results to Audit Director or Assistant Vice President.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with preference for major in Business, Economics, Finance, Law or Accounting.

  • 8+ years of audit experience.

  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Audit Standards, IIA Standards, risk and controls, audit sampling and testing methodologies, SOX (or J-SOX) requirements, risk management, regulatory reporting and data governance.

  • Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: insurance sales, sales management, insurance operations, risk management and compliance.

  • Ability to understand and analyze data to plan and execute audit.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Japanese and English.

Preferred Experience:

  • Big 4 experience and/or internal audit in the financial service industry.

  • CPA (Japanese or US), CIA, CISA, CFA or similar designation.

  • Proficient with data analysis tools and techniques such as Excel/ACL/Tableau/Power BI and other tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence business stakeholders as well as coach audit team members.

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