Internal Audit Manager - Level 4

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

 

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

 

Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as an Internal Audit Manager, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

 

What’s it all about?

Based in London (Paddington), the Internal Audit Manager will participate on and/or lead audit engagements of company activities under the supervision of a Director or Senior Director. Manage or assist in the design and drive the execution of key areas of each audit engagement, while assisting more junior members of the team where appropriate. Serve as a key contact with client management, explaining the audit process and scope, keeping management apprised of audit progress and issues, and effectively delivering audit results to all levels of management. Stay abreast of company business strategies, industry advances and the risk profile of assigned business areas to ensure relevancy of audit approach.

The main purpose of the role is to execute internal audits covering all aspects of Visa’s operations; with a key focus business processes and risks and evaluating internal controls to provide an independent appraisal of Visa’s internal control environment.

This position will include responsibility for the execution of complex audit projects in accordance with plan. The Manager should expect to assume a lead role in managing the completion of audit assignments both locally and assist in some global audits, working under the direction of the VE Director of Internal Audit and for global audit, a US based auditors-in-charge. 

What we expect of you, day to day. 

  • Assist with coordination and/or lead the execution of selected complex projects in areas of specialization and expertise.

  • Assist in drafting and presenting reports to client managers on the effectiveness of their business unit's internal control structure along with recommendations that improve the effectiveness and/or efficiency of a control or process.

  • Draft and review preliminary audit findings and management action plans, and ensure issues are appropriately vetted and constructed given the circumstances.

  • Act as the in-charge for selected audit projects, conducting the audit planning, overseeing the execution of the audit, and leading closing activities. Supervision includes assessing project status and results and overseeing timely completion, including work paper review and report preparation.

  • Assist in providing direction to auditors to ensure that audits are performed in accordance with department and professional standards.  Review audit work papers as requested by Director or Chief Auditor.

  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with appropriate levels of management to ensure that Audit is aware of changes in business activities and objectives, and a necessary audit response is developed.

  • Interact with the client leaders and the Audit Leadership Team to offer consultation and ensure quality control of Audit Department practices.

  • Actively assist in risk assessment, planning, and audit scope development as well as project coordination and execution on large, complex projects.  Assist in preparation of audit scope, work program, and testing plan for each audit assignment.

  • Assess audit findings including control weaknesses with an appropriate degree of professional skepticism, seeking to fully understand risks to the company. Assist business partners with the development of Management Action Plans to mitigate weaknesses, providing thought leadership on the appropriateness of the Plan.

  • Provide control advisory services to management to assist in redesign efforts that improve the control environment.

  • Promote new ideas and new ways of executing projects and internal infrastructure enhancements.  Demonstrate commitment to Visa’s and Internal Audit’s strategic vision, be a self-starter, and promote project ownership and responsibility for actions.

  • Assist in preparation of performance evaluations for auditors.

  • Interact with Audit project team members in working towards Departmental goals.  Demonstrate ability to resolve team conflicts and to bring the group together to enhance project results through group planning, feedback and development skills.

  • Provide ongoing training and coaching to Audit professionals of various levels and experience.

  • For Special Projects, assist as assigned:

    • Participate in activities related to systems development, new products, mergers and acquisitions, and analyze new policies to ensure that control considerations are evaluated in the early stages of these activities.

    • Provide control advisory services to management to assist in redesign efforts that improve the control environment.

    • Enhance Audit's policies, procedures and methodologies to improve Audit's effectiveness in achieving its Charter.

Qualifications

What we’re after…

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent professional experience, in business, accounting, or related field.

  • Intellectually curious and interested in learning

  • Relevant audit experience, preferably with a large financial institution, or Big 4 assurance experience.

  • Demonstrated experience managing audits within a complex operational and regulatory environment.

  • Strong supervisory and time management skills.

  • Experiencing in managing a staff of diverse professionals.

  • Experience evaluating controls associated with complex business processes.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills

  • ACA, CPA, CIA or other relevant professional certification highly desired

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%.

Additional Information

Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

 

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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