Senior Internal Auditor

  • 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

What's it all about?

We are currently looking for an ambitious and dynamic auditor to join our expanding Internal Audit department. There is real opportunity for growth by covering a broad array of audits and gaining experience across Visa’s various business units.

The main purpose of the role is to execute internal audits covering all aspects of Visa’s operations; assessing business processes and risks and evaluating internal controls to provide an independent appraisal of Visa’s internal control environment. Recommendations to improve business processes and controls, and contribution towards greater business efficiency will be key deliverables.

It is expected that this position will include responsibility for the execution of complex audit projects in accordance with plan. The Senior Internal Auditor should expect to assume a lead role in managing the completion of audit assignments under the direction of the Internal Audit management team.

What we expect from you, day to day

  • Develop work program, in consultation with the auditor in-charge, for efficient tests of key controls

  • Execute specific areas of a project, performing audit work using the standard audit methodology to evaluate risk, determine control objectives, and verify the extent to which client techniques meet objectives.

  • Document test results in work papers ready for review by the auditor in-charge.

  • Inform auditor in-charge of project status and results.

  • Interacts with management to assess audit findings including control weaknesses. Keep auditor in-charge informed of audit findings, and assist business partners with the development of Management Action Plans to mitigate weaknesses, and evaluate adequacy of management's response.  Where appropriate, test corrective action taken.

  • Maintain 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.

  • Possess good written and oral communication skills and demonstrate these skills during the audit process to the appropriate level of Visa and Audit management. 

  • Demonstrate understanding of Visa's and Internal Audit's strategic vision, be a self-starter, and responsible for actions promoting this strategic vision.  

  • Interact with Audit project team members in working towards Departmental goals.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Qualifications

What we're after?

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

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

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

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

  • Experience evaluating controls associated with complex business processes.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Good analytical, organizational and presentation skills.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 10-25%.

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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