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Associate - Internal Audit, Internal Audit Department Europe


London, United Kingdom

Job Description:


Applying knowledge and experience of internal auditing, to contribute to the achievement of the Mizuho Audit Mission Statement:

To provide independent and objective assurance and consultancy that is designed to add value and improve operations. The role will assist the bank in the achievement of its objectives by providing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the risk management and governance processes.

Specifically, the role will:
· Assist in the assessment of the business risks, which may prevent the attainment of business policies and objectives and the actions taken to manage those risks;
· Highlight areas where risks are not identified or where risk management processes could be improved;
· Assist management in the anticipation and management of risk;
· Influence rapid resolution of risk issues;
· Assist in the enhancement of risk awareness and evaluation of risk assumptions.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

To manage under guidance the risk based audits of banking products and services throughout EMEA. In particular to undertake the following:

· To assist in operational audits applying risk assessment and analysis;
· To assist / conduct planning, fieldwork and draft reporting of audit assignments;
· To assist / manage the conduct of fieldwork and draft reports.
· To ensure effective follow up of issues in a timely manner.
· To assist in the preparation of reports for audit committee or executive management;

Skills and Knowledge:
·A good knowledge of auditing (Essential) and if possible some of which should be in the financial services industry (can be external or internal audit) (Desirable).
·An understanding of applicable laws and other regulatory requirements in the UK (desirable) and in other European countries (desirable);
·Knowledge of IT auditing (desirable).

The job requires the incumbent to be a professional auditor, capable of applying advanced knowledge of auditing. Knowledge of banking products and services would be desirable but a sound audit knowledge coupled with a willingness to develop specialised banking knowledge would be acceptable. It is important that the person is able to show good initiative and self-motivation to achieve objectives.


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