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MUFG Assistant Vice President Audit Manager - Change Audit in London, United Kingdom

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1) Main Purpose and Accountability of the Role

Audit Managers are responsible for completing the execution and delivery of audit engagements, working within audit teams on the scoping, planning and reporting of audits, issue validation, and continuous monitoring activities. On occasions, they might also act as audit leads. Audit managers will have strong project management skills, be structured in their approach to work and will be able to manage and prioritise work. Delivery and execution of all engagements must adhere to audit methodology and standards, meet established deadlines, and include formal sign-offs of key documents and processes within the audit file.

2) Roles, Scope and Reporting Structure

  • Authority from, and Reporting to: Senior Audit Manager – Change Audit EMEA

3) Key Responsibilities

Specifically, you will be accountable and responsible for taking appropriate action with respect to MUFG Internal Audit, EMEA (EIA), including:

Audit Delivery and Planning

  • Responsible for the maintenance of the audit universe and risk assessments of assigned Auditable Entities.

  • Responsible for s upporting the Change Audit Director/Senior Audit Manager to dynamically manage the audit plan for the assigned portfolio considering whether it remains relevant throughout the year, proposing changes as appropriate. Escalate any challenges that might impact the audit delivery timelines to the Change Audit Director /Senior Audit Manager in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for the execution and delivery of the assigned audits within the audit plan and issue management/validation on time and within EIA Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), with limited supervision and to the required methodology and Quality Assurance standards. In particular:

  • Deliver risk-based audit engagements and demonstrate appropriate coverage of the key risks.

  • Where assigned, Project manage audit engagements with clear focus on timelines with strong supervision of the team deliverables, including timely review of workpapers.

  • Monitor own delivery of tasks effectively and deliver within the deadline set; and meet interim milestones and avoid overruns. Timely document workpapers.

  • Escalate and agree potential findings and management action plans promptly with key business stakeholders.

  • Coordinate issue follow-up with stakeholders and validate issues to the required quality standards and within relevant KPIs leveraging desktop validation where appropriate.

  • Maintain regular touchpoints with stakeholders to drive and support effective issue management and promptly escalate challenges.

  • Deliver audit workpapers and files to meet all QA standards.

  • Ensure data quality is in line with data quality related deadlines and expectations.

  • Responsible for producing audit reports and individual issues that are written for executive audience - impactful, clear key messages, factual, active voice and written in line with effective business writing requirements and needing minimum edits by the Change Audit Director/ExCo/CAE.

  • Responsible for supporting the Change Audit Director to provide clear, concise and accurate senior executive and governance committee papers on time – including Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Control Environment and MCA Opinions.

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Responsible for developing constructive, collaborative relationships with relevant stakeholders (as assigned by the Change Audit Director) providing a commercial perspective and effective challenge and guidance as ‘an independent respected’ voice. Share best practices and feedback from industry network and other external sources; partner on initiatives and remediation activities. Support the One MUFG and overall Group strategy.

  • Responsible for establishing regular meetings with any assigned stakeholders, building trust, and bringing a collaborative mindset and a calibrated view on risk when providing check and challenge.

  • Responsible for supporting the embedding of the agile framework to improve frequency and quality of stakeholder interaction during audits and raising issues as you go. Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve effective agile outcomes - remove blockers, achieve shorter audit execution times, improve the stakeholder experience.

  • Responsible for supporting the Portfolio Director’s influence of change within the organisation and provide insights on industry risk and control best practices and emerging risks.

  • Where assigned by the Change Audit Director, responsible for partnering with stakeholders to demonstrate impact and influence through tangible outcomes and raised standards of controls and behaviours in the Stakeholders Control Environment. Responsible for generating their own ideas to achieve the same goal.

  • Through Continuous Monitoring, responsible for identifying and escalating emerging risk or any material changes that might impact the audit universe, risk assessment, audit plan to Audit Directors/ExCo.

  • Responsible for supporting EIA in governance fora, working groups and relevant committees as assigned by Change Audit Director/ExCo /CAE in the capacity required.

  • Responsible for identifying opportunities to show broader enterprise wide leadership outside the function, through I&D type roles, thematic analysis or integrated assurance work.

  • Responsible for communicating with Executive presence to management - focus on being crisp in communication.

4) Leadership and Team Transformation

  • Responsible for actively participating in the development and implementation of the long-term vision, strategy and target operating model of Internal Audit. In particular, responsible to:

  • Demonstrate a culture of high performance and continuous improvement. Set high standards of performance and behaviour for self and the team. Display a sense of urgency to complete tasks within short turnaround times and holding others accountable for non/late delivery of required tasks or quality.

  • Demonstrate personal leadership and engagement. Demonstrate curiosity – seek out new experiences, ideas and knowledge, seek feedback and learn new things to develop. Learn from mistakes in the organisation and the industry.

  • Own the message - consistently support strategic messages and plans, overcome resistance and drive progress and cultural change through the team.

  • Actively engage and participate in MUFG Inclusion & Diversity initiatives and the various EMEA Employee Networks.

  • Look for opportunities to show “Enterprise Wide” leadership outside of EIA.

  • Share relevant read-across topics with the stakeholders and within EIA.

5) Inspire the team and improve people practices and career development within EMEA IA

  • Responsible for supporting the Change Audit Director and Senior Audit Manager to develop a high performing team through quality of performance and talent management, motivation and inspiration of more junior staff, and promoting a positive workforce culture. In particular, responsible to:

  • Collaborate with Audit Directors, Senior Audit Managers and ExCo to deliver the MUFG Audit Vision and Strategy, and a united vision to our people. Create a common employee experience.

  • Drive an output-orientated culture through flexibility with hybrid working, embracing new ways of working (including MS Teams) and ensuring 3 day required office attendance.

  • Drive and create a safe working environment that upholds MUFG and EIA culture principles especially those related to D&I, Speak up Listen up.

  • Flex communication style to more effectively build relationships within the team and with stakeholders.

  • Create trust with staff, role model vulnerability and act on feedback in the right way to facilitate upwards feedback. Actively coach other AVPs and analysts on audit tasks and enable employee and team development. Provide regular balanced, positive and high-quality constructive feedback and deliver the tough messages promptly when required.

  • Drive and create opportunities to increase staff engagement and recognise and celebrate individual and team success.

6) Technical Capability

  • An excellent understanding of risk management and auditing Change. Able to identify, analyse and articulate succinct risks, controls as well as Audit programs that will enable effective control testing.

  • Demonstrable experience of leading/supporting Change audits, issue validation, continuous monitoring and stakeholder management.

  • Significant experience in auditing regulatory, transformation and/or organisational change projects, preferably within Financial Services and the Corporate Banking/Investment Banking sector.

  • Experience in the application of project management methodologies (Waterfall/Agile) for the delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios

  • Excellent communication and engagement skills (verbal and written)

  • Able to work in a matrix environment and gather information from various audit teams and stakeholders at different levels of the organisation to identify and distil key insights and emerging risks from continuous monitoring of projects.

  • Excellent planning skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

  • Preferred:

  • PRINCE2, PMP or relevant programme and project management professional qualifications

  • Data analytics skills or ability and interest to develop data analytics skills

  • MS Project

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute