Head of Internal Audit - Zurich

Robert Walters Switzerland

Robert Walters Switzerland

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  • Veröffentlicht:

    15 Mai 2024
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    Deutsch (Fliessend), Englisch (Fliessend)
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For our client, a global Private Bank based in Zurich, we are looking for a Head of Internal Audit, to lead their team across multiple locations.

This opportunity is for someone looking to have a hands-on approach and able to work in a very dynamic environment, managing a team located across different time zones. If you are looking to truly help and shape the business, this is the right challenge for you.

Please use the link below to apply and do not forget to attach your CV when applying. Get in touch with Valentina Ciherean to learn more about this opportunity.

About the job:

  • Develop and execute a risk-based internal audit plan in alignment with the bank's objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead and manage an international team of internal auditors, providing guidance, mentoring, and fostering a culture of accountability and excellence.
  • Conduct comprehensive audits of various business areas, including but not limited to, operations, finance, compliance, and IT, to assess the effectiveness of internal controls and identify areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate closely with senior management, risk and compliance functions, and external stakeholders to communicate audit findings, recommendations, and remediation plans.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments, regulatory changes, and emerging risks to continuously enhance the internal audit framework and ensure adherence to best practices.
  • Drive initiatives to streamline audit processes, leverage technology, and enhance efficiency while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

About the candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field; advanced degree or professional certification (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA) preferred.
  • Proven experience (6+ years) in internal audit within the financial services industry, preferably within private banking or wealth management.
  • Strong knowledge of the Swiss and European regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices related to internal audit, risk management, and compliance.
  • Exceptional leadership abilities with a demonstrated track record of building and managing high-performing teams.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to think strategically, identify key risks, and develop effective audit plans and recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact confidently with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficiency in utilizing audit tools and technologies to enhance audit processes and data analytics capabilities.
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in German or other languages is a plus.


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