Analyst, Global Internal Audit

Industry:
Hotels Clubs and Spas
Department:
Finance and Accounts
Level:
Middle Management
Location:
Asia
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
07-Dec-16
Recruiter:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Job Ref:
R125494

What's your passion? Whether you're into jogging, reading or sky-diving, at IHG we're interested in YOU. We love people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who help us create great hotels guests love.

At the moment we're looking for a Analyst Global Internal Audit to join our fun and energetic team at Singapore Corporate Office.

Job Summary

Responsible for performing internal audit reviews in line with the Global Internal Audit Annual Plan. Reviews will assess and report on the design and operating effectiveness of controls over major strategic, operational and financial risks. Reviews will include corporate and hotel audits. Corporate audits will typically consider controls within global functions and/or projects and require the development of an in-depth understanding of the business and industry. Hotel audits will include a detailed assessment of financial control activities and review of the management controls over operational risks through on-site fieldwork. GIA Analysts will normally support a GIA Manager in the performance of these activities.

Fulfilment of this role requires the ability to:

● Accurately identify key business risks and assess associated control mechanisms, including consideration of the adequacy of governance overall; and

● Demonstrate a value added approach to assurance by providing practical, appropriate and cost effective recommendations which assist senior management in achieving business objectives .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Key Activities)

Strategy and Leadership -
● Assist in the continuous improvement of GIA by recommending to management any changes needed in department approach or audit methodology due new internal audit standards and practices or changes in business dynamics.

Performance and Delivery -


• In accordance with the GIA Methodology, support GIA Managers in the execution of corporate audits; including strategic, operational, compliance and financial audits focusing on primary business risks and major corporate initiatives.
• Perform on-site hotel audits and control self-assessment validations, including an evaluation of financial and operational controls as specified in the standard audit / validation work programmes.
• Conduct internal and external research and benchmarking to identify best practices in terms of control and risk management tools associated with the discipline or process under review. Develop a thorough understanding of the assignment subject matter and demonstrate depth of business knowledge throughout the course of the review.
• Maintain a flexible approach to enable the adjustment of audit scope should additional risks be identified during the course of the review.
• Complete fieldwork in an efficient and effective manner to ensure that budgeted deadlines are met without sacrificing depth of testing and overall review quality.
• Draft audit findings in accordance with the GIA Methodology, ensuring that recommendations and conclusions are balanced and fair, reflecting an in-depth understanding of business challenges in the area under review.
• Maximise the value of recommendations by applying detailed root cause analysis to findings.
• Undertake multiple tasks across regions / functions, demonstrating an ability to effectively balance competing priorities.
• Engage with audit stakeholders to follow up on progress against published audit findings.
• The role includes travel of approximately 50%, mainly within the Asia region, though global travel may be required.

Travel -
● The role includes travel of approximately 50%, mainly within the Asia region, though global travel may be required.<br><br> REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications -

● Educated to degree level.
● Professional accounting or internal audit qualification.

Experience -

● Knowledge of internal control standards and techniques as well as a sound awareness of corporate governance or enterprise risk management.
● Minimum three years' experience in internal or external audit / assurance at a top ten professional services firm or multi-national organisation.
● Previous experience of the hotel, tourism or hospitality industries is desirable but not essential.

Required Skills -

● Effective verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating confidence and professional impact in front of GIA management and audit stakeholders.
● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organisation to facilitate the implementation of corrective actions.
● Cultural awareness and understanding of different working practices across geographical regions.
● The ability to work independently, with limited direction and guidance.
● Strong business acumen and interest in the hospitality industry.
● Good understanding of risk assessment and current audit techniques.
● Proficient use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Key Metrics -

● Delivery of the GIA Annual Plan in accordance with agreed timelines.
● Establishment of good relationships with management evident through corporate and hotel audit stakeholder survey results.
● Delivery of special reviews/investigations as assigned

● Favourable feedback from customer surveys.

In return, we'll give you a competitive benefits package including salary, discounted accommodation world wide and the opportunity to progress your career with IHG. You'll have the chance to work with a great team of people, and most importantly, we'll give you Room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please apply on-line and tell us how you can bring your individual skills to IHG.

To find out more about us or any other jobs with IHG please look at careers.ihg.com.

Contact Details:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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Contact: HR Department

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