Job Description

Experience Level: Experienced Hire

Categories:

  • Corporate Services

Location(s):

  • One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FA, GB

Moody’s is a developmental culture where we value candidates who are willing to grow. So, if you are excited about this opportunity but don’t meet every single requirement, please apply! You may be a perfect fit for this role or other open roles.

Moody's is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions.

At Moody’s, we’re taking action. We’re hiring diverse talent and providing underrepresented groups with equitable opportunities in their careers. We’re educating, empowering and elevating our people, and creating a workplace where each person can be their true selves, reach their full potential and thrive on every level. Learn more about our DE&I initiatives, employee development programs and view our annual DE&I Report at moodys.com/diversity

The Role / Responsibilities:

The Internal Audit Manager manages the day to day execution of integrated financial, operational, and regulatory audits.

Manages Audit Lifecycle:

  • Lead moderately complex audit projects, from planning to reporting, utilizing a risk-based approach. Prepares and communicates audit testing approach, develops audit engagement budget and timelines, supervises and/or executes audit field work.
  • Confirm audit observations with management, including agreement of the facts around potential issues, develop the ‘why do we care’ for audit issues, and collaborate with stakeholders to develop meaningful recommendations and prepare draft audit report.

Technical Knowledge: Demonstrates strong understanding of risk and controls across a variety of risk areas. Maintains an understanding of the financial, operational, and technology processes, risks and controls related to Moody's business. Ability to identify key risks and leading practices for the area under review.

Stakeholder Relationships: Develop relationship with audit stakeholders, manages stakeholder expectations and aligns audit projects based on stakeholders objective of the area under review. Runs meetings with stakeholders, and has persuasive conversations with stakeholders around the ‘why do we care’ for audit issues. Supports team leads in educating stakeholders on best practices in governance, risk and control.

Data Analytics: Continuously expands knowledge of data analytics and use of technology to enhance audit testing, identify opportunities for continuous monitoring and repeatable test plans. Capable of performing intermediate level data analytics functions within Excel or equivalent applications (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, etc)

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assists in developing or supporting other IA deliverables i.e. local/regional regulators requests, board materials.
  • Leads and/or supports execution of innovative solutions on projects and supports IA management team in overall change management.
  • Assists with enhancing the internal audit standards, processes, templates and audit techniques to increase overall efficiency and quality of internal audit delivery.
  • Coaches junior staff members through the audit lifecycle, including communicating roles and expectations for project team at the start of the project, reinforcing accountability of project deliverables, hours, cost and cycle time, developing test steps, reviewing workpapers and providing feedback. Acts as a role model by exemplifying high performance for team members.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • CPA, CA, CIA, CISA or equivalent professional qualification required
  • 5+ years of relevant audit experience (preferrably in a Big 4 Accounting firm and/or a global organization) within an audit, risk or controls role.
  • Experience performing both Operational/Financial Audits as well as Technology Audits will be advantageous
  • Good knowledge of internal controls, internal controls framework and risk standards (e.g. COSO, ISO, NIST etc.), Sarbanes Oxley Act, regulations pertaining to financial services industry, GAAP and financial systems and related technology
  • Experience in performing assurance related work over software development, SaaS solutions, cloud, and data processes would be advantageous. Working knowledge in these areas through other roles (e.g. compliance, risk management, consulting) are also valuable.
  • Awareness of regulations pertaining to financial services and fintech industry
  • Knowledgeable on the Risk Assessment process
  • Ability to lead meetings with stakeholders as well as IA management team
  • Experience drafting reports/memos/recommendations to stakeholders
  • Proficiency in financial systems and Microsoft Office suite are required.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Candidate should be innovative, result oriented and should be able to demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, persuasion, leadership, team management, project management and critical thinking skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

The Department / Team

The Moody’s Internal Audit team is dedicated to providing independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Company’s operations and the effectiveness of the control, risk management, and compliance processes.

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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