CAO_Audit Manager

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Istanbul, TR

Company: Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Intesa Sanpaolo is the banking group leader in Italy. Assisting more than 14,6 milion of retail customers through a network of 5360 branches, it significantly supports the development of Companies and gives an important sustain to the country's growth. The Group has a selected retail banking presence in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, with approximately 1,000 branches and 7.2 million customers in 12 countries. Intesa Sanpaolo is also present in 25 countries in support of its corporate customers’ cross-border business. It is looking for new qualify profiles who want to face demanding and challenging career path with the following requirements: expearcl

Scope and Purpose


With the coordination of Head of IMI-CIB Foreign Network Audit and Head of MEA Region Audit, the Head of Audit of Istanbul Branch will independently lead internal audit engagements covering different areas and will evaluate internal controls of the audited organizational structure / process, document audit test work and communicate audit issues to management, as required by the regulations. The Head of Audit of Istanbul Branch will adhere to the obligatory IIA Standards, as well as the methodology standards of the HO Chief Audit Officer. The Head of Audit of Istanbul Branch is responsible for the management of audit activities in Istanbul Branch and he/she is the official point of contact for the Internal Audit function with the regulators and external auditors.
In particular:
•    To implement the policies and procedures related to the internal audit activities and ensure that they are in line with the Group Internal Audit methodology
•    To perform the annual and continuous risk assessment
•    To prepare annual audit plan (including the IS audit plan) concerning audit activities on the basis of risk evaluations done and update the related plan when necessary
•    To conduct internal audit activities (including IS audits) in accordance with the policies and procedures and audit methodologies 
•    To assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control and risk management systems
•    To develop audit work program and ensure the preparation of diligently audit work papers
•    To examine the accuracy and reliability of accounting records and financial reports, and to give assurance on the correct and complete implementation of IFRS 9 requirements and standards
•    To initiate examinations and investigations when necessary about the issues identified during the audit activities and/or misconduct reported to him 
•    To report audit findings to the senior management and make timely and reliable reporting to the Audit Committee and Board of Managers and HO Chief Audit Officer 
•    To ensure the efficient monitoring of the resolution of the identified weaknesses and the implementation of mitigation actions
•    To provide consultancy services in relation to new products and services or policies and procedures
•    To receive training, attend conferences and seminars, especially in the fields of IS internal control, IS auditing, establishment of IS governance and controls or information security, at least twenty hours a year, at least one hundred and twenty hours in three years

Required Experience


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of bank auditing
  • Solid experience in performing Credits, AML, Accounting & Operations audits
  • A total of at least five years of professional experience in any or more of IS internal control, IS auditing, establishment of IS governance and controls, or information security
  • Experience in communication with regulators and external auditors

Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge


  • Bachelor degree from faculties of economy, business administration, social sciences, science, engineering, legal and similar faculties in Turkey or equivalent foreign universities approved by related offices
  • CISA is a must, CIA is highly preferable
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principal corporate banking business and related risk management, operational and accounting activities
  • Experience in auditing the anti-financial crime and the credit area
  • Good understanding of bank information systems (IS) and experience in IS and support services audits
  • High knowledge in global and local regulatory requirements
  • Good understanding of regulatory and external audit expectations
  • Knowledge of audit standards and techniques including current pronouncements of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Knowledge in regulations related to local and global audit standards, internal control and risk evaluation frameworks, information technology and risk based process audit techniques, banking and financial services product and processes
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), as well as a general understanding of Information Technology architecture and controls
  • Strong interpersonal skills enabling efficient communication and collaboration with the regulators, external auditors, auditees and with colleagues of other audit functions of the Group
  • Fluent in speaking and writing in Turkish and in English

Everyone is an asset for our Group and that person could be you! Check out our job opportunities, apply and join our team!

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