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Principal Senior Auditor

Swiss Re
Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka, Karnataka, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Full Time

Job Title:
Senior Principal Auditor | Bangalore

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About the Team

Group Internal Audit is an international team of Auditors. Our vision is 'Advancing Swiss Re's Resilience'. We seek to be problem solvers who lead from every seat, challenge the status quo, understand risk, and demonstrate that we are responsive to risk.

We apply innovative and risk-focused techniques that ensure that our audit effort is proportionate to risk, and we continuously extend the use of data analytics and automation within our audit processes.

About the Role

As a Senior Principal Auditor for Group Internal Audit, you will work within an agile framework in which you will self-organize with your peers to support the Audit Directors to oversee the performance and execution all relevant audit activities related to Swiss Re's activities and business to Swiss Re's activities in the Asia Pacific region and globally, to deliver independent assurance to the Board of Directors of Swiss Re Group as well as the relevant Legal Entities in the Asia Pacific region.

Together with the audit team, you ensure strong execution and delivery of audits, contributing strong business insights and meeting internal standards and quality. Furthermore, you contribute your technical insights and expertise in GIA strategic initiatives, projects, committee and regulatory reporting when required. You also work with the Audit Managers and Directors in ensuring robust execution of the continuous and bottom-up risk assessment processes that underpin our risk based and agile auditing approach, relying on both quantitative and qualitative information for the region to ensure appropriate audit coverage through regional or global audits.

For you, this role is a unique opportunity to deal with themes that have organizational impact at the most senior level of the organization driving the risk culture of Swiss Re. You will be constantly challenged to learn new areas of Swiss Re's global business, to assess the effectiveness of the relevant processes, risk and controls and to devise workable solutions to address complex business problems.

Relevant work experience together with the ability to analyze, structure and assess difficult circumstances, to work collaboratively as well as speaking and writing in a concise manner, are key success capabilities required for this position. Your engagement combined with your talent to negotiate effective solutions will make a difference!

Main Responsibilities

As the Asia Region Senior Principal Auditor, you will work within an agile framework in which you will self-organize with your peers to deliver on GIA related activities, principally the delivery of audits, but also initiatives, projects, and committee and regulatory reporting as appropriate. You have the joint responsibility to deliver independent assurance over the related Risk and Control Framework in Asia Region.

Your main responsibilities will be:
  • Understand Swiss Re's enterprise risks, working with the audit team across Asia to drive and execute continuous and bottom-up risk assessments processes in a robust manner to identify key control issues and ensuring appropriate audit coverage.
  • Own audit task delivery within an agile audit team, playing a key role in the end-to-end audit process, including planning, scoping, fieldwork and reporting.
  • Ensure that all audit reports and outputs are delivered with robust quality, offering valuable and compelling insights to Senior Management and stakeholders.
  • Exhibit expertise in GIA methodology and how to apply across the audit.
  • Supporting the Audit Managers and Audit Director in Committees, Executive board meetings or regulatory reporting when required.
  • Work with Audit Managers to build strong stakeholder relationships, particularly with stakeholders within the first and second line of defense to identify potential red flags and emerging risks and controls issues are managed or mitigated.
  • Participate in strategic initiatives of the GIA, taking strong ownership and accountability to drive towards achievement of objectives, ensure timeliness in delivery and achievement in overall management objectives.

About You
  • University degree in Accounting, Business or Finance.
  • Professional certification in either CPA, CA, CIA or CISA preferred.
  • 8+ years of audit experience in the Financial Services industry, particularly in Insurance.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English and an Asian language, particularly in a business context.
  • Strong awareness of internal audit methodologies and current and emerging issues for the (re)insurance industry, particularly within Asia.
  • Good knowledge of (re)insurance (L&H and P&C), and its governance, risks and controls, particularly for actuarial, finance and other technical domains (costing, claims, underwriting, reserving, ESG, IFRS 17, RBC, C ROSS).
  • Deep understanding of local insurance regulations in India, with exposure of regulations in APAC desired.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access) and/or Data Analytics Software (e.g. Python, R, SQL, SAS).
  • Data analytics experience a plus, with track record in adopting data analytics for risk assessment, scoping and testing.
  • Critical thinker that sees the "big picture" (e.g. overall themes, trends, goals), generates innovative ideas and solutions to problems and makes recommendations in the face of complexity, conflicting pressures and ambiguous circumstances
  • Highly organized, natural self-starter, with the ability to take accountability and manage various audits and projects and work under pressure and tight timelines.
  • Result oriented, able to plan well, challenge oneself amid complexity and ambiguity, delivering results on time and target
  • Collaborator and motivated team player who is nimble and adaptable, able to work effectively in cross functional teams and independently at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence and gain respect of stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and commitment to quality and timely delivery.

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world's leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.


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