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VP, Strategic Mgmt & Professional Practices, Group Audit

Posting Date:  27-May-2023

Singapore (City Area), Singapore, 048624

Company:  United Overseas Bank Ltd

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices. Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values – Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

Internal Audit is responsible for independent, objective assurance, and consulting activity designed to improve operations by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Also includes special and strategic business reviews. May be involved in scheduling audits, developing audit procedures, and serving as liaison with the firm's outside auditors and regulatory organizations.

Job Responsibilities

The Strategic Management and Professional Practices (SMPP) Division manages the key operational components of the Audit Function, and the development and management of Group Audit's Methodology, Systems and Processes, Quality Assurance (QA), Learning and Development (L&D), as well as provides oversight and advisory support to the Audit Leadership Team and Audit Functions in the Group. 

The role supports the SMPP Division and includes work on a variety of initiatives and activities that will enhance the internal audit methodology and processes, provide quality assurance for the Function, and develop the skills and competencies of the auditors. The ideal candidate should be experienced in auditing and/or quality assurance reviews based on Institute of Internal Auditing (IIA) Standards, and possess strong knowledge in risk and controls.

Methodology and QA Assess conformance with audit methodology and IIA Standards; Provide constructive feedback to improve the effectiveness of audit process and its documentation quality

Support enhancement and regular refresh of audit methodology and procedures to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose and relevant, including identification of audit risk hotspots and emerging risks


  • Execute and maintain competency framework, including skills gap analysis and training roadmap, and enhance the internal training program to meet development needs of the audit function
  • Facilitate the training curriculum, and ensure accurate and timely record keeping and reporting of training records


Group and Singapore - Operations and Reporting

  • Support the Audit Leadership Team in executing the Functional Strategy, communicating the Functional mandate and value proposition
  • Involved with but not limited to developing and maintaining KPIs and monitoring audit plan progress
  • Support the reporting internally and externally to Board, Audit Committees, Senior Management, Stakeholders and Regulators
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the Function; Liaison with other Functions of the Bank
  • Provides advisory support to overseas banking subsidiaries' internal audit functions to enhance standards and consistency across the Group


Systems and Processes

  • Support the audit systems and processes, including continuous improvement of systems and processes, and facilitate change, system change requests, user acceptance testing, access control and documentation



  • Support the investigations process including reviews, recordkeeping, liaison with other Investigators and stakeholders, and reporting

Job Requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience in financial services internal audit, consulting or relevant risk management positions
  • Relevant knowledge of the banking industry business and processes
  • Good understanding of IIA Standards as well as Risks and Controls concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong analytical, report writing and workpaper documentation skills
  • Good project management skills; Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Possess good MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Capability to involve and collaborate well with others, and is a demonstrated team player

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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