Internal Asset Management Auditor

Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry – a strategic and highly important sector for the growth, development and welfare of modern societies. Over almost 200 years, we have built a multinational Group that is present in more than 60 countries, with

Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry – a strategic and highly important sector for the growth, development and welfare of modern societies.

Over almost 200 years, we have built a multinational Group that is present in more than 60 countries, with 470 companies and nearly 80,000 employees. Our Group aims to become the standard bearer and industry leader in the European retail insurance market, building on our existing base of 50 million retail clients, out of an overall total of 72 million.

With our new Business Unit, Group Investments, Asset & Wealth Management, we aim at supporting business growth through the value of all our People, their skills, their drive for excellence, their knowledge and innovative approach.

Our Business Unit plays an integral part in the success of the Generali Group, building on our diverse competences, on our widely spread geographical presence and on our deep values. With over 1,900 employees and offices in over 10 countries worldwide, we believe we are a very solid player in the Asset and Wealth Management market. As a Business Unit, our culturally and geographically diverse team has a lot to build on:you can find out by delving deeper into some of our main characterizing aspects.

The Group Investments Asset and Wealth Management Audit performs Internal Audit activities on Investments process across the Group and provides services of the Internal Audit function for the Asset Management Companies of the Group. The function is in charge of evaluating the conformity of Company operations, even where specific external regulations exist, with the ethical standards adopted by the Generali Group, verifying the adequacy of the Company organizational structure and its compliance with the relevant regulations, the effectiveness of the Company processes and of the information systems.

The Internal Auditor will be part of the Audit Team in charge for Audit activities on Asset Management entities. The candidate supports the Audit Manager in the audit plan delivery, organizes/completes of audit work, documents and reports audit results. Within the Asset Management business, the candidate will be mainly involved in the Audit Activities performed on Generali Insurance Asset Management SpA SGR and Generali Investments Holding SpA. 

Overall activities

  • Involved in operational implementation projects, providing controls and risk consultancy

Risk Assessment

  • Contributes in risk analysis for risk assessment;

Annual Planning

  • Contributes to annual plan development and maintenance;

Audit Engagements

  • Performs audit work;
  • Supports the Audit Manager in the preparation of the Audit Plan for the specific audit activity, Meeting Minutes, draft and final Audit Report;
  • Agrees on corrective actions and delivers the final audit report with the support of the Audit Manager;
  • In this regard, has the ability to operate with minimum supervision on less complex assignments, subject to guidance when required and subsequent review;
  • Helps in checking issues resolution;
  • Helps in tracking the implementation of agreed actions;

Reporting

  • Reports and documents audit results;

Relationship with Auditees and other control functions

  • Manage good relations with Auditees and external auditors;
  • Support the Audit Manager in granting that the evolving Internal Audit program reflects the changing pattern of risks and addresses current and emerging priorities;

Team contribution

  • Contributes to the team in terms of professional skills, technical knowledge, energy and motivation

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

Must have

  • Advanced University education in Business Administration/Accounting or Finance/ Engineering
  • Technical knowledge of investments and finance and internal control processes
  • Previous experience (minimum 2 years’) in external/internal audit (Asset Management entities, Banks) or previous experience in Asset Management industry or Banking.
  • Fluent in English
  • Good knowledge of computer work and advanced command of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access)
  • International mindset and availability to travel up to 50% of working time

Nice to have

  • Any other foreign languages (French / German)
  • Experience with forensic auditing and professional certification (ACCA,CIA,CISA,CFE)
  • Analytical and a team player, with presentation skills and ability both to write in a clear and concise manner and to manage time in an effective manner
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep up to date on new developments in the audit field
  • Comfortable to deal with and able to communicate effectively within the Audit Team and Auditees. Able to work across teams
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently