Director of Internal Audit & Risk Management - Barons & Company (China) Limited

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Our client is a major pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution company in China who are in the process of readying the company for a public listing on a recognized stock exchange. As part of this process, the Company has created a position of

Reporting functionally to the Chairman of Audit Committee and administratively to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Internal Audit & Risk Management will be responsible for hiring and managing a team of IA professionals in delivering an independent internal audit function of the Company. He/she will be involved in analysing and assessing the risks associated with the business and operation. In addition, he/she will assess effectiveness of internal controls of systems, risk management and governance processes. He/she will lead or participate in business audit engagements requiring him/her to plan, execute, report results and provide practical and value-adding solutions to senior management.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Formulate internal audit strategies and annual audit plans using a risk-based approach and ensure such plans are aligned with the Company’s business strategy.
  • Manage the execution of the annual audit plan to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the Company’s financial, operational and compliance controls.
  • Report to the CFO and the Audit Committee of the Board on the results of audit reviews, highlighting major audit findings and providing effective, practical and cost-effective recommendations in a value-added manner.
  • Lead and/or participate in fieldwork of financial , operational and compliance audits as well as reviews of respective risk management functions both locally and aboard
  • Ensure timely execution of the approved audit programs and procedures and in accordance with professional standards
  • Lead the audit team to conduct ad hoc assignments requested by the Audit Committee or Senior Management
  • Represent the Company to liaise with external auditors on matters relating to risk management, internal control and corporate governance.
  • Keep up to date with the latest development of internal audit standards and methodologies

Key Requirements:
  • CPA qualified or equivalent, with minimum 10 years of relevant industry experience gained in the Big 4 and/or internal audit functions of multinational companies or Hong Kong listed companies,
  • Commercially astute, mature and possess sufficient gravitas to deal with senior management,
  • Analytical, independent while possessing very strong presentation and interpersonal skills,
  • Good questioning, communication and negotiation skills
  • Quick and good analytical mind able to grasp the core of problems
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese.
  • Frequent business travel is required

Interested and Qualified applicants should send their employment history and expected remuneration, in MS 

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