Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. It is the parent company of a number of the world’s leading risk experts and specialty consultants,
including Marsh, the insurance broker and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; and Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy. With over 50,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue of approximately $10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 100 countries. Its stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges.
Marsh & McLennan Companies Corporate serves as an internal business function providing infrastructure and operational services to our family of companies. Through a shared vision and best practices, we provide efficient and sustainable solutions to meet internal customer business needs. We are looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our team!
Reporting to MMC Internal Audit Management, the audit manager directs and participates in the performance of internal audit and special projects. Audits vary in size and complexity from small field office audits to substantial practice-wide business units including entire overseas operating companies. The nature of the business audited also varies from employee benefits consulting services to complex insurance/reinsurance brokerage services and investment management.
Depending upon the materiality of the entity audited, the audit manager will have primary responsibility for ensuring that audit findings are adequately communicated (typically by audit supervisors or seniors) to the local management. This will take the form of status and closing meetings and written audit reports. These findings will consist of constructive recommendations for improvements in finance controls, operations and information technology.
The audit manager will also be responsible for assisting Senior Managers in the development and implementation of an internal audit plan designed to provide assurance to corporate management that, within economic limitations, 1) financial statements and reports comply with corporate policy; 2) internal accounting controls are effective in promoting efficiency and protecting the assets of the company; and 3) operational policies that promote the well being of the company and limit liability are enforced.
Maintain high standards of quality on assigned audit projects by the following means:
Review and approve audit programs and work plans prepared by staff members.
Monitor events and circumstances of assigned audit projects in progress and supervise the performance of staff members assigned.
Review workpapers of completed projects assigned to be certain that adequate documentation has been gathered to form an adequate basis for reporting the results of that audit to management.
Participate in closing meetings as required in consultation with the Appropriate Senior Manager.
Review audit reports in connection with workpapers reviews to assure full reporting of essential information in a professional manner.
Assist the Senior Managers in accomplishing certain administrative functions as follows:
Annual audit plans
Coordination of plans with operating company management
Staff performance evaluation and salary reviews
Promoting compliance with administrative practices
Conduct audit examinations in accordance with department standards, effectively supervising the work of assistants, if any.
Assist the Senior Managers in developing the technical skills and audit capabilities of the staff through informal on‑the‑job training techniques and through formalized instruction in topical areas during periodic staff meetings.
Keep current as to developments related to matters of interest to the department, such as pronouncements by the FASB, AudSec, SEC, APRA and others. Keep aware of evolving audit techniques and practices.
Assist the director in contributing to the strength of the internal audit profession through attendance and participation in meetings of appropriate professional groups.
Participate in various phases of financial investigations of companies proposed for acquisition.
Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance or related business fields;
Minimum of 4 years audit management experience (internal audit a plus) - compliance, enterprise risk management, superannuation, insurance broking, or investment consulting auditing experience is considered a plus;
Knowledge of Australian Prudential Regulation Authority regulation a define advantage;
Qualified Australia CPA is preferred;
Knowledge of Australian Corporations Act and superannuation legislation.
Knowledge of Australian Audit Standards
Active pursuit of professional designations (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA or related qualification) is desired;
Adaptable, dynamic, team player with initiative who wants strong career development opportunities;
Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills;
Interpersonal skills are essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of personnel both within Internal Audit and the business units across the global;
Willingness to travel (25 to 40% per annum), including international engagements.
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Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and...