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Job Description

Function Description:
This role involves executing fieldwork testing based on the Compliance Testing Plan for international markets. Timely execution of fieldwork & testing is a core responsibility. Efficiency and Effectiveness in the execution testing phase is critical. Regular and timely dialogue and communication on the progress of the work and potential findings to the Manager Compliance Testing Team and local Market Compliance Officers. Ability to identify and communicate findings and obtain concurrence of the findings. Work with business to develop remediation plans to address findings. Assist in coordinating information requests and circulate to the business units prior to commencement of the testing fieldwork.
Purpose of the Role:
To detect and identify emerging regulatory risks or impending legislation that may have impact on the Compliance Monitoring Plan.


• This position is responsible for auditing business units against the applicable regulatory requirement
• This position which is a part of an audit group within the Compliance world will be responsible for auditing and testing against applicable regulatory requirements
• This position will support the 2nd line Compliance Testing team in implementing a testing program that will support various markets in international
• This role will be required to perform testing of various business units across the various legal entities of American Express and thereby enable the Market Compliance Officers gain assurance regarding the management of the company’s compliance risk.

Critical Factors to Success:
• Proactive and reactive thinking and good analytical skills
• Performs well under stringent timelines
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Aptitude for audit and process reviews


Past Experience:

• Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in internal audit/consultancy within the Big Four or in a bank/financial institution background
• The ideal candidate would be someone from a mix of Big 4 audit background plus internal audit experience in a bank/financial institution

Academic Background:

• Good academic qualification with experience in compliance or legal would be an added advantage

Functional Skills/Capabilities:

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English
• Ability to think in a logical manner and document in a clear and concise manner of the testing work papers
• Ability to work independently from the design of compliance test plan, execution of fieldwork testing, communication of findings to business and to reporting phase
• Capable of executing task independently with minimal supervision
Technical Skills/Capabilities:
• Strong internal control and validating testing skills is a MUST
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills including the ability to conceptualize and break down complex issues into actionable tasks
• Solid report writing on internal control findings is required for this role
• Knowledge of any foreign language will be an added advantage

Knowledge of Platforms:

Not applicable
Behavioral Skills/Capabilities:

• A good team player with high standards of integrity
Enterprise Leadership Behaviors
• Set The Agenda: Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective
• Bring Others With You: Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential
• Do It The Right Way: Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage

ReqID: 19017737
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2019, 2:31:05 AM