Internal Audit Lead Manager

Location NEW JERSEY, United States
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Audit
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Job Purpose
AXA US Internal Audit team exists to help the Board and Executive Management protect the assets, reputation and sustainability of the organization by providing an independent and objective assurance activity designed to add value and improve the organisation’s operations.  It helps the organization meet its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to challenge Executive Management and evaluate the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.  The AXA US Internal Audit team reports directly to AXA Financial Audit Committee.

We are a high performing team that is serious about protecting the company and professional development. Our ideal candidate has a background in risk and control functions, is a self- starter, great collaborator and has demonstrated success working in a business partnering capacity. You should be smart, dedicated, fun and have a passion for learning.

This position provides the opportunity to learn about all the businesses and functions within AXA US and exposure to all level of management.  While the travel requirement is minimal, it also provides opportunity to interact with AXA personnel around the globe. 

Core Responsibilities:
• Lead and conduct team‐oriented, risk‐based audit activities designed to identify business risks and evaluate the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes.
• Perform planning, scheduling and monitoring of multiple audits/projects.
• Perform advanced fieldwork activities, including inquiry of clients, inspection of records and documents, and observations and re‐performance of complex control procedures.  Incorporates use of data analytics to improve effectiveness and efficiency of audit.
• Communicate audit/investigation results to senior team members and business line management, performs appropriate follow‐up tasks.
• Prepare drafts of Audit Reports, analyze basic control gaps and root causes to formulate potential remediation actions.
• Participate in special projects, investigations as appropriate

•6 plus years of professional experience ideally including experience within an internal audit, risk management or compliance function at a large, global financial service institution (life insurance sector preferred but not required) or within a large public accounting firm (Big Four preferred but not required)
• Bachelor’s degree is required
• Professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner or Certified Anti-Money Laundry Specialist is a plus
• Knowledge of:
o The financial services industry and the associated regulatory environment.
o Risk and controls concepts
o Fraud investigation
o Application and infrastructure controls
• Understanding of control functions processes including identifying and evaluating key risks; developing and conducting audit testing; documenting work performed; and presenting findings identified.
• Strong (oral and writing, including formal report writing) communication skills
• Works autonomously and is objective and rigorous in his or her approach.
• Strong strategic and critical thinker that must also be results oriented and pragmatic.
• Challenges the status quo, explains the necessity for change and helps others to accept and implement change
• Self-motivated, work well in team environment but able to also work independently.


AXA is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives. One of the hallmarks of our proud heritage is providing world-class customer service.

We're always looking for smart and talented people to help us develop new and innovative ways to expand our product portfolio, reach new customers and serve well the clients already a part of the AXA family.