AVP, Internal Audit

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 05/08/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Audit Job Number: 36

Company Description
Our client is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide.

Scope and Responsibilities
The AVP will be responsible for conducting operational, financial, and regulatory internal audits. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of team members.

Responsibilities include:
  • Identify financial, operational, compliance, and reputational risks through risk assessment, audit and consulting/advisory activities;
  • The ability to lead and execute the planning, fieldwork and reporting stages of the internal audits;
  • Leading interviews to understand current state systems, processes, and controls and assessing risk with minimal oversight and supervision;
  • Lead walk-throughs of control processes and substantive testing;
  • Designing audit procedures for high-risk and complex audit areas;
  • Completion and review of clear and concise work papers that articulate the work performed and the conclusions reached;
  • Identifying, developing and documenting audit findings;
  • Leading sometimes difficult discussions around audit findings and gaining consensus on remediation;
  • Drafting audit reports and communicating audit results via verbal and written presentations to management;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders on an ongoing basis;
  • Drafting audit committee and other internal audit meeting materials;
  • Tracking findings, management follow-up, and performing the validation testing for the remediation of audit findings;
  • Advising stakeholders on the strengths and weaknesses of controls and effective solutions for gaps;
  • Provide thoughtful and collaborative leadership to help continuously improve the function and its processes as well as be a trusted advisor to Oaktree;
  • Help coach and mentor the team and support retention and recruiting efforts;
  • Performing job administration responsibilities, including creating status reports and tracking budget-to-actuals;
  • Pursuing professional development opportunities via professional associations, certifications, and internal/external training; and
  • Performing various other tasks and special projects as required.
Experience Required
  • 6-8 years of audit experience;
  • Internal audit experience within the asset management industry is preferred;
  • Experience applying internal auditing standards and accounting principles and practices, management principles and business practices;
  • Experience leading audits, coaching and mentoring staff;
  • Experience collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems and drawing logical conclusions;
  • Experience acting as a trusted advisor, willing to partner with the business while maintaining independence;
  • Experience preparing for and presenting to senior audiences;
  • Experience using data analytics to identify patterns and trends using data;
  • Experience planning and managing project plans (includes ensuring timely completion of assigned project phases within a provided budget); and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications, with a specific emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint to prepare work papers, reports, memos and summaries.
internal audit,audit,assurance,external audit

Spencer Knibbe
Managing Partner

Spencer is the Founder and Managing Partner of MBK Search, LLC - an executive search firm that specializes in the governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity market space. Prior to founding MBK, Spencer was Head of Operational Risk at Bridgewater Associates. Before moving to Bridgewater, Spencer was the Head of Risk for ICAP, Plc covering the Americas Region. He started his career in venture capital as an investment associate.

Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and two sons.

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