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WeLab - Group Head of Internal Audit - WeLab Group

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Hong Kong
Group Head of Internal Audit - WeLab Group
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About Us

WeLab aims to bring joy to everyone’s financial journey. We strive to improve people’s lives by reinventing financial services through game-changing technology. We put our people first, whether it’s our customers or our employees. As the only homegrown Hong Kong fintech to receive a virtual banking license, we aim to reinvent and redefine the banking experience by building a bank we love.

Who we're looking for

We are an energetic and passionate team that can deliver and execute. We are looking for other intellectually curious, open-minded and smart-working individuals who are just as passionate as we are about making financial services enjoyable. Now you have the opportunity to join us on our journey to achieve our vision and be part of building a better financial future for everyone.

What you will be doing

WeLab operates WeLend and WeLab Bank in Hong Kong, WeLab Digital (我来数科), Taoxinji (淘新机) and Tianmian Lab (天冕) in Mainland China and a fintech joint venture AWDA in Indonesia. WeLab aims to bring joy to everyone’s financial journey. We strive to improve people’s lives by reinventing financial services through game-changing technology. We put our people first, whether it’s our customers or our employees.

We are an energetic and passionate team that can deliver and execute. We are looking for other intellectually curious, open-minded and smart-working individuals who are just as passionate as we are about making financial services enjoyable. Now you have the opportunity to join us on our journey to achieve our vision and be part of building a better financial future for everyone.

What you’ll do and what success looks like in this role

As Group Head of Internal Audit, you will lead the internal audit function for the Group, providing independent and objective evaluation of the internal controls and risk management effectiveness, and making recommendations for improvement. Reporting to the Audit Committee, with administrative reporting to the CFO, this position allows you to gain exposure to various areas of the Fintech business. The ideal candidate is an experienced professional who thrives on building companies and enjoys working in an exciting and evolving environment.

  • Responsible to the board of directors (the “Board”) and Audit Committee for the professional supervision of the internal audit function
  • Lead the internal audit function and conduct independent assessments/regular internal audits of the Group
  • Provide direction and leadership to a team of audit professionals and ensure the effective running of various business and support functions
  • Establish and maintain an audit charter and written policies and procedures
  • Prepare annual audit plan with consideration of risk assessment, regulatory focuses and alignment with the Group’s strategies and new business plans
  • Perform risk assessments of the overall control environment for business lines, operating environment and supporting functions
  • Follow up audit recommendations post-audit, assess residual risk, validate remedial work performed, document closing issues
  • Provide advices to stakeholders on strengthening control environment
  • Establish and ensure an effective mechanism of reporting audit findings and recommendations, and the progress on implementation of the recommendations, to all appropriate levels of management, the Board and the Audit Committee
  • To liaise and work closely with external auditors and regulators on audit related matters
  • To handle ad hoc independent reviews relating to internal controls and/or special investigations

Who you are
About you:
  • You're a go-getter with mad juggling skills (or multiple hats) who can thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • You have a strong thirst for knowledge and are driven to find solutions that don't exist yet
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and extremely resourceful (in your past life you could've been a detective)
  • You always find a way to get things done without sacrificing the quality of your work, integrity and values. No task is off limits for you.
  • You are humble and prioritise the success of the team over your own with an eagerness to help those around you
  • You don't shy away from challenges and have the ability to bounce back from setbacks
What is required and what we’re looking for :
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in Finance/Business or related discipline with professional accounting or auditing qualifications
  • Professional qualification in CPA
  • Sound knowledge of auditing and regulatory requirements both in China and Hong Kong
  • 15 years or above internal audit experience in financial service/banking industry, with exposure in both Big 4 professional practice and in-house auditing
  • Hands-on experience in planning and leading internal audit projects, including developing and implementing audit programs, and preparing executive level audit reports and presentations
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to interact effectively with senior management, functional heads and department heads
  • Self-motivated, result-oriented, capable of working independently
  • A strategic-minded, enthusiastic and self-motivated leader
  • Willing to step up to challenges and make things happen
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, Mandarin and Chinese
What we offer
  • Competitive salary
  • Learning and development stipend, because we value lifelong learning and believe the best way to invest in our employees is to encourage them to continue to learn
  • Work hard and laugh lots (chicken wings and french toast, etc.) with a high-performing, fun and diverse team
  • Weekly afternoon teas and fully stocked fridge
  • Coffee stipend
  • Conveniently located office surrounded by diverse and delicious lunch options
  • Lively office with gaming consoles and a ping pong table
  • Fun extracurricular activities with your colleagues like hiking, yoga, badminton, wine tasting, dragon boat racing, rock climbing, etc.Employee referral bonuses

We offer competitive salary package to the successful candidate.  If you are interested in joining this exciting team, please apply with resume via the "Apply" button.

All information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment purposes only. Information of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed within 24 months of receipt.

Awards & recognition
  • Financial Times (FT) 2020 Asia-Pacific High-Growth Companies – #2 ranked company
  • 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 List – #11, only company included from Hong Kong and just one of five from Asia

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