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Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, HK

Principal Auditor


About the Role

As a Principal Auditor in the APAC Chapter, your primary responsibilities will be, but not limited to, participating in a wide range of business and functional audit activities. You will be constantly challenged to learn new areas of Swiss Re, to assess the effectiveness of the relevant processes and controls, and to come up with workable solutions to any problems you may identify. For you, this role will be an opportunity to deal with themes that have organizational impact at the most senior level, driving the risk culture of Swiss Re. You will be an effective communicator, landing key and difficult messages with stakeholders, both verbally and in writing. Specific responsibilities will include:


  • Contribute to the development of data analytics to assess control related outcomes and employ data hypotheses to test data sets with audit team and Data team in GIA.
  • Own audit task delivery within an agile audit team; your key tasks are to assess business processes and controls in scope of an audit, and to provide quality audit issues, clear audit reports, and compelling business insights to Senior Management and stakeholders.
  • Exhibit expertise in GIA methodology and how to apply across the audit.
  • Support annual FRR testing within the region.
  • Participate in local, regional and global audits, positively impact the other GIA Chapters and using your areas of expertise to contribute effectively to GIA's audit plan.
  • Participate in Agile methodology ceremonies within the Chapter to promote continuous learning and forward-looking assurance and coaching members of the team on individual subject matter themes.
  • Participating in GIA's strategic initiatives and projects as opportunities arise.


About the Team

Group Internal Audit provide independent and objective assurance that assists the Board of Directors and Group Executive Committee to protect the assets, reputation, and sustainability of the organization. We perform audit activities designed to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the Group's internal control systems, and to add value through improving the Group's operations.

GIA's vision is Advancing Swiss Re's Resilience. We aspire to be critical thinkers who lead from every seat, challenge the status quo, understand risk, and demonstrate that we are responsive to risk. We optimize our assurance by applying innovative and risk-focused techniques that ensures that our audit effort is proportionate to risk. We offer a suite of audit products that are tailored to the nature of the assurance goal and deliver comprehensive messages to management over end-to-end processes and their control environment. And lastly, our continuous risk assessment process (which utilize data analytics and external data factors) drives the allocation of our resources, the audit proposals and prioritization. We continuously extend the use of data analytics and automation within our audit processes.


About You

Education and experience:

  • 5+ years of work experience in audit, other assurance function or professional capacity related to the (re)insurance industry.
  • Good knowledge of (re)insurance, and it's governance, risks and controls
  • Good understanding of regulatory environments in APAC
  • Experience in data analytics (data extraction, manipulation, analysis, testing of hypothesis)
  • CPA, CA, CIA or professional certification (preferred)
  • Big 4 audit firm experience (preferred)
  • IFRS 17 audit experience (preferred)
  • University degree (preferred)

Personal skills:

  • Critical thinker that sees the "big picture" (e.g. overall themes, trends, goals)
  • Agile mindset, generating creative ideas and solutions to problems and making recommendations despite complexity
  • Result oriented, able to plan well, work in the field and deliver results in time
  • Professional communicator, able to gain and maintain a trusted relationship while delivering difficult messages
  • Structured analyst, capable to adopt and use data-driven auditing including data analytics to assess risks, scope audits and test controls
  • Team player, able to listen to others but also influence in order to see the wider picture and achieve a vision
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in Mandarin (preferred)


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.


Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.


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