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Singapore, SG

Principal Auditor Asia


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.


At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.


We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us? 



About the role


As Asia Region Principal Auditor, you will work within an agile framework in which you will self-organize with your peers to deliver on GIA related activities, principally the delivery of audits, but also initiatives and projects as appropriate. You have the joint responsibility to support the delivery of independent assurance over the related Risk and Control Framework of Asia Region.


For you, this role is a unique opportunity to deal with themes that have organizational impact at the most senior level of the organization driving the risk culture of Swiss Re. You will be constantly challenged to learn new areas of Swiss Re, to assess the effectiveness of the relevant processes, and to come up with workable solutions to any problems you may identify.

Relevant work experience together with the ability to analyze difficult circumstances, to work collaboratively as well as speaking and writing in a concise manner, are key success capabilities required for this position. Your engagement combined with your talent to negotiate effective solutions will make a difference!



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 aim to provide risk-focused measurable assurance and innovative insights that advances Swiss Re’s control environment and risk culture. And lastly, we seek to optimize our assurance by applying innovative and risk-focused techniques that ensures that our audit effort is proportionate to risk.



About You


Education and experience:

  • 3+ years of work experience in audit or other assurance function, underwriting, actuarial or professional capacity related to the (re)insurance industry.
  • Good knowledge of (re)insurance, and its governance, risks and controls
  • Good understanding of regulatory environments in Asia Region
  • Data analytics experience a plus
  • CPA, CA, CIA or professional certification (preferred)
  • University degree (preferred)


Personal skills:

  • Critical thinker that sees the "big picture" (e.g. overall themes, trends, goals), generates innovative ideas and solutions to problems and makes recommendations in the face of complexity, conflicting pressures and ambiguous circumstances.
  • 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


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