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Audit
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Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.

Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry – a strategic and highly important sector for the growth, development and welfare of modern societies. Over almost 200 years, we have built a multinational Group that is present in more than 60 countries, with 470 companies and nearly 80,000 employees. Our Group aims to become the standard bearer and industry leader in the European retail insurance market, building on our existing base of 50 million retail clients, out of an overall total of 72 million.

 

Our Business Unit plays an integral part in the success of the Generali Group, building on our diverse competences, on our widely spread geographical presence and on our deep values. With over 1,900 employees and offices in over 10 countries worldwide, we believe we are a very solid player in the Asset and Wealth Management market. As a Business Unit, our culturally and geographically diverse team has a lot to build on you can find out by delving deeper into some of our main characterizing aspects.

 

The Audit Department of the Business Unit oversees the internal audit activities in the Group Asset Management companies and provides internal audit services to the main Asset Management Companies of the Group. The Department is in charge of evaluating the conformity of Company operation with the ethical standards adopted by the Generali Group, verifying the adequacy of the Company organizational structure and its compliance with the relevant internal and external regulations, the effectiveness of Company processes and information systems.

 

The Internal Auditor will be part of the Audit Team in charge of the audit activities in the Asset Management entities. The candidate supports the Audit Manager in the Audit Plan delivery, organizes/carries out the audit work and formalizes the audit results. Within the Asset Management business, the candidate will be mainly involved in the audit activities performed in Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A and Generali Investments Holding S.p.A.

Overall activities

  • Providing advisory on risk and control matters

Risk Assessment

  • Contributes to the risk assessment activities

Annual Planning

  • Contributes to annual Audit Plan definition and review, ensuring that it reflects the changing pattern of risks and addresses current and emerging priorities

Audit Engagements

  • Supports the Audit Manager in the audit planning activities
  • Performs and formalizes audit work
  • Proposes corrective actions and supports the Audit Manager in the finalization of the audit report
  • In this regard, the candidate has the ability to operate autonomously on the assignments, subject to guidance and review
  • Contributes to the follow up of the agreed corrective actions

Reporting

  • Contributes to the preparation of reports on internal audit matters to internal and external stakeholders

Relationship with auditees and other control functions

  • Entertains good relations with auditees and the other control functions

Team contribution

  • Contributes to the team in terms of professional skills, technical knowledge, energy and motivation

 

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

Must have

  • Advanced University education in Business Administration / Accounting or Finance / Engineering
  • Previous experience (minimum 2 years) in external/internal audit (preferably in Asset Management entities or Banks) or previous experience in Asset Management industry or Banking.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Good knowledge of computer work and advanced command of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access)
  • International mindset and availability to travel

Nice to have

  • Technical knowledge of investments and financial markets
  • Any other foreign languages (French / German)
  • Experience with forensic auditing and professional certification (ACCA, CIA, CISA, CFE)
  • Good knowledge of Data Analytics tools (e.g. IDEA) and data visualization software (e.g. Tableau, Power BI)
  • Analytical skills and ability to manage time in an effective manner
  • Team spirit
  • Presentation skills and ability to write in a clear and concise manner
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep up to date on new developments in the audit field
  • Comfortable to deal with and able to communicate effectively within the Audit Team and with the auditees, in particular with managers of higher seniority
  • Able to work across teams and on different subjects
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

 

Generali is proud to be an inclusive employer that considers applicants regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, political views, marital status or philosophy of life.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation or assistance, we will support you during the selection process.

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