Audit Director, Asset Management Audit Job Listing at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, NH
Description Fidelity Investments is one of the worlds largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of more than $3.6 trillion, including managed assets of more than $1.6 trillion, as of June 30, 2012. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms.
Fidelity Corporate Audit provides independent and objective audit and advisory services that help Fidelity manage risk, improve customer service, and enhance business performance. Fidelity Corporate Audits Asset Management Team provides audit services to Fidelitys Asset Management Group (AM), including FMR Co., the investment advisor to Fidelitys 500+ mutual funds, Pyramis Global Advisors, an investment management business focused on serving institutional investors, Strategic Advisors, an investment advisor that constructs and manages asset allocation portfolios, and Fidelity Investments Canada, Fidelitys Canadian investment management business. The Asset Management Audit team also provides audit services to Fidelity Pricing and Cash Management Services (FPCMS), the fund accounting and administration function for Fidelitys mutual fund business.
Fidelitys Merrimack , New Hampshire location includes the Asset Management Groups Fixed Income and Money Market investment management, trading and research functions for over $700 billion in assets under management, and FPCMS Fund Administration, Systems and Custody and Cash Operations for the overall Asset Management business.
Overview and Primary Responsibilities
The Corporate Audit Director will report to the SVP Head of Asset Management Audit and will lead the Asset Management Audit team in Merrimack , New Hampshire , including the strategy and execution of AM/FPCMS audit activities in Merrimack and other locations. The specific responsibilities of this position include:
Work with senior levels of management in AM, FPCMS and Corporate Audit to facilitate the identification and resolution of risk and control issues.
Partner with Corporate Audits senior leaders to develop the annual audit plan; continuously refine the plan throughout the year to ensure the team is supporting the highest risks/exposures.
Provide supervision and direction to project-specific audit teams and provide input to the development of the audit approach.
Deliver results and solutions to enhance the AM/FPCMS control environment; escalate significant audit issues and propose viable solutions and alternatives. Present audit results and recommendations to AM/FPCMS management through well written and timely audit reports.
Follow up on identified issues and recommend corrective actions to ensure problem resolution.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with AM/FPCMS and Corporate Audit management.
Partner with Corporate Audit leaders to execute cross-enterprise audits of US and international based operations.
Provide development and mentoring to audit associates.
Participate in the AM/FPCMS Leadership Team and the Corporate Audit Extended Leadership Team.
Qualifications Skills and Knowledge
Demonstrated ability to develop and lead high performing teams within a global organization
Strategic thinker with strong problem solving and analytical skills
A change agent who has the ability to see the big picture and plan ahead
Team player who takes initiative and works constructively with other senior leaders to achieve goals
Hands-on work style and can do attitude with a strong desire to make things happen
Strong presentation, interpersonal, and business writing and communication skills
Excellent facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills
Knows how to leverage technology and operations and has a strong process orientation
Strong executive presence
Education and Experience
BS/BA and MBA preferred; accounting, finance, economics or related field of study
Professional audit certifications preferred (e.g. CIA, CPA, CISA, etc.)
Minimum of 12 years prior audit or related experience in financial services industry
Strong technical audit skills grounded within a risk management environment; has knowledge of diversified financial services, and/or technical specialty such as regulatory, technology, etc
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