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Japan Audit Head – Vice President/Senior Vice President

Tokyo, , Japan

Job Description:

Bank of America

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Position Description

The individual will be the Japan Country Audit Head and have responsibility for the following:

  • Build and effectively manage local management and regulatory relationships as well as take ownership and responsibility for local audit related activities and governance, in conjunction with senior management within Audit.

  • Coordinate timely and accurate regulatory submissions in conjunction with the various Line of Business (LOB) / Country /Regional audit teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and execute assigned areas of audit work, providing day to day guidance to teammates.

  • Execute audit strategy for the sound application of risk-based auditing by defining audit scope, audit program, and test procedures.

  • Typically acts as Auditor-in-Charge (AIC). When leading an audit engagement, is responsible for day-to-day coaching, mentoring, and performance feedback. Fosters an inclusive work environment.

  • Oversee assessment and coverage of risks and emerging risks for Japan

  • Oversees audit testing to ensure timely execution within quality standards and conformance to audit policies and procedures.

  • Assesses issues for impact to business processes (Global Banking and Markets (GBAM)/ Global Investment banking (GCIB) businesses and the relevant control functions), controls and strategies, recommends severity ratings and escalation of broad themes or trends.

  • Drafts quality and timely audit reports and shares results with business leaders.

  • Manages business partner relationships when conducting specific audits; primary engagement is with line management.

  • Candidate will be required to engage with senior management within Audit and the line of business, audit teams and regulator’s.

  • Exercises critical thinking and judgment to effectively influence management to improve the control environment.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of 12-15 years or more of working experience in an Audit Management role, preferably in a foreign bank in Japan.

  • Excellent communication and strong analytical skills.

  • Proficient in English and Japanese (preferred) to communicate effectively with both stakeholders and regulators

  • In-depth knowledge of GBAM and GCIB businesses and relevant control functions and local regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, focus on high quality execution and lead audit assignments

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Primary Location:
1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0027