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Head of Quintet Switzerland Internal Audit

Zurich, CH, CH-8001

Our Company

Operating in 50 cities spanning Europe, Quintet is a private bank for people who see the world differently and who seek a partner like us, committed to protecting and growing their wealth as if it were our own.
Combining agility and security, we focus on what matters most to the individuals and families we serve so they can invest in a richer life, however they define it.
Founded in 1949, headquartered in Luxembourg and operating under the supervision of the European Central Bank, Quintet serves wealthy individuals and their families, as well as a broad range of institutional and professional clients, including family offices, foundations and external asset managers.


Quintet Private Bank offers the opportunity to:
•Work in an entrepreneurial and agile environment where business leaders can take decisions and provide stellar service to clients without unnecessary bureaucracy and red tape.
•Create and build a business (with aligned cultural behaviours, diversity and inclusion) to consistently provide superior investment advice.
•Work with the best professionals, value collaboration and be part of a partnership culture.
•Excel within an enabling team environment, with a focus on partnerships to drive business success.
•Receive competitive market led remuneration structures, based on performance and behaviours.
•Thrive, in the knowledge that there are career pathways to develop both professional and personal interests.

Purpose of the Job / Objectives

The successful candidate will head the Switzerland Internal Audit with objective to support, within the remit of the third line of defence, Quintet Switzerland Senior Management / Board in setting and maintaining proper risk management and governance practices.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. Provide assurance / advise to Quintet Switzerland Senior Management / Board Audit Committee members on risk, governance, regulatory and transformation matters. Attend and prepare Internal Audit reporting to the Quintet Switzerland Board Audit Committee.
2. Perform Quintet Switzerland audit reviews with the support of Group Internal Audit Competence Centre. Lead Internal Audit reviews performed group wide within his (her) domains of expertise (especially international cross borders activities and AML / KYC). 
3. Prepare the three year / annual audit plans.
4. Build constructive relationship with the Board of Directors (especially the Board Audit Committee Chair), Swiss regulator and external auditors.
5. Roll out Group Internal Audit organisation / governance, methodology and tools. 

Required Knowledge and Experience

Over 15 years of Internal Audit experience with proven track record in Senior Internal Audit positions in a Swiss / International Private Banking environment.
In-depth knowledge of international cross borders activities and AML / KYC is required.

Attributes and Qualities

Good analytical and communication skills
Open minded with ability to take a stand
Ability to cope with some travels and changes

Language Skills

Fluent in English and German (other languages being an advantage)