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Finance
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B21010 - Finance

We are a progressive internal audit group looking for a curious problem solver who enjoys learning new areas and immediately applying the knowledge to their work.  Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Associate directs and participates in the performance of operational, financial and compliance related audit and advisory engagements across Putnam.  The Audit Associate plays a key role in Putnam Internal Audit’s ongoing work to ensure our control environment functions optimally.  If you are interested in how security markets work and/or how a global investment management firm manages all aspects of its environment this role will provide an excellent opportunity to see and learn while doing.  Preference for a minimum of 1 – 3 years of professional audit experience or financial services experience.  A bachelor’s degree is required. CPA, CIA certificate (or similar qualification) or active pursuit of this qualification is preferred.  The role can be expanded dependent on the candidate’s previous experience.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Develop audit steps and substantive testing procedures. Prepare audit materials request lists and coordinate the receipt of the audit materials. Examine and verify financial and operational and other supporting documentation and evaluate procedures used in the applicable systems of control.


Execute audits of assigned areas. Research related subject matter.  Examine and verify operational and/or financial processes and other supporting documentation. Conduct interviews and document results. Document audit results and review with manager/director.


Responsible for developing the audit report in accordance with departmental requirements. Document conclusions of audit cycles and organize and reference work papers for manager’s review.  Identify control weaknesses, assess the financial impact of the weakness, and formulate useful and practical recommendations to management. Ensure that issues are drafted into report format for review prior to a closing meeting. Plan and conduct closing meetings with management noting their comments and explanations. 

 

Build and maintain relationships with key stake holders across various divisions. Advise and consult with business units on methods to increase efficiency and control effectiveness. Be an active team member that contributes toward improvements in the group’s overall methods and effectiveness.  Research new and emerging risk areas and their impact on the organization, its processes, and our overall audit approach and plan so we are prepared for external and internal events and change.

 

Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the company’s operations, including major systems, specific policies and procedures as well as the industry standards. Proactively help Internal Audit build and maintain its knowledge repositories as a reference for future audit activities.  Actively pursue continuing professional education in line with the department's needs and the auditor's career development.


MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree
 
MINIMUM PRIOR RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE TYPICALLY REQUIRED:
 
  • 1-5 years
 
ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, organizational, and project management skills.  Ability to identify complex business issues and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Interpersonal skills are essential.  The ability to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively, orally and written, is key to successful performance as an auditor.  The individual should possess enthusiasm, initiative, sound business judgment, and tact.
  • The ability to work effectively with management and staff members in a team environment.
  • Proficient in using standard software, such as Word and Excel, to perform and document work.  Experience with audit management software a plus.
  • Limited travel to remote company locations is expected and some international travel may be required.
 

AVAILABLE SKILLS SET TRAINING:

  • Putnam Professional Skills Courses
  • Various Learning & Development Programs


At Putnam we are committed to a diverse workforce and take positive steps to ensure equal opportunity in our recruitment process. We also undertake to hire, develop and retain the most talented individuals by valuing the varied skills that you bring. 

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