Job Description: Position Title Internal Audit Assistant Vice President in Finance
Firm Overview Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with over $472 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone .
Blackstone Internal Audit Overview ("BXIA") BXIA provides independent and objective assurance across the global Blackstone platform guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the Firm. BXIA assists Blackstone in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the Firm's operational governance & risk management processes and internal controls. As applicable, BXIA also assesses and makes recommendations for improving the governance process to promote ethics and values within the organization.
BXIA's four primary areas of responsibility include: Internal Audit - Risk-based assessments across the Blackstone platform, which include each global business unit as well as enterprise level, jurisdictional and technology activities, with regular reporting to senior management and the BX Audit Committee. SOx Compliance - Firm-wide assessment of internal controls over financial reporting and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Advisory - Collaborate with senior management to gain insight on the Firm's strategic, operational, financial and compliance initiatives as well as assist with due diligence for acquisitions, as applicable. Risk Assurance - Assess risks and controls related to business imperatives, such as launching new products, implementing new technologies or remediating control issues .
Job Description This role will be responsible for evaluating risks and performing audits across private equity, real estate, credit, hedge funds, infrastructure and secondaries. This position will play an instrumental role in performing ongoing assessment of the Firm's enterprise risk management process. This position will also support the firm-wide Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOx") assessment of internal controls over financial reporting. Communication skills, objectivity, creativity in presentations and a strong understanding of risks and controls are key pillars to success in this role.
Candidates should exhibit strong technical, analytical and leadership skills as well as exceptional communication skills. Candidates should be energetic, self-motivated, team-oriented individuals with fresh ideas and innovative solutions who thrive on challenge in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The small size of this group offers an opportunity to significant exposure across the Blackstone platform.
Responsibilities The BXIA Associate will have the opportunity to participate in various projects, including multiple assignments at once across the different BXIA disciplines, including but not limited to the following:
Assist in the execution of the global audit risk assessment and planning processes
Perform risk-based audits across Blackstone's global platform and gain exposure to the firm's diverse businesses, products, regions, and enterprise functions
Perform testing, document test results, identify findings as applicable, and work with internal staff to design corrective actions that mitigate risk and ultimately add value
Draft the audit report and communicate key risks and recommendations to management
Engage in SOx planning and control evaluation discussions with management and external auditors and perform quality assurance reviews of testing results
Participate in firm initiatives while providing real-time advice on new businesses, products and systems
Develop ongoing working relationships within the Firm, communicate ways to improve controls and have a strong understanding of new firm wide initiatives in the pipeline
Qualifications Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in their prior endeavors. In addition the successful candidate should have:
Candidates should have 7 to 10 years of auditing or Big 4 accounting experience in the financial services industry
A degree in accounting, finance, computer science or business-related field
Experience with internal audit risk assessments, SOx/Internal controls and/or ERP security and control review
Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
Excellent analytical, communications and problem solving skills
Personal and professional integrity of the highest order
Ability to think critically and strategically to develop innovative recommendations to mitigate risks and add value
Ability to recommend technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint
Alternative investments experience (preferred)
CISA, C.P.A. or C.I.A. strongly preferred
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).
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