Head of Internal Audit for OTP Bank Albania

Head of Internal Audit for OTP Bank Albania

Main tasks

Audit main task is to assess, through an objective, rigorous and unbiased approach, the compliance of transactions, the actual risk level, the respect of procedures, and the efficiency and appropriateness of the internal control system in place.

Subordinated to OTP Bank Albania’s CEO, the Head of Audit for OTP Bank Albania reports to Audit Committee / Board of Directors and Group Audit and is in charge of OTP Bank Albania audit activities.

Main Responsabilities

  • Responsible for Risk Assessment and Audit Plan:

    • 1. coordinates the risk assessment process on the scope;

    • 2. prepares the audit plans related to OTP Bank Albania activities;

    • 3. plans missions and monitors the audit plan’ fulfilment;

    • 4. proposes to launch missions and defines the required staffing.

  • Supervision of the audit missions on the scope:

    • 1. validates the diagnosis presented by the head of assignment ;

    • 2. controls the quality of the works performed by the assignment and ensures deadlines are met

    • 3. validates the assignment report and the recommendations ;

    • 4. attends the presentation of the conclusions of the mission to the management of the audited entity ;

    • 5. evaluates the head of missions (first level) and the auditors (second level).

  • On top of audit missions defined by the audit plan, he/she is involved and / or responsible for special missions, and for instance investigate on internal frauds.

  • Supervise the recommendations follow-up and validates the closure.

  • Validate audit reports and associated action plans.

  • Prepares and participates to local audit committees.

  • In charge of administrative tasks and budget follow-up at country level. He is in charge of audit resources allocations and audit plan follow up on the scope of OTP Bank Albania

  • Contribute to audit methodologies enhancement and updates.

  • Direct Superior of Senior Auditors, Auditors, and Junior Auditors. S/He oversees their performance and appraisals reviews within the country, provides ongoing feedback to the team and organizes an efficient training plan to ensure they develop the required skills.


  • S/He is under the authority of OTP Bank Albania’s CEO and in collaboration with OTP Group Audit Correspondents for risk assessment and audit plan preparation.

  • Broad autonomy in the supervision of audit missions in his/her perimeter is expected. S/he is responsible for the quality of audit assignments.

Internal and/or external contacts

  • S/He keeps regular contacts with OTP Group Audit line. He/she represents the OTP Bank Albania Audit Function for the Heads of OTP Group and OTP Group Audit Line.

  • S/He is the OTP Bank Audit interlocutor for External Auditors and local Regulators in Albania.

  • S/He is the point of contact of OTP Bank Albania to the local regulator.

Required qualification and Skills

  • University Degree (preferably in finance or accounting);

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the banking or auditing sector;

  • Managerial skills, with Minimum of 3 years managerial experience in the banking sector or auditing sector;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and high ethical reputation

  • Full autonomy to take the strategic decision of the Internal Audit;

  • Strong coaching and group leadership skills. Ability to create a positive environment within the team; cultivates his ability to listen to the team members, and exchanges advice with other auditors on best practices.

  • Integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, high degree of autonomy, duty of alert, patience, persistence, professionalism, rigor, availability, professional curiosity, analytical thinking, multitasking abilities.

  • Very good organizational and time management skills; able to work under pressure;

  • Very good English skills in speaking and writing.

  • Very good analytical skills.

Interested candidates should apply by sending their CV and a cover letter to the e-mail address humanresources@otpbank.al

Deadline for application is January 31st, 2020.