Natixis Investment Manager
  • Boston, MA, USA + Hybrid



Position Summary

In compliance with the International Professional Practices Framework as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Internal Audit is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve Natixis Investment Managers (IM) entities’ overall operations.

The Internal Audit Senior is a key member of the internal audit team. He/she will lead audit engagements globally and be in-charge of audit execution, specifically focusing on organizing and directing fieldwork, risk assessment and testing of the internal control environment, using a risk based audit methodology.

The Internal Audit Senior will analyze data, facts and test results to draw appropriate conclusions regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of the Audited Unit’s internal controls, and communicate control weaknesses directly with the Audit Team Management.

The Internal Audit Senior will supervise the engagement team member’s work, develop and write-up audit findings, make recommendations in a draft internal audit report for review by the Audit Manager/Senior Manager. Those recommendations mitigate weaknesses identified in the systems, processes and controls of Natixis IM and its affiliates, and they help Natixis IM to improve the effectiveness of its processes and thus to achieve its objectives.

The role requires:

  • Ability to analyze and summarize
  • Autonomy in leading fieldwork audit assignments that will contribute to the overall execution of the audit engagements
  • Effectively engage Audit Management to communicate priorities
  • Regular communication with business divisions in multiple affiliates
  • Up to 20% travel to non-Boston-based affiliates, including overseas


  • Execution of internal audit assignments
  • Plan, schedule and supervise the auditing process for his/her engagements
  • Participate in affiliate meetings and lead day-to-day communication (point-of-contact) with affiliate
  • Allocate responsibilities to junior and staff auditors

Develop testing plan and identification of key controls      

  • Perform effective risk and control assessments, and execute testing as needed
  • Review team members’ works for accuracy and compliance
  • Complete audits on time and submit reports to the Audit Manager/ Senior Manager
  • Present audit findings and find ways to increase compliance and efficiency
  • Issue the draft internal audit report
  • Follow up on implementation of action plans
  • Coordinate several audits in parallel, at different stages of completion

Team Management

  • Support team members in resolving issues identified during the engagements
  • Deliver feedback to Auditors and complete performance reviews
  • Identify potential gaps in the team’s knowledge and implement strategies to fill them
  • Contribution to the overall performance of the Internal Audit Department
  • Communicate ideas to improve work within the Internal Audit Department, including software, reporting and various tools and procedures
  • Participate in maintaining the Internal Audit Library
  • Contribute to internal quality assurance review

Qualifications and experience

  • Strong organizational skills
  • In-depth understanding of auditing and control practices
  • Knowledge of financial products, market or operational risk management practices
  • Knowledge in asset management, risk management and compliance
  • Ability to lead teams of auditors
  • Ability to handle project budgeting
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Independence of mind
  • Autonomy in leading projects to completion
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to engage with senior management
  • Integrity and reliability
  • Attention to detail
  • Prior audit experience
  • Proficient in manipulating and analyzing data
  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance; master’s degree and professional certification (e.g. CPA, CIA, CFA, CISA) are pluses
  • Proficient in French would be a plus


Natixis Investment Managers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by law.

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