Director, Audit

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Job Description

The Internal Audit Group (IAG) delivers independent and objective assurance services that support management in striking the balance between risk and controls and help the Board of Directors fulfill its governance responsibilities. We perform independent process, financial, compliance, and technology audits, consistent with professional standards. IAG also reviews specific operations or processes at the request of the Audit Committee or Senior Leadership.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead a team and oversee the planning, execution and reporting of credit and enterprise risk management audits and initiatives in conformance with professional and department standards, budgets and deadlines
  • Plan audit projects; make project-level judgments around objectives and scope
  • Evaluate results, synthesize audit findings across the project, draft audit reports, and ensure effective and efficient audit execution
  • Enable effective assessment of controls, and delivery of high-quality audit findings by coordinating with appropriate control groups and external auditors in planning and executing audit work
  • Translate business risks, controls and supporting data into analytic requirements and partners with a development team to build audit analytics
  • Ensure the deployment and optimal utilization of analytic control tests on all applicable assignments, including credit and enterprise risk management
  • Proactively manage audit execution including supervision and mentoring of junior staff, reviewing workpapers, and escalating issues
  • Monitor a portfolio of audit analytics, assess analytic results, use the analytic data to tell the potential business story, and work with audit and business colleagues to validate that story
  • Lead multiple simultaneous audit projects of all sizes and complexity across multiple business areas within and outside of local region, in unfamiliar areas, and for different audit leaders

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ experience in public accounting, finance and/or internal audit in the Financial Services/Banking industry, background in credit risk management highly preferred
  • 4+ years’ experience in risk management control functions
  • BA, BS or equivalent degree or advanced degree in Accounting, or related field is preferred
  • Aptitude for working with data, interpreting results, business intelligence and analytic best practices
  • Ability to break-down complex problems into components, solve them using data analysis, process knowledge and risk/control knowledge, and communicate data analysis, issues and control recommendations with clarity and professionalism
  • Knowledge and appreciation of regulatory, accounting, and financial industry guidance and best practices relevant to the business, including technology implications
  • Knowledge and experience in application of control theory and professional auditing practices
  • Ability to effectively integrate business, operational, technological, data, and financial components in audit work
  • Demonstrated track record of integrity, effective communication, innovation, and excellence
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that deliver high quality, actionable and value-added feedback to management on potential control issues and potential solutions to close gaps
  • Ability to travel 5% to 15% 


American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

ReqID: 20007797
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2021, 12:24:16 PM