American Express Careers

Staff/Senior Auditor

New York, New York; Phoenix, Arizona

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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:
  • Participate as a key team member on operational, technology, and compliance audit projects
  • Assist team leaders, senior manager, managers, and senior auditors in accomplishing team objectives
  •  Understands, identifies, evaluates and documents key risks and controls
  •  Demonstrate knowledge and proper application of sampling techniques
  •  Summarize and communicate audit testing results
  • Assist in the development of recommendations to close identified control gaps
  • Execute test plans related to the operational, financial, compliance and regulatory functions within Global Merchant and Network Services, Enterprise Digital & Analytics, and American Express.
  • Participate in audit meetings with key leaders in the business to include operational, technology, and compliance risk.
  • Proficient use of automated work papers and other department and company tools
  • Ensure effective and efficient execution of audits in conformance with professional and department standards, budgets, and timelines
  • Maintain internal audit competency through ongoing professional development


  • One to Three years of operational and technology (focus on application controls and IT general technology controls) audit experience in public accounting or internal audit for financial services/banking industry
  • BA or BS in or equivalent in Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field or advanced degree in Accounting, or related field is preferred
  • Professional Certification (CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, or equivalent) preferred
  • Understanding and appreciation of regulatory, accounting, and financial industry guidance and best practices relevant to the business, including technology implications
  • Understanding of business technologies and its impact to control practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency of technology and operational auditing control disciplines including general knowledge of operational controls, application controls and IT general technology controls
  • Knowledge and experience in control theory and professional auditing practices
  • Ability to think analytically, communicate complex issues, and develop control recommendations
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to present control analysis and recommendations with clarity and professionalism
  • Effectively works independently within a team construct, while supporting teamwork and achievement of team objectives
  • Demonstrated track record of integrity, effective communication, innovation, and excellence
  • Ability to travel
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: 19000334
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2019, 12:36:21 PM
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