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Credit Risk - Senior Auditor

New York, New York

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Job Description

The Internal Audit Group (IAG) is a worldwide function with +150 team members and offices in 7 countries. We are comprised of assurance and risk professionals with diverse backgrounds including internal controls, consumer, compliance, technology, operational risk, financial accounting and banking operations. The IAG organization consists of numerous audit teams aligned with the business units and staff groups along with a professional practice and quality assurance team and a reporting and regulator relations team. All teams report into the Chief Audit Executive who reports directly to the American Express Company Audit and Compliance Committee, Risk Committee, and administratively to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
In this role the Credit Risk Management Senior Auditor will assist in the execution of concurrent Risk Management audits by assessing and documenting the design and operating effectiveness of controls related to credit risk throughout the organization.
Additional responsibilities Include:
  • Assisting in the execution of the audit approach for the credit risk management organization.
  • Participating as a key team member on credit risk management audit projects, and taking ownership of key process areas.
  • Assisting the team in accomplishing objectives of consistently delivering high-quality audit results in a timely manner.  
  • Effectively identifying and assessing the impact of control deficiencies in the credit risk management processes for the Company.
  • Producing excellent results in audit projects across multiple business areas.
  • Ensuring effective and efficient execution of credit risk management audits in alignment with professional and department standards, budgets, and timelines.
  • Maintaining internal audit competency through ongoing professional development.
  • Performing validation of management action plans and regulatory action plans related to credit risk management.
  • Assisting in continuous business monitoring by staying abreast of emerging risks (both internally and externally) which have an impact to the credit portfolios of AXP.


  • Two to four years of experience within the financial services industry with credit risk management knowledge.
  • Strong understanding of AXP’s company structure, including products and services.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory, financial industry guidance and best practices relevant to credit risk management.
  • Ability to work independently on complex assignment and support overall team objectives.
  • Knowledge and experience in professional auditing practices.
  • Ability to independently identify control gaps and recommend high-quality and actionable solutions for credit risk management processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively lead discussions with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to coach and supervise staff and senior auditors on audit assignments.
  • Professional Certification (CIA, CPA, or equivalent) preferred
  • BA, BS, or equivalent degree in accounting or finance relevant field, advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field preferred.
 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: 19002757
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 11, 2019, 8:25:39 PM
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