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Manager / Senior Manager - Audit

New York, New York

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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.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assess inherent and residual risks, evaluate control designs, develop and execute audit tests
  • Participate as a key team member on technology audit projects, having responsibility for more complex areas. Focus on more complex areas such as applications, general technology controls, and system development
  • Comfortably assume core audit responsibilities in all audit phases
  • Assist team leaders, senior auditors and staff auditors in accomplishing team objectives
  • Assess inherent risks, evaluate control designs, develop and execute audit tests
  • Assess the impact of control deficiencies
  • Present audit findings to management through status updates and closing meetings
  • Assist in the development of cost-justified, value-added management actions
  • Effectively handle larger and more challenging workloads on successive assignments
  • Produce excellent results in audit projects across multiple business areas and for different team leaders
  • 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
  • Act as a coach and mentor to staff auditors and co-sourced resources


  • Five or more years experiences in public accounting, finance, internal audit for financial services/banking industry required, knowledge of financial and banking regulations.  Prefer audit experience in the area of digital capabilities and analytics business functions, and familiarity with data management functions including data governance and privacy.
  • BA or BS in Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Business, or equivalent degree or advanced degree in Accounting, or related field is preferred
  • Professional certification (CIA, CPA, CISA, CISSP or equivalent)
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience in control theory and professional auditing practices
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions to complex control, financial, or technical issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deliver high quality, actionable feedback on a variety of complex issues to executive and line management on control issues and potential solutions to close control gaps
  • Effectively works independently within a team construct, while supporting teamwork and achievement of team objectives
  • 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: 19004160
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 17, 2019, 11:03:13 AM
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