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Manager / Senior Manager, Audit

Utah, US; New York, US; Phoenix, Arizona

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Job Description

About the division:

The Internal Audit Group’s (IAG) mission is to help American Express accomplish its objectives and protect organizational value by providing risk-based, independent and objective assurance, advice and insight. IAG achieves this objective through a risk-based audit plan with an enterprise 360° view, which includes a combination of audits, special projects, ongoing monitoring activities, and the validation of Internal Audit and regulatory findings as well as performance of whistleblower, employee relations and/or other investigations.

About the role

This newly created role will be a founding member of IAG’s Data Driven Audit - Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE will be responsible for spearheading IAG’s adoption of the Data Driven Audit (DDA) approach to expand audit’s capabilities in making data-informed decisions. Data-informed decision making is the ability to transform information into actionable and verified knowledge to ultimately make business decisions. DDA is a component of IAG’s key strategic initiative called Audit NextGen, which is a coordinated effort to make IAG as agile and effective as possible through the use of data analytics and audit process automation.

The CoE Audit Manager / Senior Manager will serve a critical role of rallying resources across global audit teams with the intent of identifying the applicable control environments and the underlying source and output data from the related processes.  The CoE Manager / Senior Manager position will coordinate analytic needs with the Data Analytics Innovation team for the purpose of efficiently developing analytic control tests in support of Data Driven Audits. Finally, the CoE Manager will fill a project manager role within the functional audits to ensure the global audit teams consistently and effectively analyze, test and document testing driven through analytic objectives.


The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong understanding of American Express’ processes, system infrastructure, risk and control framework, and a passion for embracing data-informed decisions.


  • Collaboration with a global team of auditors, data scientists, and business unit colleagues across the company to collectively embrace the evolution of the data driven auditing approach.

  • Sustaining a close partnership with the Data Analytics Innovation (DAI) team to create data analytics, and clearly communicate auditor needs to reduce inefficiencies and rework within the analytic refinement process.

  • Seeking & implementing auditor feedback to continue enhancing our DDA audit methodology and achieving well thought out efficiencies for delivering a high quality data analytic auditing process.

  • Developing the technical skills across the broader IAG in support of data literacy and adoption of data-informed decisions.




  • 5-8 years of relevant audit, technology, and/or internal control experience in a Big 4 or financial services environment required.

  • Experience and/or strong acumen to quickly grasp highly technical risks, concepts, and processes and their relation to underlying supporting data.

  • A passion for data analytics & visualizations.  Effective communication of dense and/or highly numeric content in a simple and straightforward manner.

  • Comfort managing conflicting priorities among a wide set of partners and customers. Ability to adjust to shifting priorities, multiple demands, and ambiguity.

  • One or more relevant industry certification(s) preferred. 

  • Bachelors degree required.

Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws, American Express may provide visa sponsorship for certain positions. 

ReqID: 19017032
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2019, 4:31:46 PM
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