Manager - Audit

Job Description

Why American Express?
There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.

American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years,
backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take
on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning
and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We
have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to
spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career
path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the
best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it.
  • Develop and execute risk based audit plan for Japan operations in compliance with the Global Audit Methodology and local regulatory requirements
  • Represents Internal Audit Group (IAG) during interactions with the local regulators
  • Ability to research key regulatory requirements
  • Assess inherent and residual risks, evaluate control designs, develop and execute audit tests
  • Comfortably assume core audit responsibilities in all audit phases
  • Assist team leaders, senior auditors and staff auditors in accomplishing team objectives
  • Identify and 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 in the 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 IAG policies for Japan market in accordance with the local regulatory requirements
  • Maintain strong relationships with the key stakeholders in the business
  • Maintain internal audit competency through ongoing professional development
  • Act as a coach and mentor to staff auditors and co-sourced resources
  • Conduct shirt sleeves/lunch and learn presentations as directed
Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful 
completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five years or more in the banking/financial services industry within a public accounting, finance and/or internal audit function.
  • Strong knowledge of banking/financial services related regulations in Japan market including but not limited to Installments Sales Law and Money Lenders Law
  • Experience in dealing with Japan banking/financial services regulators
  • Ability to work independently without onsite supervision
  • BA, BS, or equivalent degree in accounting or finance relevant field, advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field preferred
  • Professional Certification preferred (CIA, CPA, CISA, or equivalent)
  • Proficient in both Japanese and English (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Understanding of regulatory, accounting, financial industry guidance and best practices relevant to the business, including technology implications
  • Knowledge and experience in control theory and professional auditing practices
  • Understanding of business technologies and its impact to control practices
  • Effectively integrates business, operational, technological, and financial components in audit work
  • 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
  • Ability to work in varied time zones




ReqID: 20007055
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2020, 12:36:36 AM