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American Express Sr Manager - IT Audit in New York, New York


The Internal Audit Group (IAG) is a worldwide function with approximately 200 team members and offices in seven countries. IAG is comprised of assurance and risk professionals with diverse backgrounds including internal controls, consumer compliance, technology, operational risk, financial accounting, data analytics, and banking operations. Additionally, over 75 percent of IAG team members hold at least one professional certification. The IAG organization consists of 14 audit teams aligned with the business units and staff groups along with a Professional Practice group that manages audit methodology, quality assurance, regulatory relations and reporting.

The Senior Manager, Integrated Technology Audit - will be part of a technology audit team that is responsible for auditing automated business process controls (ABPC) audit skills across IAG. This person selected for this role will guide less experienced IT audit colleagues understand and apply the ABPC audit methodology, enabling them to test automated controls in our integrated business process audits. This successful candidate will have deep application control testing experience and the ability to apply this knowledge to business processes throughout American Express.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing integrated audit support for a portfolio of audits to deliver the department’s annual audit plan, coordinate integrated audit tasks, and desire more complex areas and challenging workloads on successive assignments.

  • Lead the IT Audit team and oversee the planning, execution and reporting of integrated audits and initiatives in conformance with professional and department standards, budgets and schedules.

  • Translate business risks, controls and supporting data into analytic requirements and partners with a development team to build audit analytics

  • Ensure the deployment and optimal utilization of analytic control tests on all applicable assignments

  • Adapt quickly to unstructured assignments, clarifying objectives and delivering results

  • Quickly develop a strong understanding of American Express' business model, products, services, and organizational units

  • 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

  • Enable effective assessment of controls, and delivery of high-quality audit findings by coordinating with appropriate control groups and external auditors in planning and executing audit work

  • Present audit objectives, scope, and results to senior management, clearly articulating the potential impact of control gaps in a highly professional competent manner

  • Evaluate results, synthesize audit findings across the project, draft audit reports, and ensure effective and efficient audit execution

  • Validate that actions taken by management to address findings are appropriate and document the results

  • Maintain internal audit competency through ongoing professional development including data literacy skills

  • Proactively manage audit execution including supervise and mentor junior staff, review their workpapers, and escalate issues

Data Analysis & Business Intelligence:

  • Monitor a portfolio of audit analytics, assess analytic results, use the analytic data to tell the potential business story, and work with audit and business colleagues to validate that story

  • Drive business and risk insights through the oversight and growth of a portfolio of audit analytics

  • Collaborate with audit teams to understand the data behind key processes, risk and controls to develop analytic control tests and analyze and interpret their results

  • Task Management, Collaboration & Leadership Assist multiple team leaders, senior auditors and staff auditors in accomplishing team objectives and producing excellent results

  • Lead multiple simultaneous audit projects of all sizes and complexity across multiple business areas within and outside of local region, in unfamiliar areas, and for different audit leaders

  • Lead integrated audits that consider financial, operational, compliance, and technology risks

  • Effectively coach, teach, mentor and develop less experienced colleagues and co-sourced resources in geographically diverse locations across all aspects of their role, the audit and analytic lifecycle, audit methodology and best practices

  • Maintain the team's resource calendar, training program and recruiting pipeline, and execute the screening and selection process


Required Qualifications:

  • 8 years of relevant experience

Industry Experience:

  • Preferred financial services industry experience and an understanding of related products, services, features, economics and key regulations

  • Understanding of regulatory, accounting, and financial industry guidance and best practices relevant to the business, including technology and data implications

Business Process Technology:

  • Experience with technology control testing including interface inputs, reports, application security and business continuity and third parties

Education :

  • BA, BS, or equivalent degree in accounting or finance related field

  • Preferred BA or BS in information systems, data analytics, information technology, computer science or equivalent degree, or related field

  • Advanced degree in accounting, finance, business, or management information systems (or equivalent)

Data Analysis & Business Intelligence:

  • Analytics experience in internal audit, risk management, and/or financial services

  • Experience with data analytic tools, data visualization, key risk indicators (KRIs), key performance indicators (KPIs), and scorecards / dashboards

  • Aptitude for working with data, interpreting results, business intelligence and analytic best practices

  • Ability to break-down a complex problem into components, solve them using data analysis, process knowledge and risk/control knowledge, and communicate data analysis, issues and control recommendations with clarity and professionalism.


  • Obtain a CISA, CISSP, or other technology-focused certification

Additional Details:

Location(s): New York, NY, Phx, Arizona, Salt Lake City, UT

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

Job: Internal Audit

Primary Location: US-New York-New York

Other Locations: US-Utah-Sandy, US-Arizona-Phoenix

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21003126