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AVP, Audit Professional Services

Purpose of JobDirects and oversees audit practices and audit processes within Audit Services Professional Practices Group. Responsible for the development and implementation of audit methodology and related processes. Also responsible for the strategy and oversight of the Data Analytics team. Serves as a key member of the Professional Practices and Audit Services Senior Leadership teams in setting the overall direction and goals related to audit practices and processes.

Job Requirements


Oversee and lead the development, maintenance and periodic review of departmental audit standards, methodology and policies that adhere to internal audit guidance promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and regulatory agencies and industry best practices. Ensure procedures are developed, executed and periodically reviewed that support the departmental audit standards, methodology and policies in an efficient and effective manner by maintaining a current Audit Policy, Standards and Procedures Manual.

Oversee and direct all aspects of the annual risk assessment and audit plan development process, including the establishment of appropriate timelines and procedures and the generation of high-quality, accurate deliverables/reporting to Audit Services Leadership and other appropriate internal and external stakeholders.

Oversees the data analytics team within Audit Services by aligning and directing the development and integration of data analytics and business intelligence necessary to support the objectives and goals of Audit Services. Provides thought leadership in the designing and recommending of current analytical approaches and methodology in addressing key risk issues in support of internal audit assurance work.

Set the agenda and build high-performance teams for the audit practices and data analytics functions. Ensures training and coaching of employees, mentors and develops leaders, and provides the team with development opportunities. Maintain a high degree of proficiency and business acumen. Effectively communicate and sell the vision of Audit.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology or other relevant field or 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Minimum Experience

12 or more years internal audit, risk management, compliance, other control partner experience or relevant operations experience.

6 or more years of people leadership experience in building, managing and/or developing high-performing teams required.

Strong experience collaborating with key resources and stakeholders, influencing decisions and managing work to achieve strategic goals required.

Executive-level business acumen in the areas of business operations, industry practices and emerging trends required.

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate analytical information to a non-technical audience.


CIA or CPA designation 15+ years of internal or external audit and/or equivalent related work experience. Financial services industry experience

10+ years of people leadership experience in building, managing and/or developing high-performing teams

Strong, comprehensive knowledge of IIA and regulatory agency guidance (e.g., Supervisory Release 13-1) and internal audit leading practices.

Strong business judgment, influence, leadership and integrity are essential for this position.

Experience leading and/or performing internal/external quality assurance review processes.

Proven project management and process improvement experience Significant experience presenting complex information and influencing Executive leadership and regulatory stakeholders

6+ years of professional practices experience in a large financial institution.

Significant experience in driving the strategy and implementation of new and/or enhanced audit processes and practices.

Subject matter expert in audit methodologies, including industry standards and regulatory guidance related to the practice of internal audit.

Proven experience with and deep knowledge of data analytics and the benefits related to audit assurance coverage and continuous auditing.

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