Senior Audit Manager Job Description

Senior Audit Manager Job Description

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Senior audit manager provides leadership and oversight of audit execution, including ongoing monitoring and internal/external (e.g., regulatory) issue validation to ensure conformance with methodology, industry standards and regulatory expectations.

Senior Audit Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Primary business engagement responsibilities for lines of business and foster strong relationships with the business
Develop and own risk-based audit programs, matrices and budgets for reviews of IT infrastructure, system implementations, IT security, business continuity and change management
Manage IT auditors’ performance, oversee IT training and development and ensure appropriate resources of IT capabilities
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with IT leadership, business contacts and peers
Establishing and maintaining key business relationships with internal firm leadership and the firm's external auditors resulting in maximum effectiveness
Developing solutions tailored to complex business problems and organizations through the use of internal resources
Assisting leaders of the Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure Practice in the development of the portfolio and the recognition of the company's brand in their industry
Plan, perform and lead audits of complex Treasury, and Market Risk businesses and related business functions or perform components of such audits
Maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards and exercise some latitude for initiative and independent judgment
Review the company's prior audit plans, approach, methodology, test steps, work papers, findings, reports and other pertinent information

Senior Audit Manager Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Senior Audit Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CISA, CIA, CISSP, CISM, CFE, PMP, CA, CEH, CRCM

Education for Senior Audit Manager

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Employers hiring for the senior audit manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, MBA, Computer Science, Graduate, Business/Administration, Education, Information Technology, Auditing

Skills for Senior Audit Manager

Desired skills for senior audit manager include:

Business supported and the regulatory framework they operate in
Company
Group and financial services industry
Audit and technological changes pertinent internal and regulatory policy and procedural requirements to ensure audit integrity
Business
Organizational
Process innovation and service quality
Compliance
IT
Models

Desired experience for senior audit manager includes:

Involvement in primarily assisting and leading Investment Products and Services audits including
Masters degree or relevant industry association qualification
Technology degree and/or professional audit designation preferred
Travel may be required (Canada and International)
Ability to exercise discretion, work independently within broad guidelines, tactfully handle sensitive and confidential data, deliver high quality results within tight timeframes, manage multiple projects simultaneously and motivate and develop a professional staff
Develops and executes a robust Audit Plan, by reviewable entity, for assigned businesses in accordance with Internal Audit standards, relevant government statutes and regulations

Senior Audit Manager Examples

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Senior Audit Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior audit manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior audit manager
  • Apply in-depth level of expertise in of the company's businesses
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with business unit management and risk management leaders
  • Deliver business monitoring and governance committee reporting
  • Apply an in-depth understanding of the inter-relationships of business and support units
  • Apply comprehensive expertise in of the company's businesses
  • Apply an in-depth understanding of the inter-relationships of business and support units throughout the corporation
  • Responsible for planning and executing complex portions of the Risk & Control Services plan including audit activities and SOX/MAR/FDICIA compliance activities
  • Work closely with audit colleagues in the early identification of emerging control issues and report them timely to Audit management and business stakeholders
  • Design the audit approach
  • Supervise audit engagements and keep partner informed of engagement status
Qualifications for senior audit manager
  • 2+ years of audit experience as a regulator, internal auditor
  • Strong technical skills with prior experience in a technical role preferred
  • Experience in the Govermental/Not for Profit industry preferred
  • At least 6 years of experience in leading audit engagements or in project management
  • Certified or working toward a professional certification such as a CIA, CIDA, CPA, CRCM or CISA
  • Experience in leading audits of large financial services companies
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Senior Audit Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior audit manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior audit manager
  • Evaluating the internal control systems and procedures and performing the IT risk
  • Examine the audit customer’s control environment to determine whether it effectively mitigates risk and to recommend value-added changes where appropriate
  • Provide value by helping management on all levels in T&O and CM application groups to identify and mitigate IT risk in the area of Application Integrity and Change
  • Collaborate with audit clients to understand business developments and emerging risk and control issues
  • Use appropriate techniques, including Computer Assisted Automated Testing Techniques (CAATTs) to identify and ensure audit coverage of key business risks
  • Provides the Audit Director with appropriate information regarding the status of the audit plan, issues, strategic business initiatives, , that impact the overall goals of the department
  • You will assist IAS Management in developing audit programs to ensure effective control solutions are implemented
  • You will be providing practical, innovative and value-added solutions to issues identified, while remaining objective and independent
  • You will ensure corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner to effectively address the issues
  • Not a people management role no direct reports, although the role involves leading teams of up to 5 on individual audit engagements
Qualifications for senior audit manager
  • Experience in leading medium to large sized audit teams
  • Keen interest in and strong knowledge of the Financial Services sector
  • Product experience / understanding of financial markets instruments and risk measures
  • Strong knowledge of SOX 404 requirements
  • Minimum of six years of relevant experience in internal or external auditing (financial services industry preferred)
  • Professional accounting / auditing / risk management designation would be considered an asset
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior audit manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior audit manager
  • Perform special local and global projects across of the MCI business unit
  • Provide the Audit Director with appropriate information regarding the status of the audit plan, controversial issues, strategic business initiatives, , that impact the overall goals of the department
  • Provides audit plans to the Audit Director to confirm compliance with reporting guidelines set forth by external auditors
  • Manage or supervise integrated business process and related internal control reviews incorporating the components of the COSO framework
  • Monitoring the ethics framework and advising on entity level controls to implement as the business grows
  • Identify and proactively address business and regulatory issues/concerns
  • Identify and implement process improvements that have a direct benefit to the business
  • Actively coach and mentor junior staff
  • To oversee the management of costs incurred within the engagement
  • Responsible for delegation of tasks throughout planning, fieldwork and wrap-up stages of the engagement
Qualifications for senior audit manager
  • Responsible for maintaining a strong working relationship with the executive leadership of the business area being audited
  • Extensive professional relevant work experience in internal/external audit or risk management experience coupled with significant banking and finance industry knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, leading, and inspiring teams
  • Minimum 4 years of progressive accounting & audit experience in public accounting or equivalent with experience in a medium to large sized public accounting firm
  • Minimum 5-7 years of progressive audit experience in a medium to large public accounting firm or equivalent, Big 4 experience a plus
  • Certificate of Polish Chartered Accountant (Biegły Rewident), its international substitute (ACCA, CPA) would be an advantage
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Senior Audit Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a senior audit manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior audit manager
  • Identify the auditable entities that make up assigned line of business(es), and the related auditable units
  • Develops a risk-based audit plan that ensures the appropriate coverage of IT risks, ensuring that audits are conducted according to relevant auditing standards
  • Keep current on industry, regulatory and business specific changes in information technology
  • Work collaboratively with IT Management regarding general controls reviews and assessments
  • Plan and execute complex IT audits
  • Liaisons with the CIO and direct reports to execute and report on IT audit activities
  • Supporting on due diligence in an M&A environment as the firm grows
  • Building analytical tools and warehouses to monitor purchases and travel and entertainment expenses, running controls over journal entries or other transactional data
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Managers to develop strategies to meet 2017 goals/objectives identified by General Auditor
  • Responsible for overall planning and implementation of IS testing
Qualifications for senior audit manager
  • In-depth understanding of the entire Investment Banking and Markets business or desk being audited and related controls
  • At least 6 years of experience in internal or external auditing, treasury, market risk, capital markets, compliance or other related field
  • Support the Chief Audit Officer throughout the project to manage the expectations, and maintain an effective working relationship with the key business unit leaders
  • You should possess a recognised university degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or professional accounting qualification
  • Preferably a member of MIA/MICPA/ACCA/ICAEW/CPA Australia or equivalent
  • Have at least 6 to 7 years of relevant audit experience in a professional practice
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior audit manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior audit manager
  • Assess compliance with regulations and financial controls
  • Build client relationships and collaborate with others to develop new business
  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels by evaluating current staff skills and identifying recruiting needs based on business potential
  • Lead day to day execution of IT related controls assurance or controls readiness projects associated with external audits, internal audits and service organization controls reports (e.g., SSAE 18)
  • Lead special projects and assessments as needed to support the department’s efforts in providing management assurance that business and technology risks across the organization are being managed
  • Work with Global Technology Audit leadership to build and maintain an effective and competent audit staff and provide leadership in a manner that motivates, engages and develops individuals and teams to successfully execute plans in a quality manner, drives strong results, and maintains general compliance with Balanced Scorecard Metrics
  • Prepare risk assessment document during audit planning
  • Lead more complex audits such as operational audits, first time audits and special projects in accordance with the internal audit plan and departmental and the Institute of Internal Auditors standards
  • Supervise & develop staff auditors
  • Prepare quality workpapers and perform work paper review of audit engagements and Sarbanes-Oxley design and operational effectiveness testing
Qualifications for senior audit manager
  • Strong understanding of accounting, valuation, operations, compliance, market and credit risk framework related to investment banking products including derivatives, and ability to analyze adequacy of existing framework for new products and complex structures
  • 8 – 10 years of working experience in IT Network & Security Audits with big consulting firms or Corporates in ITES/ Financial sectors/ BPO/ KPO
  • Experience in IT Application audits, ITGC, SAS 70/ ISAE 16
  • Comprehensive knowledge of internal auditing, risk assessments, business processes and controls, fraud controls, SOX 404/PCAOB requirements and GAAP accounting
  • Industry experience in commercial real estate preferred
  • Must have at least 7 years of applicable audit experience

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