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Posted: Tue Feb 20 2024

Manager, Internal Audit – Business and Risk

Chicago, Illinois

Direct Hire

Job Title: Manager, Internal Audit – Business and Risk
Location: Chicago, IL (Hybrid – 3 days in office per week)

Type: Direct Hire
Compensation: Competitive salary, Access to Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan of Choice, and 401K

Chamberlain Advisors is currently seeking a Manager, Internal Audit for our direct client in the financial services industry. This is a direct hire position. Click apply now and join the Chamberlain experience.

This role will manage independent assessments of financial and operational business processes, risk management, and other objectives as needed. The role is responsible for defining the proper scope, approach, and quality are integrated into each audit and that regulatory, operational, and strategic risks are sufficiently mitigated by Management. This role will also be required to present recommendations for improvements to the Internal Audit Leadership and finding owners. In addition, as a manager you will own the coaching of your direct reports, developing  their skills and supporting their career development.

What You Will Be Accountable For

  • Aid in the development of the risk assessment and comprehensive audit plan on an annual basis.
  • Lead multiple audits and validations simultaneously.  
  • Defining and leading the execution of audit projects in accordance with the annual audit plan. 
  • Owning the audit quality, accuracy of results, and delivery in a timely manner.
  • Leading audits related to organization changes including business requirements definitions, technology implementations (e.g., changes to the supported business processes), engagement and alignment of change initiatives to business objectives.
  • Ability to clearly articulate professional principles and standards (e.g., AICPA, IIA IPPF, COSO) and the relevancy to risk management and impact on policies and procedures. In addition, leveraging these principles and standards to test and evaluate corporate risk management processes and controls.
  • Maintaining an understanding of policies, procedures, standards, and supporting technologies, and educating staff accordingly, to effectively identify potential risks and alternatives to mitigate risk exposure leveraging leading practices.
  • Keeping current on leading practices and emerging risks within the financial services industry and making recommendations for improvements as necessary.
  • Serving as a liaison with external parties and regulators to facilitate timely and efficient external reviews, knowledge transfer, and controls and process education.
  • Supporting other department-wide activities such as but not limited to peer reviews of audit deliverables, policy and procedure development and refinement, etc.
  • Lead and implement strategic initiatives related to new audit programs/processes, technology or other initiatives. 
  • Planning, leading and reporting for risk-based and special request audit assignments.
  • Proactively identifying regulatory, operational, and/or strategic risks to the organization and deliver recommendations for improvements to senior leadership.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with business groups and leadership and partnering with management.
Team Development
  • Effectively lead audit staff, providing direction, clearly defined performance expectations, coaching and feedback, and recognition/motivation.  
  • Providing oversight and coaching to the team, both internal and/or co-sourced resources, confirming the delivery, quality and auditee experience.

What Qualifications You Need
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
  • 7+ years of experience (audit-related) in conducting risk-based operational and compliance audits and projects, business process reviews and internal audits
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the ability to handle potentially sensitive situations and discussions.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate facts, and prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team, prioritizing multiple audit assignments to simultaneously complete each in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working in a complex, fast paced environment.
  • Experience using the principles, practices, and techniques involved in conducting audits in accordance with the requirements set forth in the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing published by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Consulting and/or accounting firm experience.
  • Experience in Financial Services/Security Industry and working with regulations such as Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Reg SCI).
  • Strong proficiency using Archer or other audit or Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) software.
Why Work with Chamberlain?
Chamberlain Advisors is a veteran-owned business that provides human capital solutions across a wide range of industries and engagement types. Chamberlain candidates benefit from our unique hiring and interviewing process which has been designed to increase the likelihood that they will be successful in their job searches. This is achieved through our 5-step recruitment process, ensuring a top-of-the-line candidate experience. Find out what makes us different; apply to Chamberlain today.

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