Senior Audit Manager - Regulatory Liaison

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking a talented Senior Audit Manager - Regulatory Liaison for our San Antonio, TX facility.

This position is for a Senior Audit Manager role within the Audit Services, Professional Practices group, who will serve as the regulatory affairs liaison. This position enables strong working relationships between Audit Services and external regulators by managing the process of regulatory fulfillment and interaction for the Audit Services department. This position provides guidance to Audit Services leadership and staff through regulatory exams, meetings, and other communications, and continuously improves the regulatory interaction process for Audit Services.

The Senior Audit Manager plans, directs and independently completes highly complex and often cross-functional risk-based assurance and advisory engagements and/or audit quality assessments. Manages strategic initiatives and assists with the development and implementation of a risk-based audit plan. Serves as a business and/or information technology SME, analyzes issues and makes decisions, establishes collaborative client relationships; and proactively works with client management to improve internal controls. Adheres to the Institute of Internal Auditors' Standards and Code of Ethics.

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly® Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.

About USAA Audit Team

USAA is a growing financial services company and the Internal Audit function at USAA is an important part of this growth.  It is an exciting time at USAA and in our Audit team!  We are a diversified team of audit professionals, working across all USAA operations, seeing the incredible growth first-hand. USAA Audit Services affords you the ability to see USAA’s Mission in action on a daily basis. In this role you are part of USAA’s noble mission. 

See what it's like to work for a company where your passion meets our purpose:

USAA Careers

  • As a subject matter expert, provides recommendations to leadership and guidance to staff members. Promotes the development of effective team relationships and functions in various capacities to ensure the success of team efforts. Approves the scope of the audit. 
  • Updates and ensures the universe risk assessment is current with applicable research and industry feedback.
  • Independently prepares, reviews, and leads special reviews, investigations, monitoring activities, and work for external auditors and/or regulators. Ensures assigned engagements are completed objectively, professionally, and in accordance with corporate and industry audit standards.
  • Executes and leads audit fieldwork on assigned internal audit engagements with limited to no supervision in support of execution of the annual audit plan. Manages engagement-related efforts and assignments of staff with varying degrees of expertise and experience when conducting engagements, specialized audits or highly complex business audits recognizing the cross-matricing and cross-functionality within the specialized functions/business areas.
  • Coaches and mentors others on the use of various business systems, applications, and audit tools.
  • Proactively identifies control weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in the current operating environment and provides recommendations for corrective action. Drafts the related audit issues and audit reports for issuance to respective client leadership and conducts follow-up activities as defined in the observations.
  • Provides input into the creation of the internal audit universe and annual plan. Participates in the development of the strategic annual plan ensuring risks are appropriately identified and rated and assists with the implementation of the annual plan.
  • Builds and enhances client relationship across the organization helping to drive strategic objectives with the business.  Communicates with the business/clients to include delivering difficult messages.  May be asked to communicate with regulators and executive leaders.
  • Influences business and clients across the enterprise in regards to effective internal controls and mitigating risks across the full taxonomy.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology or other relevant field OR four additional years of related experience beyond minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 8 or more years of audit, financial, insurance, banking, information technology or related business experience.
  • Subject matter expert knowledge in Audit theory with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: regulatory, AML, GSD, compliance, risk, models, IT.
  • Subject matter expert level business acumen in business operations, industry practices, and emerging trends
  • Successful completion of an analyst assessment may be required 

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Preferred

  • Excels at communicating critical information to drive action at all levels of leadership and staff.
  • Skilled at providing guidance and counsel on regulatory matters to all levels of leadership and staff.
  • Skilled at working with other departments (Regulatory Affairs, lines of business, etc.) to facilitate all forms of regulatory interaction to establish strong, positive relationships founded on open communication.
  • Experience overseeing the completion of key deliverables assigned to executive leadership. Results driven, ensuring timely, relevant, and accurate regulatory communications.
  • Experience in the facilitation of executive-level meetings, including creation of presentation materials, communication of outcomes, and managing follow-up requests that result.
  • Utilizes regulatory compliance expertise to provide recommendations and influence AS processes and initiatives.
  • Extensive knowledge of audit processes and procedures enabling the creation and quality review of regulatory responses, and effective facilitation of regulatory reviews of audit work product.
  • Experience in managing regulatory issue remediation.
  • Experience in other Professional Practices activities such as development and delivery of training, and engaging in methodology/process development projects.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

For Internal Candidates:

Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 09/20/18 by 11:59 pm CST time.