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Sr. Manager, Internal Audit

Company: Sallie Mae
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Sallie Mae is proud to help Americans aspiring to create the life they imagine-whether that means helping them make college happen, or other endeavors they pursue to invest in their future. Our colleagues across departments and across the country are united in our passion and our customer-first approach. Whether you want to join a growing company, be part of an agile workforce, or gain new skills-you're in the right place. What You'll Contribute Sallie Mae Bank's Internal Audit department works to promote an effective control environment through risk-based audits, internal control testing, pre and post implementation reviews, special projects and risk and control education. The Internal Audit Senior Manager will report to the Vice President/Director Internal Audit and will be responsible for leading a team of internal audit staff and senior auditors in the execution and administration of financial, operational, regulatory, governance, and/or technology related internal audits. Supervising senior auditors in the development and communication of audit scope, objectives, and results with business management through status updates, meetings, and via written internal audit reports. Providing subject matter expertise on SallieMae Bank operations and products during the risk assessment process and audit plan development process. Supervising senior and staff auditors in the assessment of deficiencies/exceptions noted during internal audits. Coordinating and communicating with Sallie Mae senior management, and other key stakeholders; as necessary, to meet objectives. Manage and coordinate the efforts of the staff auditors and senior auditors to successfully carry out the annual audit plan and provide timely performance feedback. Lead and supervise audit department specific administrative assignments and perform special projects and investigations as necessary. What You'll Do Description % of Time Spent Oversee a team of auditors in executing concurrent audits primarily in the Finance and Accounting areas (including Corporate Accounting, Financial Reporting, Treasury Operations, Asset Liability Management, Allowance for Loan Losses etc.) and other audits as required: -----Provides subject matter expertise to the audit department in the execution of key audits and during the completion of the risk assessment and internal audit plan development process. -----Works effectively in teams to manage the efforts of internal auditors and contractors- including scheduling and deployment of resources, updating and communicating changes to the audit plan. -----Provides oversight and guidance for the planning, fieldwork/execution, and reporting/wrap up of Internal Audit projects. -----Develops procedures, schedules, priorities and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals. -----Manages competing priorities (i.e. execution of multiple audits) within agreed budget and report potential overruns on a timely basis. -----Ensures audit findings from internal audits are appropriately tracked and that remediation testing is performed as necessary. -----Presents and communicate audits findings, results and recommendations to management (verbally and via written audit reports) and obtain management responses. -----Provides quality service to stakeholders, which include building strong relationships with senior management throughout the organization and demonstrating knowledge of business risk and processes. 60% Manage and develop audit team: -----Manages, recruits, teaches, and trains a professional audit staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, and professional certifications to meet the needs of the Internal Audit department. -----Monitors performance of auditors, and senior auditors and provide feedback on a regular basis 20% Assist the Audit Leadership Team in developing the annual audit plan: -----Participates in the development of the plan using a risk-based approach. -----Provides insights based on knowledge and expertise gained in the course of audits. 10% Supervise execution of special projects and investigations as needed and report on results. -----Acts as a project manager for special projects/assignments as identified by the Audit Leadership Team and report on the results. -----Acts as the manager for special investigations as needed and report on results. -----Provides support to the Audit Leadership Team in managing regulatory relations as needed. 10%

What You Need to Succeed
Being focused on our customer helps us to deliver a lasting impression and instill trust. Through collaboration and teamwork, we are able to communicate effectively across departments leading to better decision quality. We hold ourselves to the highest standards ensuring accountability in all we do to deliver on our mission and shared values. A leader at Sallie Mae will need to be strategic with their teams to achieve our corporate goals. Their ability to drive our vision and purpose amongst their teams and helping them to develop to the next level of talent will be imperative. Being able to adapt to situations quickly and effectively will foster a positive proactive work environment and result in a leader being successful at Sallie Mae. What You Have Minimum --- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline --- 6+ years of auditing experience (preferably in financial services) --- 3-4 years supervisory experience --- Experience with planning and executing accounting and/or finance audits and assessing audit results --- Experience working in risk management and/or Sarbanes-Oxley function --- Experience in public accounting, internal audit, financial services industry or student loan industry --- Sound consultation, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills --- Ability to prioritize, multi-task, execute multiple topics/issues simultaneously --- Experience with planning audit strategies and assessing audit results or related project management work experience --- Supervisory experience --- Excellent written and verbal communication skills --- Ability and willingness to travel out of town on a periodic, as needed, basis (approximately 30% of the time) --- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint --- CPA Certification required What You Bring --- Accountability - Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments. --- Collaboration - Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. --- Communication - Develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. --- Customer focus - Build strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions. --- Decision quality - Make good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. --- Instill trust - Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. --- Develop talent - Develop people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals. --- Situational adaptability - Adapt approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. --- Strategic mindset - See ahead to future possibilities and translate them into breakthrough strategies. --- Drive vision and purpose - Paint a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action.

What You'll Get at Sallie Mae:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Healthcare Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision plans)
  • Financial Well-being: 401(k) company match, employee stock purchase plan, and basic life insurance and short-term disability are provided to employees at no cost
  • Work/Life Balance: Paid time off, time off to volunteer, and tuition reimbursement. In addition, after 6 months of employment, primary caregivers receive 12 weeks of 100% fully paid time off and secondary caregivers are eligible for 4 weeks of 100% fully paid time off, for birth or adoption
  • Wellness: Fitness centers/gym subsidies, free Fitbits with step challenges, and wellness education Sallie Mae is proud to be an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, gender identity, disability, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here . EEO is the Law Supplement . Click here to view the U.S. Pay Transparency Policy.

    Reasonable Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please call (855) 756-2007 and choose option 9. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

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