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Director - Financial Crime Audit

Company: myGwork
Location: New York
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

You Lead the Way. We've Got Your Back.
With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you'll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that's unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.
At American Express, you'll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact-every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company's success. Together, we'll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world's best customer experience every day. And we'll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.
Join Team Amex and let's lead the way together.
American Express' Internal Audit Group (IAG) has reinvented our audit process and is leading the financial services industry with our Audit NextGen, Data-Driven Continuous Auditing, and Auditor of the Future initiatives. Each uniquely support our Winning Aspiration to be a world class internal audit function that:

  • Provides data-driven and technology-enabled assurance
  • Delivers timely risk insights that are business-aware and forward-looking
  • Supports our colleagues with experiences that prepare them to be enterprise leaders

    Collectively, IAG's strategic initiatives, combined with our greatest asset - our people - enable IAG to utilize advanced data analysis capabilities, provide greater and continuous assurance, and help ensure quality products and services are provided to American Express customers.
    IAG's innovative Data-Driven Continuous Auditing approach has led to patent-pending technology assets over our uniquely developed audit methodology and technology enablers.
    We are looking for those who share our mission and aspirations and are passionate about the use of data and technology in a collaborative, people-focused environment.

    Where is this role located
    This role is based in New York and will be supporting the Global Head of Financial Crime audit. This is a senior role in the department and will be responsible for providing global leadership in IAG and American Express more broadly.
    IAG is a worldwide function with 250+ team members and offices across nine countries. Our assurance and risk professionals have diverse backgrounds including internal controls, consumer compliance, technology, operational risk, financial accounting, data analytics, and banking operations. Most IAG team members hold at least one professional certification. Our audit teams align to key risk areas and business units to ensure IAG can provide comprehensive and risk-based audit coverage. In addition, IAG has a Professional Practices group responsible for managing audit operations, quality, and standards; regulatory relations; reporting; training and professional development; and key internal capabilities and technologies.
    Key Responsibilities

    • Support the development of the American Express IAG Financial Crime and Privacy Coverage Strategy.
    • Support the oversight of Financial Crime and Privacy across IAG through effective oversight of the Portfolio.
    • Develop and maintain collaborative senior stakeholder relationships across the enterprise to perform effective business monitoring.
    • Execute and oversee audits of international based Privacy and Financial Crime audits and issues validations ensuring adequate workpaper quality and effective stakeholder challenge or escalation where necessary.
    • Effectively coach, mentor and develop colleagues and co-sourced across all aspects of their role, the audit and analytic lifecycle, and audit methodology.
    • Maintain the team's resource calendar, training program and recruiting pipeline, and execute the screening and selection process.

      Minimum Qualifications

      • 8+ years of relevant experience
      • Financial services industry experience and an understanding of related products, services, features, economics and key regulations
      • Understanding of regulatory, accounting, and financial industry best practices relevant to the business, including technology and data implications
      • Experience and understanding of Financial Crime and Privacy risk - in particular, the core tenants of an effective Financial Crime and Privacy framework as well as expected key controls
      • BA, BS, or equivalent degree in accounting or finance related field
      • Ability to break-down a complex problem into components, process knowledge and risk/control knowledge, and communicate issues and control recommendations with transparency, integrity and impact
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills that deliver quality, actionable and beneficial feedback to management on potential control issues and solutions to close gaps
      • Knowledge and experience in the application of control theory and professional auditing practices including the audit lifecycle
      • Effectively works independently, within a team and across teams in a fast-paced environment to drive business results, utilizing related project management skills, employing creative thinking, and the ability to work on competing priorities
      • Proven ability to lead and manage multiple projects and provide developmental feedback across deliverables
      • Proven ability lead team members in a way that encourages, develops, and delivers results

        Preferred Qualifications

        • Background in Compliance would be a plus

          Salary Range: $130,000.00 to $205,000.00 annually + bonus + equity (if applicable) + benefits
          The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.
          We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

          • Competitive base salaries
          • Bonus incentives
          • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan
          • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support
          • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits
          • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
          • 20+ weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy
          • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
          • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
          • Career development and training opportunities

            For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site.
            American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.
            We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.
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            Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws, American Express may provide visa sponsorship for certain positions.

            This employer is a corporate member of
            myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
            students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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