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Synchrony AVP, Audit Manager – Finance and Platforms in MERRIAM, Kansas

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

What are you working forward to?

At Synchrony, we’re here to help you realize your unique ambitions. As an Associate Vice President, Audit Manager, you’ll play an integral part of ensuring our ongoing financial health. In this role, you will plan and execute risk assessments, conduct audit testing, and manage continuous monitoring activities to provide an independent and objective opinion of process and control design and effectiveness.

Joining Synchrony allows you to pioneer your career. In this role, you will be part of a diverse, inclusive and tight-knit team that celebrates and supports one another. As part of this team, you will be supported and set-up for success, with ample growth opportunities, and access to top technology and forward-thinking processes.

This position is remote, where you have the option to work from home. On occasion we may request for you to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. We’re proud to offer you choice and flexibility.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the direction and focus of the Finance and Platforms Internal Audit Team through active engagement in audit planning, control testing, and continuous monitoring processes

  • Draft audit plans, develop audit tests, and lead audit execution. Identifying and assessing the impact of control deficiencies

  • Lead coordination of testing with external auditors, SOX Testing, and Second Line of Defense

  • Be responsible for high quality audit deliverables including planning memoranda, audit programs, working papers, drafts of audit issues, and audit reports

  • Present audit results to various levels of Internal Audit leadership, as well as the business organization

  • Ensure audits conform with professional and departmental standards, budgets, and timelines

  • Assess inherent, and residual risks in Finance, Controllership, Regulatory Reporting, and Tax Functions

  • Assess inherent, and residual risks related to Synchrony’s Client and Merchant partnerships.

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders

  • Lead in research of relevant banking, regulation, reporting, and operational topics

  • Serve as a subject matter advisor and technical resource for the team

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or an equivalent related field and 5+ years’ experience in audit, financial services, or a related field

  • In lieu of a relevant Bachelor’s degree, 9 years’ experience in audit, financial services, or a related field

  • You currently hold, or are actively pursuing a CPA, CIA, or other relevant professional designation/association

  • Knowledge and experience with FRB, OCC, and FDIC risk management and reporting requirements and related guidance

  • Experience interacting with regulators and external auditors

Desired Characteristics:

  • Minimum 5 - 7+ years combined internal audit, public accounting, regulatory (e.g., FRB, OCC, FDIC, etc.) or relevant banking industry experience

  • Knowledge and experience of US GAAP, SEC, and SOX reporting requirements and processes

  • Demonstrate verbal and written ability to articulate the business objectives, business risk, processes, and controls

  • Strong PC Skills – MS Office suite

  • Familiarity with data mining and analytics (ACL, SAS, Python, Tableau) is a plus

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 75,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 11

Job Family Group:

Internal Audit

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