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Synchrony AVP, Audit Manager - Technology in MERRIAM, Kansas

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

This position is part of our specialized Information Technology Audit team and is responsible for providing assurance over Synchrony’s complex Information Security control environment. This role is focused on providing audit assurance over critical technology integrations across SYF’s business areas and technical threat detection and prevention functions. The primary activities for this dynamic role include the execution of audit engagements with an integrated financial/operational lens. This position reports into the Senior Audit Manager – Technology and will support Internal Audit’s on-going assessments and regulatory focused remediation initiatives.

We’re proud to offer you choice and flexibility. You have the option to be remote, and work from home, or come into one of our offices. You may be occasionally requested to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a team member on scheduled audits, executing audit projects from start to finish with limited direction from the Senior Audit Manager

  • Assist the Senior Audit Manager and the Audit Director in the risk assessment and development of the SYF Internal Audit annual plan

  • Will serve as a subject matter expert in one or more of the following areas:

  • Technology infrastructure

  • Information Security/Cyber Resiliency

  • IT Project Management

  • IT General Controls

  • Participate in the audit planning process, including logistics, scoping, staffing and audit approach as directed by the Senior Audit Manager

  • Track and validate findings/issues to ensure they are appropriately addressed, including MRAs and other high-risk issues

  • Participate in Continuous Monitoring activities over the Information Technology function

  • Prepare draft written audit issues and other presentations for review and approval by the Senior Audit Manager

  • Independently conduct and document detailed process walkthroughs with management, including the identification of process risks and controls

  • Document clear audit work papers that succinctly articulate purpose, scope, procedures and conclusions of test work performed

  • Identify control gaps or control deficiencies and assess the impact to the business

  • Present audit results to internal audit leadership, as well as business management

  • Maintain internal audit competency through ongoing professional development

  • Maintain understanding of current and emerging risks within the control environment

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in MIS or Computer Science, Finance, business, or equivalent related field with 6-8 years of experience in IT Audit including Information Security or IT Controls Function,

  • Currently holds, or is actively pursuing a Cybersecurity/AWS/CISA/CISM/CIA/CFE/CISSP or other relevant professional designation or certification

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the Institute of Internal Audit’s International Professional Practice of Internal Audit Strong oral communication, business writing, presentation, and facilitation skills

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of IS and IT frameworks including NIST and COBIT

  • Ability to effectively integrate business, operational, compliance, technological, and financial components into audit work performed

  • Ability to objectively identify problems and recommend solutions to complex control, financial, or technical issues

  • Understands all relevant business technologies and their impact to the operational/customer-facing controls

  • Demonstrate verbal and written ability to differentiate between key and mitigating controls and control attributes

  • Ability to flowchart business processes

  • Able to work independently on multiple assignments while effectively supporting teamwork and achievement of team objectives

  • Prior experience in banking or financial services industry, including managing and understanding regulatory expectations

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to effectively integrate business, operational, compliance, technological, and financial components into audit work performed

  • Ability to objectively identify problems and recommend solutions to complex control, financial, or technical issues

  • Ability to efficiently carry out responsibilities and create efficiencies during the execution of audit related work

  • Strong analytical, risk management, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong PC Skills - MS Office suite, Visio, SAS, ACL

  • Willing to travel up to 20% of the time

Grade/Level: 10

The salary range for this position is 65,000.00 - 130,000.00 USD Annual

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

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 consistently meet performance expectations 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 expectations).

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.

Our Commitment:

When you join us, you’ll be part of a diverse, inclusive culture where your skills, experience, and voice are not only heard—but valued. We celebrate the differences in all of us and believe that our individual, unique perspectives is what makes Synchrony truly a great place to work. Together, we’re building a future where we can all belong, connect and turn ideals into action. Through the power of our 8 Diversity Networks+ (https://www.synchronycareers.com/our-culture/#diversity) , with more than 60% of our workforce engaged, you’ll find community to connect with an opportunity to go beyond your passions.

This starts when you choose to apply for a role at Synchrony. We ensure 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

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