Audit Manager I

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Date: Apr 5, 2024

Location: San Juan, PR

Company: Popular

Job Type

Full Time Job Opportunity

General Description

Responsible for managing internal audit projects, including SOX 404 tests of key controls where applicable, in accordance with the annual audit plan and the established division standards. Ensures that the audit efforts are effectively focused on relevant risk areas, and that tasks are adequately distributed amongst the team members to ensure they are timely and properly completed. Helps team members understand how to develop and enhance different competencies in order to grow as an auditor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Manages and executes the assigned audits for Popular, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including management testing of key financial, regulatory, and operational controls.  

Assist the Assistant General Auditor on the development of the annual audit plan by performing risk assessments of units within the audit universe, which is performed annually and updated quarterly.

Assists in the preparation, on an annual basis, of the Program Conclusions for the various risk management programs, in support of the overall Risk Management Program Conclusion. 

Coordinates with units the audit process, which includes identifying changes, risks, controls, and relevant matters.  

Undertake comprehensive planning and risk assessments on each assignment to ensure that the engagement identifies potential business risks.

Exercise good commercial acumen and ensure audit recommendations are balanced, risk-based solutions to identified issues.    

Represent IA while engaging with various levels of management to facilitate achievement of IA objectives.

Evaluates and discusses the resulting recommendations, ensuring their understanding and prompt resolution.

Coordinates meetings and evaluates controls to be implemented to ensure the items are addressed appropriately and within the allotted time, in coordination with the team. Identifies any thematic issues that may be applicable to the area and audits in process.

Creates and reviews final audit evaluations and reports, and provides follow-up as required.

Responsible for the timely completion of the audits assigned, within the assigned budget and established due dates, as determined in the planning process. Identifies opportunities to utilize data analytics techniques where appropriate.

Strives to build institutional knowledge of specific products and processes and work collaboratively with business unit managers to become a trusted advisor.

Assists in the preparation and monitoring of compliance with audit department metrics and targets. Prepares analytics and reports for the committees, as required.

Coach and support the auditors to achieve a level of engagement with the business supporting the concept of Internal Audit being a trusted adviser to the business while providing independent assurance to the committee and board.

Effectively manage staff utilization to ensure the department is operating efficiently.

Develop and nurture talent to drive a high performing and achieving team. Advocate and actively participate in the Division's strategic initiatives and goals and encourage others to do the same.


Supervisory Responsibilities:
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Coach and develop employees.  Foster a spirit of teamwork allows for disagreement over ideas as well as diversity.


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Information Systems


Five (5) years of experience overseeing, planning, developing and executing audits, reviews, compilations or advisory audit engagements.


Certified Public Accounting (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)


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