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Date: Mar 16, 2019

Location: San Juan, PR

General Description

Creates and executes annual audit plan for Popular, Inc. to complete management testing of key controls, coordinates with units to identify new controls, discusses issues raised or concerns and timely completes the review areas. 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. Completes all audits under budget and by the due date determined in the planning schedule. Prepares and monitors compliance with audit department metrics to ensure compliance with targets. Prepares analytics and reports for the committees.


This position will oversee and coach personnel working in or under the direction of the Internal Audit function.  The Internal Audit Manager will ensure that assignments are adequately planned and performed in accordance with Internal Audit’s procedures and standards.  This role is responsible for providing oversight and direct execution for developing and implementing strategic initiatives, leading special projects and defining the scope, budget and staffing for our audits.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Accounting


5+ years of experience overseeing, planning, developing and executing audits, reviews, compilations and advisory audits engagements. 5+ years of public accounting or related experience.



Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of financial, regulatory and consumer compliance regulations and laws, such as those associated with mortgage and consumer lending, deposits, and anti-money laundering,
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) certification or Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certifications highly desired.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
  • Must have strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and project management skills.
  • Must be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and adapt to new situations, while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Must have the ability to work and make decisions independently, as well as collaborate effectively as part of a wider team.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, with excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills (in both English and Spanish).
  • Must have the ability to think objectively, have strong ethical standards and high levels of integrity to adhere to regulations and compliance.
  • Ability to analyze data and create succinct presentations tailored to each audience; attention to detail with excellent multitasking abilities.
  • Must have strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Skills to manage projects independently, develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships, anticipate needs, present alternatives to solve situations and provide continuity and follow-up on matters.
  • Must be a skilled leader with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of trust and confidence and be able to build a quality team-oriented professional staff in tune with the Internal Audit Division’s vision and mission.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Accountability (L)

Analytical Discipline (L)

Building Effective Teams (L)

Change Agent (L)

Customer Centric (L)

Developing People (L)

Strategic Thinking (L)

Character (L)

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