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Synchrony AVP, Audit Manager - Technology in ST. PAUL, Minnesota

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

This position reports into an Audit Senior Manager. The incumbent must demonstrate subject matter expertise and will be responsible for executing on the audit plan primarily covering Synchrony’s Information Technology organization. In addition, the incumbent will participate in the annual risk assessment and planning process, conduct continuous monitoring activities, and support report outs to leaders within the organization.

We’re proud to offer you flexibility! This position is eligible to work remote, where you will work from home, and may require you to occasionally commute to one of our hubs for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. Remote candidates will be considered who live near any Synchrony hub including: Alpharetta, GA, Chicago, IL, Costa Mesa, CA, Draper, UT, Stamford, CT, New York, NY, Altamonte Springs, FL, Charlotte, NC, Dayton, OH, St. Paul, MN or Phoenix, AZ.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate 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 (including Networks)

  • Information Security

  • IT Project Management

  • Synchrony specific business applications

  • 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 reports and other presentations for review and approval by the Senior Audit Manager

  • 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 subject area

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business, technology or equivalent related field

  • Minimum experience of 4 years in audit, accounting financial services or related field

  • Currently holds, or is actively pursuing CPA, CIA, or other relevant professional designation/association.

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of Internal Audit concepts and methodologies

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the Institute of Internal Audit’s International Professional Practice of Internal Audit

  • In lieu of a relevant Bachelor’s degree, 10 years’ experience in audit, accounting, financial services, or related field

  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • CISA/CISM/CIA/CFE/CISSP certifications are strongly desired

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

  • Strong oral communication, business writing, presentation, and facilitation skills

  • 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 control environment

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

  • Ability to flowchart business processes

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

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

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

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

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 60,000.00 - 130,000.00 USD Annual

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

Grade/Level: 10

Job Family Group:

Internal Audit