Audit Director

Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
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Full Time-Regular


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The Audit Director will be responsible for developing a strategy for internal audit coverage across GMF IO. The Director will assess risk and oversee the development of efficient and effective audit plans in coordination with the business and other Audit Directors; conclude and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, governance and risk management; help develop annual/quarterly audit plans; and execute on the overall strategy of the Audit function. In addition, the Audit Director will have functional responsibilities related to Consumer/Commercial areas across International Operations. This position requires international travel and reports to VP of IO Audit.


The ideal candidate will have finance risk management and audit background with experience in control identification and testing. Some of the key responsibilities are:


Audit Execution:

  • Direct the overall execution and completion of concurrently assigned large and/or complex audit projects on a timely basis
  • Direct the audit focus onto key risks and ensure efficient and effective delivery with the highest quality, while remaining in compliance with professional standards and audit policies
  • Lead staff in development, performance management, motivation and coaching initiatives. As required, identify skill/resource gaps and recruit and/or train employees.
  • Provides advisory services to the business as needed
  • Coordinate as necessary with in-country personnel to ensure timely resolution of controls-related issues. Including acting as mentor/support for in-country audit/control staff
  • Oversees and executes testing work of the teams including monitoring progress, ensuring quality assurance standards are met, and monitoring testing documentation
  • Delivers audit reporting mechanisms including audit issues and reports
  • Provide audit results to the functions and regulators, and coordinate with external auditors

Other Responsibilities:

  • Remains current on industry and professional knowledge in order to ensure that the organization is in line with expectations.
  • Establish open and effective communication with management, organizing & leading monthly continuous monitoring program.
  • Support continuous process improvement by identifying needs and opportunities and recommending appropriate process changes
  • Lead in the development of key strategic objectives and assist in the development of the annual risk assessment and audit plan
  • Prepare for and conduct key meetings and presentations with management and/or the audit committee
  • Other compliance and regulatory audit coverage, as needed


  • Demonstrated knowledge of consumer and commercial lending and accounting principles
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of banking operations, including understanding of control procedures related to financial reporting & credit risk.
  • Understanding of risk and control analysis and risk management concepts and strategy development
  • Understanding of the relationship between risk assessment and audit objectives
  • Multi-tasking experience in a dynamic growth oriented organization
  • Detailed oriented with a “roll up the sleeves” attitude
  • Action-oriented and resilient, staying composed and focused under stress.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change


  • 12+ years progressive experience in audit and accounting/financial controls related roles
  • Desired - higher degree or MBA in Finance, Accounting, or other related field of study
  • CPA, CIA, CISA, CCSA or PMP preferred or obtained within one year of joining
  • Bachelor degree in accounting, finance, business administration or other related field of study
  • Knowledge of financial services industry and related accounting
  • Public accounting background preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally 25%

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills
  • Strong English communication skills, both verbal and written, to promote report quality and foster positive working relationships with management and peers
  • Strong Microsoft Office [Excel, Word, MS Outlook, VISIO]  


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