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Audit Consultant - Digital Banking in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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Audit Consultant - Digital Banking

Buffalo, NY

This role provides senior level expertise in audit engagements that span multiple portfolios which require in-depth business and risk knowledge to properly assess associated risk and controls.

Serves primarily as lead auditor for a range of audits, often those which are highly visible and complex in nature, and participates in the execution of other audit engagements as necessary.
Analyzes audit findings; Recommends appropriate interventions where needed.
Proposes creative and pragmatic solutions for risk and control problems to Senior Management.
Applies comprehensive expertise in one or more of the corporation's businesses or control functions and leverages this knowledge in a leadership role in one or more teams.
Frequently involved in matters that require complex judgment or sophisticated analytical thought processes such as identifying solutions for a variety of complex and novel audit control issues. Proposes creative and pragmatic solutions for risk and control problems. Works with management to implement appropriate solutions.
Proactively advances integrated auditing concepts and use of technology.
Applies an in-depth understanding of the inter-relationships of business and support units throughout a financial institution and discusses potential impacts to the overall control environment and impacts to proposed audit approaches.
Uses excellent communication skills in order to influence a wide range of audiences including respective product or functional support partners.
May negotiate internally, often with Senior Management, on matters which will have a major impact on the area managed.
Operates independently with limited managerial oversight.
Delivers on time high quality audit reports. Completes comprehensive validation procedures on Internal Audit and regulatory issues
Designs and conducts continuous auditing and other business monitoring activities.
Demonstrates strong judgment, political astuteness, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
Possesses strong project management and interpersonal skills, makes sound decisions, exhibiting initiative and intuitive thinking. Consulted often by others for advice and opinions and is recognized as a subject matter expert.
Demonstrates strong project management skills and is successful in managing multiple tasks and team members.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned.

This role operates independently within a matrix reporting environment and is responsible for the timely delivery of high quality, value-added audit reports for a variety of business activities (complex in nature), which meet the requirements of the Audit Committee and regulatory expectations.


Bachelors’ degree
10 years of experience in a related role with experience in business, functional and people management with proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables to stakeholders according to strict timetables.
In lieu of degree, 14 years of experience in a related role with experience in business, functional and people management with proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables to stakeholders according to strict timetables.


  • MBA or Masters degree in an appropriate field preferred.
  • Related certifications (CPA, CIA, CISA or similar) are a plus.
  • Financial Services Industry experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience with auditing the following areas:Digital Governance and Strategies, Web Content Change Management, Agile Change Management, Customer Authentication, Digital Platform functionality (online and mobile banking), Customer Payments (bill pay, ACH, wire transfer, person to person, real time), Contact Centers, the various regulatory requirements embedded within digital processes.
  • Specific subject matter expertise regarding internal audit disciplines or in one or more of the following Lines of Businesses (LOBs) such as Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, Mortgage, Consumer Banking, Wealth Advisory, Institutional Client Services, or support functions such as Treasury, Finance, Compliance, Technology, Operations, Risk Management, or Credit Administration.
  • Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views.
    This individual must be an articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with an energetic, charismatic and approachable style. 

We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.

About M&T

At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.

M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.