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Audit Team Lead - IT in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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Audit Team Lead – IT
Buffalo, NY


This position is responsible for executing internal audit examinations over the Bank’s Technology Engineering, Operations, Governance, Risk Management, and Architecture functions ensuring the timely and professional execution of the examinations in accordance with professional standards.   
Essential Position Responsibilities
Plan, coordinate and execute the completion of internal audit examinations of the Bank’s Technology Division and completion of validation procedures  in accordance with the department s audit methodology and professional standards.
Communicate recommendations to improve internal controls and reduce risk in the Bank to Senior and Line Management within the Technology Division.
Supervise IT Senior Auditors, Assistant Senior Auditors, and Staff Auditors as needed.
Independently establish appropriate budgets and timeframes with minimal input from the Technology Audit Manager. Organizes and completes work accordingly.
For less complex examinations, assume full managerial responsibilities.
Provide advisory services in areas of expertise and participate in or lead special projects, investigations and initiatives as necessary.
Interact and coordinate with peers and all levels of management to achieve high quality results.
Contribute to the Department s Risk Assessment process (assist in identifying, analyzing, and assessing risk throughout the Bank).
Nature and Scope:
This position takes responsibility for identifying and effectively communicating control deficiencies within the Bank’s Technology Division. Lack of appropriate controls could lead to monetary loss for the Bank and/or regulatory criticism, which could result in a decrease to the Bank's rating by the Federal Reserve Bank. This position is also responsible for identifying, analyzing, and assessing risk throughout the Bank’s Technology Division. Furthermore, this position serves as a resource to Bank management with respect to advisory services, internal control improvements and risk management efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors’ degree in Technology/Accounting/Finance/Business, or related discipline and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related role, inclusive of 1 year supervisory experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 9 years of higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related role, inclusive of 1 year supervisory experience.
Strong leadership skills and ability to develop and coach others.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. General knowledge of audit theory, banking industry, or related technologies. 
Relevant professional certification, or actively pursuing professional certification. 
Ideal Qualifications:
  • Strong experience in IT auditing (preferably in the banking/financial services sector);
  • Working knowledge and experience in auditing the following technologies:
    • Active Directory, Windows Server, Unix/Linux Server, VMWare virtualization systems, Storage Area Network (SAN) environments, enterprise data backup solutions, Microsoft Exchange email systems, network infrastructure systems (routers, switches, DNS, DHCP, Load Balancing systems, LAN/WAN and Internet circuit infrastructure) phone systems (including VOIP), wireless network infrastructure, network management systems, SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2 database environments, mobile infrastructure systems, middleware technologies, VPN solutions, mainframe systems and related security products, file transmissions solutions, and/or production job scheduling systems.
  • Working knowledge of cloud computing risks and related controls frameworks
  • Working knowledge of API Management and associated risks
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements as they relate to technology in the financial services industry; tomorrow
Other Job Information:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey complex conceptual information/ideas on issues requiring extensive interpretation and opinion. Experience in applying appropriate discretion when dealing with sensitive issues and conveying technical concepts in an easy to understand manner;
  • Proven ability in managing multiple audits, projects and initiatives simultaneously under tight deadlines;
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to develop and motivate teams;
  • Strong PC skills;
  • Strong organizational and resource management skills; and
  • Some ability to travel.
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.