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U.S. Bank Senior Audit Manager - Chief Information Officer in Helena, Montana

At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

Job Description

The Senior Audit Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership, and coordination of the Technology Services (Chief Information Officer - CIO) risk-based audit plan. The Technology Services (CIO) Audit team is Business / Function aligned that provides global audit coverage for multiple technology organizations within USB and is responsible for auditing the core Technology processes (e.g., application functionality testing, application development, change management, vendor management, interface controls, logical access controls, and input/processing/output controls, and business continuity), and related risks and controls within Technology Services. Chief Information Office collaborates with business partners (Consumer and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Services, Corporate and Commercial Banking, Payment Services) as well as Risk and Corporate Support Functions to deliver digital capabilities to the market. This team also drives the transformation of core systems for customers and employees and is accountable for strengthening enterprise architecture, modernizing and supporting the systems.


  • Coordinating with the Senior Audit Director in developing and driving the execution and coordination of the risk-based Annual Audit Plan for the Technology Services (CIO) areas. Includes identifying auditable entities and assessing risk within the auditable entities; determining appropriate audit cycles and audit strategy; and determining necessary audit resources and estimated expenses associated with completion of a forward looking 12-18 month audit plan. Maintaining an effective Continuous Monitoring Program which monitors key risks within Auditable Entities across multiple business lines and identifies any key emerging/evolving risks by routinely interfacing with independent peer banks on regulatory trends. Also includes monitoring adequacy of CAS resources and adjusting the Audit Plan when appropriate and communicating key results of Continuous Monitoring to applicable members across CAS.

  • Lead a team of audit managers and professionals and is expected to recruit, hire, and develop assigned personnel in accordance with U.S. Bank Human Resources Policies and Corporate Audit Services Policies, Standards and Guidelines. These duties include active participation in recruiting activities; establishing and managing development plans for assigned personnel; and providing quarterly performance feedback and annual performance evaluations for assigned personnel. Also includes addressing performance problems promptly.

  • Supervise Audit Managers in the completion of audit engagements, ensuring the highest quality work delivered timely. Supervision includes:

  • Coordinating with Audit Managers to plan audit engagements.

  • Ensuring reviews are performed to ensure audit engagement work contains relevant facts to support audit scope and conclusions and adhere to internal audit policies and procedures.

  • Reviewing audit reports which communicate audit opinions and audit issues in a timely, clear, and concise manner.

  • Monitoring progress of audit engagements against plan and schedule and working with Audit Managers to make necessary adjustments.

  • Overseeing board, committee and other stakeholder reporting for completeness, consistency with other internal audit material and accuracy of the most up-to-date information. Overseeing ongoing progress and remediation by management for all outstanding technology and operations issues across the entire enterprise and supporting other Audit Directors. Presenting as needed at Sr. Operating Committee and Sub-Committee meetings.

  • Develop and deepen relationships through regular interactions with key internal and external stakeholders that include but are not limited to: senior management; internal control partners; regulatory agencies; external auditors; external subject matter experts; and industry peers. This includes regular participation within industry peer groups.

  • Collaborating across the three lines of defense regarding business processes, risks, and controls. Coordinating audit activities by integrating other internal audit subject matter teams (Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance, Risk Management, Data, etc.) to ensure appropriate and efficient coverage of the business products, services, and processes. Managing the team’s workload to assist other audit teams when resources are needed for areas of higher risk.

  • Drive automation and data analytics opportunities within their portfolio.

  • Performing other duties as requested by Senior Audit Director.

Senior Audit Manager will exhibit:

  • Business and Commercial Acumen – Has impressive intellectual horsepower and critical thinking skills and can be accretive to the senior management teams. Knowledgeable of emerging industry and regulatory laws. Must be able to “deep dive” into the details and the business while staying focused on the big picture and be able to “connect the dots”. Able to quickly integrate complex information and different points of view in problem solving exercises. Effectively probes for information critical to the decision at hand. Can quickly make effective decisions. Demonstrates new insights into situations. Is adept in data driven storytelling.

  • Executing Results – Exhibits a competitive drive to be #1 and settles for nothing short of this (does not see mediocrity as an option). Is not afraid to challenge the status quo; exhibits a mindset of creativity, innovation, and an energetic drive to succeed. Creates healthy tension to yield optimal outcomes. Able to set and meet aggressive goals and action plans, both as an individual and leading a team. Able to execute against multiple projects/workstreams and excel in a fast-paced environment. Exhibits a highly disciplined approach to developing and executing initiatives that reflect the broader business objectives; able to incorporate key inputs from multiple stakeholder groups. Closely manages initiatives for impact.

  • Leadership – A proven leader able to build, lead, motivate and retain a high performing team. Skillfully coaches and mentors’ executives. Gets the best performance from people. Taps into people’s needs, interests, and goals to motivate them to achieve. Inspires commitment from people and mobilizes teams toward high performance and goal achievement. Is a champion for our people and our culture; coupled with a high sense of empathy and OneUSB – firm first mindset

  • Advanced knowledge of IT application and general controls is required. Some working knowledge of Cloud (PaaS, IaaS, etc.), Application Programming Interface (APIs), Micro Services, Middleware, databases, DevOps and CI/CD (Jenkins, Docker, etc.) is preferred.

  • Familiarity with several IT Governance frameworks and guidelines, including Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix, COBIT, NIST, and FFIEC, Databases (e.g., Oracle, SQL, DB2), Client OS (e.g., Windows, UNIX, Mainframe) Technology Architecture, Governance, and key processes (e.g., Change Management, Problem and Incident Management).

Basic Qualifications

  • Fifteen or more years of progressive experience in internal auditing, public accounting, regulatory, or other relevant experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems).

Preferred Skills

  • Proven leadership skills. Ten or more years of managerial experience.

  • CIA, CPA, CISA or other relevant professional designation. Expert level of verbal and written communication, relationship building and negotiation skills.

  • Expert skill in managing challenging situations. Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Expert understanding of Institute of Internal Auditors’ Standards and the common definition of internal controls. Expert understanding of the business line’s operations, products/services, systems, and associated risks/controls.

  • Understanding of IT and Operations Risk Management and other multiple risk disciplines. Relevant Financial Service Industry and Technical knowledge (e.g., Lending, Banking Operations, Trust, Information Security, Disaster Recovery Planning, etc.), including understanding of risk theory, control frameworks, applicable financial services industry trends, laws and regulations; and impact of government legislation and regulation on business

Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Requirement: U.S. Bank requires that the successful candidate hired for this position be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19, absent being granted an accommodation due to a medical condition, pregnancy, or sincerely held religious belief or other legally required exemption.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants ( .


Take care of yourself and your family with U.S. Bank employee benefits. We know that healthy employees are happy employees, and we believe that work/life balance should be easy to achieve. That's why we share the cost of benefits and offer a variety of programs, resources and support you need to bring your full self to work and stay present and committed to the people who matter most - your family.

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U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program ( .

Salary range reflected is an estimate of base pay and is for the primary location. Base pay range may vary if an offer is made for work in a different location. Pay Range: $154,275.00 - $181,500.00 - $199,650.00

Due to legal requirements, U.S. Bank requires that the successful candidate hired for some positions be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19, absent being granted an accommodation due to a medical condition, pregnancy, or sincerely held religious belief or other legally required exemption. For these positions, as part of the conditional offer of employment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or approval for an accommodation or exemption upon hire.

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.