Sr. Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Professional Practices

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TIAA Internal Audit Division has an opening for a Senior Internal Auditor within the Internal Audit Professional Practices Group.  The role will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and providing Audit and Investigations operations support across the Division.
  • Assisting in planning and executing Quality Assurance Reviews of Internal Audit activities (e.g., audits, Management Action Plan, audit planning).
  • Supporting in the execution of tactical plans relative to the implementation of the internal audit function's overall goals and objectives.
  • Coordinating and facilitating of Audit Committee and Board meetings and reporting.
  • Proactively monitoring for changes to industry and regulatory requirements, guidance, and pronouncements.
  • Supporting Division-wide improvement efforts and operations in efficiency, effectiveness and productivity, including risk assessment, annual audit plan development, Division scorecard and dashboard reporting, metrics, regulatory requests, and Division-wide training initiatives.
  • Working independently on unique or special assignments requiring specialized knowledge and experience. 




The qualified candidate will have a strong knowledge of the Institute of Internal Audit’s (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework to which the Internal Audit Division’s methodology is aligned; Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and controls frameworks; and large bank holding company operations audit standards.  The role also requires strong knowledge of financial services products, services and regulations; internal audit leading practices; risk management; and regulatory guidance and expectations (FRBB, OCC, SEC, State Insurance).


Other necessary skills include proven track record of strong project management and experience in implementation of processes to ensure efficient organizational operations.  The qualified candidate will also possess strong written and verbal communication skills in working with management, peers, external auditors, and others, while remaining independent.




  • Minimum 5 years of experience in public accounting and/or diversified financial services, including experience in auditing or a related field.
  • Requires a proven track record in leading and managing projects. 
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting, finance or other business related field is required.  MBA preferred.
  • Prior working experience in Internal Auditing, IT Auditing, or Professional Practices; prior experience conducting quality assurance reviews or preparing and coordinating Board and Audit Committee meetings and reporting are strongly preferred.  Strong technical knowledge of TeamMate is also preferred

  • A Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CiSA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or similar professional certification is strongly preferred.

  • Experience in a regulated financial services environment with some interactions with regulators such as the Federal Reserve, OCC, SEC, FINRA, or state Insurance Departments, is also preferred.

NOTE: The incumbent of this position will be designated as a “Tier 1 Access Person” for personal trading purposes.  Such a designation imposes restrictions on securities holdings and trading activities of the incumbent, and of certain family members, which should be fully understood before any offer of employment for this position is accepted.




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