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IT Audit Team Lead- Application Auditing Specialization- Consumer and Business Banking

M&T Bank Buffalo, NY Full-Time
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This position is responsible for executing internal audit examinations over the set of technologies enabling capabilities within the Consumer and Business Banking Portfolio ensuring the timely and professional execution of the examinations in accordance with professional standards.   


  • Plan, coordinate and maintain full ownership over execution of audit examinations and validation procedures in accordance with the Internal Audit Department’s audit methodology and professional standards.  Work with the IT Audit Manager to establish appropriate budgets and timeframes for these examinations;  
  • Independently document and communicate recommendations to Bank Management in order to improve internal controls and reduce risk to the organization;
  • Supervise other IT Audit staff as needed, per audit engagement;
  • Responsible for becoming intimately familiar with the organizational structure in place that supports both strategic and tactical management of the technology environment supporting the Consumer and Business Banking Portfolio. Responsible for understanding the IT risks impacting this environment, and keeping up to speed on emerging tech impacting the environment.
  • Responsible for actively working with the Enterprise Security Audit team to ensure cybersecurity risks are accounted for within the scope of the audits performed;
  • Responsible for establishing relationships with the Enterprise Architecture Solution Architect, Technology Support Lead, and Project Portfolio Manager responsible for the technology supporting the Consumer and Business Banking Portfolio to assist in maintaining an understanding of ongoing tech initiatives and strategic direction of the technology supporting the business. 
  • Directly communicate with Senior, Middle and Line Management within the Technology organization, as well as External Auditors as needed, and maintain and enhance these professional relationships; and
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the 1st and 2nd line Technology Risk Management/Oversight organizations to align assurance activities, share risk information, and establish ongoing reliance approaches (as applicable)


Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Business, Finance, Technology, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Statistics or other related technical field and 5 years of relevant work experience, inclusive of 1 year work leadership experience. In lieu of degree, a combined minimum of 9 years higher education and/or work experience including 5 years of relevant work experience and 1 year work leadership experience.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to develop and coach others.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in application auditing (preferably in the banking/financial services sector), inclusive of being able to assess the end to end technology architecture supporting a given business
  • Working knowledge of technologies supporting digital business capabilities
  • Working knowledge of cloud computing risks and related controls frameworks
  • Working knowledge of modern delivery practices and supporting tech (agile, DevOps tools, etc.)
  • Certification such as CISA as well as other technical vendor certifications is a definite asset;
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements as they relate to technology in the financial services industry;
  • 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
  • Ability to travel.


Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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