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Truist Senior Audit Director - Wholesale Lending in Chicago, Illinois

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Language Fluency: English (Required)

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1st shift (United States of America)

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Truist Audit Services Senior Director is responsible for leading the coordination and delivery of value-added independent, objective risk-based internal audit assurance services for the Audit Committee and Executive Management. Through well-developed relationships with Senior Management and ongoing business monitoring activities, the Senior Director oversees the development of a comprehensive, dynamic audit plan. Senior Directors may lead other Audit Directors and/or multiple teams of audit professionals in the implementation and completion of the plan while maintaining overall responsibility for the quality of audit work performed. Employ strong critical thinking skills to identify pragmatic recommendations within an evolving and increasingly complex regulatory and risk management environment. Extensive knowledge of internal audit and/or risk management experience, including significant management and leadership responsibility within an organization in a role directly involved with driving change and program enhancement.


Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  1. Oversee multiple audit teams to ensure the development of a comprehensive, dynamic audit assurance program for assigned business units (BU). Ensure audit activities and assigned responsibilities are performed in a high quality manner and on a timely basis.

  2. Lead Audit Directors and audit teams while assuming overall responsibility for the successful completion of a dynamic audit plan for assigned BUs. Effectively oversee teams to ensure performance measures and metrics are established and met. Provide leadership in the coaching and development of staff.

  3. Proactively develop and maintain mutually beneficial working relationships with senior management of assigned BUs.

  4. Oversee teams to ensure the planning, scoping and execution of audit activities are within the framework established by the department's policies and audit methodology.

  5. Oversee the comprehensive analysis of systems, processes and controls to determine the adequacy of the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with laws, regulations, and corporate policies.

  6. Understand and evaluate broader risks present in BU coverage areas by applying deep and broad business acumen in assigned areas of responsibility.

  7. Review and approve audit reports, ensuring they are accurate, clear, concise and relevant such that recipients readily understand issues and risks.

  8. Evaluate and challenge risk assessments and ensure appropriate aggregation, correlation, and analysis of business monitoring activities to identify potential changes impacting risk profiles.

  9. Leverage expert risk management or internal audit knowledge to assess relevance of audit findings, potential exposures, materiality and demonstrate awareness of big picture issues with impacts to the business and the bank overall.

  10. Serve as an audit subject matter expert for assigned BUs, and continually monitor trends and developments in the auditing profession and banking industry.


Required Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or business-related field, or equivalent education and related training or experience.

  2. Twelve years of progressive audit, risk, or examiner experience with a significant portion in the financial services industry, preferably with a large financial services firm.

  3. Advanced knowledge of banking, risk management, and audit practices with strong understanding of broader risk impacts.

  4. Expert comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability to identify and evaluate actual and potential risks facing large, complex, banking organizations and establishing effective, dynamic audit plans and scopes responsive to such risks.

  5. Demonstrated strong ability to work strategically, comfortable seeing and defining the “big picture” while leading and executing detailed tasks.

  6. Demonstrated excellent leadership skills leading teams or large scale projects in internal auditing within a large bank.

  7. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence and effectively communicate with senior and executive management and other stakeholders.

  8. Appropriate professional certification, such as, but not limited to, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, or Certified Public Accountant.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in a Business-related field.

  2. Completion of a graduate school of banking.

  3. Wholesale Lending: experience with auditing corporate and commercial loan processes at Category I-III Firms. Understanding of front office, risk management and back office operations related to corporate and commercial lending, including origination, funding, booking and closing. Understanding of regulatory expectations, including Shared National Credits and applicable supervisory guidance

General Description of Available Benefits for Eligible Employees of Truist Financial Corporation: All regular teammates (not temporary or contingent workers) working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, though eligibility for specific benefits may be determined by the division of Truist offering the position. Truist offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, tax-preferred savings accounts, and a 401k plan to teammates. Teammates also receive no less than 10 days of vacation (prorated based on date of hire and by full-time or part-time status) during their first year of employment, along with 10 sick days (also prorated), and paid holidays. For more details on Truist’s generous benefit plans, please visit our Benefits site (

. Depending on the position and division, this job may also be eligible for Truist’s defined benefit pension plan, restricted stock units, and/or a deferred compensation plan. As you advance through the hiring process, you will also learn more about the specific benefits available for any non-temporary position for which you apply, based on full-time or part-time status, position, and division of work.

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