Buckingham Search

Operations Manager - Internal Audit

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Operations Manager - Internal Audit

Our client, a multi-billion dollar financial institution, is looking for an Operations Manager to join their Internal Audit team. As the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for determining best practices when it comes to automating audit processes. This is an exciting opportunity for you to take the lead in implementing cutting-edge technology solutions that will significantly improve the efficiency and accuracy of the audit department. Your efforts will contribute to the growth and success of the organization.


  • Develops new or existing operational strategies to enhance processes to increase value and efficiencies for the organization and other entities
  • Encourages team members and business partners to optimize the technology tools available and collaborate for a positive experience
  • Assists the team to meet IAD strategies and goals in a timely and efficient manner
  • Champions process re-engineering by challenging the status quo of current processes and implements improvements or alternatives
  • Builds and recommends enhancements for current Internal Audit (IA) Group record keeping on the IA SharePoint site(s), IA directory and other workflow tools like MS Teams
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of IA activities, performance and other metrics for IA and Audit Committee reporting
  • Assists with overseeing, validation and execution of a variety of ongoing internal and external project management (e.g. tracking completion of audit processes and deadlines)
  • Manages procurements and vendors on behalf of IA with vendor management
  • Liaison to internal and external inquiries and requests for information whether from internal audit, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), other departments within Group, Legal or the SOX group; may recommend appropriate procedural changes
  • Performs research for ad hoc business initiatives/assignments, including gathering, compiling and analyzing information
  • Serves as primary representative for Group to communicate updates and coordinate planning, reviews and testing for activities such as Business Resiliency, Record Retention and other significant initiatives impacting the group
  • Maintains the department policies/procedures manual and records; organizes annual review; processes ongoing updates
  • Continuous training to develop professional, technical and subject matter expert skills
  • Manages compliance to the Audit Committee charter
  • Develops and coordinates Audit Committee (AC) meeting materials with IAD team and other key stakeholders
  • Manages the communication (e.g. surveys, presentation development) and events between Chief Audit Executives at the various entities


  • Minimum 5-7 years of compliance or operational management. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Prior financial or auditing experience in Banking or Financial Services is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office with sound proficiency with PowerPoint and Tableau.
  • Familiarity with or ability to quickly acclimate to other data analytics/ visualization tools, such as MS Access, CVent, Tableau, Survey Monkey and SharePoint.

Things to get excited about:

  • Competitive compensation + bonus
  • 401K + Pension Plan
  • Beautiful new office space with a hybrid schedule – 3 days remote!
  • Casual dress code
  • Starting with 5 weeks of PTO

Posted On: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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