Audit Manager - Asset Management focus

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Experienced in leading within Audit in the Asset Management space? Then a world-class financial institution is looking for you for a Management position on their Asset Management Audit team!

Things to get excited about:

  • Be a part of a small team under the larger, global Audit umbrella of 140+ auditors. Lots of opportunities for growth and long-term career paths within this smaller group!
  • Annual reviews and bonuses
  • Ability to move to other teams or get promotions after one year in a position
  • Full dental, vision, life, disability insurance
  • 401k contributions on day 1. Match on day 90.
  • Pension Plan contribution
  • Alternate work options (work from home a couple of days a week after 90 days)
  • 20 PTO days, and all banking holidays
  • Family programs: including adoption assistance, Maternity leave, paternity leave, Lactation program, child development center on-site, School visitation time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Onsite gym and gym discounts across the city
  • Legal assistance, counseling, and other professional services


  • Support oversight, execution, and evolution of the core audit plan supporting the Asset Management business line, including the delivery of thought leadership and guidance on trends and emerging risks
  • Encourage an environment of teamwork, accountability, and open communication
  • Manage and support direct report performance management and career development
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of business processes, risks, and controls, along with an understanding of relevant laws, industry changes, and the impact of technology
  • Communicate point of view to executives for discussion and challenge
  • Identify and analyze risks, plan and prioritize audit projects for on-time delivery, conduct interviews, observe operations, document and analyze processes and controls, document the reliability and quality of data sources, develop and perform audit tests, document work papers, produce quality issues, review issues with management, evaluate the sustainability and repeatability of management actions, and draft audit reports
  • Monitor budgets, team members, and escalate concerns
  • Prepare materials for presentation to legal entity Boards of Directors and Audit Committees
  • Identify, promote, and innovate audit best practices across the department methodologies, use of the work paper tool, application of fraud evaluation and data analytics techniques
  • Develop expertise and expand knowledge of the audit profession and build business acumen through self-study, research, and continuing education to assist in providing comprehensive, in-depth assurance, advice, and coaching, across Audit Services and the company


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Professional credentials preferred [Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)]
  • 7+ years of experience
  • Internal audit or regulatory examiner experience with a global financial institution - preferably focused on asset management
  • A demonstrated ability to guide, supervise, and coach a team through projects
  • Proficient understanding of control frameworks such as COSO Internal Control Integrated Framework and COBIT Information and Related Technology Framework, as well as project management and change methodologies

Posted On: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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