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   Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019
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As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, & fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network & scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Participate in leading the execution of major segments of the Visa audit plan as approved by the Audit & Risk Committee of the Board of Directors. Lead the design & execution of selected audit engagements. Lead key administrative aspects of audit department management including auditable entity maintenance, audit scheduling & staff performance management. Coach & develop team members as appropriate. Serve as a key contact with client management throughout the audit process & with senior clients on an ongoing basis. Stay abreast of company business strategies, industry advances, & the risk profile of assigned business areas to ensure relevancy of audit approach.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for assisting the VP - Internal Audit, the CAE, & other Audit Leaders in the execution of major segments of the Visa audit plan, as approved by the Audit & Risk Committee of the Board of Directors.

  • Manages a team of audit professionals, providing direction & ensuring accomplishment of department goals. Provides ongoing coaching to Audit professionals of various levels & experience, including consultants. Prepares & delivers end-of-job performance evaluations for in-charges, & approve evaluations for all assigned auditors.

  • Assists the VP - Internal Audit & Audit Leadership Team with hiring & personnel decision for assigned team.

  • Assists VP - Internal Audit & CAE in ongoing risk assessment, development of the audit plan, & reporting to executives, regulators, & the Audit & Risk Committee.

  • Ensures each audit has sufficient & skilled resources, an appropriate scope, & is effectively supervised; makes decisions on issue significance & risk ratings.

  • Is considered an authoritative expert in financial & operational audits, & in the professional practice of internal auditing, stays current on industry, accounting, & regulatory issues & best practices for assigned areas; imparts this knowledge to team & clients.

  • Develops constructive professional relationships with a wide range of business leaders.

  • Represents Internal Audit at stakeholder meetings as required, & offers control advisory services to management in a manner that does not compromise the independence & objectivity of Internal Audit.

  • Makes presentations to executives on audit plans & audit issues in order to encourage proactive improvement in the control environment, as required.

  • Provides thought leadership & creativity in the approach & delivery of audit services & evaluation of the overall control environment.

  • Is viewed as a value-adding business partner by Visa executives.

  • For each audit engagement, provides overall support & leadership to ensure quality of Audit services provided. Specifically:

    • Provide direction to in-charge auditors to ensure that audits are planned & executed in accordance with department & professional standards. This includes assisting in the design of & approval of the audit scope, work program, & testing plan for each audit assignment.

    • Ensure audit work-papers are properly reviewed by the assigned in-charge, & provide second level review of work-papers as needed.

    • Review draft audit findings, & ensure issues are appropriately vetted & constructed given the circumstances & facts.

    • Provide reports to client managers on the effectiveness of their business unit's internal control structure, along with recommendations that improve the effectiveness and/or efficiency of a control or process.

    • Evaluate the adequacy & timeliness of management's response & the corrective action (to be) taken on all significant weaknesses noted in the reports; advise management on optimal actions.

  • Maintains constructive business relationships with appropriate levels of management to ensure that Audit is aware of changes in business activities & objectives.

  • Promotes thought leadership for new ideas & new ways of executing projects & processes to drive continuous improvements in the delivery of internal audit services.

  • Provides control consulting services to management to assist in redesign efforts that improve the control environment.

  • Provides insight on the state of the control environment & best practices to executive management of assigned areas.

  • Coordinates with other risk management functions & Independent Public Accountants to minimize duplication of effort & to ensure that issues raised as a result of their reviews are appropriately addressed.


Basic Qualifications

  • 12 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree; 10 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD);

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance or

  • 12 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD or PhD)

  • 10 - 12+ years of internal audit experience, preferably in a global, public company, or professional services assurance experience

  • CPA, CIA, CISA or other relevant professional certification highly desired

  • Demonstrated experience managing & overseeing multiple financial, operational or compliance audits & teams within a complex operational & regulatory environment

  • Extensive experience evaluating risks & system controls associated with complex business applications & processes

  • Excellent supervisory & time management skills; extensive experience in managing a staff of diverse professionals

  • Outstanding written & oral communication skills; ability to articulate risk to all levels of executive management & achieve buy-in on need for risk mitigation

  • Ability to travel domestically & internationally approximately 10% - 25%.
Additional Information

Work Hours:

  • Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 10% - 25%% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements:

  • This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit & stand at a desk, communicate in person & by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones & computers, reach with hands & arms, & bend or lift up to 25 pounds

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines & applicable local law.

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