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Director, Audit Innovation

Company: Fidelity Investments Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:The RoleWe are looking to hire an energetic and visionary Audit Innovation Director. This is a leadership role in the Corporate Audit Innovation Team. As an innovation leader, you will act as a product owner and be accountable for engagement with the audit teams on finding opportunities for efficiency and enhancing the assurance provided to our partners.You are a transformative leader when it comes to applying innovative techniques to the audit process and love collaborating to deliver outstanding business value. Your role as an innovation leader within Corporate Audit includes developing strong organization wide digital auditing capabilities for identification of relevant technology and business processes risks, working with audit and business partners to develop automated testing techniques, envisioning the audit future state, and working with other squad members to prioritize and manage the innovation workload. You will work with product area and domain leaders to ensure alignment of the innovation squad's objectives with the domain's priorities and strategy. You will deliver high quality audit innovation capabilities resulting in positive client relationships.How Your Work Impacts the OrganizationOur mission in Fidelity Corporate Audit is to drive positive change and protect the firm and its customers by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insights. We accomplish this through:

  • Assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of controls, risk management, compliance and governance processes
  • Reporting on issues and solutions that improve Fidelity's control environment
  • Quickly responding to change through continuous risk assessment and resource allocation
  • Providing audit advisory services on new and changing products and systems
  • Developing hard working professionals for audit and leadership positionsThe goal of Corporate Audit Innovation Team is to develop innovation capabilities that result in a risk intelligent organization and improve the auditor journey by providing operational insights and automation capabilities.The Expertise You Have
    • 7-12+ years of experience in leading Innovation, Automation, Data Science, Machine Learning (ML), or Artificial Intelligence (AI) teams and initiatives in a risk and controls environment, preferably within financial services.
    • Current or past hands-on development experience, or at a minimum in-depth familiarity with four of the following:
    • Python, R
    • Relational Databases
    • NoSQL Databases (including graph databases)
    • ML/AI algorithms
    • Unstructured data analysis (Text Mining, NLP, Others)
    • Web development
    • Data visualization at the enterprise level (Tableau Server, Qlik etc.)
    • Robotic Process Automation and /or Workflow Automation software
    • BS/MS in Technology, Computational Sciences, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or related field of study.
    • Professional audit or information security certifications preferred (CIA, CISA, CISSP, SANS GIAC, etc.).
    • Cloud computing (AWS or Azure) related professional-level certifications preferred.
    • Strong oral and written communication and ability to articulate audit goals and value to clients
    • Experience working with and understanding the needs of clients
    • Analytical skills and experience evaluating risk and making decisions based on hard/soft data
    • Ability to quickly learn new subject matter in various business/technical areas and develop othersThe Skills You Bring
      • Technology solutions development as it relates to automation of audit processes and sub-processes and improving the auditor journey.
      • Leading a team of data scientists, automation software engineers, providing technical expertise by tapping into current or past hands-on development experience using emerging technologies
      • Knowledge of financial services industry including retail client product offerings and services (e.g., led accounts, self-directed brokerage), institutional client product offerings and services (e.g. custody and clearing, capital markets), and industry regulations and requirements preferred.
      • Collaboration skills and a fact-based, data driven approach to understanding risks to our business.
      • Strong thought leadership that pushes the boundaries to effectively use automation opportunities to deliver enhanced value, with limited resources.The Value You DeliverSet an overall digital auditing vision to direct and inform your squad's work
        • Collaborating closely with Innovation team lead, and with Product Area Leaders and Domain Leaders as partners to prioritize and drive the innovation strategy, goals, and objectives
        • Translating the innovation strategy and understanding into a clear vision for your squad to prioritize and implement the digital auditing capability development work
        • Sharing information about the innovation squad's output and priorities with other squad leaders to ensure alignment across the Corporate Audit organizationSupport your squad to achieve goals for each sprint
          • Prioritizing audit automation work through a well-organized backlog and clearly communicating highest value work
          • Defining and clearly communicating acceptance criteria for delivery of audit automation and assurance enhancing capabilities
          • Delivering audit innovation capabilities that make a positive business impact and customer value by providing control enhancing assuranceSupport and enabling your squad to deliver high quality audit innovation work product
            • Regularly engaging with the squad to offer feedback on work-in-progress, clarify requirements and answer business and technology questions
            • Working with product area leaders, domain lead and Strategy and Enablement team members to make sure the squad has what it needs to delivery high quality audit innovation work product
            • Removing roadblocks or impediments that prevent the squad from progressing on its work
            • Motivating and influencing squad, being a voice for its membersComplete the broader Audit Innovation goals and sharing with your partners
              • Implement the broader Audit Innovation strategy and roadmap
              • Share innovation capabilities within Corporate Audit as well as across Legal Risk and Compliance (LRC)
              • Develop Innovation Champions community of practice and knowledge-sharing forum
              • Raise talent profile of the organization by developing an organization wide Citizen Development automation training programEstablish Innovation Lab for deploying ground breaking assurance capabilities
                • Define and build the Innovation Lab core technology stack
                • Collaborate with various technology groups to use existing organizational capabilities
                • Develop policies, processes, and procedures for request in-take, development, and deployment of work performed by Innovation Lab
                • Provide coaching, guidance, and build bench-strength for Innovation Lab team membersCertifications: Company Overview Fidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients' money. Join Us At Fidelity, you'll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples' lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a , we have been recognized by our employees as a Best Place to Work in 2022. And you don't need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity-we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you've always imagined. Many of our associates are continuing to work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. When Fidelity employees eventually return to the office, our goal is for most people to work flexibly in a way that balances both personal and business needs with time onsite and offsite through what we're calling "." We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at . Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging. Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email to, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 3.

Keywords: Fidelity Investments Inc., Jersey City , Director, Audit Innovation, Accounting, Auditing , Jersey City, New Jersey

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