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Director, Internal Controls

Company: Santander Holdings USA Inc
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director, Internal Controls

Miami, United States of America


This position can sit in our Miami or Dallas location.

The primary function of the Director, Internal Controls is to provide leadership to the Internal Controls team including monitoring and oversight of the co-source provider, to assist in the design and implementation of the strategy, and lead the execution monitors and oversees the co-source provider and lead the execution of the risk-based Internal Controls Plan in high complexity or multiple areas under its responsibility. The Director must ensure the Internal Controls program is executed in a timely manner, ensuring all Internal Controls quality and adequate communication with all key stakeholders.

  • Possesses a broad and comprehensive understanding of the business and multiple disciplines
  • Assists in designing and executing the strategy for the Internal Controls function via delivery of independent assurance.
  • Coordinates control reliance activities with external auditors and actively seeks opportunities in increase reliance.
  • Provides leadership to the Internal Controls teams and directs the Internal Controls program in the areas under its responsibility.
  • Reviews industry standards and regulatory rules and expectations to ensure they are incorporated into Internal Controls procedures and properly covered by the Internal Controls team.
  • Manages team professionals including oversight of the co-source provider. Attracts, develops and retains talent with required expertise to meet the risk-profile of the business, and build deep bench strength.
  • Assists in the risk assessment exercise at the parent company or subsidiary legal entity with requirements under FIDICIA and in the development of the Internal Control plan to be presented to the relevant Disclosure and Audit Committees
  • Builds and maintains key client relationships across multiple areas; is a trusted adviser to clients in enhancing the control environment.
  • Consulted often by others for advice and opinions and recognized as a leadership role-model.
  • Performs detailed reviews of findings, recommendations, and ratings, prior to submission to the Sr. Director.
  • Ensures subsidiary internal Controls reviews and activities are completed within the budgeted timeframe and staffing model.
  • Ensures high-quality, error free and timely Internal Controls reports, recommendations and ratings.
  • Ensures timely completion of the approved Internal Controls plan.
  • Participates in the completion of Internal Controls staff performance appraisals, promotion recommendations, terminations, and professional development.
  • Implements best practices and procedures and analyzes the Internal Controls program to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.
  • Attends professional training provided by the company.
  • Provides consistent quality service to both internal and external stakeholders that meets the company's standards
  • Assists the Internal Controls Manager, where applicable, in presenting, discussing, and agreeing Internal Controls results and recommendations with business management.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.
    • Bachelor's Degree.
    • Work experience: 9+ years or Public Accounting, Audit or Internal Controls experience. Additional relevant experience will be considered.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Technology and computer skills, with the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
    • Detail oriented with organizational skills.
    • Verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with senior and executive management.
    • Time management skills and the ability to complete multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely manner.
    • Ability to positively and comfortably handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with focused attention to detail.
    • Solid diplomatic skills with the ability to resolve conflict in a civil manner.
    • Great leadership skills and teamwork skills.
    • Progressive decision-making skills, making educated and timely judgments.
    • Ability to investigate, resolve, or assess unexpected situations and provide thoughtful analysis and feedback quickly.
    • Ability to translate a strategic view into an appropriate Internal Controls.
    • Universe/Risk Assessment and Internal Controls Plan that prioritizes
    • efforts appropriately.
    • Ability to lead and inspire teams.
    • Proven leadership skills with the ability to provide strategic direction to the team.
    • Advanced ability to make presentations, including to Internal Controls Committee, effectively and clearly.At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

      Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

      This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.

      Bachelor of Science (BS) English

      Primary Location: Dallas, TX, Dallas

      Other Locations: Florida-Miami,Texas-Dallas

      Organization: Santander Bank N.A.

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