Job Description

Experience Level: Experienced Hire

Categories:

  • Corporate Services

Location(s):

  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York, 10007, US

Moody’s is a developmental culture where we value candidates who are willing to grow. So, if you are excited about this opportunity but don’t meet every single requirement, please apply! You may be a perfect fit for this role or other open roles.

Moody's is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions.

At Moody’s, we’re taking action. We’re hiring diverse talent and providing underrepresented groups with equitable opportunities in their careers. We’re educating, empowering and elevating our people, and creating a workplace where each person can be their true selves, reach their full potential and thrive on every level. Learn more about our DE&I initiatives, employee development programs and view our annual DE&I Report at moodys.com/diversity

this position is hybrid, 2-3 days a week onsite in NYC office

The Role / Responsibilities:

The VP-Internal Audit is a senior level management position responsible for leading a critical team within Internal Audit. The VP-Internal Audit manages the development, execution and continuous improvement of an audit plan for a key components of the Moody’s business, covering technology, financial, operational, regulatory risks.

This VP role oversees audits covering Moody’s Analytics and solid knowledge of the capital markets, software development, data and technology, as well as strong oral and written communication skills are preferred.

Management Skills:

Works closely with the other audit leads as well as the CAE to develop the internal audit strategy and internal audit plan, keeping the audit plan continuously updated to provide thorough and risk based coverage.

Operates as a direct manager to several auditors; Leads a team to execute the internal audit plan using a risk based and integrated approach, including managing the end to end internal audit delivery strategy including audit planning, execution, reporting and audit follow-up including escalation.

Attract, develop, motivate and retain a highly diverse and effective IA team. Work with IA management to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of IA resources, leveraging different audit approaches and innovative audit tools. Identifies and develops talent providing long term career opportunities within IA and other parts of the firm.

Motivates team to achieve project and overall team objectives, addresses conflicts, encourages cooperation and responds sensitively to staff problems. Acts as a role model by exemplifying high performance for team members. Coaches team members to enhance their competence and professional development.

Develops other IA deliverables e.g. board materials. Represents internal audit in regional boards and various operational and risk committees as needed.

Stakeholder Relations

Communicates audit project scope to senior management, manages stakeholder expectation and educates stakeholders on best practices in governance, risk and control. Collaborates with stakeholders to identify solutions for a variety of complex of control issues, providing guidance and expertise to support remediation aligned to the root cause

Develops strategic relations with stakeholders and senior management. Is a trusted advisor to stakeholders and partners in their growth by aligning audit projects with their objectives

Thought Leadership

Demonstrates an advanced understanding of risk and controls across a variety of risk areas. Remains current on Moody’s business objectives, (e.g., mission, strategic objectives, culture and business environment), current and emerging risk and regulatory profile, industry insights and leading practices for their areas of responsibility. Demonstrates expert level knowledge of technical audit areas.

Proactively identifies updates/enhancements to the internal audit standards and audit techniques to increase overall efficiency and quality of internal audit delivery. Continuously expands knowledge of data analytics and use of technology to enhance audit testing, identify opportunities for continuous monitoring and repeatable test plans. Assists in developing data analytics and data visualizations.

Drives thought leadership, improvement and innovations within the other Assurance Functions (e.g. Controls and Risk teams). Leads department-wide initiatives and plays a major role in acheievement of key objectives.

Participates in major business initiatives and pro-actively advises and assists the business on change initiatives

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree

CPA, CA, CIA, CISA or equivalent professional qualification required

10+ years of relevant experience in a Big 4 Accounting firm and/or a global organization within Audit, Risk or Controls

Experience performing both Operational/Financial Audits as well as Technology Audits will be preferred

Strong knowledge of internal controls, internal control and risk frameworks/standards, financial systems and related technology and regulations pertaining to financial services industry.

Experience in performing assurance related work over software development (Agile and DevOps), SaaS solutions, cloud, and data processes are preferred. Working knowledge in these areas through other roles (e.g. compliance, risk management, consulting) are also valuable.

Experience in application of regulations pertaining to financial services and fintech industry

Stays abreast of emerging technology trends (e.g. cloud, agile, AI, data). Solid experience in completing and driving the annual risk assessment and related audit plan

Experience drafting executive level documents such as audit committee slides, board reporting, stakeholder executive materials and regulator responses, as well as driving functional strategic iniatives

Proficiency in financial systems and Microsoft Office suite are required.

Proven track record of managing a cross cultural team in a fast paced environment handling multiple tasks simultaneously.

An ideal candidate should be innovative, result oriented and should demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, persuasion, leadership, team management, project management and critical thinking skills.

Fluent in written and spoken English

The Department / Team

The Moody’s Internal Audit team is dedicated to providing independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Company’s operations and the effectiveness of the control, risk management, and compliance processes.

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For US-based roles only: the anticipated hiring base salary range for this position is $160,100 - $232,000, depending on factors such as experience, education, level, skills, and location. This range is based on a full-time position. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for incentive compensation. Moody’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including not but limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employee and company contribution opportunities, life, disability, and accident insurance, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email accommodations@moodys.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

For more information on the Securities Trading Program, please refer to the STP Quick Reference guide on ComplianceNet

Please note: STP categories are assigned by the hiring teams and are subject to change over the course of an employee’s tenure with Moody’s.

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