Internal Audit, Professional Practice, Quality Assurance & Audit Practices, Associate - Dallas

Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Internal Audit
Business Unit
IA Exec Mgmt
Employment Type


Internal Audit

As the third line of defense, Internal Audit’s (IA) mission is to independently assess the firm’s overall control environment, including the firm’s governance processes and controls, and risk management and capital and anti-financial crime frameworks. In doing so, IA:

  • Communicates and reports on the effectiveness of the firm’s governance, risk management and controls that mitigate current and evolving risk
  • Raise awareness of control risk
  • Assesses the firm’s control culture and conduct risks; and
  • Monitors management’s implementation of control measures

The Professional Practices Group (PPG)

  • Support the delivery of high-quality, consistent and risk-focused assurance work
  • Improve processes to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness with which assurance work is executed, by undertaking quality assurance reviews, driving audit skills training and maintaining audit methodology and policy
  • Be the clearing house for methodology-related initiatives through partnership and collaboration with other IA department working groups/initiatives


PPG is primarily comprised of the quality assurance function and the audit practices group. The candidate will primarily be responsible for performing quality assurance reviews of project files to determine whether the work adheres to the GS Internal Audit Stages Framework and the policies and procedures contained within the Internal Audit Manual.  Reviews also include verifying that project files include sufficient evidence to support the assurance provided.   In addition, the candidate will be responsible for performing other targeted thematic reviews of the department’s work, assisting with other policy and methodology related matters and developing specific training needs based on results of these reviews.


Responsibilities include:

  • Executing Quality Assurance reviews to assess adherence to with methodology
  • Proactively monitoring for changes to industry and regulatory requirements, guidance, and pronouncements
  • Performing targeted thematic reviews of the department’s work, assisting with other policy and methodology related matters
  • Identifying/developing specific training based on results of quality reviews and observations
  • Enhancing methodology and developing guidance for specific topics
  • Responding to ad hoc queries raised by auditors
  • Participating in selected departmental initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in audit policy and methodology
  • Experience in financial services industry with preferred experience in how to audit technology platforms, infrastructure or data analytics role or a related field
  • Experience in regulated financial services environment with direct interactions with regulators
  • Strong writing skills
  • Good attention to detail; strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starter
  • Degree required
  • CPA, CIA or similar professional certification is strongly preferred



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