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M&T Bank Audit Manager in Buffalo, New York


This role will be responsible for managing, leading and executing audits and coaching team members to deliver a quality product in line with department and industry standards and expectations. The Audit Manager will be responsible for overseeing ongoing risk assessment, control identification, audit execution and continuous auditing of their applicable audit portfolio. As a member of the Audit Management Team, this leadership role supports continued enhancements to audit methodology, ongoing stakeholder engagement, talent management, and overall promotion of the Audit Department within the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

Successful Audit Plan Completion

  • Support the department’s risk assessment process and development of the annual audit plan to determine audit coverage for designated lines of business.

  • Independently mange all phases of the audit process, including continuous auditing and validation procedures, in a risk focused manner for designated lines of business, ensuring independence and adherence to department and professional industry standards. This includes staying abreast of best practices, industry developments, and changing or emerging risks and ensuring their coverage as appropriate.

  • Consult with business stakeholders regarding risk and control matters. This includes proposing solutions to audit findings, offering recommendations for control enhancements, and representing Audit on working groups within the business as appropriate.

  • Manage multiple tasks concurrently in an efficient and effective manner with minimal oversight.

  • Lead teams in incorporating the use of data analytics to drive decisions throughout all phases of the audit process.

  • Clearly demonstrate visible support for the department’s strategic objectives.

Leadership, Decision Making, and Communication

  • Possess strong management and interpersonal skills, make sound decisions independently, exhibiting initiative and intuitive thinking.

  • Proactively communicate with senior management members of the audit team and line of business senior and executive management regarding the status of audits and potential issues identified.

  • Build strong partnerships with and influence business stakeholders and audit team members.

  • Demonstrates strong judgment, political astuteness, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.

Developing Others

  • Coach, mentor, and oversee the work of junior audit team members, tailoring the approach based upon their skills and experience. Actively participate in overall staff development for the department.

  • Work closely with the Audit Director concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations for direct reports.

Other Responsibilities

  • Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with Company or regulatory standards and policies.

  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.

  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators, as applicable.

  • Exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.

  • Complete other related duties as assigned.

Scope of Responsibilities:

This role is responsible for the timely delivery of high quality, value-added audit services for a variety of business activities, which meet the requirements of the Audit Committee and regulatory expectations. Ensures ongoing conformance with professional auditing standards.

This position directly communicates with Senior, Middle and Line Management and External Auditors. Builds strong partnerships with business stakeholders and other audit team members.

This role also requires periodic interaction with external regulatory agencies.

Supervisory/ Managerial Responsibilities:

This position will have direct supervisory responsibilities for certain members of the audit team and may also provide coaching opportunities for certain audit professionals on other engagements.

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Business, Finance, Technology, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Statistics or other related technical field and 7 years of relevant experience, inclusive of 2 years of supervisory/managerial experience

Related certifications (CPA, CIA, CISA, CAMS or similar)

Demonstrates strong judgment, political astuteness, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.

Strong leadership skills and ability to develop and coach others.

Effective oral and written communication skills with an approachable style.

Possesses strong project management and interpersonal skills, makes sound decisions, exhibiting initiative and critical thinking.

Possesses effective negotiation skills.

Education and Experience Preferred:

MBA or Master’s degree in an appropriate field

Financial Services Industry experience preferred


Buffalo, New York, United States of America

At M&T Bank, we make a difference in people’s lives. For more than 160 years, we’ve been providing our customers with guidance and financial solutions, leading our communities through challenges and growth opportunities, and empowering our employees to build purpose-driven careers. Our talent and culture set us apart. Our core values drive the work we do – integrity, ownership, collaboration, curiosity, candor. We seek to further build upon our record of success by bringing in diverse talents and fresh skill sets while supporting the growth and development of all team members. At M&T, we are a talent and people driven organization. Take a peek inside M&T’s Human Capital Report to learn how it feels to be one of our 17,000+ employees. We are constantly renewing. Our future success relies on our ability to understand what’s important to our customers and use that understanding to build new and innovative customer experiences. We support our employees every step of the way.

Competitive compensation - Full medical & dental benefits, Heath Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts, and life/disability insurance - Generous paid time off (PTO) plus 11 paid holidays and an option to buy additional PTO - 401(k) match at 5% with options for Roth and discretionary employer contributions - A deep commitment to equity, including 14 resource group charters, a D&I sponsorship program, 40 annual paid volunteer hours and more - Various options for tuition assistance, paid parental leave, stock purchase, wellness and employee discounts

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