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U.S. Bank Senior Audit Manager - Wealth Management, Capital Markets and Commercial Compliance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Job Description

Job Description

The Corporate Audit Services (CAS) Senior Audit Manager – Wealth, Commercial, Capital Markets is a senior level management position that supports the Regulatory Compliance Audit Director/Senior Audit Director of the Risk Management and Compliance audit team. This role supports the Audit Director/Senior Audit Director, in providing the Audit Committee and senior management with independent assurance and advisory services designed to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes of U.S. Bancorp (USB), affiliates, wholly owned subsidiaries and entities where USB owns a majority (controlling) interest.

The Senior Audit Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership, and coordination of compliance risk coverage for USB’s Wealth, Commercial, Capital Markets business lines with demonstrated expertise and the ability to effectively communicate requirements of laws and regulations to non-compliance business partners and key stakeholders in the following areas:

• Wealth Management laws and regulations (e.g., Broker Dealer, Trust Services, Wealth Management, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulations, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Regulations, 12CFR9 Regulation, Investments, Wealth Operations, Private Banking)

• Capital Market laws and regulations (e.g., Broker Dealer, Trust Services, Wealth Management, SEC Regulations, FINRA Regulations, 12CFR9 Regulation, Investments, Wealth Operations, Private Banking)

• Laws and regulations applicable to Corporate and Commercial Banking business lines

The Senior Audit Manager also has strong knowledge of Compliance Management Systems.

Global Corporate Compliance (GCC) is responsible for developing, maintaining, and tracking the implementation of GCC Policies, Procedures, and Country Requirements. GCC oversees USB's compliance with applicable laws and regulations through execution of the compliance risk management framework across the first and second lines of defense, including: risk identification, change management, risk assessments, management reporting, and provide consultation and credible challenge to support the development of effective business line control environments subject to compliance risk.

We are seeking an experienced senior business audit executive that has strong knowledge of audit, risk management, and regulatory expectations (e.g., Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s Heightened Standards and Federal Reserve Board’s Large Financial Institution Rating System) at large financial institutions. This individual will have skills and experiences to effectively manage deliverables, own and lead the compliance risk management audit plan, provide oversight of audit activities over the risk management activities mentioned above, and deliver updates to operating committees, senior management and key stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with the Audit Director/Senior Audit Director in developing and driving the execution and coordination of the risk-based Annual Audit Plan for Wealth, Commercial, Capital Markets. Includes identifying auditable entities and assessing compliance risk across all auditable entities; determining appropriate audit cycles and audit strategy for the compliance risk framework; and determining necessary audit resources and estimated expenses associated with completion of a forward looking 12–18-month audit plan. Maintaining an effective Continuous Monitoring Program which monitors key risks within auditable entities across multiple business lines and identifies any key emerging/evolving risks by routinely interfacing with independent peer banks on regulatory trends and industry events. Also includes monitoring adequacy of CAS resources and adjusting the audit plan when appropriate and communicating key results of Continuous Monitoring to applicable members across CAS.

  • Lead a team of managers and audit professionals and is expected to recruit, hire, and develop assigned personnel in accordance with U.S. Bank Human Resources Policies and Corporate Audit Services Policies, Standards and Guidelines. These duties include active participation in recruiting activities; establishing and managing development plans for assigned personnel; and providing quarterly performance feedback and annual performance evaluations for assigned personnel. Also includes addressing performance problems promptly.

  • Supervise audit managers in the completion of audit engagements, ensuring the highest quality of work is delivered timely. Supervision includes:

  • Coordinating with senior audit managers and managers to plan audit engagements.

  • Ensuring reviews are performed to ensure audit engagement work contains relevant facts to support audit scope and conclusions and adhere to internal audit policies and procedures.

  • Reviewing audit reports which communicate audit opinions and audit issues in a timely, clear, and concise manner.

  • Monitoring progress of audit engagements against plan and schedule and working with senior audit managers/audit managers to make necessary adjustments.

  • Supporting the Audit Director/Senior Audit Director by creating and ensuring board, committee and other stakeholder reporting for completeness, consistency with other internal audit material and accuracy of the most up-to-date information. Overseeing ongoing progress and remediation by management for all outstanding operations issues across the entire enterprise and supporting other Senior Audit Directors/Audit Directors. Presenting as needed at Sr. Operating Committee and Sub-Committee meetings.

  • Develop and deepen relationships through regular interactions with key internal and external stakeholders that include but are not limited to: senior management; internal control partners; regulatory agencies; external auditors; external subject matter experts; and industry peers. This includes regular participation within industry peer groups.

  • Collaborating across the three lines of defense regarding business processes, risks, and controls. Coordinating audit activities by integrating other internal audit subject matter teams (e.g., Business Lines, Technology, Anti-Money Laundering, Model, Risk Management, Data, etc.) to ensure appropriate and efficient coverage of the business products, services, and processes. Managing the team’s workload to assist other audit teams when resources are needed for areas of higher risk.

  • Drive automation and data analytics opportunities within their portfolio.

  • Performing other duties as requested by Audit Director/Senior Audit Director.

This role is hybrid. Team members who are in a hybrid role typically spend three days a week at a U.S. Bank location, while having flexibility on their work location for the other working days.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Typically more than 10 years of applicable experience

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, financial services, and regulatory trends that impact their assigned line of business

  • Advanced understanding of the business line’s operations, products/services, systems, and associated risks/controls

  • Thorough knowledge of Risk/Compliance/Audit competencies

  • Strong leadership and management skills of processes, projects and people

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and negotiation skills

  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications

  • Applicable professional certifications

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants (https://careers.usbank.com/global/en/disability-accommodations-for-applicants) .


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (https://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf) EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program (https://careers.usbank.com/verification-of-eligibility-for-employment) .

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, US Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401k contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $145,180.00 - $170,800.00 - $187,880.00

Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.