Audit Project Manager (Sr. IT Auditor)

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

IT, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoWe are the San Francisco Fed, public servants with a congressionally mandated mission to promote a sound and stable economy to support the lives of all Americans. We are a community-engaged bank, and we are committed to understanding and serving the vibrant, diverse people of the Twelfth District. That means we seek and appreciate new perspectives. We respect people for what they do and for who they are. We build opportunities to learn and grow. When you join the SF Fed, you become part of a team united in its purpose to promote an economy that works for everyone. We empower our people to balance their life and work responsibilities. That’s why we offer a flexible hybrid work model that allows you to collaborate with office colleagues on some days, and work from home on others.

The SF Fed’s Audit department has a fantastic opportunity to add an Audit Project Manager to the team. Our audit team is a respected and trusted partner working in an “audit friendly” environment. When we find a risk, our partners thank us! Are you a self-directed audit professional looking for an employer that offers substantial work in a mission-driven organization? Are you looking for some actual work life balance instead of just talking about it? If so, the SF Fed’s Audit team could be the place for you!

Our ideal candidate has approximately five years of professional audit experience. You have strong “critical thinking” skills and like to take a stab at solving problems on your own. In this important role, you will oversee auditing Information Technology in the Federal Reserve System (FRS). You will lead, plan, conduct, and document reviews of large-scale programs and projects, as well as ”point-in-time” audits, and perform life cycle reviews. You will lean into your strong consulting and relationship building skills as well. You might have CIA, CISA, or CISSP certifications, but if not, we will help you obtain those, and cover the cost!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Auditor-In-Charge to lead audits of moderately complex to substantially complex business environments.
  • Review audit work and coach assisting auditors to ensure the completion of audits and special projects on time and with high quality.
  • Become a domain expert by serving in the role of ‘Audit Liaison’ which will allow you to build and cultivate strong partnerships with one or more business leaders in our district and to develop a broad business perspective of FRS system functions and services, and current business practices.
  • Complete annual risk assessments for the Bank’s IT functions and provide input to the department's annual audit plan.
  • Perform walkthroughs and flowchart processes, identify key controls, build, and implement detailed testing methods to evaluate the adequacy of controls.
  • Identify control improvement needs and recommend management actions.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and persuasive work paper documentation in line with the IIA International Standards.
  • Perform follow-up activity on issues reported by the team and external parties.
  • Participate in local (SF Fed) and nationwide (FRS) workgroups as needed.


  • Typically requires five or more years of auditing experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in IT or similar subject area is preferred, but equivalent work experience can substitute. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with tools, controls, techniques, established principles and standards to ascertain the quality, effectiveness, security, and accuracy of information systems.
  • Experience with internal audit processes, practices and methods and ability to perform audits to ensure organizational compliance.
  • Experience selecting internal controls; ability to create, implement, evaluate and enhance processes in internal controls.
  • Knowledge of tools, techniques and processes for capturing and reporting data (i.e., Excel, Tableau or Power BI).
  • Experienced with methods and techniques used to identify actual and potential hazards or loss exposures; ability to evaluate the risks according to processes and guidelines.
  • Willing and able to work in a hybrid model and be on site in the San Francisco headquarters an average of two to three days per week.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder with the intent to become a US Citizen upon eligibility date.

Helpful but not required:

  • Internal auditing experience within the financial services and or a government agency.
  • Knowledge of computer-assisted auditing and data analytics software.
  • Ideally, demonstrates broad‐based knowledge in various Bank functions, operations, and Bank/Federal Reserve System policies, and has extensive knowledge of internal control systems applicable to Bank operations and functions.
  • Professional audit certification(s) such as:
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).

Other job titles this role may go by: Internal Audit Manager, Senior Associate Technology Risk Management, Audit Senior Associate, Senior Information Technology Auditor


Base Salary Range: Min: $94,800 Mid: $123,100 Max: $151,400 (Location: San Francisco)

Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, skills, internal equity, and alignment with geographic and other market data.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we offer a wonderful benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Pretax Flexible Spending Account, Paid Family Leave Care, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and an unheard-of Retirement / Pension.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

At the SF Fed, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve. The SF Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Audit Family

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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