CIT Group Inc.

  • Director, Operations Audit

    Location US-NJ-Livingston
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Family
    Audit - Corporate Audit
  • Overview

    Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A., (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. CIT provides financing, leasing, and advisory services principally to middle-market companies and small businesses across a wide variety of industries. It also offers products and services to consumers through its Internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank, N.A. For more information, visit


    The Director Operations Internal Audit reports directly to the SVP, Technology and Operations Audit.

    • Reviews the organization’s operational processes to ensure compliance and best practices.
    • Makes recommendations to the Audit Committee or Board of Directors on issues raised during audit procedures.
    • Provides detailed feedback to business unit management Lead a team that delivers strategic, operational and integrated audits of business unit’s operational processes.
    • Develop and oversee an integrated audit approach for audit coverage of Operations.
    • Conduct preliminary surveys of audit areas to define scope.
    • Develop audit programs ensuring complete coverage and analysis of assigned areas
    • Prepare audit reports and review findings with IAD management and the client
    • Act as department resource for knowledge in a critical subject matter area and/or of key business processes
    • Review associates' work and provide feedback; provide regular performance evaluations (both formal and informal); ensure development of staff consistent with competency requirements of departmental standards and meeting internal training expectations
    • Provide quality control and ensure that all work is performed, documented and retained according to departmental standards
    • Ensure that issues or problems are addressed and communicated appropriately in a timely manner
    • Develops and communicates recommendations which resolve or prevent errors and enhance controls or efficiency within the audited entity
    • Provides timely status reports to SVP, T&O Audit regarding progress of activities and issues
    • Serve as project manager of moderate to large audits with moderate to high complexity and perform audits and special reviews as requested
    • Formally meet with client senior management to discuss audit issues and agree on a recommended course of action


    • Bachelor's degree required; MBA is a plus
    • CPA, CIA, CISSP, PMP or CISA certification is required
    • Experience in banking or financial services
    • Experience interacting with regulators
    • 10+ years of audit experience with proficiency in the following areas:
      • Operational and compliance auditing
      • Business process improvement
      • Operational processing environments
      • Information technology/security/continuity (working knowledge)
    • Experience must demonstrate operational and compliance risk thought leadership, data analysis, collaboration, project management, change management and communication skills
    • Can anticipate future consequences and trends, and evaluate alternative strategies.
    • Exhibits strong negotiation skills.
    • Advanced project management and organizational skills
    • Advanced ability to manage use of technology to solve problems.
    • Inspires team performance and teamwork, encourages self-direction and provides hands on direction when needed.
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Advanced interpersonal skills


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