Senior Engagement Manager, Audit and Advisory Services

Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies and a recognized employer of choice, seeks an Senior Engagement Manager, Audit and Advisory Services to perform complex engagements to help Vanguard identify and manage risk to its business and investors. Within the organization, the internal audit department is seen as a critical line of defense for the organization. The internal audit department is comprised of hard-working, highly motivated, and technically skilled professionals who consistently deliver high-quality work in a dynamic environment. The department fosters mobility throughout the organization and is viewed as a source of future leaders across the organization. The department promotes a flexible and well-balanced work environment. The Senior Engagement Manager, Audit and Advisory Services will play a key role in all phases of engagements and will interact with senior leadership across the organization. Individuals in this role demonstrate professional curiosity, have a continuous improvement mindset, possess the desire/aptitude to rapidly learn new skills and exemplify the highest degree of trust and integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as an internal consultant to the business and technology auditors across the audit group regarding business risks. Applies a significant depth of expertise in business and/or technology risk and control related matters to enable audit teams and ensure risk is properly evaluated in audit work. Leverages technical business expertise to influence appropriate audit coverage and assurance, such as investment instruments and product intricacies, regulatory considerations on a global scale (including the broker-dealer landscape) and/or Sarbanes-Oxley depth.
  • Owns a portion of the audit plan and the associated senior business leader relationships. Manages, plans and executes the audit activities for the business areas assigned. Develops the audit strategy for specific audits that includes clearly defined identification of risks, control objectives, and audit approach. Directs the preparation of or prepares detailed audit activities to be performed to accomplish the audit strategy.
  • Leads and manages complex audit projects for the organization assessing business and technology risks. Serves in an advisory capacity in support of enterprise-wide initiatives related to new business ventures and technologies (Vanguard programmatic strategic initiatives) being implemented locally and or globally.
  • Leads discussions and consults with audit, business and technology leaders to assist in the development of an annual plan. Works closely with all levels of management in the planning, development and execution of short and long term goals. Demonstrates initiative and creativity in independently recommending and implementing solutions.
  • Evaluates audit results ensuring the quality of the audit activities and the audit requirements are met in adherence to the professional standards of internal auditors and in keeping with our position as the independent third line of defense for the organization. Ensures audit deliverable is accurate, complete, and addresses key risks.
  • Performs research to understand new business activities, technologies, data, associated risks, and the application to Vanguard's business and technology environment to support specialized topics across multiple domains.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. CPA, CIA, CFA or MBA also preferred as related to one's area of expertise.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in the audit profession required; five years of project management experience with experience in shaping / implementing future strategies preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, presentation, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Experience in situations requiring diplomacy and negotiation.
  • Strong client focus and relationship skills.
  • Advance organization integration.

Special Factors

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

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