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500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Posted Date
Monday, June 27, 2022
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Ally and Your Career

  • Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

Hardworking auditors are constant learners. Curiosity drives them – it’s why they began their audit journey in the first place. Using a growth mindset is what fuels their fascination by understanding the financial services industry and its regulations and how it applies to each business unit at Ally. We get that. In this role, you’ll work within a collaborative agile environment and use your critical thinking skills for completing assigned audit activities. Also, an individual would need to be flexible and adaptable to constantly evolving demands and bring to the role a results-oriented approach and a strong ability to learn.

The Lead Auditor is primarily responsible for leading and executing assigned audit and advisory activities related to Compliance and Legal functions (Compliance, AML, Fraud, and Legal). Responsible for demonstrating skills in identifying and assessing process risks and controls, documenting business processes including the supporting applications, identifying and evaluating the design and operational effectiveness of controls, developing, executing, documenting and reviewing audit tests/workpapers, and coaching of assigned team members. During the audit process, completes work in accordance with Audit Methodology, all applicable standards, and defined plans, budgets, and schedules. The position plays a key role on the Compliance and Legal audit team, including providing coaching and feedback to team members, participation in on-going continuous monitoring activities, and active in involvement in other team and department initiatives.

The Work Itself

  • You will partner with Ally management cross-functionally to enhance the audit experience and promote visibility and partnership.
  • You will supervise team members assigned to audit projects; typically leading one audit at a time and including work paper review.
  • You will proactively lead work assignments to promote execution within established budgets and achievements.
  • You will own the development, execution, and documentation of audit tests and issue validations in accordance with Audit Services policies and procedures.
  • You will facilitate the vetting of potential audit findings, identifying root causes, and articulating their relevance.
  • You will coordinate timely execution of issues validations in accordance with Audit Services policies and procedures.
  • Your meaningful, constructive feedback on work performed will assist in the training and/or mentoring of less experienced staff members.
  • Your use of data literacy and analytics will provide consultation to management regarding emerging control practices.
  • Your proactive communication skills with management and peers will drive alignment to mitigate customer service issues before they occur.
  • Your technical knowledge, creativity and improved mentality will be crucial when performing projects as assigned to assist with analyzing Ally’s risk and control environment.
  • Your participation in Audit Transformation initiatives will be essential to the continued improvement to the enterprise and its continuing role within Ally business.

The Skills You Bring

  • A desire to creatively identify problems that potentially were not known to exist and provide solutions and/or recommendations.
  • Lead in a way that promotes a positive image of Audit Services and builds rapport with clients and risk partners.
  • Strong understanding of risk mitigation to ensure achievement of industry/regulatory standards, identify root causes, and conduct project risk assessments. Eye for business and understanding of the industry, company, and products to promote achievement of objectives and goals.
  • Proactively challenge the status quo.
  • Be adaptable to change and ambiguity.
  • Be open to feedback and continuous learning.
  • Be self-aware, understanding of own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Be resilient, composed and focused under pressure.
  • Be an active listener.
  • Good writing and verbal communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work cooperatively to build trust and promote consensus with others.
  • Curiosity, passion, and the skills for technology.
  • Analytical attitude – think before you leap.
  • 4+ years of work experience in audit or financial services.
  • Relevant 4-year degree or comparable combination of education and experience (including military service).
  • Core certification (CIA, CPA, CAMS, CFE, CRCM, etc.), desired.
  • Experience and knowledge of Compliance and Risk Management concepts and subject matter, a plus.
  • Experience using data analysis/visualization tools (ACL, Tableau, Power BI) and Teammate or other Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs), again a plus.

How We'll Have Your Back

  • Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

    • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
    • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
    • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
    • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
    • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

    Who We Are:


    Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit


    Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.


    We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.