Financial Controls Advisor Lead, IT General Controls (Hybrid) at USAA
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Financial Controls Advisor Lead, IT General Controls (Hybrid)

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Purpose of Job

The Financial Controls Advisor also known as Internal Controls Financial Reporting Advisor (ICFR) over Technology guides and facilitates cross-functional teams in planning and carrying out framework including across USAA Insurance, Banking, Investing and Real Estate lines of businesses and functional areas. Applies advanced functional knowledge and forward-thinking to collect data, assess risks and makes recommendations to address current and long-term matters. Focus of responsibilities will be on the technology aspects the ICFR program including IT general controls (ITGCs) and application controls.

USAA values a culture that is highly collaborative, and we have found that a hybrid work type helps employees gain the best of both worlds – collaborating in-person in the office and working from home. The actual onsite days are settled between each employee and the employee’s manager. Candidates are expected to live a commutable distance from one of our offices in San Antonio, TX, Plano, TX, or Charlotte, NC.

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About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the following initiatives on behalf of ICFR Program Management Office (PMO) supportive of ICFR related initiatives which may include: coordinating and mapping business processes to significant accounts, coordinates and/or facilitates execution of walkthrough schedule/sessions, conducts re-testing activities, supports process owner attestation process, assists with documenting evaluation results for final ICFR effectiveness decisions.

  • Coordinates efforts and facilitation sessions of the annual ICFR walkthrough activities; acquires/develops documentation in support of walkthroughs.

  • Supports ICFR PMO in advising USAA management over ICFR efficiency and standard methodologies through walkthrough activities and ICFR monthly meetings, raising concerns to ICFR PMO management.

  • Assists in the development of presentation materials supporting ICFR Steering Group (ISG), ICFR touchpoint meetings, and other ICFR communications.

  • Partners and coordinates with BCM control partners to identify and evaluate ICFR controls and issues, documents results of overall ICFR control tests, and conducts root cause analysis in accordance with ICFR Program methodologies.

  • Proactivity finds opportunities to improve and strengthen the ICFR control environment; provides counsel and recommendations to BCM partners in the execution of ICFR activities and assists with ICFR training activities.

  • Serves as a resource to less experienced team members and BCM community to advise on completing ICFR Program deliverables.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or a related field; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • Minimum 8 years’ proven experience in Internal Control Financial Reporting (ICFR), SOX, financial accounting and controls and/or auditing work experience OR at least 6 years of ICFR experience at a Big Four accounting firm.

  • Minimum of 6 years' experience within internal controls over financial reporting, developing, influencing and delivering results in an ICFR matrix environment and functional knowledge in driving adoption of ICFR carrying out multiple, complex situations.

  • Experienced of banking, insurance, or investment systems processes, laws and regulations.

  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and application for improvements during internal reviews and controls.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Experience communicating and influencing to a broad range of audiences ICFR topics to include business results and impacts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA, CISA, CISSP or CIA designation

  • SOX or ICFR, IT audit, risk & controls experience at a Big Four public accounting firm or public company

  • Experience with IT general controls or business application controls

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.


USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is $117,600-$211,700*.

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

*Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

Shift premium will be addressed on an individual basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.


At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

To see details on our outstanding benefits, visit USAA Total Rewards.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

USAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.