Principal Associate – Audit (DART)

Capital One
July 12, 2019
McLean, VA
Job Type


McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Principal Associate - Audit (DART)

Corporate Audit Services (CAS), the Internal Audit function within Capital One, is a dedicated group of audit professionals focused on delivering top quality assurance services to the organization’s Audit Committee. CAS professionals are experienced, well-trained and credentialed, and operate within a highly collaborative team environment to deliver value added opinions and recommendations. In addition, the CAS vision of Innovate ContinuallyPerform Brilliantly, and Set the Standard creates a dynamic and challenging atmosphere for both personal growth and professional opportunity.

CAS is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Principal Auditor to join the Dynamic Audit Resourcing Team (DART) within CAS. In this role, the candidate will have the opportunity to integrate with other CAS teams and participate in operational, financial, technology, and/or compliance audits.


  • Oversee major components of audits of business units engaged in Credit Card, Retail and Commercial Banking, Finance, Risk Management, Compliance, Technology, and/or Auto Lending.
  • Perform risk assessments of business activities.
  • Execute internal control testing for operations of moderate complexity and perform audit tasks of moderate difficulty.
  • Leverage available data and analytical tools during the planning, fieldwork, and reporting phases of audit delivery.
  • Establish and maintain good client relations during engagements.
  • Communicate the results of some audit projects to management via written reports and oral presentations.
  • Maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards.

Here's What We're Looking For In An Ideal Teammate

  • You believe insight and objectivity are core elements to providing assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of Capital One’s governance, risk management, and internal control processes.
  • You adapt to change, embrace bold ideas, and are intellectually curious.
  • You like to ask questions, test assumptions, and challenge conventional thinking.
  • You develop influential relationships based upon shared risk objectives and trust to deliver outstanding business impact and elevate Audit’s value proposition.
  • You’re a firm believer that a rich understanding of data, innovation, and technical knowledge will only make you a better Auditor. This will require leveraging the power of data analytics and furthering your technical know-how, so you’ll want to ensure that technology doesn’t scare you off.
  • You're a teacher. You have a passion for coaching and investing in the betterment of your team.
  • Lastly, you create energy and an environment that make it easy to attract, hire, and retain top talent.

As one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” you can look forward to coming to work every day with a team of people that are committed to excellence and doing the right thing.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or military experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in auditing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 years of experience in Banking, or 2+ years of experience in the Financial Services industry
  • 1 year of experience in Financial Crimes Compliance, or Consumer Compliance, or Risk Management, or IT control frameworks

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Job Category - Risk Management & Audit, Com

Company Description

Capital One Financial Corporation, incorporated in July 21, 1994, is a diversified banking company focused primarily on consumer and commercial lending and deposit origination. Its principal business segments are Local Banking and National Lending. Local Banking includes consumer, small business and commercial deposits, and lending conducted within its branch network. The National Lending segment consists of three sub-segments: the U.S. Card sub-segment, which consists of domestic consumer credit and debit card activities; the Auto Finance sub-segment, which includes automobile and other motor vehicle financing activities, and the Global Financial Services sub-segment consisting of international lending activities, small business lending, installment loans, home loans, healthcare financing and other diversified activities. Capital One is an equal opportunity employer F/M/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity