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Theodore Scallon Jr


TJ is an Advisory Partner within KPMG’s Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Practice with 26 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to global financial institutions. In this role, TJ works closely with senior management in areas such as governance, risk and compliance, internal controls and internal audit frameworks, issue remediation and enterprise risk management across all three lines of defense. 

Professional and industry experience

Prior to joining KPMG’s advisory practice in 2012, TJ was an Audit Partner within KPMG’s Financial Services Audit Practice serving some of the Firm’s largest financial services clients. TJ currently serves as the Financial Services lead for Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk nationally and KPMG’s New York Office Banking and Capital Markets Industry Leader. 

  • Responsible for KPMG’s financial services internal audit strategy and market development initiatives across banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance clients;
  • Led external quality assessment reviews of internal audit departments of global financial services organizations, evaluating performance against the IIA standards, internal audit leading practices and regulatory expectations (including FRB SR 13-1 and OCC Heightened Standards), identifying gaps and providing recommendations for improvement of the internal audit function;
  • Advised large public, multi-national financial services institutions in effectively responding to regulatory requirements and issues such as Capital Planning (DFAST/CCAR), Liquidity Management (CLAR), Enhanced Prudential Standards (EPS), BSA/AML and other regulatory requirements;
  • Advised senior management across all three lines of defense in performing comprehensive risk assessments of their operations and developing risk-based internal control frameworks under COSO 2013 for annual testing requirements;
  • Assisted clients in effectively responding to regulatory findings via an in-depth and practical understanding of regulatory expectations for a strong internal audit function;