EXTERNAL CLIENT ROLE
Reviews and/or conducts financial, operational, branch, regulatory compliance and information system audits for management to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of operations by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Schedule and coordinate audit work from a plan prepared by the Chief Auditor.
- Assist in the audit planning process under the direction of the Audit Manager or Audit Supervisor.
- Document walkthroughs demonstrating the auditor’s understanding of the business processes, risks, and internal controls.
- Execute audit program tests and document the results for financial and operational audits in accordance with Institute of Internal Auditor and departmental standards.
- Analyze and evaluate the adequacy of the design and effectiveness of internal controls through the examination of department policies, procedures, records, and discussion with applicable employees.
- Complete assigned work within defined plans, budgets, and schedules.
- During fieldwork discuss identified audit findings with client management to validate the finding and determine the root cause. Make practical and cost-effective recommendations for improving operations and the financial position of company.
- Prepare the audit report summarizing the results of the audit and any issues identified.
- Keep the Audit Manager or Audit Supervisor informed of progress and/or difficulties in carrying out the audit function.
- Follow-up on outstanding audit findings with department management and present items to the Chief Auditor / Audit Manager for closure.
- Assist in performing risk assessments over key businesses processes as a part of the development of the annual audit plan.
- Other duties may be assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university; accounting or business-related degree preferred and three or more years bank/financial audit experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Professional Certification – Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Audit, Certified Fraud Examiner, etc. If not held there is expectation that certification will be obtained.
- Knowledge of U.S. banking laws and regulations and accounting standards.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communications.
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to effectively identify and evaluate risks and controls.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects with minimal supervision.