Sunday, February 25, 2018

Senior Internal Auditor

Code: 2040
Category: Accounting/Finance
Job Description: St. Louis - LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY PLEASE

POSITION SUMMARY

Conduct and supervise operational, financial, and compliance audits of various internal departments to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the organization's governance, risk management process, system of internal control, and quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities in order to achieve the organization's stated goals and objectives. Help guide the work of more junior-level auditors. Manage audit assignments under minimal supervision of the Audit Manager / Director, fostering positive interactions with business units. Areas of responsibility may include back office (e.g., retail brokerage, institutional business, asset management), front office (finance, operations, IT), and/or banking/trust services. Scope of work is senior level.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • Identify and evaluate the organization’s risk areas and provide key input into annual risk assessment activities and the development of the annual audit plan
  • Coordinate the audit process with the external auditors and other outside 3rd parties
  • Develop risk-based audit programs for projects to include risk assessment, scope of work to be performed, staffing and time requirements
  • Lead audit presentations and prepare audit issue memos and draft reports for Audit Manager’s / Director’s review and distribution to management
  • Assist the Audit Manager / Director with coordinating departmental work schedules to meet deadlines
  • Provide routine updates to the Audit Manager / Director regarding the progress of assigned audit tasks, significant issues identified, suggested practical business solutions and completion status.
  • Supervise work of less experienced staff and provide feedback at the conclusion of audits
  • Responsible for Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 documentation and the evaluation/testing of internal controls
  • Responsible for timely execution of risk-based operational, financial, and compliance audits in accordance with the annual audit plan
  • Collects and analyzes data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Inspects records, documents, and systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted procedures.
  • Examines records and interviews Company personnel to ensure proper recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Examines and evaluates financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
  • Examines the systems and processes established by the organization to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations that could have a significant impact on operations and reports and whether the organization is in compliance.
  • Examines the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, and integrity of financial and operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
  • Reports audit results to senior members of the audit group and/or the Director and recommends changes in or improvements to operations and financial activities.
  • Prepare detailed reports of findings and recommendations for improvement
  • Evaluates the means by which management implements remedial actions where existing processes are determined to be ineffective.
  • Maintain high level of integrity and professionalism to handle sensitive and confidential data/materials/information received and/or reviewed with business lines
  • Assume additional duties as they arise, cross train within the department and be responsive to the needs of the entire department
Preferred Skills:

EDUCATION

 

Minimum Required:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business

administration or related field

Desired:

Advanced degree in the same or related discipline

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum Required:

5-7 years of internal audit, public accounting, or related experience

Desired:

2-3 years financial industry experience strongly preferred

(banking or brokerage firm, or serving large financial clients in a professional services firm)

 

LICENSES & CREDENTIALS

 

Minimum Required:

Commitment to extend management and technical skills via professional certification and/or licensing (e.g., CPA, CIA, CFE, or CISA; or Series 7, 24, 27, 99, or other relevant license)

Desired:

None

 


KNOWLEDGE & SKILL
  • Experience in reviewing audit work papers required
  • Experience in evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls
  • Experience in supervising others (e.g., team lead, auditor-in-charge on audit engagements)
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

For immediate consideration send your resume in Word format to careers@abacusrecruiting.com.

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