Internal Audit Manager
First Financial Bank - Springdale, OH

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The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for ensuring that value-added internal audit services are provided to the Audit Committee, Senior & Executive management and applicable regulators in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter. S/he will manage the planning, execution, staffing, budgeting, reviewing and reporting of all internal audits and special projects relating to the Bancorp and related subsidiaries’ processes. This manager is a key participant, along with the Chief Internal Auditor, in development of the annual audit plan via a comprehensive annual risk assessment process. This involves development and ongoing modification of a scoring model that takes into account company-approved risk appetite levels. The selected individual will be responsible for developing audit schedules with appropriate budgets and resources and for ensuring that internal audit practices comply with industry, regulatory and corporate standards. The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for staff development, including delivering timely performance evaluations on a per project/semiannual and annual basis. The Internal Audit Manager also acts as a liaison with or, in some cases, manages, third party service providers/external auditors/regulators.

Annual Risk Assessment, Audit Plan & Schedule
  • Participate in and oversee annual risk assessment interviews, information gathering (10%)
  • Develop annual audit plan to be submitted for Audit Committee approval (10%)
  • Meet with various parties such as outsourced internal audit providers, Risk Management group, external auditors (SOX), etc. (15%)
Operational Audits and SOX Testing
  • Review of staff work (35%)
  • Meet with SOX Coordinator and external auditors relating to SOX testing issues/potential failures/ failures/remediation/etc. (15%)
  • Issue follow-up activities and preparation for Audit Committee meetings (10%)
  • Participation in Risk Committee meetings (5%)
Required Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to perform daily activities with minimal supervision
  • Requires an inquisitive and proactive mindset
  • Requires maintenance of professional skepticism mindset
  • Requires negotiation skills to balance professional obligations when dealing with issue resolution
  • Ability to deliver formal oral presentations
Required Experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of prior public accounting or internal audit experience that is relevant/transferable to the role required
  • Bachelor degree in accounting or finance. Other applicable business areas of study would be considered
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification required
  • Prior banking experience not required but preferred


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First Financial Bancorp spreads itself thick. The holding company's flagship subsidiary, First Financial Bank, operates more than 120...