The Senior Auditor assists the General Auditor (“GA”) in the completion of the annual Internal Audit Plan by planning and conducting internal audits; assigning, reviewing and supervising work of the staff auditor; and, conforming to Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Audit activities include, pre-audit planning and work program drafting, designing and completing testing of internal controls and operating procedures, reviewing for compliance with bank policies, procedures and regulatory requirements, drafting initial findings and audit reports, and providing sound recommendations for improvements or corrective action. The Senior Auditor will also assist in the administration of Internal Audit (“IA”) and the Board of Directors’ Audit and Risk Management Committee activities.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•In accordance with the annual audit plan and schedule, as assigned, plan and conduct internal audits and tests applying a risk-based audit methodology and Institute of Internal Auditors’ standards.
•Assign, review and supervise work of the Staff Auditor and external vendors’ staff as applicable. Proactively provide coaching to staff.
•Complete all assignments within established timetables to enable the issuance of all audit reports and other deliverables by the applicable deadline(s).
•Assist the GA in various Internal Audit administrative matters including the Audit and Risk Management Committee meetings, Sarbanes-Oxley/Policy IQ test and issues databases, drafting IA Policies and procedures, special projects and internal investigations.
•Prepare complete, clear and concise audit workpaper documentation and coherent drafts of audit findings and draft audit reports that are free of grammatical and spelling errors.
•Ensure oral communication is clear, timely, proactive, and concise. Keep the GA, audit team members and clients informed of relevant issues and ask appropriate questions and demonstrate active listening skills.
•Build Client relationships. Interact confidently, courteously, and professionally with clients at all levels and members of KPMG and audit vendors’ teams, and proactively assist other staff members during busy periods.
•Demonstrate progress in understanding clients’ businesses, group and department interrelationships and operations, and apply this knowledge to document and draw appropriate conclusions on the effectiveness of the clients’ controls.
•Effectively utilize down time, identify issues requiring research, and effectively research issues using appropriate resources.
•Perform/supervise special reviews as assigned.
All Boston Private Bank & Trust Company employees are expected to adhere to the following competencies:
•Client Focus - Dedicated to meeting the needs of internal and external clients; listens effectively and establishes and maintains relationships and gains client’s trust and respect.
•Ethics, Integrity and Trust - Considers ethical issues before decisions are made and seeks to achieve results that are in the best interest of the Bank.
•Ownership, Accountability, Responsibility and Compliance - Takes ownership of tasks, projects, and relationships and follows through on obligations and promises.
•Self Development and Learning - Personally committed to learning and actively works to continuously develop professionally.
•Teamwork and Collaboration -Works collaboratively; finds common ground and solves problems for the good of all and can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to the team.
Individual Contributor Competencies:
•Decision Making and Problem Solving -Makes decisions in a timely manner, uses a mixture of analysis, experience and judgment to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
•Informing and Communicating - Proactively communicates information to colleagues up, down and across the organization, provides updates on projects, tasks and potential roadblocks.
•Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects and sets objectives and goals
•Time Management - Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on important priorities and completes tasks and/or projects on time.
•3 to 5+ years of Internal/External Audit, Compliance, or Risk Management related experience in banking, other financial institutions, public accounting, and/or regulatory agency required
•BS Degree required
•Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Bank Auditor (CBA) or other related certification or actively pursuing such
•Detail-oriented and strong analytical skills
•Supervisory experience preferred
•Ability to interact effectively with employees and management at all levels
•Strong oral, written and presentations skills
•Strong time management skills
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