Internal Auditor/Senior Internal Auditor
HomeStreet Bank - Seattle, WA

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As Senior Internal Auditor you will independently plan and conduct internal audits and tests of controls to evaluate the reliability of management information and financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Bank policies, safeguarding of assets, efficient Bank operations , and risk management . This includes developing audit programs, and organizing work plans, preparing effective written reports and present findings to management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develop comprehensive financial and internal audit programs per department procedures. Prepare audit procedures that test compliance with applicable laws, regulations or Bank policy, and the reliance and adequacy of internal controls.

Conduct a wide range of internal audits with minimal or no supervision, including first time or highly complex audits to determine compliance with regulatory, investor, and internal policy requirements, adequacy of internal controls, and effectiveness of operations. This includes developing audit programs and performing the initial review of audit work performed by auditors assigned to the audit, when applicable.

Communicate effectively with key personnel in other departments to obtain responses to findings noted during the audit. Recommendations can be developed independently or through a collaborative process with the audited department.

Provide for effective communication of audit findings by preparing a report on the results of the audit. These written reports are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, and timely. These reports are presented and discussed with the manager of the audited department, and if applicable the staff committee that oversees the operation of the department.

Follow up on audit findings and recommendations for assigned audits (including those performed by supervised staff) to determine satisfactory resolution in a timely manner.

Provide consulting services in the areas of internal control standards and internal policies and procedures with management, where appropriate.

Assist the external auditors on mutually agreed upon audit procedures.

Assume additional duties as they arise, cross train within the audit section of the department and be responsive to the needs of the entire department.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA Degree in Accounting or Finance, or other related field of study. A minimum of 5+ years audit or related experience required. Professional certification required.

Audit experience with a public-company mortgage banking company or financial institution, preferred.

Knowledge of basic technology concepts and controls and experience in performing integrated audits strongly preferred.

Experience evaluating and testing internal controls in support of Sarbanes Oxley compliance strongly preferred.

Strong analytical skills.

High level of proficiency in both oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and negotiating skills.

Excellent organizational skills.

Demonstrated high level of personal integrity and reflect appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

Ability to professionally handle confidential matters.

Proficiency with personal computers, experience with Excel and Word,required; knowledge of audit software such as ACL preferred.

High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.

Ability to lead an audit and coordinate the work of assigned staff, when applicable.

Ability to work on multiple concurrent audits projects.

Ability to learn quickly; is accurate and timely in completing responsibilities with strong attention to detail.

Strong ability, desire and enjoyment in working with others, both employees and customers, in a cooperative, professional and friendly spirit.

Work cooperatively with, and maintain effective communication and working relationship with, co-workers and manager.

Ability to accept and facilitate change, whether indicated by corporate needs, market or regulatory requirements.

Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently and with people of diverse backgrounds.

Regular and reliable attendance required.

Limited travel may be required.

HomeStreet Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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