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Internal Audit Manager in Santa Rosa, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 4/28/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2119000

Our client is a reputable $3B regional bank in the North Bay, and they are looking for an Internal Audit Manager to join their team. Reporting to the EVP of Compliance, the Audit Manager plans, coordinates, administers and leads the activities of the Auditing Department in the areas of financial, accounting, deposit and lending operations, retail operations, information technology, and fiduciary activities. This is a high profile role, as the Audit Manager routinely presents findings, analyses, and recommendations to Senior Management and the Board of Directors. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented audit professional to take the next step in their career. Our client offers a friendly, collaborative culture and a very competitive compensation package. You will work out of the corporate office located in beautiful, serene Sonoma County. Qualified candidates looking to relocate to the North Bay will be considered.


  • Develop and maintain the internal audit program and work calendar for the Bank.
  • Administer internal audits and schedule external examinations of the Bank's records, properties, securities, and accounting procedures.
  • Issue reports of audit findings to Senior Management and Board of Directors.
  • Make recommendations to Senior Management regarding internal controls, processes and procedures in order to improve efficiency.
  • Manage external audit engagements: hire, review and meet with various external auditors.
  • Make recommendations for new audit areas and develop corresponding work programs.
  • Support Regulatory examination readiness, particularly respecting audit functions.

  • Set up and document compliance testing functions; train IA staff on testing compliance matters and supervise production of results/recommendations.
  • Test the Compliance Management System (CMS) Documentation for the Bank. Consult with the Risk Management on development and maintenance of the CMS documentation.
  • Manage and conduct annual SOX and FDICIA key control testing

  • Recruit, select, train, and provide leadership and performance feedback for direct reports.
  • Schedule staff and assign work to ensure superior service and work plans are met.
  • Recommend and monitor budget and strategic plan for the Audit Department.
  • Recommend methods and procedures to improve department efficiency.
  • Serve as non-voting member of Bank's Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Present audit findings and update the Committee.

  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in auditing banks
  • 2+ years of experience in supervisory role
  • Current knowledge of Federal and State banking laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of basic workplace investigative methods and practices.
  • Must possess at least one of the following licenses: CIA, CBA, CISA, CFRIS, CRP

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