Senior Auditor

Banner Bank
Washington, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Job role
Senior Auditor Opportunity Overview

**This position can be located in Spokane, Tri-Cities, or Walla-Walla, WA**

TheSenior Auditor for Banner Bank will carry out assurance and consulting engagements (collectively, audits) designed to add value and improve the effectiveness of the Bank's operations and assist with design and construction of audit work programs.

As an Senior Auditorfor Banner Bank, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Audit bank operations and other business-related activities for compliance with established policies, procedures, federal and state laws, rules and regulations, effective and efficient governance, and risk management control processes

  • Perform audit work in matters requiring the highest levels of confidentiality and participate in special projects and investigations. Draft written audit reports including observations, analyses, conclusions, and recommended actions

  • Monitor changes in business processes, information systems, management, and operations and keep the Audit Managers informed of any changes. Assess and challenge the appropriateness and reasonableness of management's policies and procedures. Assist in the maintenance of Internal Audits' system for tracking and monitoring audit and exam issues

  • Support Audit Managers with updating and maintaining risk assessments of all auditable environments for prioritizing audit work not otherwise directed by law or regulation

  • Assist with the coordination efforts of internal and external auditors, consultants, and regulatory examiners. Lead, design, and construct complex audit work programs including planning, scoping, testing, and reporting within established timelines and coordination with Staff Internal Auditors

  • Develop and write internal audit policies, procedures, and instruction and training materials. Provide internal audit management with analyses to support decision making

  • Represent the Bank at various internal and external functions to promote its services and commitment to the communities it serves. Deliver exceptional customer service to all internal and external customers

  • Offer leadership, coaching, and guidance to Staff Auditors. Develop, maintain, and enhance skills through professional education

  • Comply with policies, procedures, security requirements, and government regulations

Travel: Overnight travel may be 10% - 15%


Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration required

  • Professional audit or regulatory compliance certification (CIA, CRCM, CISA and/or CPA) required


  • 5 or more years of audit or regulatory examination experience showing progression in areas of accountability required

  • 6 or more years of related business experience providing knowledge of bank products, business administration, and regulatory compliance required

Preferred Skills

  • Proficient in auditing theory, procedures, and techniques. Demonstrated ability to work with computer software and Microsoft Office including Word and Excel

  • Possess professional verbal and written communication skills including skills in writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to exercise discretion and integrity when handling confidential information

  • Advanced knowledge of all major aspects of bank operations, corresponding compliance regulations, IT controls, and the associated risks applicable to each process area

  • Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to analyze and interpret governmental regulations, general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures

  • Capable of competently present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and others. Effectively and accurately perform duties under deadline situations and adapt to a rapid change of pace and work independently

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to banking. Proficient in the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Total Rewards

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, health and dependent daycare funds, life and disability protection

  • Paid vacation time, sick time and 10 company paid holidays

  • 401k (with up to 4% match)

  • Tuition reimbursement after 1 year of service

About Banner Bank

More than 125 years ago, we started with core values that never go out of style: listen, learn and help businesses and individuals reach their goals. Our focus on offering outstanding value is why Money Magazine named Banner the Best Bank in the Pacific Region of the U.S. in 2018. Likewise, our financial strength and stability are key reasons Forbes included us on the Best 100 Banks in America the past three years.

With more than $11 billion in assets and over 200 locations, in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California, we understand our role in the economy and take that responsibility seriously. In addition to offering solutions to help clients dream big and achieve more, we support employee volunteerism and donate millions of dollars each year to community organizations.

Banner Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.


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