The Senior Operations Auditor is responsible for scoping, planning, coordinating and performing internal operational audits on processes, functions and departments of the Bank. This includes documenting and communicating risks, providing counsel on control issues and recommended process changes, and monitoring corrective actions in order to improve the existing practices of the organization.
Performs and documents audit testing; researches regulatory requirement and applicable laws to be included.
Conducts interviews to gather pertinent information regarding department functions, policies and procedures.
Performs audits based on selected samples; conducts data analysis using data analytics software; completes work-papers and document issues in electronic audit database.
Develops reports based on audit points, summarizes findings and recommendations, discuss action plans with management and monitors completion of outstanding audit issues.
Tracks and reports on status of current audits and progress towards annual goals; performs follow-up audits on departments that were unable to meet standards in primary audit.
Maintains current knowledge of regulatory changes, auditing practices, data analytic software functionality, and Bank policies and procedures.
Completes reports, time sheets and other spreadsheets within the department as needed for compliance and reporting purposes.
Reports all findings to Audit Committee quarterly; records meeting minutes.
Assists in the development of the annual risk assessment and audit plan.
Performs other job related duties or special projects as assigned.
Strong knowledge of industry recognized auditing and accounting standards, such as Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and Guidelines.
Strong knowledge of accounting processes, financial controls, internal controls and risk assessment practices.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint), audit database and analytics software (TeamMate, IDEA) and the ability to navigate banking platforms (Bancline, Mozart).
Strong project management and organization skills with high attention to detail.
Inquisitive, critical thinker with business risk awareness, professional skepticism, and sound judgment.
Ability to research, assimilate information, apply strong problem solving and analytical skills, and influence issue resolution.
Excellent written and verbal communication, interviewing, and presentation skills.
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees.
Proven ability to prioritize and manage workload and to instill a sense of urgency in others as necessary to meet deadlines.
Independent with a team orientation; ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion under limited supervision.
5-7 years of audit, accounting, finance or banking operations experience with exposure to internal controls and risk assessment practices.
Knowledge of data mining tools such as ACL, IDEA, SQL or MS Access required
Banking or financial services industry experience required.
Formal Education & Certification
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field.
Industry recognized certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) preferred.
Up to 10% travel expected.
Conditions involve lifting no more than ten pounds, sitting most of the time, but may involve walking, moving, or standing for brief periods, and occasionally lifting and carrying articles like files, ledgers, folders, etc.
Woodforest is an Equal Opportunity Minority/ Female / Individuals with Disabilities / Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer
Woodforest is a community bank built upon the needs of the customers we serve. We are committed to earning customer loyalty by offering the highest level of customer service as well as competitive products and services by employees who are fair, responsive, and professional.