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Internal Auditor

Company: Northwest Financial Corporation
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYAssists with planning and executing internal audits of selected banking activities or processes. Evaluates the organizations' internal control design and effectiveness. Compiles and reports findings and recommendations to management and the Audit Committee explaining the relevance and significance of findings noted. Promotes the bank and its products and services with prompt, efficient, and courteous service in an effort to develop ongoing, long-term customer relationships.

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, executes, and documents internal audit reports utilizing the prescribed audit templates and audit processes. Assesses internal control practices and reviews adherence with established policies and procedures. Compiles audit reports summarizing the audit objectives, scope, findings, and recommendations and submits for review and edits. Presents/communicates findings, concerns, and recommendations to department managers.

    • Assists with annual FDICIA documentation updates. Assists with annual FDICIA testing process and the assessment of the adequacy of the organization's internal controls over financial reporting. Influences process and internal control improvements across all areas of the organization.

      • Serves as a backup for other position(s) and performs other duties, as assigned.

        • Enhances career through work experience and continuing education.

          • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

            • Participates and responds to examinations, audits and third party reviews.

              • Complies with the Information Security Program and is accountable for maintaining a high level of risk and security awareness.

                • Establishes a good image for the Bank by being active and visible in the community.

                  • Attends meetings as assigned.

                    • Develops a working knowledge of the Bank's products and services through usage and webex attendance to provide quality customer service while building relationships and exceeding expectations.

                      This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

                      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                      EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
                      Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Banking, Finance, Accounting, Business or equivalent. Minimum of three to five years' experience required, preferably in Auditing, Accounting, Bank Operations, Commercial Credit, Credit Administration, or similar.

                      Experience working in a banking organization subject to FDICIA or SOX 404 requirements preferred. Knowledge of accounting principles and financial statement analysis. Knowledge of the COSO ERM Framework and effective internal control structures. Knowledge of federal and state banking regulations and industry best practices.

                      LANGUAGE SKILLS
                      Above average verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

                      MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
                      Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical reference and basic algebra. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

                      Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid, logical conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions furnished in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

                      Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to travel to outlying branch areas, as business needs dictate.

                      CIA, CPA, CCBIA (Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor), or other equivalent certification preferred or willingness to pursue.

                      PHYSICAL DEMANDS
                      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                      While performing the duties of this light physical work position, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Close up visual attention to detailed materials and effective hearing/verbal communication skills are needed. Must make accurate visual inspection of printed and/or written materials. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions. Regular customer service problem solving using established variables.

                      WORK ENVIRONMENT
                      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

                      NFC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran. NFC provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

Keywords: Northwest Financial Corporation, West Des Moines , Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , West Des Moines, Iowa

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