Experience and Skills:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the company’s audit capability and execution, including development of an audit strategy that is risk-based and aligned with company strategy and supports significant initiatives.
Drives the risk-assessment process in developing the audit plan; schedules and executes planning, fieldwork, report issuance and issue tracking for planned audits.
Collaborates with all company stakeholders in determining resolution of reported issues, ensuring appropriate risk management practices are employed.
Sets policy and procedures for the audit function, ensuring continuous improvement of audit methodologies and practices.
Maintains and expands comprehensive knowledge of enterprise risk management and audit techniques and principles.
Continuously analyzes emerging strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks for potential impact to execution of the company’s strategic plan, advising on policy, procedure and/or system changes necessary to appropriately address the risk
Partner with all areas of the company during new product development, ongoing product reviews and business process improvement initiatives, advising on integration of risk management practices into the initiative, identifying areas and processes for improvement, and proposing recommendations.
Serves on company committees and cross-functional teams, providing risk management thought leadership.
Leads the company’s Board Audit Committee meetings; provides reporting of the audit function and advises on risk management practices to the committee.
Serves as the primary point of contact for external audits and regulatory exams.
Assists in initial development of Internal Control over Financial Reporting documentation and internal control identification. Oversees continuous reviews of company internal control documentation and provides assurance internal controls over financial reporting are designed and operating effectively.
Performs all assigned duties in accordance with applicable Professional Standards.
Performs other project work, as assigned.
Complies with all banking regulations, policies, and procedures.
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Maintain educational and professional expertise through attendance at job related seminars, conferences and workshops, and involvement in professional, civic, and community groups in leadership positions. Where applicable, exceed annual CPE credit requirements to preserve professional certification(s).
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES. There are no supervisory responsibilities in this position currently.
QUALIFICATIONS. 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 plus a minimum of five to ten years of relevant business experience. Professional certifications preferred, such as CPA, CIA. Knowledge of COSO, IAA, AICPA, and other professional standards.
LANGUAGE SKILLS. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from internal clients, regulatory agencies, third parties or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to all levels of employees of the company, boards of directors and public groups.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with situations involving few concrete variables where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES. Must have the ability to operate personal computer and printer, copy and fax machines and telephone. Must have working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software programs. Advanced personal computer knowledge beneficial.
KEY CONTACTS--Internal and External
Has frequent contact with all internal departments, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS. To effectively perform the job, must have reliable transportation to travel to and from work and other work-related events, meetings, interactions with third parties, etc.
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 job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
COMMENTS. Position may require the ability to work before or after normal business hours, including weekends and overnight travel, to meet required deadlines and to attend meetings and/or training programs. Performance of essential responsibilities will require travel of approximately 10-20% to various company locations as growth of the company dictates.