Western Alliance Bank

Senior Internal Auditor

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Western Alliance Bank
Regular Full Time


The Senior Internal Auditor will assist in the planning, execution and reporting of various financial-related audits and results.  The individual will evaluate processes and internal controls, adherence to bank policies and procedures, and compliance with federal and state banking regulations.  This position will also be responsible for maintaining audit software (TeamMate) to provide a well-documented and organized audit program and audit work papers.


  • Perform work under the direction of the Internal Audit Manager, which can include individual or multiple audit assignments and leading audits
  • Develop comprehensive risk and control matrices/audit programs for assigned audits.
  • Execute and document audit work within TeamMate.
  • Develop, present and finalize audit reports.
  • Participate with and/or supervise less experienced auditors on assigned audits.
  • Integrate SOX testing into the scope of audits as appropriate.
  • Follow up on the disposition of exceptions noted during audits, including internal, external and regulatory examination reports.
  • Assess personnel and personal development needs (i.e., training and career development) in conjunction with department management.


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or other relevant field required. A graduate degree is a plus but not required.
  • 5 years of internal audit experience in the financial industry and/or public accounting required.
  • Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other relevant certification
  • Working knowledge of internal control analyses and risk assessment methodologies, Institute of Internal Auditor standards, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, internal controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302/402 requirements, and the COSO framework.
  • A self-motivated, results-oriented professional with experience and success working in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills in order to work with all levels of management are required. Must be effective at communicating issues through written reports, verbal discussions and presentations.
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to travel regionally up to 20%.


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