Western Alliance Bank

Corporate Functions Internal Audit Supervisor

Req No.
Western Alliance Bank
Regular Full Time


Are you looking to take your Audit experience to the next level?


Western Alliance Bank is currently seeking an experienced Audit Supervisor to join our Phoenix team, located downtown at the Cityscape Area.

The Internal Audit Supervisor will assist in the planning, execution and reporting of audits of the bank’s various corporate functions, with a focus on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and compliance risk management.  The individual will evaluate processes and internal controls, adherence to bank policies and procedures, and compliance with federal and state banking regulations and will identify root causes of identified issues to strengthen controls and/or improve operations.  This position will also be responsible for overseeing and reviewing Senior and staff level work, including reporting of the results of audits, projects and special assignments




The Internal Audit Supervisor is responsible for:

  • Leading audits under the direction of the Internal Audit Director, which can include individual or multiple audit assignments and/or projects. 
  • Participate with and/or supervise less experienced auditors on assigned audits.
  • Develop and manage comprehensive risk and control matrices/audit programs for assigned audits.
  • Execute and document audit work within TeamMate.
  • Integrate SOX testing into the scope of audits as appropriate.
  • Coach, train, and develop auditing staff to upgrade their knowledge.
  • Review staff’s work to ensure compliance with stated requirements and objectives, IIA standards and internal audit procedures.
  • Assist in preparation of audit reports for Executive Management, identifying risk based issues and mitigation strategies.
  • Present and finalize audit report results.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the business and industry, organizational structure, and regulatory environment.
  • Establish and sustain collaborative relationships with management and external auditors through periodic and effective communications.
  • 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.
  • 6+ years of audit experience in the financial services industry and/or public accounting required, with a focus on auditing BSA/AML and compliance risk management.
  • 2 or more years of supervisory experience, direct or indirect.
  • Professional certification as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) is required.
  • Working knowledge of internal control analyses and risk assessment methodologies, Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) and FRB Supervisory Letter 13-11 standards, BSA / AML and compliance laws and regulations, and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302/402 requirements.
  • 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 up to 20%


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