Western Alliance Bank

  • Senior Internal Auditor Professional Practices

    Req No.
    Western Alliance Bank
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    Western Alliance Bank is currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor Professional Practices with experience advancing the professional practices and capabilities within the Internal Audit Department. As an integral part of the Professional Practices team, this position will broadly support the Internal Audit Department, and requires strong collaboration with other team members in key strategic areas of the department. You will help contribute to the success of the department. We are seeking someone who can adapt to a changing culture and is looking for a challenging and productive atmosphere. Western Alliance Bank is committed to providing training to enhance the skills and knowledge of the Internal Audit department as we continue to grow, and are dedicated to your success. The Internal Audit Senior position will be a key member of the team and will play a crucial part in advancing our audit practice.


    • Collaborate with audit teams to: advance our audit methodology and practices, ensure effective performance of audit engagements; ensure the department’s high quality standards are met
    • Support the design and automation of key performance indicators (KPIs) and performance metrics including: performing analysis; developing reports; and supporting team, department, management, and board reporting
    • Optimizing the use and capabilities of our vendor supported integrated workpaper and reporting system
    • Assist in the onboarding of new personnel and external consultants
    • Training personnel on how to access, navigate, and utilize our workpaper system; understand our audit methodology, and our quality assurance framework and expectations
    • Support quality assurance reviews and performance metrics
    • Maintaining up to date understanding of industry (International Professional Practice Framework) and regulatory (Federal Reserve Bank’s SR13-1) standards and expectations
    • Develop and maintain relationships with staff and management to facilitate proactive identification and actioning of issues and opportunities to enhance our practice
    • Able to serve as a key contact or support person for departmental software and methodology related questions.



    Characteristics Needed:

    • Enthusiasm and “can-do” attitude
    • Highly team oriented and collaborative. Takes initiative in acknowledging issues, identifying solutions, and developing recommendations
    • Demonstrates feeling of ownership and accountability in approaching assignments
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations
    • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills  
    • Detail-oriented and proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    • Able to work independently as needed


    • 2-5 years of internal audit experience (preferably in the financial industry)
    • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or other relevant field required
    • Knowledge of internal audit and regulatory standards and expectations
    • In depth knowledge of internal audit methodologies and practices.
    • Quality assurance and internal audit practice development experience
    • Professional certification (Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)) or other relevant certification a plus 
    • Experience with automated audit workpaper systems (particularly TeamMate)
    • Experience in designing, developing, and delivering Key Performance Indicators (KPI), data analysis, and dashboards and reporting
    • Process improvement experience and orientation
    • Knowledge of the COSO framework, risk assessment practices, control analysis and audit methodologies, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements


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