Western Alliance Bank

  • Senior Internal Auditor Data Analytics

    Req No.
    Western Alliance Bank
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    Western Alliance Bank is currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor-Data Analytics with experience leveraging data analytics practices, techniques, and tools. As a member of the Professional Practices team, you will support Internal Audit teams in the execution of data analytics audits, the management of the department, and the long-term strategy of the department.

    We are seeking a candidate who can adapt to a changing culture and is looking for a challenging, but 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 Senior Internal Auditor position will be a key member of the professional practices team and will play a crucial part in advancing our audit practice.


    • Serve as primary contact/liason with our internal stakeholders regarding the provision, administration, and decommissioning of data access

    • Advance the use of computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) and data analytics by the department

    • Collaborate with audit teams to identify CAATs and data analytic opportunities and design, develop, and deliver data analytics in support of the department’s annual plan, continuous monitoring, and audit engagement processes

    • Support the design and automation of key performance indicators (KPIs) and performance metrics including: performing analysis; developing reports; and supporting management, committee, and board reporting

    • Assist with the development of training materials and departmental resources

    • Support the execution of the departmental Data Analytics strategy

    • Assist audit personnel and the organization help desk in trouble shooting issues

    • Develop and maintain relationships with staff and management to facilitate proactive identification and actioning of issues and opportunities

    • Support the evaluation and assessment of internal controls, risk management, and governance processes; adherence to bank policies, procedures; and compliance with federal and state banking regulations.



    • 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
    • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy is strongly preferred
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations
    • Detail-oriented and proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills


    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration/Management or other relevant field required.Master’s degree in analytics or accounting preferred.
    • Experience in the development of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) and data analytics and knowledge of supporting approaches and tools (Access, SQL, etc.)
    • Experience developing or supporting Key Performance Indicators (KPI), data analysis, and reporting
    • Process improvement experience and orientation
    • 2 -5 years of internal audit experience (preferably in the financial services and banking industry)
    • Above average IT skills and knowledge
    • Professional certification (Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)) or other relevant certification preferred desired or actively working towards preferred
    • Knowledge of the COSO framework, risk assessment practices, control analysis and audit methodologies, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements required
    • R and other knowledge of analytics preferred
    • Familiarity with Alteryx and Tableau preferred
    • Familiarity with databases, ETL, governance processes preferred
    • Familiarity with key regulatory requirements in the financial services such as SR-13preferred
    • Knowledge in the banking industry – preferred but not required
    • Enthusiastic with a strong “can-do” attitude and professional
    • Familiarity with an analytics platform such as Alteryx, SAS, ACL, Idea, etc.
    • Familiarity with a visualization platform such as Qlikview or Tableau



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