Western Alliance Bank

  • Associate Audit Director - Operations

    Req No.
    Western Alliance Bank
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    The position of Associate Audit Director - Operations will plan, conduct and deliver corporate audits and results.  The individual will evaluate internal controls, operations and administrative functions for efficiency and effectiveness, 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.


    • Performing work under the direction of the Audit Director which can include individual or multiple audit assignments;
    • Lead a team of Auditors and conduct comprehensive risk assessment and engagement planning;
    • Executing and documenting audit work within TeamMate;
    • Developing, presenting and finalizing audit reports;
    • Manage less experienced auditors on one or multiple assignments;
    • Developing and maintaining relationship with Company’s staff and management to facilitate proactive assessment of the Company’s risk profile;
    • Assessing personnel and personal development needs (i.e., training and career development) in conjunction with department management.


    These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner.  Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.


    • A self-motivated, results-oriented professional with experience and success working in a collaborative environment.
    • Strong knowledge of information systems development, applications, general controls and technical audits.  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.
    • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related area.  A graduate degree is a plus but not required.
    • 8 or more years of internal audit and/or public accounting experience. 
    • Strong understanding of the banking industry, Sarbanes Oxley, COSO, and experience auditing operations related areas including loan servicing, deposit processing, ACH, wire, ebanking and other corporate functions.
    • Strong understanding of the COSO and COBIT framework, FFIEC guidance risk assessment, control analysis and audit methodologies. 
    • CIA, CRMA or other related certification required.
    • Ability to travel regionally up to 20%.  


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