Western Alliance Bank

  • Internal Senior Auditor

    Req No.
    Western Alliance Bank
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    The Senior Auditor will assist in the execution and delivery of various corporate audits in his or her coverage areas. The individual will evaluate processes and internal controls for adherence to bank policies and procedures, compliance with federal and state banking regulations, and for risk to the overall organization. The position will assist identifying root causes of identified issues to strengthen and/or improve controls.


    • Perform work under the direction of the supervisor and director which can include individual or multiple audit assignments 
    • Assist with performance of comprehensive risk assessments and engagement planning
    • Executing quality audit work as assigned and required
    • Develop, present, and finalize audit reports
    • Follow up on the disposition of exceptions noted during audits, including internal, external and regulatory examination reports
    • Develop and maintain relationships with firm staff and management to facilitate proactive assessment of the firm's risk profile
    • Assess personal development needs (training, career development, etc.) in conjunction with department management
    • Evaluate processes and internal controls, adherence to bank policies, procedures, and compliance with federal and state banking regulations.


    • 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;
    • Exceptional organizational and time management skills;
    • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or other relevant field required;
    • Minimum two+ (2+) years of audit experience in the financial services industry and/or public accounting required;
    • Prior experience focusing on [“financial or credit business activities”, “banking operations such as ACH, wires, ebanking, etc.”, “quality assurance”, or “Enterprise Risk Management, the Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, and Compliance laws and regulations”];
    • Professional certification of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) or Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) preferred;
    • Detail-oriented and proficient in Microsoft Office applications;
    • Working knowledge of internal control analyses and risk assessment methodologies, COSO framework, Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) standards, FRB Supervisory Letter 13-11 standards, generally accepted accounting principles, and/or Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302/402 requirements;
    • Ability to travel regionally up to 30%.


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