Under the general direction of the Internal Audit VP, the Manager, Internal Audit will conduct risk assessments, plan and perform internal audits as part of a team to review the design and operating effectiveness of financial, accounting and operational controls. Document reviews in work papers and audit reports and communicate results to management and key stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Serves as a subject matter resource to the Internal Audit VP and the Chief Audit Executive in the areas of Finance and Accounting.
Contributes to the development of the annual risk assessment and individual project risk assessments.
Plans and conducts independent internal audits and reviews in support of the Company’s annual internal audit plan, including leading and participating in a wide variety of financial, accounting, operational, regulatory, and special reviews.
Develops audit test programs and performs audit tests to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls.
Utilizes data analysis software to perform statistical analyses of data.
Performs research to understand and summarize laws and regulations or other requirements and assesses if functions and programs being evaluated are in compliance.
Prepares audit findings and recommendations that clearly communicate risks, in terms of impact to the business and root cause, and key audit issues from a senior management and Audit Committee perspective.
Meets with clients / auditees to communicate audit results and recommendations.
Provides periodic updates to management and the Internal Audit VP regarding status of audits and other projects in process.
Develops and maintains effective business relationships and partnerships with audited areas to ensure mutual understanding of audit scope, procedures, and project progress.
Co-ordinates with and provides assistance and guidance to external auditors to ensure a timely and efficient completion of their audits.
Develops skills necessary for advancement to other opportunities within the company or within the Internal Audit team.
FUNCTIONAL JOB COMPETENCIES
Strong interpersonal and networking skills.
Ability to prioritize tasks, be highly organized, and work independently.
Capabilities to gather, analyze, and evaluate facts, and prepare and present concise conclusions.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of IIA Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Knowledge of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Knowledge of mortgage industry accounting.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in Financial/Operational Accounting or External Auditing. CPA Firm/Public Accounting experience preferred.
CPA certification required. Certifications such as a CIA, CMA, or CISA are a plus.
Mortgage industry experience and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience are a plus.