Internal Audit Specialist

Internal Audit Specialist

Job Code: 1310-009
Job Type : Full Time
Branch Location : Montgomery Park
Location: Portland, OR
Position Title: Internal Audit Specialist
Reports To: VP / Internal Audit Manager

Job Summary:

Under general direction of the VP/Internal Audit Manager, this position performs a blend of routine and impromptu tasks that support the achievement of Internal Audit department objectives, including the effective execution of the Internal Audit Schedule.

Essential Functions:

  1. Collect, review and analyze transaction data pertaining to memberships, deposit accounts and loans to evaluate the level of compliance with specific organizational control requirements. 
  2. Perform periodic branch/department audits to evaluate the level of compliance internal policies and procedures, as well as external laws and regulations. 
  3. Prepare reports of findings following audits, communicating negative trends or concerns to management and recommending corrective action.
  4. Make recommendations for improvement of management controls designed to safeguard the institution’s resources, promote enhanced services to members and ensure compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations. 
  5. Document all work performed; including the details of audits and analyses that clearly reflect the procedures completed, the extent of testing, and the basis for the conclusions reached.
  6. Performs tasks that support the completion of engagements outlined within the Internal Audit schedule.
  7. May perform other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. General knowledge of consumer, mortgage and business lending processes, as well as internal lending guidelines.
  2. General knowledge of branch functions and additional back office functions as they relate to operations procedures. 
  3. General understanding of Federal and State laws and regulations as they relate to lending, deposits and operations.
  4. General knowledge of auditing standards and a desire to do investigation, research and examination of branch and unit processes.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with XP2 or similar operating system and other database and word processing programs such as Excel, Access, Word and Outlook. 
  6. Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and coordinate a variety of assignments simultaneously.
  7. Demonstrated good communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to maintain confidentially where required.
  8. Ability to be self-directed and function under minimal supervision, while exercising good judgment.
  9. Ability to work effective as part of a team, with strong interpersonal relationship skills.

Minimum Experience: 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business or a related field, or equivalent work experience required. 
  2. Minimum two-year internal audit, credit examination or compliance experience preferred.
  3. Previous experience in branch operations, lending and/or central operations preferred.

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