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Requisition Number 13-0188
Post Date 9/27/2013
Title Senior IT Auditor
City Hayward
State CA

The Senior IT Auditor is responsible for helping the Internal Audit Department achieve its annual audit plan, with focus on identifying and assessing the Bank's risks related to its use of information systems and application software. 


For each audit engagement, the Senior IT Auditor is responsible for assessing business risks and internal control systems, developing audit tests, carrying out audit field work, and developing audit reports that are presented to Bank Management and the Audit Committee. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


·          Audit planning, performing risk assessments, developing and executing audit programs to determine if control systems are adequately designed and operating effectively, reporting on audit results, performing any needed audit follow-up

·          Remaining current on emerging IT and information security risks and trends to assist management in proactively identifying and mitigating those risks. 

·          Working with IT and Bank Management on select IT systems projects to ensure the associated key risks are proactively identified and appropriately managed

·          Identifying control weaknesses and communicating audit findings accurately, objectively, clearly, concisely, and timely to members of management in a constructive and persuasive manner

·          Conducting thorough follow-up activities to ensure audit recommendations are effectively implemented to address audit issues noted

·          Working with external audit vendors on select audits, including performing vendor due diligence and recommendation for vendor selection

·          Providing oversight to ensure external audit engagements are completed to meet department audit objectives and requirements

·          Taking a lead role in providing business auditors with guidance on IT audit risks and enhancing the use of information technology within the Audit Department, such as use of data analysis tools.

·          Also working on business process audits (non-IT) as needed to support completion of the annual audit plan

·          Effectively executing a collaborative audit approach and keeping the Chief Auditor and management apprised of the audit status and of audit issues identified during the audit



The ideal candidate must have:


·          Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Accounting, Finance, or other business field

·          Minimum 3-5 years’ experience performing IT Audits and using data analysis software required

·          Knowledgeable in risk and control principles and concepts related to information technology, information security, and application systems

·          Professional certification: CISA, CRISC, or CISSP preferred

·          Banking and financial services industry experience preferred 

·          Understanding of banking laws, rules and regulations, including FFIEC preferred

·          Ability to communicate with associates at all levels of the organization, including at senior management levels, particularly in the Information Technology and the Information Security Departments

·          Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential

·          Sound knowledge of all aspects of information technology and banking systems to support the Bank's various lending and deposit products and services preferred

·          Ability to multi-task and work relatively independently in completing audits on time and within budget

·          Ability to maintain clear, open and understanding relationships with management and associates

·          Ability to perform necessary risk assessment analyses, evaluations, and reports in completing efficient and effective audits

·          Ability to develop, initiate, and report on complex audit matters, special investigations and projects

·          Work in teams to establish or implement projects or procedures that add value to the bank

·          Establish effective work objectives, priorities, and implementation plans

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