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Vice President/Audit Manager

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Audit Executive, the Audit Manager will assist with the development of the risk-focused audit plan and will be responsible for administering and directing the daily functions of the Internal Audit team as set forth by the annual audit plan, including implementation, monitoring and supervision of the fiduciary audit program for the trust companies under Argent Financial Group. This position provides guidance to the Internal Audit team on setting objectives, scope, and testing methodologies, and provides coaching as needed to assist Internal Audit members in completing all assigned engagements objectively, professionally, timely and in accordance with company and Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and Code of Ethics. The Audit Manager also serves as Internal Audit liaison for outsourced or co-sourced audit engagements and other initiatives.

Job Location

TDB

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead engagements as Auditor-In-Charge. Support, plan and execute multiple concurrent audit programs, ensuring audit coverage of all fiduciary activities.
  2. Conduct audit kickoff meetings with line of business managers and control owners confirming effective internal controls are in place and functioning as designed to mitigate associated risks. Encourage business management to adopt any new policies, procedures, and internal controls necessary to mitigate risks.
  3. Manage and allocate internal audit resources and activities based on varying degrees of expertise and experience, ensuring maximum efficiency.
  4. Maintain audit policies, procedures and processes and recommend additions and revisions, as necessary, to ensure internal audits are conducted effectively and in accordance with regulatory requirements and Standards.
  5. Perform audit risk assessments covering the various lines of business within the trust companies to ensure appropriate audit objectives and scope are outlined based on identified risks.
  6. Conduct independent audit testing, review, and leads continuous monitoring and advisory activities. Conduct follow-up reviews of any deficiencies noted during audits to ensure appropriate and timely resolution.
  7. Develop and maintain business procedures for using automated tools, including system workflows and artificial intelligence to achieve efficiencies.
  8. Prepare audit reports identifying audit observations, recommendations, or deficiencies noted, management responses, and the status of any corrective actions for Chief Audit Executive review.
  9. Develop an ongoing “trusted advisor” relationship with internal audit clients by effectively communicating audit findings and recommendations to appropriate levels of management and personnel.
  10. Develop, maintain, and conduct Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP), ensuring conformance with the Standards.
  11. Attend conferences/training sessions for continuing education credits to maintain Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) designation and to remain current with emerging fiduciary issues and audit techniques.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs any and all other duties assigned by the Chief Audit Executive or Master Audit Committee for which the employee is qualified and physically able to perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education, Designations or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Banking, Finance, Accounting, or related field with Accounting degree preferred,
  • 7-10 years’ experience in trust, banking or accounting, with at least 5 years in a supervisory position,
  • Sufficient knowledge of internal audit practices as defined by The Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework,
  • Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS), or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Banking, Finance, Accounting, or related field with Accounting degree preferred,
  • 7-10 years’ experience in trust, banking or accounting, with at least 5 years in a supervisory position,
  • Sufficient knowledge of internal audit practices as defined by The Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework,
  • Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS), or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Specific Knowledge, Skills, Licenses, Certifications, Etc:

  • CPA, CTA, CFA or CIA
  • In-depth knowledge of governmental regulations and industry practices pertaining to the following fiduciary areas: SOC reporting, Investment Management/Portfolio Management practices, Personal Trust Administration, Employee Benefit Administration, Corporate Trust Administration, Conflicts of Interest and Operations

Language and Communications Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, writing, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information and exchange ideas in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees, regulators, and committees.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, gather and analyze information skillfully, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and practical problems.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well with others and assist others in working through problems rationally and objectively.
  • Must be able to delegate and effectively manage staff.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness with the ability to monitor own work to ensure quality and apply feedback to improve performance
  • Ability to meet productivity standards and complete work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Consistently be present at work, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sedentary work that involves repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, fingers and sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are infrequently required.
  • Employee exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to loft, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Clarity of vision at less than 20 inches, with or without correction.
  • Ability to clearly express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, and to receive detailed information through verbal communication, with or without correction.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Inside work for the most part
  • Normal office equipment
  • Employee may be required to travel
  • May drive a vehicle and be exposed to weather and temperature fluctuations.

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