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Staff Internal Auditor

Company: Hancock Whitney Corp
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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JOB FUNCTION / SUMMARY:

The Staff Internal Auditor will assist members of the Internal Audit Team in implementing the strategic objectives of the Internal Audit Department by performing tests of the Company's internal controls and processes to ensure that they are adequate, functional, and adhere to regulatory requirements, as well as established organizational policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs internal audit procedures in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors standards, as well as departmental methodology, to include collecting, analyzing, documenting and interpreting data regarding Company objectives, risks and controls.

  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of risk-based audit programs, internal control questionnaires and permanent audit files through application of audit procedures and appropriately documented workpapers.

  • Develops partnerships with audit clients for assigned areas by maintaining an ongoing and two-way (i.e., talking and listening) dialogue, both formally and informally, in order to understand their goals and deliverables, key business processes, technologies, risk management practices and areas of potential risk.

  • Performs fieldwork to assess the effectiveness of internal controls, compliance to laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures, and identifies deficiencies based upon analysis of the audit evidence, and documents work performed in sufficient detail to support the conclusions reached.

  • Applies professional skepticism and judgment in assessing control design and operating effectiveness by asking clarifying questions and analyzing information presented by management to conclude on whether risk is within the Company's appetite.

  • Prepares audit working papers in appropriate formats that are concisely written and clearly demonstrate the testing, objective, and work performed.

  • Participates in special projects/reviews.

  • Completes assigned audit fieldwork and other duties within expected timelines and budget.

  • Continues professional development through self-training and participation in recommended courses, seminars, and in-house training sessions.

  • Incumbent is required to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local banking and industry related laws and regulations including but not limited to the Bank Secrecy Act.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration degree preferred.

  • Professional certifications such as CPA, CFIRS, CRCM, CISA and CIA preferred.

  • Experience in Auditing, Accounting, Finance or related field preferred.

  • Significant additional professional level work experience may be considered for someone with a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills.

  • Attention to detail in composing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Independent, self-motivated, and ability to make autonomous decisions.

ESSENTIAL MENTAL & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to travel if required to perform the essential job functions.

  • Ability to work under stress and meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.

  • Ability to operate related equipment to perform the essential job functions.

  • Ability to read and interpret a document if required to perform the essential job functions.

  • Ability to lift/move/carry approximately 10 pounds if required to perform the essential job functions. If the employee is unable to lift/move/carry this weight and can be accommodated without causing the department/division an "undue hardship" then the employee must be accommodated; hence omitting lifting/moving/carrying as a physical requirement.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious beliefs, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or history of disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, disabled veteran, or other protected characteristics as required by federal, state and local laws.

Keywords: Hancock Whitney Corp, New Orleans , Staff Internal Auditor, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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