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Audit Associate

Company: WestStar Bank
Location: El Paso
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:


Execute and document assigned internal audits as dictated by the Internal Audit and BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance audit programs.

Essential Functions

  • Complete assigned internal audits as dictated by the annual audit plan, including but not limited to:
  • Conduct audit planning procedures and update audit procedures, as needed.
  • Verify and document compliance with bank policies and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Perform adequate testing of internal controls to ensure operational effectiveness, accuracy of financial information, and safeguarding of bank assets; test and analyze transactions and activities.
  • Maintain adequate work papers to support and document audit work and conclusions.
  • Prepare audit results, including findings and recommendations, for audit management review.
  • Perform on-site branch audits.
  • Participate in preparation of quarterly internal audit reports.
  • Conduct quarterly follow-up procedures for audit findings.
  • Assist audit management with annual FDICIA testing of key controls and documentation as assigned.
  • Perform other duties assigned in accordance with the Audit Plan and Quarterly Audit Schedules and/or special projects.
  • Complete required bank training and audit related training as assigned.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. Required Education, Experience, Skills
    • Bachelor's degree in business related field (accounting or finance preferred).
    • One year of experience in accounting, finance, or audit preferred.
    • Banking experience a plus.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality in sensitive bank matters.
    • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels, both verbally and in writing, as well as work with bank personnel in a professional and objective manner.
    • Ability to read, comprehend and interpret written material of a technical nature (i.e. regulatory guidance, laws and regulations, exam reports, etc.).
    • Strong writing and documentation skills to effectively communicate audit results.
    • Strong computer skills, to include but not limited to intermediate/advanced use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook; prior experience with data analytics tools (e.g. Cognos) and/or automated audit software tools, a plus.
    • Ability to create electronic databases and analyze, cross-reference, and/or manipulate data (e.g., sort, pivot, filter, subtotal, extract, convert, vlookups, etc., mostly but not limited to Excel).
    • Attention to detail and high-quality work is a must.
    • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines is critical.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Use of 10-key preferred. Equipment Used
      • Standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers. Supervisory Responsibility
        • N/A Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
          • Office setting
          • May travel to departments and/or branch locations.

            WestStar is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected trait, including gender, race, ethnicity, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: WestStar Bank, El Paso , Audit Associate, Accounting, Auditing , El Paso, Texas

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