Senior Internal Auditor
Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
Posted on: May 16, 2022
At Community Bank System, Inc. (CBSI), we are dedicated to
providing our customers with friendly, personalized, high-quality
financial services and products. Our retail division, Community
Bank, N.A., operates more than 230 customer facilities across
Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western
Massachusetts. Beyond retail banking, we also offer wealth
management, investment management, insurance and risk management,
and benefit plan administration.
Just as our employees are committed to helping our customers manage
their finances, we're committed to our employees. After all, they
make it happen for our customers every day.
To ensure our people can enjoy long and successful careers here at
CBSI, we offer competitive compensation, good benefits, and
professional development and advancement opportunities. As an
equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer, we
celebrate and support a diverse workplace for the benefit of all:
our employees, customers and communities.
Responsible for performing and/or leading operational, financial,
and compliance audits in accordance with the International
Professional Practices Framework (IPPF); achieving goals as
established by the Internal Audit Plan; complying with departmental
policies, procedures, and standards; communicating with appropriate
personnel and clients; and maintaining suitable documentation of
work performed. Work independently and collaboratively providing
objective assurance on the effectiveness of the organizations
business processes. Provide consultative recommendations for
improvements in effectiveness and efficiencies. In accordance with
the Department's values, maintain professionalism, integrity and
objectivity, ensuring strict code of ethics and corporate
- In coordination with audit management and staff, perform
internal audits to determine compliance with internal policies,
procedures, regulatory requirements, guidance, and Institute of
Internal Audit standards. Perform testwork and document results via
accurate, detailed workpapers. In charge audits as assigned by
leading teams through successful planning and completion of quality
work performed within budgeted time allocation. Review internal
controls, policies and procedures for effectiveness. Assess complex
activities to identify potential operational, financial or
compliance risks. Identify opportunities for use of data analytics.
Develop preliminary findings and recommendations to improve/enhance
internal control environment. Draft and present reports of audit
conclusions, recommendations and action plans. Perform follow up
and review for implementation of action plans. Research and review
audit areas providing suggested revisions to audit programs.
Coordinate and assist with external auditors during financial
statement, co-sourced, or outsourced audits. Interact with company
management and key personnel to build and maintain ongoing business
relationships by utilizing strong interpersonal and communication
skills. Maintain proficient knowledge of, and demonstrate ongoing
compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to this
position, ensure ongoing adherence to pertinent policies,
procedures, and internal controls, and meet all job-specific
training requirements in a timely fashion. Perform special audits,
projects or handle specific administrative tasks as assigned by
Audit Management. Strive to achieve individual and department goals
as established. Position requires 20-25% travel.
As an integral member of the Audit Department, this position is
also responsible to provide assistance wherever necessary to help
the Audit Department and the Company in achieving their annual
Education/Training: B.S. or B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance,
Business Administration or related field required; CIA, CPA, CFRIS
Skills: Detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects.
Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills. Strong
analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated
intellectual and analytical rigor. Ability to effectively lead a
team and multiple projects with integrity, positivity, and agility.
Strong computer skills. Electronic workpaper experience a plus.
Data analytics and information systems experience desired.
Experience: Five or more years of relevant audit and/or experience
in financial services including banking, wealth management,
investment management, insurance, and/or benefit plan
administration (including collective investment fund
Other Job Information
Location: May sit anywhere within the Bank's footprint.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience plus annual bonus. In
addition to your competitive salary, you will be rewarded benefits
including: 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, Medical, Vision &
Dental insurance, 401K with generous match, Pension, Tuition
Reimbursement, Banking discounts and the list goes on!
To apply to this position or to see a full listing of current
openings please go to:
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee may be required to stand, walk or sit. Use hands and
fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and
hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move
up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, and the ability to focus.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability.
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