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Senior Internal Auditor

Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
Location: Rochester
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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.
General Function:
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 confidentiality.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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.

    Ancillary Duties:
    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 goals.
    Education/Training: B.S. or B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field required; CIA, CPA, CFRIS designation preferred
    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 administration) preferred.
    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!
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    Physical Requirements:
    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.

Keywords: Community Bank System, Inc., Rochester , Senior Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Rochester, New York

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