Job Overview: The IT Staff Auditor assists and/or conducts audits of assigned departments or automated systems to evaluate the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the internal control system and to determine compliance with established bank policies, procedures, government regulations, and industry best practices.
Qualifications: * A Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriately related field (i.e., MIS, Computer Science, etc.) is required. The IT Staff Auditor must also possess an acceptable level of knowledge and/or skills regarding: 1. General knowledge in applying internal auditing standards, procedures, and techniques while performing audits. 2. Familiarity with information technology principles and techniques is required with the bank’s information technology systems. 3. An understanding of internal control principles is required to be able to recognize and evaluate deviations during the course of an audit. 4. An understanding of computer concepts and controls is required. * Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and related software (i.e., Word, Excel, ACL, etc.) is required as an effective audit tool to perform the IT Staff Auditor responsibilities. * Ability to communicate effectively to obtain information from bank employees and with supervisor for assistance. * Good written communication skills are required in order to prepare well-documented work papers and draft audit exception items as a basis for the formal audit report to management.
Principle Activities and Duties: * Performs audit program steps for assigned audits under the direction of an in-charge auditor. * Determines compliance with policies and procedures. * Documents an understanding of policies, procedures, and the internal control system. * Documents audit testing in a concise manner through the preparation of detailed audit work papers. The work papers must be prepared in accordance with departmental standards. * Provides clear explanations of audit procedures performed in audit work papers. * Prepares conclusions on the system of internal control based upon the results of the work performed. * Presents any irregularities to in-charge auditor, along with the proposed disposition. * Documents exceptions to bank policies and procedures and internal control weaknesses. * May assist external auditors with their annual review. * Performs special projects and assignments under direction of department management. * Evaluates procedures while completing the audit to determine the existence of any possible recommendations for improved efficiency. * Periodic travel may be required to complete assigned reviews, training, etc. * The IT Staff Auditor reports to and works u nder the supervision of an in-charge auditor, normally a Senior Auditor and / or Audit Manager, performing assigned tasks and preparing supporting schedules and work papers as part of an audit team when examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of controls. The information gathered by the auditors and their findings are communicated to management in a timely and reliable manner to assist management in evaluating and furthering the quality and efficiency of its operations. * The IT Staff Auditor is evaluated on the quality of work performed with respect to proper documentation of the audit work papers and the adequacy of the support for the conclusions drawn from the testing. In addition, the IT Staff Auditor is evaluated on their ability to complete the work in a timely manner, keeping the supervisor well informed of the status of assignments, as well as their ability to understand the tasks to be completed and complex areas. The achievement o f the overall audit plan for the bank is based upon the effective performance of the IT Staff Auditor’s responsibilities.