Senior Auditor - Financial Services & No Travel!

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

A Fortune 500 financial institution is hiring a Senior Auditor for one of its global divisions!

Things to get excited about:

  • Annual reviews and bonuses
  • Ability to move to other teams or get promotions after one year in a position
  • Full dental, vision, life, disability insurance
  • 401k contributions on day 1. Match on day 90.
  • Pension Plan contribution
  • Alternate work options (work from home a couple of days a week after 90 days under typical circumstances – All are currently WFH due to COVID)
  • 20 PTO days, and all banking holidays
  • Family programs: including adoption assistance, maternity leave, paternity leave, Lactation program, child development center on-site, School visitation time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Onsite gym and gym discounts across the city
  • Legal assistance, counseling, and other professional services


  • Complete required planning documentation, perform process walkthrough meetings, and draft risks, controls, and tests
  • Execute testing in accordance with company standards and producing clear and concise documentation that aligns the test attributes with test objectives, and connecting conclusions reached with the related to test results
  • Functions in various roles on audit assignments, including leading audits, staffing audits, and providing oversight functions based on the needs of the team
  • Demonstrating professional skepticism and comfort with questioning how certain processes are being performed in order to identify enhancement opportunities
  • Applies analytical skills to review information, perform assessments of the audit results, and evaluate the adequacy of controls
  • Obtaining and maintaining a thorough understanding of the Internal Audit Charter, Policy and Methodology, and adhering to all applicable requirements within those documents
  • Works closely with audit managers to perform/develop the audit planning, scoping, and fieldwork execution strategy
  • Reviews the work papers of the audit team members ensuring that departmental standards have been met
  • Ensure audit work including workpaper documentation, findings, and the final report adheres to Audit Services methodology and are clear, thorough but concise, and adequately support findings
  • Completes and compiles findings and recommendations for the purpose of status updates, memos, and audit reports
  • Gaining and continually expanding understanding of the organizations business units, products & services, and operating environment and the associated business risks, controls and processes, along with knowledge of the impact of technology applications within responsible areas
  • Developing adaptability in communication style and approach based on audience, risk, and purpose to ensure messaging is appropriate and productive with internal partners at all levels and business unit teams
  • Perform issue validation and assist audit team members with issue validation as necessary


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3+ years in Audit, preferably with experience from a top tier CPA firm and/or in the financial services industry
  • Professional certifications such as a CPA/CIA and/or an MBA along with demonstrated technical abilities in job specific areas are preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of internal audit processes such as sampling, testing, and process/control walkthroughs with strong workpaper documentation skills. Experience with internal audit in the financial services industry is preferred but not mandatory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; experience with audit workpaper applications preferred

Posted On: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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