Senior Internal Auditor – Lead Auditor, Operations
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: R-0000015161
While the SF Fed is a Reserve Bank, we’re not what you might expect. We’re unreserved here. That means we seek new and diverse perspectives. We fuel conversations and encourage debate. We build opportunity. We pursue careers that are true to ourselves. We are looking for people who want to help our country reach its full economic potential. When you join the SF Fed, you join a team of people working together to promote an inclusive economy that works for everyone.
We are looking for a Senior Internal Auditor – Lead Auditor, Operations for our San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank Internal Audit Team. You will be part of the Reserve Bank Operations Audit Team which audits large scale Cash Operations, Federal Law Enforcement, Facilities Management, and other Administrative Services.
Preferably you live in commutable distance to our downtown San Francisco Head Office (Embarcadero). Other locations within our district are available.
We empower our people to balance their life and work responsibilities. That’s why we offer a flexible hybrid work model that allows you to collaborate with office colleagues on some days, and work from home on others. In practice, this means that we are in the office 2-3 days per week on average but keep these days flexible and recognize that unforeseen events may require more time to work from home in certain weeks.
The Operations Audit Team travels occasionally to our branches within the district to perform on-site audit work. These offices include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Salt Lake City. Travel assignments are typically 3-5 days and occur on average 1-2 times each quarter.
Serve as Auditor-In-Charge to lead audits of moderate to complex business environments.
Become a knowledge source for Bank operations or functions by serving in the role of ‘Audit Liaison’. This role will allow you to build and maintain a positive and collaborative partnership with one or more business leaders in our district, develop a broad business perspective of Federal Reserve System functions and services, and to stay informed about business practices.
Complete annual risk assessments for the Bank's Operations functions and provide input to the department's annual audit plan.
Participate in local (District) and nationwide (System) workgroups.
Perform walkthroughs and flowchart processes, identify key controls, build and implement detailed testing methods to evaluate the adequacy of controls.
Identify control improvement needs and recommend management actions.
Prepare clear, concise, and persuasive work paper documentation in line with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Standards.
Perform follow-up activity on issues reported by Audit and external parties.
4+ years of experience as a Senior Internal Auditor and/or Internal Audit Consultant.
Analytical approach and critical thinking skills. Ability to apply good judgment when making decisions related to internal control evaluations.
Effective written and verbal communication skills to prepare clear, persuasive audit work papers, and communicate audit results including observations.
Excellent presentation, facilitation, and project management skills.
Ability to listen, communicate, and influence others effectively through various mediums.
Ability to flowchart processes, identify key controls, and develop applicable audit procedures
Knowledge of the Institute of Internal Auditor's International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF); and the Committee on Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal control and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) risk assessment and IT Control frameworks.
Strong analytical / critical thinking skills and ability to apply sound judgment when making decisions related to business activities of moderate to high complexity
Knowledge of operational and business concepts and risk (including fraud) assessment practices.
Have a general understanding of information security, general IT controls, application controls, and technology risks for various hardware and software platforms
Ability to establish collaborative team and audit client relationships including negotiation and influencing skills.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder with the intent to become a US Citizen.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
Professional audit certification(s) such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or commitment to obtain the CIA or CISA within the first two years of employment.
Internal auditing experience within financial services and/or government agency.
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Risk Management, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
Knowledge of computer-assisted auditing and data analytics software.
Solid understanding of internal control systems applicable to Federal Reserve Bank operations and functions.
Base Salary Range: Min: $94,800 Mid: $123,100 Max: $151,400 (Location: San Francisco)
Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, skills, internal equity, and alignment with geographic and other market data.
At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we offer a wonderful benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Pretax Flexible Spending Account, Paid Family Leave Care, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and an unheard-of Retirement / Pension.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
At the SF Fed, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve. The SF Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
While the SF Fed is a Reserve Bank, we’re not what you might expect. We’re unreserved here. That means we seek new and diverse perspectives. We spark conversations and encourage debate. We build opportunity. We pursue careers that are true to ourselves, from economists and cash processors to bank supervisors and cloud engineers. When you join the SF Fed, you join a team of people working together to promote an inclusive economy that works for everyone. If that’s the kind of impact you’d like to make with your everyday work, find your next career opportunity here.