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Internal Audit Manager

Birmingham, Alabama
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
This position can be located in Nashville, TN or Birmingham, AL.

This role will be hybrid and will work in a FirstBank office 2-3 days a week.

Position Summary:

FirstBank is a Tennessee-based community bank with over $10 billion in assets and regulated by the FDIC. The purpose of FirstBanks internal audit department is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve FirstBanks operations. The mission of internal audit is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. The internal audit department helps FirstBank accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes.

The FirstBank Internal Audit Manager will assist in the development and implementation of annual internal audit risk assessment and audit plan; supervise internal auditors and external assurance providers; plan and direct internal audit engagements; and provide oral and written reports to the Internal Audit Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Leads and monitors audit execution in accordance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).
  • Supervise and direct one or more internal auditors for day-to-day oversight, project oversight, and annual evaluation as well as third-party resources, as needed.
  • Conducts and documents audits in accordance with the Standards, including planning, performing walkthroughs, testing, documenting, and reporting results.
  • Identifies risks, controls, and concerns in audit areas and discusses findings with business unit management.
  • Prepares written audit reports that are accurate, objective, constructive, and timely for expressing an opinion on the adequacy of internal controls and to ensure broad understanding of areas where corrective action may be required. Identifies root causes and develops recommendations for improvement to existing systems and functions.
  • Assists with developing and implementing the Internal Audit Risk Assessment and Internal Audit Plan.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information as required by law and by Bank policy.
  • Assist with the preparation of Audit Committee meeting materials as needed.
  • Ensure the overall quality through continuous improvement, consistency and adherence to department and professional standards for internal audits, identifying opportunities for process improvement, and continuous monitoring.
  • Be recognized as a leader, management consultant and internal controls expert; develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with business partners, learning and understanding the business to better provide value-added services, help management ensure objectives are achieved, and enhance stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Provide risk and control insight and recommendations related to new business processes.
  • Maintain professional certification(s) and continue to develop and expand knowledge of the audit profession, bank regulatory issuances, our industry, and Company products and information through self-study, research, and continuing education efforts.
  • Performs other duties & responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Less than 25% travel required.


Education and/or Experience - Required:
  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or other financial area
  • Minimum 2 years experience managing direct reports and demonstrated ability to develop people
  • Knowledge of FDIC and SEC rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience leading internal audit engagements
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and ability to learn/apply auditing related software
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/orCertified Public Accountant (CPA) required

Education and/or Experience - Preferred:
  • Big 4 public accounting/consulting experience highly desirable
  • 7+ years of financial institution internal audit experience

Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to work and communicate with business process owners
  • Excellent ability to review documentation with attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to critically analyze and assess the adequacy of internal controls and opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of inputs furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Self-starter who excels at learning new processes and business functions
  • Demonstrated integrity and judgment within a professional environment
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team environment and independently as an individual contributor, demonstrating a continuous commitment to improvement
  • Able to work in a high growth environment effectively manage processes and staff through change
  • Have flexibility in adjusting to change
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  • Job Reference: 706433515-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: FirstBank
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent