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Senior Auditor

Company: Wintrust Financial
Location: Long Grove
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible
  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few
  • Family-friendly work hours
  • With 175+ community bank locations, we offer opportunities to grow and develop in your career
  • Promote from within cultureWhy Join This TeamInternal Audit at Wintrust Financial Corporation independently and objectively assesses processes to evaluate the adequacy of the design and effectiveness of internal controls. In addition to providing assurance, Internal Audit offers advice as a trusted partner with process subject matter expertise. The Internal Audit Department is responsible for providing assurance and guidance across all lines of business (i.e. core banking - deposits / lending, mortgage lending, wealth management - broker dealer / advisory / trust, leasing, insurance premium finance, payroll financing) and corporate support functions (i.e. accounting / finance, compliance, risk management, information technology, information security). However, this role would mainly provide assurance for the following: compliance, risk management, and corporate support functions. Team members are encouraged to think creatively, challenge current processes, build relationships, identify and evaluate emerging risks, and hold themselves and teammates accountable in a flexible and delivery driven environment.This Senior Auditor will be responsible for assisting with the completion audit activities relating to audit engagements as assigned by management. This role may also be an "Audit-In-Charge" position and will be responsible for leading audit engagements, working closely with the audit manager to assist in the development / refinement of the scope of the audit and to devise an appropriate testing approach to be performed. The position promotes a collaborative environment. The Senior Auditor would be responsible for workpaper quality and timeliness and must possess strong written and oral communication skills to communicate with team members and to communicate audit results to management.What You'll Do
    • Perform various roles on audit engagements based on the needs of the team, including leading and/or staffing audits
    • Work closely with audit manager and audit team to develop and execute audit planning and fieldwork execution
    • Assist with the completion of required planning documentation, perform process walkthroughs, and draft risks, controls, and test programs
    • Execute testing in accordance with department and IIA standards, producing clear and concise documentation that aligns with test objectives
    • Apply analytical skills to review information, assess audit results, and evaluate adequacy of controls
    • When acting as the Auditor-in-Charge, complete workpaper review of the audit team members to ensure departmental standards have been met
    • Effectively communicate audit results, both verbally and in writing
    • Perform issue validation as needed
    • Maintain professional standards as defined by IIA, Internal Audit Charter, and company policies
    • Obtain and maintain an awareness of organizational, procedural, and technological changes that have occurred / planned to occur within responsible areas
    • Develop positive working relationship and maintain effective communication with audit leadership team, audit team members, audit clients, and key stakeholders
    • Provide timely feedback to audit team members, both written and verbally, regarding their performance evaluationQualifications and Experience
      • Minimum of a bachelor's degree, from an accredited college or university, with a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field of study
      • Prefers a candidate with a minimum of one relevant certification (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc...). Candidate working toward these certifications, but not yet completed, will also be considered
      • Minimum of 4+ years of relevant audit experience in public accounting and/or internal audit
      • Strong knowledge of internal audit processes (i.e. sampling, testing, and process/control walkthroughs) with strong workpaper documentation skills
      • Team-oriented individual and able to work independently, when needed
      • Strong leadership skills - ability to influence and motivate others
      • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
      • Experience in utilizing computer-assisted audit tools and techniques as well as internal audit management software (TeamMate+) desired#LI-HYBRIDFrom our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago's Bank - and Wisconsin's Bank -, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Wintrust Financial, Arlington Heights , Senior Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Long Grove, Illinois

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