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Internal Audit - Project Lead Auditor (Auditor in Charge)

Company: Wintrust Financial
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 20, 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 This TeamWintrust is looking for a highly self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic professional to join the Wintrust Internal Audit team. It's an exciting time to join Wintrust as we continue to transform the department into a world-class audit function. This role will assist Audit Senior Leadership in meeting the strategic objectives, mission, and vision of the Company's value-add focus internal audit department. The Project Lead Auditor role is based in Rosemont, IL and is a hybrid role with flexibility to work both virtually and from our Rosemont office.What You'll DoThe Project Lead Auditor works as the primary contact for assigned audit engagements between the various stakeholders and Internal Audit leadership to communicate the status and results of audit activities. Other responsibilities includes determining internal audit scope, performing audit procedures and preparing audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed for review by management and the Audit Committee. Additionally, this position will be responsible for contributing to the development and execution of the annual internal audit plan.This is a hybrid position with both a remote work and minimal in-office working environment.Responsibilities:

  • Execute and manage operational risk based audits to assess control design and operating effectiveness.
  • Lead and direct audit seniors and staff to successfully to complete high quality audit activities timely.
  • Develop audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.
  • Present audit scope and results to senior audit leadership and audit stakeholders.
  • Present quarterly to local bank audit committees. -
  • Participate in the annual audit plan development, including the annual risk assessment, in collaboration with senior audit leadership.
  • Assist in training and developing junior audit team members.Qualification
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant audit experience in public accounting and/or internal auditing.
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Self-starter with ability to self-motivate and work with minimal supervision.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to articulate with clarity and precision.
    • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.
    • Applied knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies, risk-based auditing techniques and auditing standards and frameworks (i.e., COSO, COBIT, NIST, ISO, ITIL, etc.).
    • Local travel 5% or as needed.Experience Requirements:
      • Minimum of a bachelor's degree, from an accredited college or university, with a major in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or related field of study.
      • Required to hold one relevant audit certification (CIA, CISA, CPA, etc.). -#LI-HYBRID#LI-EB1From 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 , Internal Audit - Project Lead Auditor (Auditor in Charge), Accounting, Auditing , Deerfield, Illinois

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