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Commerce Bank Senior Internal Auditor in Kansas City, Missouri

About Working at Commerce

Wouldn’t it be great to build your career at a bank that’s known for helping people with their financial challenges? That’s exactly what you’d be doing when you join the team at Commerce Bank. We’re looking for teammates who are ready to do whatever it takes to help our customers with their everyday financial needs. You’d be helping yourself too, because Commerce has a tradition of recognizing and rewarding team members for their talent, skills and contributions.

No wonder we’ve been an industry leader for over 150 years and have developed a reputation as a great place to work in the financial services world. If you’d like to be a part of a team and culture that is respected by its peers and in your community, we should talk. We’re always looking for the best and brightest.

Job SummaryAs an important part of the Commerce Team, a member of the Internal Audit Department will be a trusted advisor and partner with the various lines of business. The Internal Audit Department will offer independent, objective, and risk-based assurance and consulting services that add value and identify solutions. Senior Internal Auditors should be skilled in auditing techniques and familiar with internal auditing standards. This role will also help ensure the Bank’s regulatory compliance.

Position could be located outside of the Kansas City market.

Essential Functions

  • Lead projects of various levels of complexity. Projects typically involve leading 2-4 auditors over a 6-8 week timeline.

  • Determine audit scope by incorporating knowledge from past experience and existing audit documentation, completing process walk-throughs, evaluation of management’s strategic plans, discussions with business unit management, and overall evaluation of risk. Develop detailed audit steps based on results of scope evaluation and assign to audit team members.

  • Provide guidance to employees regarding assignments and issues identified. Be willing and capable to answer day-to-day questions for team members. Manage team’s performance on completing assignments accurately and timely. Review work of team members to ensure they meet department standards and audit step objectives.

  • Complete detailed testwork on audits you lead or when working for others.

  • Review and evaluate the quality of the documented processes and procedures that management has put in place to manage the risks that are most consequential to the company’s financial performance and reputation.

  • Find ways to use data analytics when evaluating controls and performing detailed audit procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assignments.

  • Identify internal control strengths and weaknesses, accounting errors, or compliance violations. While performing internal control testing, use experience to make judgments as to effectiveness of controls in both design and operation. Recognize unmitigated risks or controls that are deficient and make decision as to risk rating assignment for the identified issues.

  • Communicate effectively with management. Be able to communicate scope of audit, on-going progress, and details on the identification of audit issues. Present issues and recommendations along with possible solutions to business unit management. Ability to identify and communicate the root cause of issues is important.

  • Prepare audit reports that effectively summarize the scope and results of the audit. Monitor and review to ensure outstanding audit issues are properly resolved.

  • Perform special projects as assigned. Participate on significant business unit projects/consulting arrangements and periodically report status of projects to audit management.

  • Monitor risk throughout the bank and complete Risk Assessment Questionnaires (RAQ’s) as part of annual audit planning.

  • Perform duties assigned in a manner to maintain chargeability, allow for timeliness of audit reporting, meet time budget goals, and other department performance metrics set by management.

Work Schedule

  • Flexible work arrangement, Full Time, typically 40 hours per week.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of audit standards, the financial industry, consumer compliance regulations and ability to comprehend and interpret written regulations.

  • Ability to develop and coach team members with proven ability to achieve results through collaboration and teamwork.

  • Independent thinker with strong decision-making skills.

  • Motivated and organized self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Inquisitive, agile and strong team player with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to remain adaptable and resilient to all situations with an optimistic outlook and cast a positive shadow that is aligned with our culture and Core Values.

  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Accounting, Business Administration, or Law, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

  • 4+ years of industry audit experience and/or public accounting. Other banking knowledge will be also be considered. Preference of financial institution experience.- Preferred:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM).

Location: 922 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Time Type:

Full time

Commerce Bank has been awarded numerous awards for our company culture. We have been included on distinguished lists such as Forbes’ Best Midsized Employers, Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, and Korn Ferry’s Engaged Performance Award. You’ll see the difference for yourself when you join the team.

Why Commerce? (https://www.commercebank.com/careers/about-commerce)

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Commerce Bank is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and believes that every individual should have the opportunity to work at a job for which he, she or they qualifies. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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