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Senior Auditor

Columbia Banking System

Columbia Banking System

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


About Us:

Umpqua Bank is headquartered in the Pacific Northwest with 5,000+ employees and offers banking services to customers throughout the nation. It’s an especially exciting time to join our team as, following the recent merger with Columbia Bank, we have grown to become a leading western-based regional bank with more than $50B in assets under management and an unwavering commitment to our associates, our customers, and our communities.

We create a great place to work by offering a special brand of relationship banking and by providing a culture where associates thrive. Associates who embody our core values fit in well here and we are eager to meet candidates who demonstrate behaviors that align with Trust, Ownership, Growth, Empathy, Teamwork, Heart, Enjoyment, and Relationships.

About the Role:

In this role, you will conduct internal audits and participate in special projects relating to a wide range of bank operations, regulatory compliance, risk management, and finance and accounting functions. Performs risk assessments, audits, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing, and technical analyses to independently evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls that are designed to ensure the achievement of management's operating objectives, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and reliability of financial statements and other reporting. Leads or co-leads audits or special projects and provides coaching or training to less experienced staff assigned to those engagements. May provide Risk Monitoring and Risk Assessment of one area of the Audit Universe and recommend future assurance coverage of that area to the Audit Manager.

  • Leads regular audits or special projects; often assigned as a technical subject matter specialist on audits and special projects.
  • Compiles and maintains audit work papers in conformity with departmental quality standards and guidelines promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Executes assigned tasks in conformity with deadlines and budget expectations.
  • Keeps the Audit Manager informed of progress, impediments, and the results of fieldwork. Produces status reports and other Internal Audit correspondence.
  • Leads/participates in discussions with audit clients/management regarding results of testing to validate facts and circumstances, establishing the basis for audit testing conclusions and/or reportable findings.
  • Identifies and/or assess potential for control enhancements or opportunities for management to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of operations.
  • Responds to information requests or requests for assistance from external auditors, regulatory examiners, and other bank departments.
  • Performs assigned SOX testing procedures; may lead certain SOX testing activities.
  • Demonstrates compliance with all bank regulations for assigned job function and applies to designated job responsibilities – knowledge may be gained through coursework and on-the-job training. Keeps up to date on regulation changes.
  • Follows all Bank policies and procedures, compliance regulations, and completes all required annual or job-specific training.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Bank's written policies and procedures regarding Bank Secrecy Act, Regulation CC, Regulation E, Bank Security, consumer protection regulations, fair and responsible banking regulations, and other regulations as applicable to this job description.
  • May be asked to coach, mentor, or train others and teach coursework as subject matter expert.
  • Actively learns, demonstrates, and fosters the Umpqua corporate culture in all actions and words.
  • Takes personal initiative and is a positive example for others to emulate.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, information technology, or related technical field or equivalent operational/technical experience in Audit, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Information Technology, or Banking Operations
  • 4-7 years of banking experience, regulatory compliance, and/or in internal or external audit, business operations or technology, or SOX; total years of experience may take into consideration other relevant technical, business, or academic experience.
  • General familiarity with banking and financial services regulatory requirements, such as FDIC, FRB, CFPB, FINRA, etc.
  • Proficient knowledge of accounting and finance, risk assessment, internal control, and auditing concepts/methods; proficient to advanced knowledge and skills in relevant technical discipline (e.g., information technology, quantitative/modeling, data analytics, other).
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, willingness and ability to develop relationships with co-workers and audit clients, and effective time management skills.
  • Willing to learn, work as part of a team using remote collaboration tools, and comfortable sharing ideas with others.
  • CIA, CRCM, CAMS, CERP, CISA, CPA or comparable audit, regulatory compliance, accounting, risk management, or technical certification (or progress towards completion)

Work Style: Fully onsite.

Our Benefits:

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base wages and comprehensive benefits. The pay range for this role is $64,947 - $105,000 and the pay rate for the selected candidate is dependent upon a variety of non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, education, and geographic location. The role may be eligible for performance-based incentive compensation and those details will be provided during the recruitment process.

We offer eligible associates comprehensive healthcare coverage (medical, dental, and vision plans), a 401(k)-retirement savings plan with employer match for qualifying associate contributions, an employee assistance program, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition assistance, mental health resources, identity theft protection, legal support, auto and home insurance, pet insurance, access to an online discount marketplace, and paid vacation, sick days, volunteer days, and holidays. Benefit eligibility begins the first day of the month following the date of hire for associates who are regularly scheduled to work at least thirty hours weekly.

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Umpqua Bank is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to employing, engaging, and developing a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other applicable protected status or characteristics. If you require an accommodation to complete the application or interview(s), please let us know by email: [email protected]

To Staffing and Recruiting Agencies:

Our posted job opportunities are only intended for individuals seeking employment at Umpqua Bank. Umpqua Bank does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies and Umpqua Bank will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resume submissions. Staffing and recruiting agencies are not authorized to submit profiles, applications, or resumes to this site or to any Umpqua Bank employee and any such submissions will be considered unsolicited unless requested directly by a member of the Talent Acquisition team.