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IT Senior Staff Auditor

Company: First Bank and Trust
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

FirstBank Lubbock Bancshares began with the vision of one man, Barry Orr, and a promise. Barry promised his wife and friends that he would start a bank that would become profitable through relationships, hard work and determination. "It is our goal to be the BEST community bank in the Lubbock area," states Barry Orr, Chairman & CEO. "We knew we could help build a better Lubbock by serving the needs of customers our way."


The IT Senior Staff Auditor is responsible for performing professional IT internal auditing work (which includes Information Technology, Information Security, Cybersecurity, Robotic Process Automation, E-Banking, etc.) to aid management in evaluating whether internal controls are adequately designed, operating effectively, and complying with relevant regulatory guidelines.


  1. Plays a lead role in the delivery of IT internal audit services, IT internal audit related projects and/or Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) IT-related internal control testing.

  2. Executes IT Audit and IT Internal Control Testing that is performed by the in-house IA department.

  3. Assists with evaluating IT general and application controls for SOX, NIST and FFIEC compliance requirements.

  4. Represents the IA department on special projects such as system implementations, by working with HTLF IS and various other HTLF functional business areas, External IT Regulator, External IT Audit Firm and Sourced IT Audit Firms.

  5. Serves as a resource on IT-related issues for others within the IA department.

  6. Researches on technology, industry trends and professional standards as it relates to IT controls and the IT audit profession; Incorporates best practices at Heartland Financial.

  7. Assesses relevant risk(s) to determine appropriate audit objectives, scope and procedures.

  8. Identifies financial and operational inefficiencies and/or significant internal control weaknesses.

  9. Performs innovative audit work and incorporates technical auditing skills (e.g., Data Analytics, Data Visualization).

  10. Develops recommendations to mitigate risk, improve internal processes, operations and/or reduce cost.

  11. Reports results of audits and testing to others in IA and Senior Management in a clear and concise manner.

  12. Performs audit testing in conformance with the international standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit Standards.

  13. Conducts projects, reviews, audits, investigations, and due diligence as requested.

  14. Completes annual E-Learning Plan training as assigned and maintain current knowledge of IT-related training as it relates to the job function.

  15. Keeps abreast of banking policies and procedures, current developments in the IT, accounting and/or auditing professions, and changes in local, state and federal laws, as applicable.

  16. Maintains credentials through continuing education, as applicable.

  17. Participates in internal/external meetings, trainings and/or seminars on IT-related issues (e.g., cyber security, PCI Compliance, Privacy, etc.).


  1. Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Data Analytics, Accounting, or Business, required; Master's Degree, preferred.

  2. 3-5 years of professional experience working in the areas of IT audit, IT controls assessment and/or SOX evaluating and testing, required; Experience within a Financial Institution (IT and/or Internal Audit) or in an External IT Audit Consulting Firm, preferred.

  3. Experience in developing IT audit work programs and/or assisting in IT and/or SOX projects.

  4. Critical thinking and problem solving; able to solve/troubleshoot problems and offer practical, alternative solutions.

  5. Proficient knowledge of IT general and application controls, as well as FFIEC and NIST compliance requirements (IT systems, security).

  6. Working knowledge of IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) Standards and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

  7. Ability to work independently and in some cases with limited guidance.

  8. Strong technical skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

  9. Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  10. Prior project management experience, preferred.


Preferred but not required:

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP);
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA);
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA);
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA); and/or
  • Any other similar type of IT-related, accounting, security, or technology professional designation/certification

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Time Type:

Full time

Keywords: First Bank and Trust, Fresno , IT Senior Staff Auditor, Other , Fresno, California

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