Vice President - Internal Audit
* Oversee a comprehensive internal audit program for the Company to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Manage and perform financial, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with the internal audit program approved by the Board. * Monitor and manage performance of departmental staff and co-sourced resources (if necessary). Negotiate annual internal audit contract with outsourced resources (if necessary) based on scope of work. * Coordinate the Department's activities with all applicable regulatory agencies and examiners to best utilize available internal and co-sourced resources and achieve established objectives. * Coordinate and support the efforts of the Company's external audit firm. * Assist Audit Committee in fulfillment of its duties and responsibilities. * Meet with Audit Committee: * Annually to discuss and approve the Department's scope and schedule for the coming year. * Quarterly to update the Committee on status of internal audit program, and provide quarterly results of internal audit. * Periodically to review and discuss audit findings and other matters at other such times as necessary * Review Company practices and records for compliance with established internal policies and procedures. * Develop recommendations for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of Company records and recordkeeping. * Report audit findings and recommendations to appropriate management based on the results of regularly scheduled audits, non-scheduled audits, and at any time when issues need to be addressed by management. * Conduct follow-up reviews of financial, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during audits. * Investigate, as requested by Senior Management or the Audit Committee, or otherwise brought to the auditor's attention any irregularities within the Company. * Serve as an active participant in the Company's Risk Committee and Operations Committee. * Perform other duties as required, consistent with the goals, objectives, and responsibilities of the Internal Audit Department and with the approval of the Audit Committee. * BS/BA in accounting or finance preferred. CPA preferred. * 5 to10 plus years in finance/accounting/audit preferably with financial services experience. * 5 plus years of management level experience a must. * 5 plus years of Big 4 public accounting experience a plus. * Strong finance, analytical, operational and accounting skills. * Excellent business judgment and strong problem solving skills. * Solid communication skills, written and oral, as well as relationship building skills. * Strong time management and organizational skills. * Detail-oriented, works accurately and efficiently. * Energetic, flexible team leader and player with the ability to adapt in a changing environment. * Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills. * Takes initiative: identifies new ways to approach existing processes, maintains an ownership approach to problem-solving, commits to ensuring accounting best practices are in place, and regularly goes above and beyond role. * Demonstrated strong people management, mentoring, development and delegation skills.