Under the direction of the Manager, Audit, assists in planning and designing of audit programs, communicating results and performing major assurance and consulting activities for the organization. The incumbent is a more experienced auditor who possesses and has demonstrated a competent knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards and techniques, laws and regulations governing the corporation's business and operations of the corporation's business entities. The Auditor, Sr. must have sufficient experience to perform audits independently with minimal direct supervision on routine matters/general instruction on new assignments. Incumbent uses professional knowledge, experience and analytical criteria to make decisions. The audit scopes will encompass financial and operational areas.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs risk evaluations of assigned business operations to assess potential risks or control weaknesses.
Assists in determining audit priorities, audit scope and audit objectives. Identifies and assists in designing audit tests, selecting samples and developing other techniques needed to verify/evaluate controls.
Communicate logistical requirements (i.e. scheduling, workspace needs) to client management and request documentation required for fieldwork.
Conducts the opening conference with client management. Schedules the closing meeting. Monitors audit progress to ensure timely completion. Facilitates closing meeting.
Conducts audits as assigned. Examines accounting and financial records, analyzes risk management, control and governance processes and determines their effectiveness and degree of compliance with company policies and procedures. This involves reviewing operations across the company to ensure adherence to policies, objectives and external regulations. When deficiencies are noted, effective solutions must be developed and recommended to management.
Assures that work papers provide adequate support for conclusions and comply with established standards.
Prepares draft reports and provides to Manager, Audit for review; ensures appropriate corrective action is taken to reduce unacceptable or undesirable risk; evaluates the adequacy of recommendations offered.
Ensures audit reports contain practical, actionable and effective recommendations which are consistent with current policies and procedures and current operating practices.
Develops and maintains relationships with clients. Develops a network of resources to promote free flow of information within the department and across assigned lines of business. Participates in exit conferences to discuss audit findings and recommendations.
Each team member is expected to be aware of risk within their functional area. This includes observing all policies, procedures, laws, regulations and risk limits specific to their role. Additionally, they should raise and report known or suspected violations to the appropriate Company authority in a timely fashion.
Performs other related duties as required.
The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Synovus is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in the workplace.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum Experience: 3-5 years of job specific experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Experience performing audits independently
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards, laws and regulations.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software programs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Financial Services experience preferred