IT Auditor at Wintrust Financial Corporation

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Hybrid schedule! Remote for at least 3 days a week and in our Rosemont office 1-2 days a week

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Family-friendly work hours

  • Promote from within culture


Why join this team?

Wintrust is looking for a highly self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic professional to join the Wintrust IT Internal Audit team. We are offering professionals an opportunity to continuously learn and develop their IT technical skills while learning how the business runs. This position will be responsible for assisting with the completion of audit testing activities relating to internal audit engagements. The position is part of the larger IT audit team responsible for audits related to the company’s current and emerging Technology, Information Security, Digital Channels, as well as other special projects. The role will work in a collaborative environment to execute the audits while occasionally working independently with supervision.


What You'll Do

  • Actively participates in the successful and timely completion of assigned engagement deliverables. 

  • Attends audit team planning meetings and audit kick-off meeting with clients, including drafting relevant meeting minutes.

  • Obtains and reviews prior year audit work papers and other relevant documents to assist with the effective, efficient, and successful completion of all audit activities.

  • Performs specific audit procedures or tasks as assigned.

  • Participates in walkthroughs with relevant business process owners and writes narratives and conclusions based on assessments derived from executing walkthrough procedures.

  • Timely completes assigned audit areas and develops required supporting work papers. 

  • Ensures observations of irregularities, discrepancies, and deviations from prescribed procedures and practices are fully supported by relevant evidence and corroborated documented information.

  • Participates in the preparation of status reports.

  • Timely communicates with audit team and audit clients. Keeps engagement supervisor and/or audit clients informed as to status of work.

  • Timely completion of administrative tasks - timesheets, performance plan and year-end review, T&E reports, etc.

  • Develops positive working relationships with audit team members, audit clients, and throughout the organization.


This position administratively reports to an IT Audit Manager and functionally to an audit engagement supervisor (i.e. Senior Auditor or Audit Officer). The position will work closely with audit team members, internal audit clients, other risk management and compliance functions within the organization, as well as external parties where applicable. The role is based in Rosemont, IL with occasional travel to banking and non-banking locations in and outside of the Rosemont area.



  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of relevant audit experience in public accounting and/or internal auditing.

  • Applied knowledge of accounting concepts, audit methodologies, risk-based auditing techniques, The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, COBIT, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, etc.

  • Team-oriented individual and able to work independently, when needed.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and participate in concurrent engagements and projects.

  • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision, both written and verbally.

  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.

  • Experience with or significant interest in technology, cybersecurity, and digital concepts.

  • Experience in utilizing computer-assisted audit tools and techniques (e.g. ACL, IDEA, etc.) and internal audit management software (TeamMate) is desired.

  • Travel 5%-10%, as needed



  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, with a major in Information Systems, Accounting Systems, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field of study.

  • CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP is desired

From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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