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Audit Director, Finance

at Bank of Hope

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3fee9022-fdbe-4d88-8981-8862c1197d1f

Job Description

The Sr/Director of Internal Audit’s Finance team is a key leader in our organization, responsible for defining and executing the annual audit plan for responsible coverage areas. In addition, the Audit Sr/Director will contribute to initiatives supporting continuous improvement focused on audit practices and supporting technology-based tools as applicable. This leader promotes risk awareness in the enterprise through positive and collaborative relations with executives, business leadership, and staff. In addition to oversight of audit execution, the Sr/Director meets regularly with senior executives and business leaders to discuss audits, assess risks, evaluate issue remediation progress, provide feedback, and gather insights on business activities. This Audit Sr/Director will be transformational and resourceful in maintaining internal auditing standards governing all audit activities that conform to internal and professional standards. Reporting to the Chief Audit Executive, this newly created senior leadership role will be part of a dynamic and growing team.


Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Drives preparation of a comprehensive risk-based, multi-year plan of audit coverage for assigned area(s)
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with senior executives and other key stakeholders
  • Manages audit projects to cover key risks and produces meaningful audit reports that clearly communicates risks and core audit issues
  • Manage and lead Sarbanes-Oxley testing
  • Contributes to overall strategic audit plan
  • Recruits and manages a team of Internal Audit professionals, providing ongoing coaching, training, development, and motivation; develops goals and monitors accomplishments
  • Develops a strong rapport with senior management to ensure discussions are trusted, constructive, and valued; works diligently to understand the company’s strategies and risks
  • Takes ownership of, and demonstrates leadership around continuous improvement initiatives within the Audit department
  • Proactively keeps team informed of emerging trends, developments, and practices


The successful candidate will possess the following intangible skills:

  • Ability to quickly navigate through the organization
  • Superior oral and written communication; comfortable making presentations to executives, groups of professionals, external auditors, and regulators
  • A successful track record developing strong relationships across a broad ranges of leadership functions
  • The ability to influence and effectively challenge
  • Be a change agent and viewed as a trusted advisor
  • Creative thinker who can map out creative solutions and lead their implementation
  • Collaborative and takes ownership to ensure the quality of the audit team’s product and success
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple demands
  • Possess business acumen and judgement plus ability to resolve and communicate key issues to all levels
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with a “hands-on” style to lead change

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 7 years internal auditing/examining Finance departments in regional and/or large commercial banking
  • 7 years in a leadership role
  • Certification such as CIA, CPA, CFE, CRM
  • Public accounting experience is a plus
  • In depth experience and knowledge in the banking industry, Sarbanes Oxley, COSO; experience auditing finance related areas including financial and regulatory reporting, capital management, balance sheet management, accounting, and liquidity
  • Experience with auditing software preferred
  • Ability to communicate in both English and Korean is a plus
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