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Senior Operations Auditor

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Job Description – Senior Operations Auditor

Title: Senior Operations Auditor

Department & Code: Internal Audit, E800207

Location: The Woodlands, TX – Bank Headquarters

Reporting: Operations Audit Manager
Adopted/Effective Date: 07/31/2017
FLSA Status: Exempt

Description: The Senior Operations Auditor is responsible for scoping, planning, coordinating and performing internal operational audits on processes, functions, and departments of the Bank. This includes documenting and communicating risks, providing counsel on control issues and recommended process changes, and monitoring corrective actions in order to improve the existing practices of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs and documents audit testing; researchers regulatory requirement and applicable laws to be included.
  • Conducts interviews to gather pertinent information regarding department functions, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs audits based on selected samples; conducts data analysis using data analytics software; completes work-papers and document issues in an electronic audit database.
  • Develops reports based on audit points, summarizes findings and recommendations, discuss action plans with management and monitors completion of outstanding audit issues.
  • Tracks and reports on the status of current audits and progress towards annual goals; performs follow-up audits on departments that were unable to meet standards in the primary audit.
  • Maintains current knowledge of regulatory changes, auditing practices, data analytic software functionality, and Bank policies and procedures.
  • Completes reports, time sheets, and other spreadsheets within the department as needed for compliance and reporting purposes.
  • Reports all findings to Audit Committee quarterly; records meeting minutes.
  • Assists in the development of the annual risk assessment and audit plan.
  • Performs other job-related duties or special projects as assigned.

Competencies Required

  • Strong knowledge of industry recognized auditing and accounting standards, such as Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and Guidelines.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting processes, financial controls, internal controls and risk assessment practices.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint), audit database and analytics software (TeamMate, IDEA) and the ability to navigate banking platforms (Bancline, Mozart).Strong project management and organization skills with high attention to detail.
  • Inquisitive, critical thinker with business risk awareness, professional skepticism, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to research, assimilate information, apply strong problem solving and analytical skills, and influence issue resolution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interviewing, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage workload and to instill a sense of urgency in others as necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Independent with a team orientation; ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion under limited supervision.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience 

  • 5-7 years of audit, accounting, finance or banking operations experience with exposure to internal controls and risk assessment practices.
  • Knowledge of data mining tools such as ACL, IDEA, SQL or MS Access required  Banking or financial services industry experience preferred. 

Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field.
  • Industry recognized certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) preferred. 

Work Status : Full-Time

Supervisory Responsibility: None.


  • Up to 10% travel expected. Working Conditions
  • Conditions involving lifting no more than ten pounds, sitting most of the time, but may involve walking, moving, or standing for brief periods, and occasionally lifting and carrying articles like files, ledgers, folders, etc.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Nothing herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



Karen Keen

Woodforest National Bank
25231 Grogans Mill Rd.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Office: 832-375-2232
Direct Line: 281-825-2227
Fax: 832-375-3232

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Welcome to our ISACA, Great Houston Chapter website!

We recently held our Annual General Meeting and one day gratis Security and Audit Conference July 21. We have not offered a gratis one day conference in a while, although all of our conferences are quite reasonable, and it was appreciated. As someone noted, “Free is always good!”

We had a good turnout, around 125, with approximately 85 staying to the final bell; it did help that we gave away several $100 certificates at the close of the day.

We had several folks who gave significantly of their time to both plan and serve our members and guests during the conference, and we will acknowledge them shortly on our website. However, one person I want to thank now is Mel McQueary, with HCC, who was able to help us rent the auditorium at their West Loop South Campus. We received many compliments on the space itself, and the location.


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