Audit/Compliance/BSA Specialist

Audit: Ensures that policies and procedures are being followed consistently throughout the bank in order to safeguard its assets, verify the accuracy and reliability of retail banking activity and of its accounting data, and educate and promote adherence to the prescribed policies.
Compliance: Assists the Compliance/BSA Officer to ensure the bank is in compliance with all Federal and State Regulations in both the deposit and loan areas. Will perform routine internal audits of loans and deposit related activities. Will assist with monitoring and reporting of BSA activities.
Job Responsibilities:
Conducts Teller and Non-Teller transactional audits.
Creates policies and procedures for Internal Bank Auditing.
Creates, organizes and tracks audit/exam schedules and post-audit/exam matrixes.
Reviews audit schedules to ensure that each area of the bank is audited timely; initiates spot audits when necessary. Oversees the coordination of the internal audit program with outside examiners and auditors.
Prepares reports of all audit work done and makes recommendations for action; discuss and share findings with supervisors/managers of areas evaluated; requires follow up on open items.
Creates and presents Board Reports.
Regularly troubleshoots discrepancies and applies creativity in solving complex problems.
Meets daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines.
Collaborates with Operations, Finance, IT, Retail Banking and Lending Departments as needed.
Ensures monthly and quarterly reconciliations are completed timely by tracking completion.
Attend regular trainings/seminars both inside and outside the bank, as needed.
Attends audit and/or compliance committee meetings as needed.
Assist with other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
Education: HS Diploma; advanced courses in business, accounting, or similar a plus.
Certifications: None
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Training and Experience: Minimum of 1 year of prior banking experience; financial institution Internal Audit, Operations experience and/or Retail Banking experience preferred. Successful completion of in-house training program will be required. Solid analytical and customer service skills as well as familiarity with regulations governing financial institutions. Good interpersonal communication and computer skills; ability to operate standard office equipment such as computers, database programs, MS Office, adding machines, copy/scan, etc.
Essential Physical Requirements:
Ability to converse verbally and in writing with others.
Ability to utilize general office equipment, Internet and various business software programs (i.e. MS office).
Ability to travel within the community to attend various events and meetings.

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