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About the Position

Staff Auditor

Location: Lexington, SC

Conduct audits for management to assess effectiveness of controls and compliance with laws and regulations, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of operations.  Ensure audit recommendations are properly supported and documented and that the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of internal controls are properly evaluated. This position supports audit management by helping in the preparation of audit programs and completing audit documentation to substantiate work performed. The successful candidate will know how to apply risk and control concepts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Conduct audits or audit test steps assigned in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness of audit programs, recommending changes and improvements as needed.
  • Analyzes and tests processes, department activities, and controls identified in the audit program for compliance with regulations and bank policies and procedures.
  • Analyze data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, and bank policies or procedures.
  • Prepare audit work papers to ensure audit recommendations are properly supported and documented and the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls have been properly evaluated.
  • Ensure recommendations for corrective actions are realistic and cost beneficial.
  • Effectively communicate complex audit findings and recommendations to appropriate management levels, including senior management, in a timely manner.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with audit clients.
  • Perform follow-up testing.
  • Perform SOX testing.
  • Work to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Shows initiative by seeking increased responsibilities; asks for and offers help when needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related degree
  • 3-5 years of internal audit experience, banking audit experience preferred; experience in regulatory compliance a plus.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Ability to identify underlying cause of issues.
  • Ability to compute basic to moderately complex math calculations.
  • Intermediate problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Proficiency in using personal computers and office products (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Strong time management, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Familiarity with standard auditing practices and procedures.
  • Proficient understanding of internal controls and control frameworks
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing, preferred.
  • Experience with branch audits, preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Professional designations desirable: Certified Bank Auditor (CBA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)