Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
Posted on: November 11, 2019
Under the direction of the Manager, Audit, assists in planning and
designing of audit programs, communicating results and performing
major assurance and consulting activities for the organization. The
incumbent is a more experienced auditor who possesses and has
demonstrated a competent knowledge of accounting principles,
auditing standards and techniques, laws and regulations governing
the corporation's business and operations of the corporation's
business entities. The Auditor, Sr. must have sufficient experience
to perform audits independently with minimal direct supervision on
routine matters/general instruction on new assignments. Incumbent
uses professional knowledge, experience and analytical criteria to
make decisions. The audit scopes will encompass financial and
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs risk evaluations of assigned business operations to assess
potential risks or control weaknesses.
Assists in determining audit priorities, audit scope and audit
objectives. Identifies and assists in designing audit tests,
selecting samples and developing other techniques needed to
Communicate logistical requirements (i.e. scheduling, workspace
needs) to client management and request documentation required for
Conducts the opening conference with client management. Schedules
the closing meeting. Monitors audit progress to ensure timely
completion. Facilitates closing meeting.
Conducts audits as assigned. Examines accounting and financial
records, analyzes risk management, control and governance processes
and determines their effectiveness and degree of compliance with
company policies and procedures. This involves reviewing operations
across the company to ensure adherence to policies, objectives and
external regulations. When deficiencies are noted, effective
solutions must be developed and recommended to management.
Assures that work papers provide adequate support for conclusions
and comply with established standards.
Prepares draft reports and provides to Manager, Audit for review;
ensures appropriate corrective action is taken to reduce
unacceptable or undesirable risk; evaluates the adequacy of
Ensures audit reports contain practical, actionable and effective
recommendations which are consistent with current policies and
procedures and current operating practices.
Develops and maintains relationships with clients. Develops a
network of resources to promote free flow of information within the
department and across assigned lines of business. Participates in
exit conferences to discuss audit findings and recommendations.
Each team member is expected to be aware of risk within their
functional area. This includes observing all policies, procedures,
laws, regulations and risk limits specific to their role.
Additionally, they should raise and report known or suspected
violations to the appropriate Company authority in a timely
Performs other related duties as required.
The information on this description has been designed to indicate
the general nature and level of work performed by employees within
this classification. It is not designed to contain or be
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned
to this job.
Synovus is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business
administration or a related field, or an equivalent combination of
education and experience
Minimum Experience: 3-5 years of job specific experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Experience performing audits independently
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, auditing
standards, laws and regulations.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Financial Services experience preferred
Trust experience preferred
Keywords: Synovus Financial Corp., Columbus , Senior/Lead Auditor, Other , Columbus, Georgia
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