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VP - Internal Audit

Dallas, TX, USA | Selene Finance

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Position Summary: The Vice President will help to develop the annual audit plan, lead internal audit engagements and provide guidance and coaching to audit team members.This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit. The goal of the Internal Audit Department is to provide high value, independent, proactive insights, to innovate with technology, and to develop and be a source of top talent, offering an atmosphere for both personal growth and professional growth.This position will support internal audit activities for mortgage servicing, title, due diligence, insurance and shared services. The scope includes, but is not limited to, all mortgage loan servicing functions, finance and accounting, vendor management, IT, HR and Risk Management.The Vice President will provide the audit engagement team members with guidance on the internal audit methodology, engagement planning and execution, issue identification, risk rating and reporting.This person will develop and provide a systematic, disciplined approach to identifying and evaluating findings and recommending improvements to the effectiveness of control and governance processes.The position will be a critical risk partner within the organization while maintaining independence and will ensure that the engagement audit staff is executing in accordance with industry best practices, regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures.The Vice President of audit will:


Support the maintenance of the internal audit methodology and framework, use and maintain standard templates and documentation, and utilize approved communication and reporting practices.

Help to lead the annual audit plan and manage its completion.

Review engagement planning documentation and audit programs to ensure adequate coverage of risk and sufficient rationale for audit scope.

Assess the relevance of audit findings, potential exposures, materiality, improving or deteriorating trends, and demonstrate awareness of big picture issues.

Write internal audit reports and help develop the quarterly and annual reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Identify potential changes impacting the risk profile of audit entities and the corresponding impacts to current and future audit plans, scope, and coverage.

Develop and maintain a collaborative and strong working relationship with operations and shared service managers, external auditors, rating agencies and regulators.

Coach audit team members on audit techniques, critical thinking and writing skills and help to develop audit team members for future opportunities across the company.

Assist as needed with activities of the external auditors, rating agencies and federal and state exams.

Monitor audit and exam related findings and perform validation of the effectiveness and sustainability of remediation actions.


Required Qualifications


Education: Required: BA/BS degree

Certification: CPA/CIA/CRCM/CISA

Experience: 5+ years internal audit experience, 3+ years of mortgage servicing audit experience

Management Experience: 2+ years of people leadership experience.

Expert knowledge of internal audit, risk assessments and control environment, and the key risks that can threaten the achievement of an organization’s business objectives.

Ability to act as trusted advisor to management, using discretion and sound judgment in identifying, analyzing and reporting problems.

Strategic thinking skills including the ability to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately with broad knowledge levels and perspectives.

Excellent communication, presentation and professional skills including the ability to interact effectively at all levels within the organization.


Preferred Qualifications


Education: MS/MA/MBA

Experience: 8+ years of mortgage servicing audit experience

Management Experience: 4+ years of people leadership experience.


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