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Internal Audit Senior Auditor

Charles Schwab
75,ooo+ benefits
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

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Job Role
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification
Not necessary

Job Details

Our Opportunity:

The Internal Audit Department (IAD) of The Charles Schwab Corporation provides independent and objective assessments to figure out whether all significant risks are identified and appropriately reported by management and risk functions to the Board and Executive Management, to evaluate whether risks are adequately controlled, and to challenge Executive Management to improve the efficiency of governance processes, risk management, and internal controls.

The Corporate internal audit enterprise team is seeking a Senior Auditor (Senior Specialist). The Corporate team is responsible for execution of audits over the firm’s corporate and risk management functions. Corporate audits cover areas such as marketing, finance, treasury, accounting, vendor management, and human resources. Risk Management audits cover areas such as compliance, credit, liquidity, market and operational risk management. The team also performs testing to confirm remediation of audit issues and regulatory issues.

Reporting to the Director or Senior Manager of the Corporate enterprise team, the Senior Auditor will have responsibility for assisting in the for the independent and objective assurance activity designed to improve the organization’s operations and compliance with key regulations by evaluating and improving the efficiency of risk management, control, and governance processes.

What you’ll do:

· Audit Execution: Participate in the planning and execution of internal audit assignments, ensuring work is performed in accordance with IIA standards and IAD policies and procedures. Responsibilities will include: scheduling and participation in audit meetings; participation in scoping discussions; drafting of audit deliverables; design and execution of testing; and completion and review of work papers. Additionally, assist in the tracking of team operations including audit status, issue status, and budgets.

· Issues Identification: Based on the results of audit testing, identify and draft audit observations for review by the Internal Audit Manager/Senior Manager (and above levels) and subsequent debriefing with the key partners (typically VP-level and below).

· Issue Management and Validation: Conduct validation testing of the audit issue action plans completed by the business.

· Risk Assessment: Under the direct supervision of IAD Management, participate in the annual Risk Assessment process, including scheduling and participation in meetings with partners, and the scoring and documentation of risk ratings.

· Coaching: Provide support, mentoring, and feedback to audit team members throughout the audit. Provide assistance with onboarding and ongoing support to new team members.

· Administration/Training: Completion of firm-wide and departmental administration and training requirements.

· Other Initiatives/Special Projects: As needed, assist with special projects related to business operational improvement or internal team needs.



What you have:

· 3 - 5+ years of financial services-related audit experience with growing responsibility. Corporate, Broker Dealer, Bank Operations, or Regulatory Compliance (including BSA/AML) experience specific to internal audit and/or similar Big 4 Accounting or regulatory experience a plus.

· Demonstrated experience performing internal audits amongst a complex operational and regulatory environment.

· Ability to work as a member of a project team and cultivate a strong working relationship with external co-sourcing providers and internal lines of businesses.

· Some understanding of prudential regulatory requirements and expected practices for managing interest rate risk, liquidity risk, and capital risk for Large Banking Organizations, such as SR Letter 10-1 Interagency Advisory on Interest Rate Risk, SR Letter 10-6 Interagency Policy Statement on Funding and Liquidity Risk Management, SR 15-19: Federal Reserve Supervisory Assessment of Capital Planning and Positions for Firms Subject to Category II or III Standard

· CPA, CIA, CISA strongly preferred. Other relevant certifications will be considered.

· Understanding of risks and internal controls and the ability to evaluate and figure out adequacy and efficiency of controls.

· Stays current on industry and regulatory issues and standard methodologies; imparts this knowledge to the team and the auditees.

· Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to anticipate issues and to design appropriate solutions.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills with a shown ability to articulate effectively and expertly.

· Bachelor’s degree required.

· Ability to travel occasionally, less than 5%


Financial services can be complicated. Charles Schwab is trying to fix that. They have a history of challenging the status quo and innovating in ways that help individuals create a better tomorrow. Their purpose is to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity, empowering them to take ownership of their financial future at every income level and life stage.

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