East West Bank

  • VP-Audit Lead

    Location US-CA-Pasadena
    Job ID
    Audit/Risk Management
    Position Type
  • Overview

    East West Bank is seeking a Vice President Audit Lead who has expert knowledge of internal controls, auditing methodologies and techniques, and risk assessments.


    • Keep abreast of legislative issues, new audit regulations/trends and other changes in the industry environment; readily identify how such changes affects the department and the bank’s control environment
    • Conduct risk assessment of assigned department or functional area in established/required timeline; and assist in developing the draft annual Audit Plan
    • Perform audit assignments and process improvement analyzes through the application of business knowledge and department procedures
    • Finalize Audit Programs to ensure the program is risk based, the test steps are adequately defined and key risks are identified in the Program. Recognize the need to modify programs/procedures based on controls, assessments, and test work
    • Attend Audit Entrance Meetings and Exit Meetings
    • Provide support and guidance to auditors as required throughout the audit engagement and help resolve any issues
    • Review audit work papers to ensure that they are prepared in accordance with department standards
    • Review and approve all Audit Findings and ensure adequacy of action plans
    • Prepares audit reports on internal control deficiencies and recommends improvements in systems of internal control; ensuring clarity, conciseness and issuance in a timely manner
    • Possesses strong project management skills to effectively organize/prioritize multiple assignments to meet established deadlines, monitor progress of audits, and communicate budget overages
    • Monitor outstanding issues and control deficiencies and ensure they are timely followed up, closed or extended, as deemed necessary. Ensure all risk acceptance has been approved per policies & procedures
    • Document follow up and timely disposition of all assigned findings in accordance with the Bank’s Issues Management Policy
    • Participate in various committees or task forces geared to policy/procedure development and operational improvements
    • Conduct periodic training workshops to promote awareness of internal controls and to discuss changes in policies that will impact the audit process
    • Assists with the annual evaluations performance of staff
    • Serves as internal consultant to departments as requested
    • Makes formal/informal presentations of audit findings/recommendations to management, and monitor outstanding issues, in accordance with policy
    • Demonstrates leadership skills and assists team members
    • Effectively manages relationships with internal client personnel
    • Perform other tasks as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree or Masters Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field. CPA, CISA, CIA certifications a plus.
    • Typically has 8+ years related experience




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