• Audit Lead

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

    East West Bank is seeking an Audit Lead.


    • Advanced level of business expertise in loans/deposit operations.
    • Can research legislative issues, new audit regulations/trends and other changes in the industry environment.
    • Assist with risk assessment of assigned department or functional area in established/required timeline; and assist in developing the draft annual Audit Plan
    • Ability to analyze a process and to identify key risks and internal controls, identifying weaknesses in internal controls.
    • Ability to effectively write audit reports and audit issues and communicate professionally with area management.
    • Ability to develop and adjust audit program as appropriate, including identifying areas appropriate for use of data analytics and integrated audits.
    • Solid project management skills to oversee audit timelines and budgets, including the ability to anticipate problems in executing audits and to make appropriate adjustments.
    • Ability to train lesser experienced auditors on basic audit tasks and provide constructive feedback towards the completion of performance reviews.
    • Assist with follow up and timely disposition of all assigned findings in accordance with the Bank’s Issues Management Policy
    • Perform continuous monitoring of assigned to business areas to assess risk and make appropriate recommendations for adjustments to the Annual Audit Plan
    • Serves as internal consultant to departments, as requested
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with appropriate corporate and business unit management
    • Willingness to transfer outside of the Internal Audit department when need arises or as part of rotation assignment
    • Execute on special projects and other assignments as assigned by management.


    • Collaborative working style with the willingness to listen to all viewpoints and weigh all facts before coming to a conclusion
    • Strong communication skills in working with departmental management and staff, divisional management, and external parties 
    • Strong team player with ability to offer her/his opinions and yet respect the collective decision
    • Ability to interpret gray-areas and propose alternative solutions
    • Good computer skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task
    • Flexibility in work hours, locations, and working conditions
    • Flexibility to travel to Hong Kong and Shanghai to perform audits, if assigned
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree is required, and industry certification(s) (e.g. CPA, CISA, CIA) is a plus.
    • 8+ years of direct or comparable assurance experience.
    • Working knowledge of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) a plus.


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