Assistant General Auditor – Accounting And Financial Reporting – Firstbankpr Jobs

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FirstBank Florida, is currently hiring on a vacant job post of Assistant General Auditor – Accounting And Financial Reporting – Firstbankpr based in San Juan PR. Please read the job detail carefully before applying.

Job Title: Assistant General Auditor – Accounting And Financial Reporting – Firstbankpr
Company Name: FirstBank Florida
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: San Juan PR
Job Link Expiry: 2022-09-07
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Job Summary

The Assistant General Auditor is in charge of the assignment and enforcing of the Annual Audit Plan within the unit staff, monitoring its completion and compliance with target dates, Bank’s policies and applicable regulations. The Assistant General Auditor leads the execution of the individual audit reviews and other audit activities included in the risk-based Internal Audit Plan, overseeing the work performed by the audit staff. Also ensures audits are performed in a timely manner, ensuring all audit quality and client relation standards are met, and courteous and professional behavior is observed in all situations. .

Essential Responsibilities

  • Documents the annual risk assessment exercise for areas assigned in order to develop the annual internal audit plan and strategic audit plan, and provide to GA for review. Supports the annual risk assessment completion.
  • Develops Audit Staff Annual Plan staff plan to distribute assigned audits throughout the audit year.
  • Monitors the progress of the established audit plan and provides periodic status to the General Auditor.
  • Reviews and discusses the planning of specific audits with the audit staff, including risk assessment, planning memoranda, audit program and engagement procedures.
  • Leads entry meetings with management to discuss proposed objectives of specific audit assignments.
  • Reviews audit work papers prior to report issuance as to completeness and accuracy, ascertaining that documentation related to audit exceptions is complete and exceptions are disposed into logical recommendations and justified. Ensures audit reports aligns with paper conclusions.
  • Leads Exit Meetings to discuss audit results with the management from audited areas.
  • Monitors the implementation of action plans established by management in response to audit observations.
  • Serves as the liaison between Internal Audit, External Auditors, Risk Management, and regulatory agencies.

Other Responsibilities

  • Monitors the adequacy and competency of the staff in his/her respective unit, assists the General Auditor in performing recruitment efforts and provides orientation to new staff.
  • Maintains a current understanding of regulatory topics and emerging trends, as well as applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines established or enforced by the Federal Reserve Board (FED), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico (OCIF) and other regulatory bodies.
  • Continuous monitoring of emerging risks and their impact to the Corporation and the audit plan.
  • Leads internal audit involvement in key Corporate projects with financial reporting impact.
  • Coordinates assistance to external auditors during the annual audit.
  • Maintains the General Auditor informed of challenges in carrying out the audit function and proposes solutions.
  • Assists in the preparation of department’s annual budget.
  • Assists in the preparation of department’s monthly or other periodic reports to Senior Management, Audit Committee and BOD.
  • Presents audit reports and related matters to the Audit Committee.

Independence of Judgment

The degree of judgment is related to the identification and definition of new situations of moderate to significant complexity and recommendation of actions and/or decision on subjects of impact for the essential functions of the Bank.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has direct supervisory responsibilities over the assigned Audit Supervisors and Audit Officers.

Impact of Errors

The impact of errors of this position could affect other department activities or external services and strategic results or the Bank’s image through regulatory agencies, customers and the community. The impact of errors of this position could also affect the essential activities of the Bank, either from other divisions, departments or within, as well as the stability and continuity of the vital Bank operations.


  • Strong managerial, supervisory and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, external auditors, regulators and examiners

  • Proficient in accounting and financial reporting matters in the banking industry for U.S. jurisdictions and Puerto Rico local requirements.

  • Regulatory banking industry and regulations acquaintance, including FDIC, CFPB, OCIF, and BSA/AML/OFAC guidelines

  • Strong analytic thinking capacity

  • Team work oriented

  • Write, speak and comprehend English and Spanish

  • Time management skills

  • Computer literate, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel

  • Traveling willingness

  • Budget management

Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited college/university and over 3 years of experience in a supervisory position within the Banking Industry or Public Accounting Firm. Applied knowledge and understanding of financial and accounting matters and within the banking industry (e.g., Treasury and Investments, Asset Liability Management, Stress Testing, Allowance for Loans and Lease Losses, Model Risk Management, Financial Reporting, etc.). The incumbent must have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or its equivalent experience (ten years). Highly Recommended Certifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not indented to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required of personnel so classified. The reporting relationship not reflect the most recent changes to the corporate reporting structure.

Accountable for adhering to the Bank’s BSA, AML and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFCA) applicable policies. Employee must follow specific unit procedures developed in compliance with the policies. Employee is also responsible for reporting any suspicious activity and/or transactions in accordance with the Bank’s processes and comply with any mandatory BSA, AML and OFAC training assigned.


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