Internal Auditor

Mike Callaway Accounting/Finance/Banking

Website CenterState Bank

Position Title: Internal Auditor

Division: Audit

Reports Directly To: Internal Audit Manager


This position is responsible for, but not limited to, participating in conducting independent financial, compliance, process and operational audits and risk oversight activities. Audits are performed across all function areas of the Bank.


This position is expected to perform the specific duties, tasks, and responsibilities as outlined below:

  • Participate in facilitating, coordinating and performing independent audits of processes and functions as stated in the approved annual audit plan
  • Assist in the review and documentation of processes and controls as defined in the Sarbanes Oxley Act which requires management to maintain adequate internal controls over financial reporting
  • Conduct a wide range of internal audits with minimal or no supervision, including first time or highly complex audits to determine compliance with regulatory, investor, and internal policy requirements, adequacy of internal controls, and effectiveness of operations
  • Follow up on audit findings and recommendations for assigned audits to determine satisfactory resolution in a timely manner
  • Provide consulting services in the areas of internal control standards and internal policies and procedures with management, where appropriate
  • Participate in strategic projects or investigations requested by the Audit Committee or the Chief Internal Auditor
  • Produce written reports identifying audit findings, recommendations, efficiencies and/or best practices. Reports should clearly communicate the engagement results to staff, Management and the Audit Committee in a timely manner
  • Assume additional duties as they arise, cross train within the audit section of the department and be responsive to the needs of the entire department
  • Promote employee awareness of controls and educating them as to their needs and importance
  • Support and uphold the Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as well as the Code of Ethics established by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Assist in the development of individual audit programs based on the audit objectives; Completes audits in accordance with the audit programs within budget and on time; Prepares accurate and complete audit work papers to support audit testing; Reviews and communicates audits findings and recommendations with management before publishing audit reports; Documents audit findings in clearly written audit reports and memos; Complete work assigned as scheduled
  • Ensure that the Bank’s policies and procedures, code of conduct, and regulatory guidelines are strictly complied with
  • Provide assistance to other employees by liaising with them through healthy and positive interactions
  • Be involved in performing marketing endeavors/efforts
  • Continuously update skills by participating in professional training
  • Seek opportunities to improve skills through cross-training offered by the Bank
  • All other tasks, responsibilities or duties, as directed by management


  • Must have strong communication skills characterized by excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Proficient with general office machines and programs to include Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and other software that might be utilized in the department
  • Ability to use the computer efficiently and the capacity to learn new software programs as they are rolled out by the Bank
  • Must have good knowledge of business English, including spelling and punctuation
  • Must possess basic English language skills in order to write and speak clearly, and effectively with coworkers and customers
  • Must be well-organized, accurate, and attentive to detail
  • Must be cooperative and willing to assist coworkers and customers on a regular basis
  • Must have effective listening skills demonstrated by the ability to listen to others talk (without interruption), understand them, and then propose solutions or make contributions based on the points made by others
  • Must possess excellent multi-tasking skills and be able to function well under pressure
  • Must be able to remain composed under pressure and respond to customer and coworker concerns regularly
  • Must have a keen eye for detail and follow instructions to the letter
  • Must be patient and willing to help others in solving problems while maintaining a positive attitude at all times


  • Must be able to remain seated or work standing in a confined area on a computer for a minimum of four (4) hours each work day
  • Must be able to constantly use hands and fingers to enter data through or on a computer or answer a phone throughout most of an eight (8) hour shift
  • Must be able to walk frequently throughout the day
  • Must be able to hear and communicate with coworkers and customers throughout the day
  • May need to lift up to 25 pounds one to two times a day to perform job

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Position may require regular before/after normal business hours, or regular out-of-town travel.


  • Must be able to function in a professional, business office environment and act and dress appropriately for same, consistent with the Bank’s grooming and dress codes
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with customers and coworkers
  • Must be willing to function as a team member
  • Must be willing to demonstrate commitment to CenterState Bank’s mission and goals


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and two or more years of banking related experience. Professional certification highly desired
  • Audit experience with a mortgage banking company or a financial institution, preferred
  • Knowledge of basic technology concepts and controls and experience in performing integrated audits strongly preferred
  • Experience evaluating and testing internal controls required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of proficiency in both oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated high level of personal integrity and reflect appropriate level of judgment and maturity
  • Ability to professionally handle confidential matters
  • Proficiency with personal computers, experience with Excel and Word, preferred
  • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to accept and facilitate change, whether indicated by corporate needs, market or regulatory requirements
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently
  • Must be able to work at a faster than average pace and able to multi-task
  • Must have the ability to perform mathematical calculations necessary to execute the duties of the job
  • Must be able to make sound decisions, have the ability to recognize potential problems, and take corrective action
  • Must stay abreast of department and company policies/changes and be adaptable to those changes
  • Must be cooperative and willing to assist others
  • Must be professional in appearance
  • Regular attendance is necessary
  • Must be adaptable and complete other duties as assigned

These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

CenterState complies with federal and state banking laws, such as the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA PATRIOT Act, and other related anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing initiatives. The Bank has established a Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering/Office of Foreign Assets Control (BSA/AML/OFAC) Compliance Program and employees are expected to adhere to federal and state banking laws, as well as the Bank’s procedures and/or internal controls. The Bank will terminate the employment of employees who fail to comply with banking laws and/or the Bank’s procedures/controls.

CenterState Bank is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on any unlawful basis, including race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, disability, genetic testing, service in the military, citizenship status or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. CenterState also prohibits unlawful harassment of applicants/employees based on these protected categories.

CenterState complies with The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and state and local disability laws and will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, unless doing so will cause an undue hardship. The Bank encourages employees/applicants who believe they need reasonable accommodations to contact the Human Resources Department at 863-595-1300.

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