Senior IT Auditor - Billings, MT

  • First Interstate Bank
  • Billings, MT, USA
  • Jun 20, 2022
Full time Banking Information Technology Senior Level

Job Description

This position may be located at any of the offices within First Interstate Bank's fourteen state footprint, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming.


Internal Audit assists the Company in accomplishing its strategic objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management, and internal controls. The Senior IT Auditor performs complex IT internal audit work to support the Company’s overall IT audit plan.



  • Assists the Company to comply with corporate statutory/regulatory requirements.
  • Researches, plans and in-charges complex IT audits including SOX compliance auditing of the IT General Controls (ITGCs) and IT application controls.
  • Analyzes IT operations, processes, applications, and strategies to identify opportunities for improvement in processes and provide technical audit advice relating to systems/operations, systems development and design of controls.
  • Identifies, develops, and presents audit issues and recommendations in written and verbal presentations to all levels of management.
  • Performs manager level reviews of IT audit level risk assessments, audit programs, and audit work performed by others to provide coaching and guidance, ensure satisfactory completion, and maintain quality assurance.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities in complex technical subject matters (data governance, digital transformation, emerging technologies), including external and internal training and professional association memberships. Obtains required CPE to retain professional certification(s).
  • Represents Internal Audit on organizational project teams, management meetings, and strategic projects
  • Assists external auditors, regulators, and third parties as necessary to facilitate engagements and maintain effective relationships.
  • Assists in the identification and evaluation of risk in the organization’s audit universe and the development of the risk-based IT audit plan.
  • Develops, maintains, and manages audit risk assessments, audit programs, and audit work papers to support appropriate coverage.
  • May supervise other auditors including assisting in interviewing, hiring, and training; planning, assigning, and directing work; and appraising performance in accordance with policies, and applicable laws.
  • Builds and maintains key relationships with stakeholders, establishing a culture of engagement while adding value.
  • Adheres to the IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (the Standards). 
  • Performs other duties/special projects as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Information Security, Computer Science or related field from a four-year College or university or equivalent experience. Preferred 4 + years of recent internal audit, IT audit, cybersecurity or equivalent experience. Knowledge of Internal Auditing Standards, PCAOB Standards, Sarbanes Oxley, COSO, and referential frameworks such as COBIT, NIST and FFEIC is required. Professional certifications (CPA, CIA, CBA, CISA, CFSA or CISSP)  is required. Will require approximately 15% travel.



Applicant must have an understanding of financial reporting requirements, banking processes, IT governance & architecture, and related laws and regulations. Strong critical thinking, fraud detection and conflict management skills are needed.  Must also have a good knowledge of analytical techniques used to identify anomalies, trends, and patterns.  Applicant must be a proficient user of basic Microsoft programs (Word, Outlook, Excel, and Teams).  Knowledge of bank information systems is also desirable.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex business, technical, and regulatory documents.  Proficiently write reports and business correspondence.  Verbally present information to groups in a clear and concise manner.  Capable of managing conflicts, disputes, and responding to sensitive inquiries or complaints.



Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Identify and analyze risk as it pertains to the Company.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit: use hands or finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.   The ability to operate a computer for an extended period of time (up to 4 hours) is essential.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The noise level in the work environment is moderate.