SOX Financial Auditor II - Billings

$53,954 - $89,023 yearly
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Billings, MT, USA
  • May 18, 2023
Full time Analysis Banking

Job Description

What’s Important to You

We know your career is just one aspect of a meaningful, complex, and demanding life. That’s why we designed our compensation and benefits package to provide employees and their families with as much choice as possible.

  • Accrue and use your paid time off (PTO) immediately – no waiting period – plus paid federal holidays in addition to PTO.
  • To assist employees in paying down student loan debt, we will make monthly payments of $100 directly to eligible loan service providers on behalf of our employees until the loan is paid off.
  • Our retirement plan is one of the best in the region, including a 6% employer match on your 401(k). Employees (including temporary) scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week are automatically enrolled day one.
  • The health and happiness of the places we call home matter to us. Learn a little more about what we do for the communities we serve, and why we want YOU to be a part of it.



Performs internal audit work to evaluate the operational effectiveness of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls, assists in the annual SOX walkthrough process in conjunction with external auditors, and contributes to internal audits of all areas of the organization to support the Company’s overall audit plan. 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.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Primary duties are related to assisting the SOX Compliance Manager with the execution of the annual SOX program, including the evaluation of control design and testing of controls for operational effectiveness.
  • Be a reference for management to consult on the design of appropriate internal controls.
  • Applies effective analytical and problem-solving skills, including leveraging technology available to mine data, identify trends, gaps or outliers to make insightful recommendations.
  • Demonstrates dynamic communication skills, both verbally and in writing.  Comfortable communicating with all levels of employees throughout the organization.
  • Has a strong business acumen and regularly pursues professional development opportunities. Obtains required CPE to retain professional certification(s).
  • Maintains a high level of integrity and ethics at all times.
  • Manages projects in an organized and efficient manner within budgeted timeframes.
  • Research complex and technical topics and applies knowledge gained to build and execute effective audits. 
  • May monitor the progress of work assigned to others, provide assistance and guidance to other auditors, and review work performed to ensure objectives are met and findings are properly substantiated.
  • Builds relationships with internal customers and represents Internal Audit in various committee and relationship assignments as assigned and shares information gained with the Department.
  • Other assigned coverage areas may include, but are not limited to: Financial Accounting, Bank Operations, Administrative functions, Information Technology. Wealth Management, and Trust Administration, and Regulatory Compliance.



Provides support to Chief Audit Executive on special projects.

Perform other departmental administrative duties as required.



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 essential functions.



Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in accounting or finance from a four-year college or university with 2+ years of recent public accounting, or internal audit experience with publicly traded organizations in the banking sector.  Candidates with other degrees will be considered should they have additional, relevant experience.  Preferred candidates will have prior experience with one of the “Big Four” audit firms.

Professional certifications (CPA, CIA, CBA, CISA, CFSA or CISSP) are highly desirable, but not required.  Preferred candidates will have obtained, are working towards, or have the ability to obtain licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Will require up to 15% travel.



Applicant must have an understanding of financial reporting requirements, banking processes, 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 and resolve problems.  Applicant must be a proficient user of basic Microsoft programs (Word, Outlook).  Knowledge of bank information systems is also desirable.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex financial or regulatory documents.  Proficiently write reports and business correspondence.  Verbally present information to groups in a clear and concise manner.  Capable of 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.



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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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 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.



We offer a competitive total compensation package including base salary and benefits. The anticipated pay range for this position is $53,954 to $89,023 per year (in CO & WA)), and depends on a variety of non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills and experience, education, and geographic location. Additionally, this role is eligible to receive annual discretionary cash bonuses. Benefits available for this position include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability benefits and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, employee assistance program, 401(k), Paid Time Off (new hires accrue at .069 per hours worked which equates to approximately 18 days per year inclusive of paid sick time) and up to 11 paid Federal holidays. Please note this information is provided for those hired in Colorado and Washington only, and this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado and Washington with compensation that aligns with your location.