Auditor III- Billings

  • First Interstate Bank
  • Billings, MT, USA
  • Nov 16, 2020
Full time Accounting Banking Finance Management

Job Description

Performs complex internal audit work for 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.     

include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • 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.

  • Researches complex and technical topics and applies knowledge gained to build and execute effective audits. 

  • Designing and executing audit programs that target high-risk areas in the company’s controls, systems and processes.

  • 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.

  • Assigned coverage areas may include, but are not limited to: Financial Accounting, Bank Operations, Administrative functions, Information Technology Wealth Management and Trust Administration, Regulatory Compliance, and Sarbanes Oxley 404 testing. 


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 the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in accounting, finance, management or information systems from four-year College or university or equivalent experience. Preferred 2 + years of recent public accounting, banking, or internal audit experience.  Professional certifications (CPA, CIA, CBA, CISA, CFSA or CISSP) are desirable, but not required. Will require approximately 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.