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Senior Auditor - Grand Forks ND

Senior Auditor
Alerus is currently seeking a Senior Auditor at our Grand Forks, ND location.
The Senior Auditor provides expertise, advice, and counsel based on advanced business and/or audit experience to the functional areas of Alerus Financial. Provides leadership for projects and team activities. Proactively implements audit strategy for the sound application of risk based practices by defining audit scope, audit program, and review and test procedures. Exercises judgment and influences business managers and peers. Helps business partners balance their business strategy with appropriate risk management controls. Contributes to the development, implementation and communication of Audit's missions, goals and strategies. Interacts with regulatory agencies, external consultants and other internal risk management groups.
  • Assist in the development of the annual audit plan, and perform internal audits in conformity with the annual audit plan and the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).
  • Manage and perform internal audits of various wealth management functions at Alerus Financial, with primary focus on the areas related to Retirement Plans, Trust, and Investments.
  • Prepare or update planning and risk assessment tools for each audit area identified.
  • Develop or update audit programs as deemed necessary based on new regulations and results of risk assessments.
  • Conduct internal audits in a timely manner utilizing a risk-based approach that contains sufficient documentation to support audit procedures performed.
  • Understand the areas being audited, including, but not limited to, attending meetings and training.
  • Communicate policy exceptions, compliance violations, and control weaknesses to department supervisors and managers during audit engagements.
  • Submit audit work, findings, and reports to Audit Manager for review.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university; and 4+ years of related experience in bank or financial institution internal auditing; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Work related experience should consist of an in-depth background in Audit and supervisory skills.  Educational experience, through in-house training sessions, formal school or financial industry related curriculum, should be applicable to the financial industry.
  • Professional certification (CPA, CBA, CIA or CFSA) or advanced degree is a plus but not required.
  • Broad knowledge of Retirement Plans, Trust, Investments, and traditional banking functions.
  • Experience with evaluating and testing internal controls.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform research independently and work under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to provide leadership, supervision and training for employee’s using positive supervisory techniques to ensure maximum productivity; demonstrated ability in organization and delegation skills.
  • Ability to travel within our ND and MN region for audit assignments.     
Alerus offers a challenging and rewarding work environment as well as a competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, paid time off & holidays, retirement benefits, and more!

For more information regarding the responsibilities and qualifications for this opportunity or to apply online, visit our website: We look forward to reviewing your application and thank you for your interest in Alerus Financial!

Alerus Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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