Internal Auditor (#210301)


The Internal Auditor is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive audit program within the bank’s retail branch offices, and its corporate Administration office. The primary focus will be to ensure Merchants & Marine Bank business and operation units, branches and subsidiaries meet audit policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with federal banking regulations/laws, statewide banking mandates and Merchants & Marine expectations. The Internal Auditor in conjunction with Retail & Risk will oversee all independent internal audits and examination of department wide records, infrastructure, and workflow processes as directed by Merchants & Marine Bank annual business plan.

 Duties and responsibilities

  • Complete or may manage third party partner comprehensive audit exam of branch and administration department procedures following formal audit guidelines.
  • Review and appraise department policies and procedures for safeguarding the bank’s financial assets.
  • Evaluate the strength and adequacy of Merchants & Marine Bank’s automated operational systems and ensure control mechanisms are sufficient and provide practical and necessary data.
  • Submit written reports of internal audit review, including findings, analyzes, conclusions and corrective action recommendations.
  • Participate in continuing education and development of practical and enhanced internal audit processes for financial institutions.
  • Responsible for effective communication with bank Board of Directors and regulatory authority on audit issues.
  • This position will be developed as the subject matter expert on all internal audit matters.
  • Must be able to work with a strong third-party internal audit partner.
  • Build a sound internal audit/risk management function for a growth financial institution
  • Responsible for investigations pertaining to audit issues and must be able to solve problems
  • Liaison between CRO, Audit Committee and internal audit provider
  • Review and evaluate the work product of Merchants & Marine third-party internal audit partner as a quality control function.

·         Preforms other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or other subjects related to Banking.
  • 3 years of experience in a bank’s risk control function, auditing, risk management or regulatory oversight.
  • Knowledge of Banking Audit standards, regulations, guidelines and best practices, and familiarity with key banking procedures and operational processes preferred.
  • Must be able to use critical thinking, logic, and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Job requires thorough analysis of information and use of logic to address complexity of data and information.
  • Ability to collaborate and relate well to all kinds of people, build appropriate rapport and constructive, effective relationships, and use tact and diplomacy to handle situations comfortably.
  • Must be honest, have integrity, and ethical behavior.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills: demonstrating ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw reasonable conclusions.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret, governmental regulations and professional financial audit publications.
  • Ability to think strategically and systemically.
  • Ability to write professional reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly to effectively convey information so that others understand and as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Must have excellent computer and business software skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.
  • Highly structured thinker with the ability to methodically break down complex issues, exercising good judgement and discretion

 Working conditions 

  • Office environment, but may have infrequent occasion to work outdoors
  • 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.  Overtime or extended hours occasionally
  • Some travel may be necessary to branch locations.
  • Offsite training or conferences may be necessary 

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


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