IT Senior Auditor at Wintrust Financial Corporation in Rosemont, Illinois

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Wintrust is looking for a highly self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic professional to join the Wintrust IT Internal Audit team. We are offering audit professionals the opportunity to develop their IT technical and auditing skills while learning about the organization. This position will be responsible for the execution of a risk based IT audit plan by completing operational IT audit testing activities. The position is part of the larger IT audit team responsible for audits related to the company's current and emerging technologies including Information Security, Data Management, System Implementations, Digital Channels, as well as other special projects. The role will work in a collaborative environment to execute the audits while occasionally working independently with supervision.


  • Develops and maintains a positive and respectful working relationships with audit team members, audit clients, and provides audit insights on the company's strategic initiatives and emerging risks.
  • Accountable for own assignments and holding others accountable for their work including proactively managing expectations.
  • Actively participates in the successful and timely completion of assigned engagement deliverables pursuant to internal guidelines, procedures and established milestones, with high quality.
  • Assists with the development of the audit risk assessment using a risk-based approach including identifying and assessing controls against best practices and research performed.
  • Participates and documents walkthroughs with relevant business process owners and develops detailed narratives and process flow charts.
  • Executes test procedures prescribed in the risk assessment with alignment to workpaper documentation standards.
  • Drafts findings and recommendations for the purpose of status updates, audit reports, etc.
  • Ensures observations from prescribed procedures and practices are fully supported by relevant evidence and corroborated documented information.
  • Applies analytical skills to review information, perform assessments of the audit results, and evaluate the adequacy of controls.
  • Communicates timely the status of assigned audit and project work to engagement supervisor.
  • Attends and participates in audit team planning meetings and audit meetings with clients, including drafting meeting minutes.
  • Maintain technical competence by ongoing training, seeking development opportunities and applying new skills and knowledge to assigned audit work.
  • Provides training, coaching and audit expertise to the audit team.

This position is a member of the IT Audit team under the guidance of an IT Audit Director and administratively reports to an IT Audit Manager while functionally executing work under the supervision of an Audit Officer. The position will work closely with audit team members, internal audit clients, risk management and compliance functions within the organization, as well as external parties where applicable. The role is based in Rosemont, IL with occasional travel to banking and non-banking locations in and outside of the Rosemont area.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant audit experience in internal audit, Information Technology and/or public accounting.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Self-starter with the ability to self-motivate.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to articulate with clarity and precision.

  • Ability to proactively assess issues, identify solutions and problem solve with value add opportunities to the organization.

  • Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment.

  • Flexibility, multi-taking, creative thinking and good business judgment skills required to meet project deadlines.

  • Team-oriented individual able to work independently, when needed.

  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.

  • Applied knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies, risk-based auditing techniques and auditing standards and frameworks (i.e., COSO, COBIT, NIST, ISO, ITIL, etc.)

  • Experience in utilizing computer-assisted audit tools and techniques (e.g. ACL, IDEA, DataIKU, etc.) and internal audit management software (i.e., TeamMate) desired.

  • Travel 5%-10%, as needed.

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree, from an accredited college or university, with a major in Information Technology, Information Systems, Operations and Information Management, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field of study.

  • CISA, CISSP, CIA, CPA is desired.

Founded in 1991 with the idea to be the alternative to the big banks, Wintrust has since grown into a financial services company with more than $45 billion in assets, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Through our multiple companies and divisions, we provide traditional community banking and commercial banking services, wealth management solutions, commercial and life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, and short-term accounts receivable financing and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing, and treasury management services. We provide community-oriented personal and business banking services to customers located in the greater Chicagoland area, northwest Indiana, and southern Wisconsin through more than 175 community bank locations.

We provide an engaging, dynamic work environment, an excellent compensation package including 401k, employee stock purchase plan, medical/dental, life insurance and more!

Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran. We request applicants refrain from disclosing current or historical compensation information during the recruitment process; any disclosed detail will not be taken into account as applicants are considered for employment.