Risk Advisory, Internal Audit Senior Associate (focus on loan review)

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RSM has an exceptional career opportunity for an Internal Audit Senior Associate (focus on loan review) within the Risk Advisory Services (RAS) practice in our Chicago office. Our RAS practice is rapidly expanding across the Great Lakes and we are looking for talented professionals to assist in servicing our new and existing clients.


The Internal Audit Senior Associate is responsible for providing risk management and internal audit consulting services primarily to Financial Institutions. You will be responsible for assisting in planning and managing engagements, conducting fieldwork, discussing findings and observations during client exit meetings, preparing work papers to support conclusions, reviewing staff work papers, and preparing written audit reports. The position will also include routine client service assistance such as advice on internal control approaches, best practices and helping clients deal with routine issues.



  • Preparing and/or reviewing all necessary work papers, status documents and reports related to our internal audit engagements, with an eye on quality, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Taking the role as selected on certain audit engagements as the In-charge Senior which will entail leading the team through the entire internal audit process
  • Monitoring and reporting regarding the productivity of staff, and adherence to work plan schedules on each assignment.
  • Developing an understanding of client's business, and becoming a functional expert
  • Recognizing and informing management of opportunities to increase level and types of services to clients
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • 4 years' experience with financial institutions
  • Ability to travel up to 40% when needed
  • Experience and ability to manage projects and take initiative

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CIA, CPA or MBA is preferred
  • Internal audit or regulatory background
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enterprise Risk Management experience
  • Excellent project management and time management skills
  • Work paper documentation and review the excellent writing capabilities
  • Good analytical skills and knowledge of internal controls
  • Experience with financial institutions
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and/or FDICIA

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

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RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID req4041
Line of Business: Consulting Services
SubFunction: RAS Int Audit & SOX Solutions
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req4041
Location: One South Wacker Dr Ste 800, , Chicago, IL US
Region: Great Lakes Region
Job Category: Business Consulting/Technology
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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