Director of Internal Audit – Corporate Office, El Dorado, AR 

First Financial Bank, El Dorado, Arkansas has an immediate opening for a Director of Internal Audit at our Corporate Office in El Dorado, Arkansas. 

This position will assume the responsibility for ensuring the optimum efficiency and effectiveness of the internal audit function by establishing departmental goals and objectives. This individual must stay abreast of emerging issues in all areas of the internal audit environment, which includes compliance with laws and regulations. Individual will represent the internal audit department on various banking committees and compile written reports for presentation at the quarterly Audit Committee meeting. This individual will assist with external examination and audit procedures and with preparation for said exams and audits; will assist with the evaluation of internal control procedures implemented by management; assist managers in the annual risk assessment process; and provide internal control and problem solving consultation to management.  

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in accounting, or related courses required. CPA designation preferred.  Any form of internal audit designation (CIA, CFSA, CISA, etc.) or public accounting experience is a plus.  Should have a minimum of five years management-level bank internal audit or external audit experience.  FDICIA compliance experience is preferred. 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Should have ability to work with auditees diplomatically in sometimes adverse situations. Have a good understanding of human relations, have good relationships with auditees, and have ability to make fair and equitable judgements in review of possible procedural exceptions.  Must possess good organizational skills.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office – Word & Excel and have the ability to learn various other computer software programs.  Must be able to analyze and interpret computer-related issues.  This position requires participation in continuing education programs to stay abreast of current bank audit requirements. Limited travel is required to audit outlying bank branches and complete continuing education courses. 

First Financial Bank offers an excellent benefits package which includes: 

  • Health/RX/Dental Plan
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • 401(k), Profit Sharing and ESOP 

First Financial Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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