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Internal Audit

Lead Internal Auditor  San Diego, CA  Posted: 10/14/2019
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Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc., has a full-time opportunity for a Lead Internal Auditor in San Diego, California with our Corporate Office.
Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. is a proven national leader dedicated to Wholesale and Correspondent lending. Since 2000, we’ve built our business on relationships and our deep understanding of the needs of the TPO community. We are in the top ten mortgage wholesale lenders in Southern California. Plaza offers a full range of agency, non-agency, FHA/VA/USDA, renovation, and reverse mortgage programs through our Wholesale and National Correspondent channels, and maintains a number of regional loan operations centers in major U.S. markets. We conduct business and are licensed in all fifty states.
The Lead Internal Auditor manages a team of Internal Auditors in the performance of internal audits, ensuring that internal audits comply with applicable standards, regulations, and guidance and that resulting reports are fair, impartial, and useful.                                  
Must comply with all BSA/AML requirements as well as any mandatory changes. The following job functions are not all-inclusive.  The associate will be required to perform other job-related tasks/responsibilities requested by the manager.  Job duties may change as required by needs of company.  Must complete all required industry and compliance training as required by Plaza Home Mortgage.
  1. Perform the full audit cycle including resk management and control management over operations' effectiveness, financial reliability, and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.
  2. Manage a team of internal auditors.
  3. Evaluate processes for compliance with quality requirements.
  4. Develop audit plans and audit schedules.
  5. Identify processes, situations, etc. where organization is meeting requirements, as well as identify opportunities for improvement.
  6. Assist audit team in developing audit reports to Executive management.
  7. Assist with follow-up audits, as required.
  8. May be required to develop internal auditing/testing parameters.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years experience in Internal Audit
  • IA Certification(s) preferred
  • Mortgage Banking industry preferred
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, yet execute tactically
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to consistently produce accurate work, manage time, multi-task and prioritize work in a high paced environment
  • Ability and experience in managing to and meeting deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work productively in both team and individual environments, and to manage multiple priorities
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Relationship building
  • Business Perspective
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Work
Plaza offers a great work environment. Plaza is an EEOC employer and follows all federal, state, and local laws relating to fair employment. Plaza offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision coverage, paid time off, holidays, volunteer time off, 401(k) with foundation match, and flexible work environment.
Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. is committed to preventing, stopping and remedying all forms of discrimination that occur in its workplace. Managers are accountable for keeping Plaza’s workplace free from discrimination and ensuring that Plaza provides equal employment opportunity for all in the workforce and for those seeking to become members of Plaza’s workforce.
Plaza’s employees are protected by laws designed to protect employees from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs. Plaza’s employees are also protected against retaliation if they engage in a protected activity, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law.


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