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Senior Internal Auditor

About Us

 Are you someone who seeks opportunity and has a true desire to grow your career with an organization that has enriched the lives of its clients and communities in the Greater Washington region for more than 150 years? If so, Sandy Spring Bank may be the perfect fit for you!


Sandy Spring Bank is a growing financial services company focused on creating real experiences for our employees, clients, shareholders and communities.  We are proud to have been certified as A Great Place To Work®, recognized by The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun as a Top Workplace, by Forbes magazine as the #1 Bank in Maryland, as well as by American Banker as a Best Bank to Work For. It is our employees who play an integral role in shaping who we are as a company and upholding what matters most to us: people and relationships.


To help us attract the highest quality individuals, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to those who qualify. We offer competitive market salaries, paid time off, multiple retirement savings options, full health care options, life insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, career development opportunities, tuition assistance and volunteer opportunities. We are proud to offer those, and so much more, making Sandy Spring Bank a remarkable place to work and build a career.


About The Job

Sandy Spring Bank is currently recruiting for a Senior Internal Auditor. The Senior Internal Auditor performs internal audit work on assigned internal audits.  Work involves conducting financial, operational, and compliance audits under the direction of an audit manager or the Audit Segment Director, but with a considerable degree of independence.  Also performs testing of internal controls for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404.  Position requires a working knowledge of banking and auditing concepts, and the ability to apply that knowledge.  Maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards.

Areas of focus:

·        Assists in planning of internal audits.

·        Evaluates the design of internal controls, and performs tests of the operating effectiveness of internal controls.

·        Tests for compliance with applicable regulations.

·        Draws appropriate conclusions from the results of analysis and tests conducted in the assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls.

·        Performs audit work consistent with department standards and industry practices.

·        Participates in the reporting of results of audits to management.

·        Has a knowledge of and can apply the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

·        Maintains effective and professional working relationships with bank staff in audit areas.

·        Keeps abreast of changes in products, processes, systems, and regulations that impact assigned bank segments.

·        Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.




·        Three or more years of full-time experience in auditing, accounting, or related field, with banking industry experience preferred.

·        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Degree in a field relevant to the position is desired (e.g. accounting, finance, information technology).  In some cases, substantial relevant banking experience may be substituted for some education.

·        Candidate should possess or have the qualifications to later obtain a relevant professional certification (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA).

·        Considerable knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices.

·        Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

·        Strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to effectively communicate audit findings to management.

·        Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing appropriate conclusions.

·        Knowledge of the banking regulatory structure, and banking regulations in general.

·        Considerable skill in using a computer with word processing, spreadsheet, and other business software.

·        Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.



Work requires reasonable mobility in and around the work area.  Ability to use standard computer and phone systems is required



·        Normal office environment where there is almost no discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise, or other disagreeable elements.

·        Work includes little or no potential exposure to hazardous conditions.

·        Must be able to travel to remote company and/or client locations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Sandy Spring Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace environment.


Sandy Spring Bank requires COVID-19 vaccination(s) as a condition of employment for all employees.  Submission of Covid-19 Vaccination Card is required if hired.  Accommodations may be available for those who are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please call our job line at 1-800-399-5919 and select option 5. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.