Fifth Third Bank Senior Financial Auditor II in CINCINNATI, Ohio


Fifth Third Bank is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a heritage that spans more than 150 years. We've staked our claim on looking at things differently to making banking a Fifth Third Better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.

We employ about 18,000 people, and what we offer is:

# A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and financial wellness programs.

# An environment where we win together. We celebrate achievement and work collaboratively. We're also a three-time Gallup Great Workplace honoree.

# An invitation to impact lives in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives. That's fun and exciting.

It comes down to the fact that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to with which to grow # as a customer or as a team member.

The Audit and Credit Risk Review (CRR) division is driven by the desire to be highly valued by stakeholders for our innovative contributions to the achievement of Fifth Third Bank's objectives. We are committed to improving the control environment and business performance through independent and regular assessments of business processes, risk, management activities, and information systems thoughout the Bank. Our results are utilized by management to implement enhancements, resulting on improvements to Fifth Third's internal control enviorement, business performance, and customer service.

At Fifth Third, the Audit and CRR division is committed to the development of well-rounded business professionals while creating a positive and challenging environment as an elite, public corporation.

GENERAL FUNCTION: Conducts larger and more complex financial, operational and compliance audits for various lines of business/functional areas within the Bancorp under the guidance of an Audit Manager. Primary responsibilities includecoaching/supervision of assigned staff personnel and ensuring that the execution of all audit activities in the planning, fieldwork, reporting and wrap-up phases is conducted in accordance with established standards. Typically leads 2-4 staff per auditandmanages multiple audits.

Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank#s risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


  • Ensure execution of all audit activities in the planning, testing, reporting and wrap up phases are in compliance with the Audit Division's methodology /standards and within the timeframes to support department metrics:

o Collaborate with Financial and/or IT audit team members to plan audit projects.

o Develop audit scope and objectives, risk and control assessments, work programs, and other deliverables of audit work.

o Delegate responsibilities to audit staff members.

o Lead the audit team in documenting business and IT management processes related to the entity being audited.

o Execute testing of controls to assess operational effectiveness in managing risk.

o Demonstrate and apply strong project management skills; Ensure accountability and high quality by directing daily progress of fieldwork, informing managers and clients of audit status, and supervising staff performance.

o Use knowledge of risk and control concepts and industry trends to identify control recommendations and process improvement ideas.

o Review audit workpapers and provide coaching feedback on work prepared by staff auditors.

o Prepare audit report draft; ensuring that all areas of audit process and results has been addressed.

o Communicate information to management through presentations and internal audit reports.

o Consistently ensure compliance with Fifth Third Audit Standards and coach staff to develop their understanding of the Audit Standards.

  • Establish, foster and maintain working relationships with peers and supervisory management within the business line and cross-functional lines to support an effective workflow and continuous communications. Make significant contributions tocustomerand client satisfaction and deliver value to internal and external customer.

  • Assist in the identification and continuous monitoring of risks and other potential exposures to the Bancorp. Assist in the design, maintenance and execution of continuous monitoring programs that effectively assesses changing risk and the impactoninternal controls and planned audit activities.

  • Develop line of business and industry knowledge base to keep current on existing and emerging issues; apply this knowledge for the benefit of the Bancorp's risk-based audit program. Provide input for developing recommendations and action planstoeliminate or mitigate observed risks.

  • Develop Individual and team performance by understanding and communicating performance expectations and providing/requesting and acting upon feedback. Establish and execute a Development Plan.

  • Participate in departmental processes and initiatives, including employee-focused processes that promote resource development.

  • Attend Bank sponsored and other training to build industry knowledge and technical capabilities.

  • Lead audit and regulatory issue follow-up processes.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead and develop audit staff auditors to ensure optimal performance in meeting the Audit Division's goals and objectives. Assign, monitor, and review audit work of staff members assigned to the audit project. Responsibleforthe day-to-day supervision of assigned staff auditors, including: active coaching, optimum utilization, identification of challenging work assignments and mentoring. Provide timely and effective feedback throughout the audit and through awrittenperiodic performance review at the completion of each audit assignment. Assist in development of peers and staff by participating in, and leading, mentoring and education programs that give employees exposure to audit processes, businessknowledge, andtechnology.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business required; Accounting preferred.

  • CPA or CIA preferred. At a minimum, should be actively pursuing a professional certification, such as CPA or CIA.

  • 4+ years Fifth Third Audit or large public accounting firm experience; or 5+ years of general industry audit experience required. Supervisory experience required. Banking or financial services experience preferred.

  • Proficient with MS-Windows and other related PC application. Demonstrated ability to learn mainframe applications, and automated data analysis tools and techniques.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

  • Demonstrates leadership, coaching and project management skills.

  • Ability to work within a team environment and maintain professional composure in a dynamic work environment that often requires management/completion of multiple tasks.

  • Must be able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change.

  • Must be results and goal oriented, possess sound judgment and ability to apply logical/critical thought processes when developing business solutions.

  • Demonstrates ability to display a positive business presence and sound judgment with management and external personnel.

  • Must be able to maintain independence and objectivity in all aspects of position.

Fifth Third Bank is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.