Internal Auditor
Job Details
MLT - Headquarters - Mountlake Terrace, WA
Full Time

Please Note: Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for employment at 1st Security Bank of Washington.  Accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs or medical conditions contraindicating the vaccination may be requested.  Requests for required forms should be directed to the HR Department.



Join our team!  1st Security Bank team members deliver service that "WOWs" each other and our customers. We value relationships, teamwork, community, and professional growth in a safe, friendly, and progressive workplace. We celebrate diversity and support equality for all. If you share these core values and are committed to career excellence, let us help you reach your dreams!


1st Security Bank is looking to find a dynamic individual to fill our Internal Auditor position in our Compliance department! If you are the type of individual that would enjoy working at one of the Puget Sound's Best Places to Work for 6 years in a row and focuses on providing an exceptional client experience, then 1st Security Bank is the place for you. 1st Security Bank was named a bronze medal winner in its class in the Puget Sound Business Journal's Best Workplaces contest in its first year nominated and is also consistently rated a 5 star Bank in Washington State by Bauer Financial, an independent bank rating firm. 



Performs operational and compliance audits to evaluate internal controls over regulatory and bank processes.  Respond to compliance questions from Bank staff and support efforts to comply with laws and regulations.  Maintain a thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations to assist in maintaining and tracking Bank compliance related to both regulatory compliance and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements. 



  • Performs audits to determine whether controls and processes established by the Bank are adequate and effectively maintained in accordance with regulatory requirements and the Bank’s policies and procedures.
  • Prepares written internal audit reports, including findings, analyses, and conclusions.  From this report recommends corrective action and suggests improvement as needed.
  • Assist with the completion of scheduled audit or internal control activities, as assigned by the department manager.
  • Assist in the completion of SOX compliance testing throughout the organization. 
  • Research federal and state banking laws and regulations and ensure that Banks’ policies and procedures meet regulatory requirements. 
  • Respond to internal control and operational questions from Bank personnel.
  • Manage and complete projects as assigned by the department manager in a timely manner.
  • Represent the Bank with a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Adhere to 1st Security Bank’s policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive, professional manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual or family plan.
  • Life insurance.
  • Long- and short-term disability insurance.
  • 401K matching program.
  • Paid sick and vacation time.



  • Relationship Driven - we strive to "WOW" (surprise, excite and delight) each other and our customers.
  • Ethical - fair, honest and act with integrity. 
  • Lead by Example maintain a positive attitude, show respect for others, and have some fun!
  • Accountable - we take our responsibilities seriously and we meet our commitments with urgency.
  • Team Player - dependable, enthusiastic contributor to team success and to the greater good of the bank.
  • Embrace Dreams - we encourage each other to reach for our dreams.
  • Diversity - we celebrate diversity and support equality for all.
  • Community Oriented - we actively support our communities and the Bank's CRA initiatives.
  • Open and Honest Communication - always professional, responsive, and timely.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience of at least 3 years experience within the financial industry.
  • Basic knowledge of all applicable Regulations that pertain to this position is required.
  • Each employee must complete all required training, including Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering training suitable to the position at the Bank.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person and over the phone.
  • Good personal skills with the ability to effectively work with individuals and groups at all organization levels; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; excellent time-management, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Must be bondable.



To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office Products and other Database software.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee will operate in a general office environment, using office equipment such as a phone and a computer. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate as compared to a private office with light foot traffic and office equipment.  The employee must be able and willing and able to interact frequently with the general public. 
  • Some travel could be required in order to perform assigned audits.