Citizens Bank Internal Audit Rotational Program in Johnston, Rhode Island


If you are a college senior or a recent graduate, you have the chance to jumpstart your career growth by applying to our unique rotational and development programs. Through hands-on, impactful projects, comprehensive training and exposure to executives, you will develop a transferable skillset that will pave the way for a fulfilling career. This opportunity gives you the tools you need to grow into a future leader at Citizens Bank.Citizens Bank is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals for the Internal Audit Rotational Program (“the Program”) starting in June 2019. The Internal Audit Rotational Program is a year-long program designed to accelerate the development of foundational audit skills through a combination of classes, self-study, on-the-job training and business line rotations. Through exposure to key Citizens Bank business divisions, you will graduate from this program with a strong understanding of audit principles and be well-positioned to have a successful career in the financial services industry.Internal Audit (IA) provides independent assurance on the appropriateness of the design and operational effectiveness of risk management and internal control processes that mitigate the Group’s key risks, provides advice to improve the organization’s governance and risk management framework, and assesses the appropriateness, effectiveness and sustainability of action plans developed by business management to improve risk-related controls. IA carries out its duties freely and objectively, in line with Institute of Internal Auditors and Examiner standards. The IA is a team of approximately 100 highly-skilled professionals that perform audit activities across the Americas, working with our global IA colleagues to ensure audit activities are consistently executed and reported. Program Outline:The Program includes a combination of classes, self-study, on-the-job training, and line rotations over a 12-month period.Training begins with classes concentrating in internal audit, bank operations, information technology, and regulatory risk management. Participants are exposed to a range of consumer and commercial lending, risk management, and support areas, including finance/accounting, operations, and information technology, through focused training sessions with experts from the various departments.Participants are exposed to senior executives from IA and other divisions and will be assigned a mentor in IA at the beginning of the program.Project assignment example: Planning, fieldwork, wrap-up, and execution of all types of audit activities including audits, continuous monitoring of internal controls, and issue validation for IA-raised issuesUpon successful completion of the Program, graduates will be placed on an IA team as a Staff Auditor. A Staff Auditor is typically responsible for executing test work in business lines across Citizens Financial Group to validate the adequacy, effectiveness, and sustainability of internal controls. Role and ResponsibilitiesAs an Internal Audit Associate, each individual will be enrolled in the full-time program and is responsible for successfully completing all aspects of the program including:Attendance at all training classes and completion of related homework and other assignments as requiredDemonstration of competence in materials presented and ability to execute routine audit test workPosition starts JUNE 2019


Qualifications:All majors considered. Coursework in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Information Technology-related areas preferred Self starter and self motivatedExcellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skillsStrong analytical skillsDetail-orientedTeam player who can work closely with others to complete projects under pressure with limited time and resourcesInternship or relevant work experience strongly preferredAbility to travel on a limited bases (10%)Education:Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Information Technology or related areas preferred.Expected graduation date of May 2019Minimum GPA of 3.0 requiredHours & Work ScheduleHours per Week: 40Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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