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Title: Internal Audit Manager
Code: 1497991301
Type: Internal Audit Manager
Status: Full Time
Location: Chico - Chico



The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for managing complex audits; performing critical project management duties in the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of audit teams, utilizing both internal and consulting firm staff; and providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements and information technology skills.  A secondary role is to provide advice on internal control to management, including responding to questions on risk management techniques.  This position will report directly to the Chief Auditor.





  • Planning, executing and reporting on finance, operational, regulatory, and compliance related audits and reviews, including identifying and analyzing risks, planning and prioritizing the audit work, conducting audit interviews, observing operations, documenting and analyzing procedures and controls, performing audit tests, preparing appropriate work papers, developing audit recommendations and reviewing them with appropriate management, and preparing audit reports.
  • Managing the daily activity of the internal audit team, including third party providers of internal audit services, and coordination of external audits by independent auditors and regulators, taxing authorities, etc.
  • Assisting the Chief Auditor in assessing risk factors to identify high risk areas within the organization.
  • Ensuring the overall quality, consistency, risk management and adherence to department and professional standards for financial and operational audits, identifying opportunities for audit process improvement and integration with the financial, operational and compliance audit process.
  • Assisting the Chief Auditor in managing the audit schedule.
  • Assisting the Chief Auditor in preparing quarterly Internal Audit Reports for presentation to the Audit Committee & Executive Management. 
  • Developing and maintaining productive client and staff relationships.
  • Assisting the Chief Auditor in recruiting, screening, hiring, developing and mentoring staff, including career counseling support by sharing information among the Internal Audit team, transferring knowledge and providing instruction/guidance as appropriate.  Foster and maintain group spirit and team morale.
  • Developing procedures, schedules, priorities, and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals.
  • Preparing complex audit reports using advanced writing skills.
  • Using project management tools to oversee project progress.





  • May support departments in evaluating and recommending improvements to business practices, processes and control procedures.
  • Maintains a current understanding of stated procedures and policies, including regulatory compliance issues.
  • Maintains a current understanding of industry “best-practices” regarding control environment, fraud prevention/detection, etc.
  • Maintains professional certification(s) and continue to develop and expand knowledge of the audit profession, information systems, bank regulatory issuances, our industry, and Company products and information through self-study, research, and continuing education efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


TriCo Bancshares and Tri Counties Bank are headquartered in Chico, California. From a single bank on a tree-lined street in Chico 38 years ago, Tri Counties Bank has grown to 61 branches serving communities from Bakersfield to the Oregon border, from the Sierra Nevada to the wild north coast, with assets over $2.5 billion.


Tri Counties Bank offers financial services and provides a diversified line of products and services to consumers and businesses, which include demand, savings and time deposits, consumer finance, online banking, mortgage lending, and commercial banking throughout its market area. It operates a network of 67 ATMs and provides a 24-hour, seven days automated Customer Service Department. Brokerage services are provided at the Bank’s office by the Bank’s association with Raymond James Financial, Inc.


How has Tri Counties remained strong and profitable? A top-down commitment to responsible lending and sound business practices. Plus a dedication to service, convenience, and technology, including online and mobile banking, supermarket branches open seven days a week, and a 24-hour automated Customer Service Department.


But we know that our success is really based on our presence in the towns and cities we serve. We’ve always treated customers the way we want to be treated. Which makes sense, because we live here too. You may recognize us at baseball games and local eateries, skiing in the mountains, boating on the lakes, and fishing the local streams. The personal touch comes naturally to us.


Tri Counties Bank is an equal opportunity employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.





  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Business, graduate degree preferred.
  • Professional certifications, such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)/Certified Bank Auditor (CBA)/Certified Public Account (CPA) is required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in internal audit, including supervisory experience, preferably with a financial institution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a manager and a team member.
  • Knowledge of the COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) control framework, Sarbanes Oxley and FDICIA (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act).

Medical, dental and vision, Prescription Drug, Group Term Life/AD&D, Dependent Life and Supplemental Life Plans, Flex 125 Plans, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan, 401k Retirement Plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Time Off Plans