Senior Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Irvine, California United States



Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc., is seeking an experienced Sr. Internal Auditor who will: (1) oversee and provide leadership for co-sourced Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing, (2) plan and oversee operational audits, and (3) perform special projects on an ad hoc basis as requested.


  • Perform annual internal audit risk assessment and develop annual internal audit plan
  • Prepare, plan and lead execution of the annual internal audit plan and manage budget inclusive of SOX, operational audits, and other activities
  • Perform audits in accordance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing including developing audit scope, developing and executing test plans, documenting  the results of work performed in the form of written audit reports
  • Perform risk assessments in various audit areas assigned
  • Review internal policies and procedures and existing laws, rules and regulations to determine applicable compliance and the adequacy of underlying internal controls
  • Obtain an understanding of and document key business processes and internal controls and assess the design of these processes and controls
  • Coordinate with auditee management on changes to processes/controls and/or systems to add value to the department or to remediate identified process/control gaps
  • Design audit work programs/test scripts, conduct audit testing of specified areas and identify reportable issues
  • Identify and follow up on control deficiencies (both in design and operating effectiveness), by partnering with business stakeholders to review and drive remediation efforts
  • Prepare accurate, clear and easy to follow audit documentation (clearly describe the work flows, the scope of audit work performed, results of test work, and any control or compliance deficiencies noted)
  • Work independently and provide supervision to audit staff/consultants
  • Review work papers and supporting evidence on audits performed by audit staff/consultants
  • Clearly and concisely communicate audit progress verbally and via written emails, memos and reports
  • Evaluate the adequacy of management’s response to audit findings and recommendations and follow up on corrective action plans
  • Prepare draft audit report of findings and recommendations and follow up on the implementation of prior audit comments to management
  • Conduct exit meetings to discuss preliminary audit findings with client management
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal network; participating in professional organizations


  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience performing risk based integrated audits/SOX projects, internal audit, review of SEC reporting and risk/fraud
  • Effective communicator with an ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of management
  • Big 4 public accounting firm experience preferred
  • Public company experience a plus
  • Previous mortgage and/or banking experience highly preferred 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields
  • CPA, CIA, or CFE certification preferred