Westlake Services, LLC.
This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing applicable audit methods to ensure compliance with company policies, and evaluation of procedural quality throughout the organization. The candidate will be a key member of the Westlake Compliance team, and will be an active participant in delivery of successful training and measurement services.
Provide leadership and direction to the internal audit team. Providing feedback to the Chief Compliance Officer, Audit Review Board, Internal Corporate Auditors, as well as to the business units.
Work with and partner with business units to develop, design, document, and maintain monitoring policies and procedures for the objective of ensuring compliance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements governing consumer finance.
The Compliance Audit Manager will ensure that: Audits are being performed in accordance with the Audit Plan;
Audits are being performed as scheduled, based on established target dates and in accordance with the Audit Schedule;
The scope of coverage is appropriate and in accordance with the defined Audit Content;
The audits are sufficiently thorough as pursuant to an established scope of review;
That the resolution and remediation/corrective action of identified deficiencies is sufficient and appropriate, and in accordance with the remediation/corrective action process approved by the Audit Review Board;
That the remediation/corrective action are appropriate in size and scope;
That the level of contribution to the improvement of risk management, control, and governance is adequate given Westlake’s size;
Achievement of key goals and objectives of the Audit Department;
There is an increase in efficiency of the audit process;
The Audits are being conducted effectively; and
That the Audit results will be clearly communicated to stakeholders.
Coordinate with the Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Supervisor, Vendor Management Supervisor & Corporate Training Manager to provide feedback of compliance testing and audit results.
Establish and maintain close collaborative working relationships with all department managers and key business partners.
Compliance Testing or Audit background in the consumer finance industry;
Knowledge of Consumer Financial Protection Laws;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Experience in coordinating development and training initiatives with a focus on employees at the manager/supervisor/emerging leader level;
Superior interpersonal skills and teamwork awareness;
Demonstrated ability to coach and develop people in a complex organization;
Demonstrated understanding of learning & development principles;
Must be able to handle multi-tasking of projects and manage priorities in a fast-paced environment; and
Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University in Business related discipline;
Preferred to have at least three years previous experience in the auto finance industry;
CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) preferred; and
Project Management experience preferred.
MACHINES, OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE:
Daybreak or other retail consumer servicing systems preferred;
Web navigation and/or web-based applications;
Personal computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio; and
Copier, Faxing & other general office supplies.
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Westlake Services, LLC.
Website : http://www.westlakefinancial.com
Westlake Financial Services is a technology-based, privately held finance company that specializes in the acquisition and servicing of prime to subprime automotive retail installment contracts. Headquartered in Southern California, Westlake funds contracts through a network of over 10,000 new and used car dealerships throughout the United States.