CO-OP Financial Services seeks an enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic and outstanding professional skills for the role of Senior Internal Auditor. This position is located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
The Senior Internal Auditor must be able to analyze risks, possess, critical thinking skills and provide recommended courses of action; including maintaining productive relationships with department and employees of all levels (staff, management, Vice Presidents, Executive Management) across the organization. In addition, the Senior Internal Auditor contributes to the Internal Audit Department by providing independent, objective assurance and consulting/advisory services to improve the organization's operations. The Senior Internal Auditor determines that internal systems and controls are adequate and effective, including verifying the existence of assets and the maintenance of proper safeguards for their protection. The Senior Internal Auditor ensures that organizational policies/procedures, laws, and good practices are followed.
What Your Day Will Look Like:
Assist Internal Audit Department management in conducting ongoing risk assessment reviews to produce a flexible Internal Audit Plan that supports the Internal Audit Charter.
Perform individual internal audit projects (operational, financial, compliance, and IT) as outlined in the Internal Audit Plan and any special reviews that arise. This includes assisting Internal Audit Department management with developing the internal audit scope and performing internal audit procedures.
Identify key control points and weaknesses within the system or function being audited, and develop process improvement recommendations for correcting unsatisfactory conditions, process gaps, improving operations, and reducing cost.
Document audit work and findings in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
Maintain a strong process owner focus by serving process owner needs and developing productive working relationships. Stay abreast of current business developments relevant to the process owner's business. Respect and protect confidential client information.
Determine whether proper segregation of duties and dual controls are in place throughout the organization.
Provide frequent progress and status updates to the Internal Audit Department management and compare audits performed to previously submitted and approved work.
Champion internal controls and corporate governance concepts throughout the organization.
Conduct periodic follow-up reviews to evaluate the adequacy of management's corrective action plans.
Assist in the investigation of suspected fraudulent activities within the organization.
Participate in training sessions related to internal audit and risk management via webinars and trainings.
Mentor and develop staff-level auditors and take a leadership role within the Internal Audit Department.
Responsible for directing and reviewing the work performed by staff-level auditors and providing continuous coaching and feedback.
Supervise at a close level the work product of junior team members for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards.
Review internal policies and procedures to ensure they are written clearly, comprehensively, provide sufficient internal controls, and are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The ideal candidate will have a detailed understanding of internal control concepts, auditing standards, and COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations) framework and risk assessment practices. We are looking for someone with professional experience in accounting and auditing, which includes analyzing data, documenting findings, creating and presenting reports along with experience in performing multiple projects simultaneously. Must have very strong PC skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project), including frequently analyzing data within audit areas utilizing Oracle tools and ACL or Microsoft Access to understand trends and risk patterns and experience using an electronic workpaper tool is a plus.
Candidates with the following specialized Information Technology (IT) audit experience are desired:
Detailed knowledge of and experience, at a minimum, providing services related to IT management controls, including information technology risks, processes, and controls.
Thorough understanding of the IT industry's COBIT and/or other leading IT control frameworks.
Extensive experience auditing key areas of IT general controls, including change management, access to programs and data, computer operation, and systems development life cycle.
Participate in the audits of new and existing information systems.
Candidates with the following differentiating qualities are desired:
Sees the "Big Picture" - Not simply task-oriented.
Passionate - Takes initiative; trainable for future growth and any changes organizationally to come.
Enthusiastic - Goes above and beyond what is asked for; looks for challenges vs. shying away from them.
Action-oriented - Strong work ethic; very reliable; has strong integrity and personal value; can adjust fluidly to CO-OP's shifting strategic priorities; sees projects fully through to conclusion.
Communicative - Knows how to speak both verbally and written to the correct audience (staff personnel - Executive management).
Open - Not afraid of change; sees change as an opportunity for growth; open to new ways of doing things.
Continually seeks professional growth - Through internal auditing industry training and other continuous education opportunities.
Must react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
In addition, we are looking for the following skills and abilities:
Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.
Very strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess strong analytical abilities.
We are looking for someone with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance; or a related field along with 6+ years of experience in public accounting and/or private industry internal audit with knowledge of accounting, finance, IT, internal control, and enterprise risk management areas and a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience. Technical skills - knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, COSO 2013 framework, PCAOB governing regulations, and IIA standards. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is preferred. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is a plus. Knowledge of the payments industry, including prior exposure to Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and experience with enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) practices is preferred.
CO-OP Financial Services is the technology engine that provides access and convenience for credit unions. With over 35 years of credit union service, CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through Debit, Credit, ATM, Shared Branching, Member Interaction Services, Mobile, Virtual, and Bill Pay services. CO-OP serves a total of 3,500 member credit unions, 50 million cardholders, 30,00...0 surcharge-free ATMs, and more than 5,300 shared branches (with 2,000 self-service locations). Handling three billion-plus annual transactions, CO-OP is the nation’s largest credit union service organization—offering resources that enable deeper member engagement to help credit unions prosper.