CO-OP Financial Services

Senior Internal Auditor - IT Focus

Job Locations US-GA-Alpharetta | US-CA-Rancho Cucamonga
Req No.
2020-6405
Category
Professional
Type
Full-Time

The Opportunity

CO-OP Financial Services is bringing digital transformation to the credit union movement. We’re creating innovative technology solutions that help not-for-profit credit unions best serve their members and compete with the big banks.  As a result, our world-class team is growing faster than ever! If you’re passionate about technology and want to be part of a purpose-driven organization, this is an exciting opportunity to provide real value and help shape the future of human-centered financial services.

 

We are seeking a talented Senior Internal Auditor - IT Focus 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 with IT Focus will assist with analyzing risks and providing recommended courses of action; 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 with IT Focus will assist with identifying and assessing internal systems and controls to ascertain if they are adequate and operating effectively.  

What You Can Look Forward to

  • Assist the Internal Audit Managers and the Head of Internal Audit 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 Managers and the Head of Internal Audit 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 Internal Audit Managers and the Head of Internal Audit 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.
  • Assist with mentoring and developing staff-level auditors.
  • Supervise at a close level the work product of junior team members for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and 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.
  • Assist Internal Audit Managers and the Head of Internal Audit with training new team members.
  • Test Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) compliance and IT general controls (ITGCs) including change management, logical access and IT operations.
  • Assess the day-to-day controls to ensure that transactions recorded and processes are in compliance with acceptable accounting methods and standards and are in compliance with policies set forth by the board of directors and senior management.
  • Identify weaknesses, review management’s plans for addressing those weaknesses, monitor their resolution, and report to the board as necessary on material weaknesses.
  • Actively supports our CO-OP culture and embraces our core values of Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, Accounting, or Finance plus 2+ 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, or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • Possess or pursuing (within 1 year of employment) relevant certifications, including, but not limited to:
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA),
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA),
    • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Must have technical skills - knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, COSO 2013 framework, PCAOB governing regulations, and IIA/ISACA standards, minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience, and a minimum of 2 years of audit experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience, at a minimum, providing services related to management controls, including information technology risks, processes, and controls.
  • Understanding of the industry and/or other leading internal control frameworks.
  • Knowledge of the payments industry, including prior exposure to Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and experience with enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) practices is also a plus. 
  • Understanding of internal control concepts, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) auditing standards and/or International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), and COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations) framework and risk assessment practices. 
  • Professional experience in accounting and auditing, which includes analyzing data, documenting findings, creating and presenting reports.

Essential Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of and experience, at a minimum, providing services related to management controls, with a focus on IT controls, but also inclusive of all internal risks and control processes. 
  • Understanding of the IT industry's COBIT and/or other leading IT control frameworks, such as NIST, ITIL.
  • Experience auditing key areas of IT general controls, including change management, access to programs and data, computer operation, and systems development life cycle, a plus.
  • Understanding of industry standards such as Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) (FFEIC) National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Payment Card Industry (PCI), and/or other leading control frameworks.

Essential Skills:

  • Must have experience in performing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Vert strong PC skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to analyze data within audit areas utilizing Oracle tools and ACL or Microsoft Access to understand trends and risk patterns, a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance. 
  • Strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills. 
  • Audit skills - knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, COSO framework, PCAOB governing regulations, and IIA and IPPF standards.
  • Technical skills – knowledges of NIST, ITIL, GDPR, or other relevant technical standards.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience using an electronic workpaper tool is a plus.  
  • Experience using analytic tools such as Galvenize (formally ACL), Tableau, Power BI, Idea, is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the payment operations industry, including prior exposure to Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is preferred.
  • Experience with enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) practices is preferred.

Why Join CO-OP?

CO-OP is committed to fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, respected, and connected. We are dedicated to understanding, attracting and engaging a diverse workforce where every employee can live up to their value; ensuring that our employee base reflects the consumers we serve. The result of this effort is an inclusive environment where diverse talent thrives.  You will be part of an organization that focuses on a strong culture and embodies the credit union movement philosophy of People Helping People. CO-OP’s commitment to reflecting our own core values and purpose extends beyond how we serve our clients and the products that we deliver.

 

With more than 35 years of industry leadership, CO-OP Financial Services is the largest, most comprehensive credit union service organization in the nation. CO-OP serves as THE credit union technology engine, bringing payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel to help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service.

 

CO-OP serves more than 3,000 client credit unions, with 60 million debit and credit cardholders, nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,600 shared branches nationwide. Our vast technological ecosystem facilitates more than 6.5 billion transactions every year and equips credit unions of all sizes to deepen member engagement and prosper in the fast-paced world of fintech.

The Perks

  • Fun, challenging and, collaborative work environment with passionate colleagues that care deeply about the intersection of technology and human-centered financial services.
  • Great Work/Life Benefits – Paid Time Off (PTO), Maternity, Parental, Family Care, Adoption Leave Programs, Community Volunteer Time Off, and 10 Paid Holidays.
  • Health benefits – medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym reimbursements.
  • 401K with generous company match.
  • Tuition reimbursement.

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