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Senior Internal Auditor – Remote – Eastern Time Zone

CO-OP Financial Services

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted November 7, 2021.


Req No. 2021-8127
Category Professional
Type Full-Time

Company Pandemic Response

Ensuring the health and safety of everyone that works at CO-OP is of primary importance to us. The majority of our organization continues to be in a work-from-home status. This allows for better social distancing practices for those of our employees that do remain in our office locations. We continue to work diligently to maintain everyone’s health and safety by keeping the facilities clean, having everyone screened for temperatures upon entry and providing information about symptoms and what to do if employees feel sick. Our COVID response team has been working tirelessly since March and continues to provide transparent communication around COVID cases and re-entry plans.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a talented Senior Internal Auditor-IT Focus to analyze risk 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. The incumbent contributes to the Internal Audit Department by providing independent, objective assurance and consulting/advisory services to improve the organization’s operations. This position 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-IT Focus ensures that organizational policies/procedures, laws, and good practices are followed.

This position is fully remote, but the candidate must be located in the Eastern Time Zone.

What You Can Look Forward to

  • Conduct 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 the VP of Internal Audit with developing the internal audit scope, building risk and control matrix, 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 VP 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 training.
  • Mentor and develop staff-level auditors and take a leadership role within the Internal Audit Department.
  • Direct and review work performed by staff-level auditors; provide 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.
  • Assist the VP, Internal Auditor with training new team members.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Responsible for reporting risks that are identified to the appropriate team and/or management. Additionally, responsible for managing, monitoring and reporting risks within the scope of your work area, to include, but not limited to Information Security risks.
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance plus 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, or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • Professional experience in accounting and auditing, which includes analyzing data, documenting findings, creating and presenting reports.
  • Detailed 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.
  • 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. Thorough 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.
  • Knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, COSO 2013 framework, PCAOB governing regulations, and IIA and IPPF standards.
  • Knowledge of NIST, ITIL, GDPR, or other relevant technical standards.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Advanced PC skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project).
  • Ability to analyze data within audit areas utilizing Oracle tools and ACL or Microsoft Access to understand trends and risk patterns.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Experience using an electronic workpaper tool is a plus.
  • Experience with data analytic tools is a plus (ACL, Idea, etc.) 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; ensuring that our employee base reflects the consumers we serve; cultivating a workplace in which every employee can live up to their full potential. 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.

For Colorado Applicants: In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the expected salary range for this Colorado position is between $81,000 and $103,500. Actual Pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.

This position qualifies for the following benefits; CO-OP Financial offers a competitive Total Rewards package: 401(k) with generous company match, Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options, Health Savings Account/Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term disability benefits, Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays, Community Volunteer Time Off, and an Employee Assistance Program.


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