Senior Internal Auditor

Posting Date: 
March 9, 2015
Western FCU - Hawthorne, CA

Division: Internal Audit

Location: Hawthorne, Hawthorne CA US 90250

Job Type: Full Time

Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance

Job Description:

Western Federal Credit Union is seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to organize, lead, and execute audit procedures of Credit Union functions/branches to assess risks, the effectiveness of internal controls and efficiency of operations, report findings and makes recommendations in addition to supporting fraud investigations.

Responsibilities include:

Functions as lead auditor for financial, operational, and compliance audits, including but not limited to audits of back office functions such as Contact Center, Collections and various Lending functions.

Oversee and review the work of others (including staff auditors and contract auditors), ensuring that the scope of audits is adequately fulfilled, and risks are appropriately addressed, and that the work performed is documented appropriately.

Assists with audit team activities which include assisting in the continuing of professional development and providing ongoing guidance to audit staff.

Prepares for audits, researches regulations, understands policies and procedures, develops an audit program with management and uses it as foundation to perform fieldwork.

Prepares accurate and suitable testing sheets, collects and archives supporting audit work papers (in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)) to substantiate audit findings.

Prepares draft audit reports containing risk-ranked audit findings and recommendations for mitigating actions.

Collects management responses including action plans and ensures management responses adequately address the audit findings.

Supports regulators and/or external auditors by supporting their requests for documentation.

Conducts audit Closing Meeting at the end of each engagement; describes the audit work performed and includes management remediation plan in final report published to senior management and the Supervisory Committee.

Develops and maintains key relationships with all members of the organization including staff, management, and external stakeholders to ensure productive communication and identification of risks.

Completes special projects as assigned by management.

Assists with the development and ongoing administration of audit software.

Ensures full compliance with Western Federal Credit Union Service Standards, policies, procedures and the Bank Secrecy Act.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

Requirements include:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field

Minimum of six years auditing experience and two years of lead or supervisory experience, preferably in a financial institution.

Public accounting experience is preferred.

Professional certification preferred (i.e. CPA and CIA)

Operational and financial audit experience with a full understanding of of COSO, International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing & Practice Advisories, risk-based auditing, and the ability to independently drive the audit process including planning, fieldwork, reporting, and issue tracking.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Strong data analysis skills

High proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Visio, and ACL

Must have valid California driver’s license and registered automobile and be able to travel up to 25% of the time

Excellent Benefits Package Includes:

Medical , Prescription, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance all from your date of hire

Paid vacation, sick, and personal time as well as holidays401k Plan with employer match

Defined Pension Plan fully funded by Western

Employee Assistance Program

Tuition reimbursement that covers 100% of tuition and books for approved programs

Credit Union membership for you and your family

Company Overview

Western is one of the nation’s leading credit unions with over $1.9 billion in assets and 170,000 members nationwide. We service a large number of sponsor companies in a diverse group of industries such as information technology, automotive, airline, retail, service, manufacturing, and aerospace. With strong assets and conservative practices, Western continues to have a stable presence in the credit union industry.

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