Audit Manager

CO-OP Financial Services
June 16, 2019
Duluth, GA
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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 IT Audit Manager to a nalyze risks and provide recommended courses of action; maintains productive relationships with department and employees of all levels (staff, management, Vice Presidents, Executive Management) across the organization. The IT Audit Manager contributes to the Internal Audit Department by providing independent, objective assurance and consulting/advisory services to improve the organization’s operations. In addition, the IT Audit Manager 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. They ensure that organizational policies/procedures, laws, and good practices are followed .

What You Can Look Forward To

  • Assist 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 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 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.
  • Act as a contributing member of CO-OP’s Manager Meeting group.
  • 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.
  • Direct and review 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 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 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 IT 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Information Technology; or a related field along with 8+ 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.
  • Must have technical skills - knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, COSO 2013 framework, PCAOB governing regulations, and IIA/ISACA standards, minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience, and a minimum of 5 years of IT audit experience.
  • 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.
  • Prior experience participating in audits of new and existing information systems.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and/or Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) is preferred.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 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 also a plus.
  • Must possess detailed understanding of internal control concepts, auditing standards, and COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations) framework and risk assessment practices.
  • Must have experience in performing multiple projects simultaneously and 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. 

Why Join CO-OP? 

Get ready to be part of the exciting, ever-evolving and growing credit union movement! As a CO-OP employee, you’ll have a chance to directly impact the access of financial opportunities to individuals and communities – and you’ll help drive the future of fintech at an energetic organization where contributions are valued, and innovation is championed.

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.
  • Health benefits – medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym reimbursements.
  • 401K with generous company match.
  • Tuition reimbursement. 

Company Description

Be there. Be more. Be everything every financial institution aspires to be.

CO-OP Financial Services helps you leverage the latest technology and trends to strengthen member connections and support growth. We're inspired by our member credit unions to constantly reinvent the ways we serve the changing needs of the credit union movement.

CO-OP unites innovative thinkers with deep experience in the credit union and payments industries to energize innovation and incite progressive ideas. We offer you a continually evolving portfolio of proprietary products and services that keep you at the forefront of emerging trends.

CO-OP was created by credit unions, for credit unions. Through technological expertise and thought leadership that make possible new levels of access and convenience, we're committed to being there for you. In the competition to establish your credit union as your members'​ primary financial institution, you can be there for them. And be more.

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