IT Internal Auditor

CO-OP Financial Services
June 16, 2019
Fort Worth, TX
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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 Internal Auditor to protect the company’s assets by planning and completing information technology audits and special projects. This position identifies inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective internal controls and recommends improvements.

What You Can Look Forward To

  • Assists with the planning of information technology audits by understanding organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifies risk areas; prepares audit scope and objectives; prepares audit programs.
  • Assesses compliance with information technology regulations and controls by executing audit program steps; tests general ledger, account balances, balance sheets, income statements, and related financial statements; examines and analyzes records, reports, operating practices and documentation.
  • Assesses risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance; evaluates manual and automated processes; identifies process weaknesses and inefficiencies and technical issues.
  • Identifies loopholes and recommends risk aversion measures and cost savings.
  • Performs and controls the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.
  • Determines internal audit scope and develops annual plans.
  • Completes audit work papers and memoranda by documenting audit tests and findings.
  • Tests Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) compliance and IT general controls (ITGCs) including change management, logical access and IT operations.
  • Maintains open communication with management. Communicates audit progress and findings by providing information in status meetings; highlights unresolved issues; reviews working papers; prepares final audit reports.
  • Improves protection by recommending changes in management monitoring, assessment, and motivational practices, in the internal control structure, and in operating processes; identifying root causes.
  • Documents process and prepares audit findings memorandum.
  • Supports external auditors by coordinating information requirements.
  • Protects organization's reputation by keeping information confidential.
  • Obtains, analyzes and evaluates accounting and/or technical documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts, etc.
  • Prepares and presents reports that reflect audit’s results and document process.
  • Serves as objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement.
  • Conducts follow up audits and/or monitors audit findings to ensure management’s remediation of audit findings.
  • Engages in continuous knowledge development regarding business, operational, and technical rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Contributes to team results by welcoming new and different work requirements; explores new opportunities to add value to the organization; helps others accomplish related job results as and where needed.
  • 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

  • BS degree in Accounting and/or Information Technology, or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • Obtained or working towards obtaining professional certification such as certified public accountant certified information systems auditor (CISA), certified in the governance of enterprise information technology (CGEIT), certified information systems security professional (CISSP), or other similar certifications.
  • 0 to 2 years’ experience in audit, technology, or related fields.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A keen interest in the financial system.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Sound independent judgement.
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good presentation and report writing skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Strong PC skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project), including frequently analyzing data with analytic tools. ACL or Microsoft Access a plus.
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Working experience as Internal Auditor with commensurate comprehension of Accounting, finance, and/or information technology internal controls and standards.
  • IIA, Cobit, Sarbanes-Oxley auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
  • NIST, ITIL, or related standards.
  • The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).
  • Risk-assessment practices. 

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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