We are seeking a talented Senior Internal Auditor - IT Focus to
contribute 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Professional experience in accounting and auditing, which
includes analyzing data, documenting findings, creating and
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.
Must have experience in performing multiple projects
Vert strong PC skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel,
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
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
Technical skills – knowledges of NIST, ITIL, GDPR, or other
relevant technical standards.
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
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
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.