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Senior Auditor

Company: STCU
Location: Liberty Lake
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

STCU is a growing regional organization rated one of the top-performing credit unions in the nation, and named as one of Fortune Magazine’s Great Places to Work. We look for employees who have a strong desire to serve others, are lifelong learners committed to working hard, with a fun-loving attitude and a desire to make a difference in our members’ lives. We love people who share our passion for integrity, service, innovation, education, people, and celebration.

STCU offers excellent benefits: 

  • Paid time off—plus 10 paid holidays!
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance 
  • Flexible schedules and remote-work opportunities
  • Training and career development
  • Success sharing plan
  • 401(k) matching contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement

Job Description

The Senior Auditor provides unbiased, objective, independent opinions on the effectiveness of controls, governance, and risk management processes in an effort to assist STCU in its achievement of strategic and business objectives. This is done by reviewing, evaluating, and supporting continuous improvement objectives in various business groups, service channels, and operating processes under the direct supervision of the Internal Audit Manager. Assigned projects vary in complexity and the Senior Auditor has a high level of autonomy in carrying out these assignments.  

Core Job Requirements/Outcomes

  • Establish audit objectives by conducting engagement-level risk assessments to identify material risks and key controls associated with auditees and the audit area, developing risk-based audit programs, overall assurance approach, and utilizing project management skills to outline resource estimates, work schedules, audit scopes, etc.
  • Adequately document work performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and departmental guidelines, policies, and procedures by preparing flowcharts, narratives, memos, detailed work papers, etc.
  • Formulate fact-based opinions on risk management practices and business controls in accordance with principles of auditing by executing the risk-based audit programs, reviewing internal controls, verifying the existence of assets, evaluating compliance with state and federal laws, comparing operating practices with established and industry norms, and supporting the safeguarding of assets.  
  • Assist in management’s continuous improvement efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational practices, solve undesired levels of risk, and remediate issues in the business control framework by drafting, communicating, and issuing detailed, articulate, audit reports summarizing work performed, along with relevant recommendations for corrective action.

Other Essential Functions

  • Educate, advise, and objectively collaborate with management on risk management practices by reviewing past data, staying informed about new developments, industry trends, understanding frameworks designed to assess risk and evaluate internal controls, staying abreast of emerging risks, and anticipated changes arising from both internal and external factors.
  • Support and develop the skills of staff auditors by directing their work on audits, reviewing work performed for accuracy and compliance to department standards, and mentoring them in their professional pursuits.
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, relationship building with colleagues, engaging with audit and industry communities, attending professional development courses, maintaining relevant certifications, and completing ongoing training and/or courses as directed by the Internal Audit Manager.
  • Augment management and governance oversight by formally presenting independent and objective audit results, along with proposed corrective action plans, to management and the Audit Committee (as necessary).
  • Evaluate the adequacy of corrective action plans by conducting subsequent follow-up procedures on all internally and externally communicated audit results.
  • Maintain independence and professional standards of the internal audit department by complying with the department’s formal operating agreement and providing objective, professional, and respectful communication to staff, members, and vendors.
  • Support departmental initiatives, business objectives, and strategic plans by fully contributing as an effective team member and taking appropriate ownership of continuous improvement solutions and measures.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field required.

Certifications: Relevant certification (CPA, CIA, CRCM, CISA, etc.) or willingness to pursue and achieve a certification in a reasonable/agreed upon time frame.

Job Experience: Minimum three years of recent auditing experience. Minimum of three years’ experience working in a financial institution preferred.

Software Skills: Proficient knowledge of MS Office programs including Outlook, Excel, Word, and Teams. Experience using audit software and computer-aided audit tools preferred.

Other Skills: Proficient knowledge of the principles, theories, frameworks, and practices used in risk based internal auditing. Ability to translate technical risks or issues into business risks and impacts using those principles, theories, frameworks. Ability to provide a balanced perspective in identifying and solving risks so that the company’s strategic, operational, and compliance objectives can be achieved. Knowledge of and proficiency in interpreting state laws and federal regulations

Physical Demands: Must be able to regularly talk, hear and operate a computer, keyboard and mouse and occasionally lift, pull/push and carry up to 10 pounds with accommodations.

Work Conditions: Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds at a low or moderate level consistent with an office setting. Exposure to high-stress, fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

Travel: Periodic travel to various locations located throughout the credit union’s footprint.

Other: Perform additional duties as assigned for the efficient operation of the department and the organization. This includes the possibility of being assigned temporarily to other locations.

Additional Information

Please review our website for more informaiton at www.stcu.org/careers.

 

Keywords: STCU, Coeur d'Alene , Senior Auditor, Other , Liberty Lake, Idaho

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