Posted on: October 14, 2021
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in
accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field
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
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
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
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,
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.
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