• Internal Audit Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Allen | US-NV-Las Vegas | US-AZ-Mesa
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    UNIFY Financial Credit Union is one of the nation’s largest 100 credit unions with a reputation for being financially sound and growth-oriented. We’re expanding rapidly to meet the needs of a growing member base.


    At UNIFY, our team members work together to strive toward a common goal, “providing superior service to our members.” In doing so, we promote a culture where your ideas matter, your growth matters, and you matter. We encourage all team members to challenge and encourage themselves and their teammates to work smarter and to be more successful.




    Internal Audit Manager Job Function Summary:


    Responsible for the overall internal audit program for the Credit Union including the organization, direction, and planning of the audit function and reporting results for financial and business procedure controls audits and special projects to the Supervisory Committee. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet ongoing needs of the bank.


    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Performs annual risk assessment correlating industry trends, annual operating budget, prior Internal Audit results, and interviews with leaders in the organization; the annual risk assessment leads to the proposed Audit Plan to be reviewed/approved by the Supervisory Committee.
    • Reviews, edits, and approves audit programs which the Internal Audit team then uses as the foundation of their fieldwork; ensures audit plans are refreshed annually.
    • Researches organizational activities and ensures that both business departments and cross-department business processes are documented in narrative or flow-chart format, control points are identified, inefficiencies or conflicting processes are noted, and audit coverage includes the highest possible risks areas.
    • Ensures the use of statistically significant and accurate sample methods to ensure proper transparency of test work balanced with limited staff resources; discourages expensive full-scope testing when statistical methods yield reasonable results.
    • Appreciates the IT Application General Controls and provides for Integrated Audit coverage of IT risks during the course of Internal Audits, either using internal team members or partnering with the Information Security organization.
    • Ensures the accuracy and effectiveness of business writing for all published deliverables, such as Internal Audit reports, including the understandability of issues, risks, and recommendations.
    • Operates an issue tracking methodology to ensure that all reported issues have a measurable deliverable and timeline assigned, that open issues are monitored toward closure, and dashboard metrics are published monthly which include the number of open and closed issues of a high, medium, or low risk nature, including aging and focus on those issues where responsible management is delayed in their committed risk mitigation efforts.
    • Meets monthly with the Supervisory Committee to present the accomplishments of Internal Audit including audit opinions and recommendations to mitigate risk.
    • Ensures Internal Audit representation as a proactive participant in new organization initiatives, allowing the contribution of control objectives into the existing project management workflow of such initiatives, on a consultative basis.
    • Educates leaders within the organization on the value and appropriateness of controls to manage risk and achieve Management’s expectations.
    • Ensures that comprehensive workpapers documentation is retained for all Internal Audit work, preferably organized in electronic format.
    • Ensures that the department's needs are met in regards to the employment, counseling, performance evaluations, performance goals, allocating resources, training, motivation, staff meetings and discipline of assigned employees.
    • Ensures that the Internal Audit department has current internally documented audit policies and procedures.
    • Interfaces directly with all stakeholders including internal management of all departments, all staff members, regulators, external audit firms, and local law enforcement.
    • Partners with external audit firms as needed to ensure specialized coverage of risk topics, or staff augmentation if needed to complete the Audit Plan on schedule.
    • Ensures full compliance with UNIFY Financial Credit Union Service Standards, policies, procedures and the Bank Secrecy Act.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.


    Qualifications, Experience, & Education:


    • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting or related field.
    • A minimum of ten years’ experience with five years of current Internal Audit managerial/supervisory experience preferably in a financial institution. 
    • Large Bank/Credit Union or Big 4 experience preferred.
    • CPA/CIA/CISA Certificate preferred.
    • General skills or knowledge required include generally accepted auditing standards, generally accepted accounting principles, NCUA regulations, and Federal and state consumer laws and regulations including UCC. Consumer and Real Estate lending experience preferred.  
    • Requires the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and high proficiency in word processing software applications and spreadsheet software applications.
    • Excellent problem solving skills; ability to effectively weigh competing options and make tough, timely decisions; required to work well under pressure, manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines Require the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals and groups and with the senior management team. 
    • Must have ability to initiate and prioritize regular work duties and projects; strong organizational and time management skills, exercising discretion and independent judgment.

    UNIFY is proud to be a drug-free, equal-opportunity employer.  For more information on UNIFY, visit us at www.unifyfcu.com


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