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
The Vice President of Internal Audit is a critical position for UNIFY Financial Credit Union with responsibility for all aspects of the Internal Audit function reporting to the Board of Directors through the Supervisory Committee. This person will plan, organize, and direct all audit resources in providing the credit union with a comprehensive risk-based audit program to review for effective internal controls, processes and procedures within the framework of management objectives, regulatory requirements and member efficacy.
This position may be eligible for remote work.
- Performs annual risk assessments correlating credit union initiatives, prior audit results, and collaborates with organizational leaders to adjust audit scope and frequency in producing annual audit plans, requiring approval by and ongoing reporting to the Supervisory Committee.
- Engages and manages external audit firms to ensure planning and execution of the annual audit plan including vendor scoping, budgeting, selection, negotiating, contracting and performance monitoring. Performs in a liaison role with outside firms and credit union in identifying key contacts, managing request lists, setting meetings, discussion of issues and findings and operational improvement opportunities, kickoff and exit meetings and reporting.
- Provides accurate monthly reporting to the Supervisory Committee regarding the audit plan, issues, or special projects as necessary. Monthly reporting includes all tracking of audit issues and regulatory recommendations/findings with detailed remediation actions, timing and follow up.
- Maintains dotted line reporting to the Supervisory Committee and is responsible for independent reporting of internal risk or control concerns as well as researching and responding to questions or issues presented by the Committee.
- Responsible for ensuring sound audit procedures, methodology and industry standards are followed, that proper work papers and documentation are completed and that all audit documentation is accurately organized and retained.
- Effectively identifies control gaps, analyzes underlying root causes, and communicates to leadership ensuring effective action plans have been identified. Monitors, through regular follow-up, the progress of management action plans.
- Manages multiple, simultaneous risk-based compliance, back-office, IT, branch and operational audits, per schedule to achieve overall engagement objectives. Prepares audit reports that appropriately summarize the most significant control weaknesses and resulting impacts to the organization with emphasis on actionable audit findings and recommendations that improve the internal control structure of the credit union and assist management in ensuring operational effectiveness
- Manages relationships with all internal stakeholders and outside parties, including department leadership, NCUA regulators, and external audit firms, to objectively discuss organizational risk and controls.
- Develops and presents reports and materials to the Supervisory Committee and the Executive team summarizing audit results and recommendations.
- Represents Internal Audit as a proactive participant in new credit union initiatives. Educates leaders within the organization on the value and appropriateness of controls to manage risk and achieve organizational goals.
- Manages internal audit staff to achieve high performance and high-quality, reliable work. Provides performance reviews, coaching and development.
- Acts as a partner to internal management to assess risk while balancing the larger goals and initiatives within the organization. Works in conjunction with department leaders to resolve audit and/or risk issues in a manner consistent with credit union mission, goals, and objectives.
- Supports compliance with service standards, policies and procedures and serving membership within the framework of the NCUA regulatory environment.
- Keeps informed of, monitors, and analyzes developing trends and changes in internal audit practices and NCUA regulatory environment; advises management of the financial and operational impacts of such trends and changes and develops appropriate revisions to audit policies, procedures, and processes as necessary with new legislation and regulations.
- Maintains and updates the Internal Audit department policies and procedures.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
- 8-10 years audit-related experience with 5-7 years of audit management experience required
- Financial institution and credit union experience strongly preferred.
- Auditing firm experience preferred
- CIA or CPA certification preferred
- Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles required
- Knowledge of NCUA, FRB or OCC regulations (experience with a regulator) is strongly preferred
- Experience in financial institutions operations, lending, or compliance is a plus
- Familiarity with Federal and state consumer laws and regulations is preferred.
- Project management experience required
- Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated consultative approach, influencing, strategic thinking, problem-solving, and presentation skills
- Results oriented with ability to work independently and manage concurrent activities, staff, budget, engagements with level appropriate communications
- Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with other credit union staff to gather information, explain issues and navigate dispute resolution
- Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail
- Must be hands-on engaged, limited delegatory role with small team making extensive use of external audit firm resources.
- High degree of tact, judgement, discernment, and critical thinking required balancing regulator, senior management, Board and member priorities in delivering audit services
- Microsoft Office proficiency required and familiarity with TeamMate+
- Position may be performed remotely with location preference to major UNIFY facilities in Las Vegas NV, Allen TX, Mesa AZ, including Torrance and Irvine CA
See the UNIFY Difference!
At UNIFY, we believe that each team member is a valued contributor. Through a teamwork approach, we strive to provide a positive and rewarding workplace that helps our team succeed. UNIFY provides a work environment which promotes learning, growth, and the opportunity for team members to challenge themselves.
Competitive Compensation and Excellent Benefits Package* Includes:
Medical (PPO/HMO), Prescription, Dental (PPO/DMO), Vision, Life, and Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Dependent and Medical Care - Flexible Spending Accounts
Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday Pay
401(K) Plan with employer match
Education reimbursement for approved programs
UNIFY banking privileges for you and your family
*All programs subject to review and change
UNIFY is proud to be a drug-free, EOE including disability/vets. For more information on UNIFY, visit us at www.unifyfcu.com