Senior Internal Auditor

Founders FCU - Lancaster, SC


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Founders Federal Credit Union helps our members attain their financial goals. Our innovative services, convenient locations, and friendly employees are dedicated to our members and their financial future. Founders Federal Credit Union is strongly committed to providing the highest level of quality service to our members. We realize our outstanding, dedicated employees make it all happen.

The Internal Audit Department of Founders Federal Credit Union (Founders) independently and objectively evaluates the operations of the organization as a service to management and the Supervisory Committee. Internal Audit performs assurance and consulting activities designed to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of controls; mitigate risk; promote strong governance; add value; and improve Founders’ operations. All members of Internal Audit shall adhere to the highest ethical standards, as proscribed by Founders’ Policies, as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Reliable transportation is required. This position is primarily located on-site at our Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster, SC, as well as occasional travel to all branches within the Founders market areas. Remote work is not available. 

Responsibilities and Duties:  
The Senior Internal Auditor position requires the application of sound audit techniques and judgment in supporting the audit functions. Under the supervision of audit management, the Senior Auditor performs and leads operational and branch audits as defined by the annual audit plan. The Senior Auditor will evaluate audit results and findings, conclude on exceptions, and determine whether Founders’ policies, procedures and standards are being adhered to. This individual will also participate in investigations and department administrative tasks.    
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1.    Perform and lead operational and branch audits. Activities include: gaining an understanding of the department and process, identifying and evaluating risks and controls, developing audit programs, coordinating planning efforts, executing auditing procedures, documenting testing results and issues, reviewing Staff Auditor work papers, drafting audit reports, and working with management to obtain responses.
2.    Create and/or update risk assessments for audit engagements.
3.    Lead and/or assist with the performance of investigative matters concerning employees and/or members.
4.    Assist with the coordination and management of audits or reviews performed by the external auditor, NCUA, other outsourced provider, etc.
5.    Administrative duties may include but are not limited to: preparation of Supervisory Committee Meeting materials, documenting meeting minutes, providing input for Staff Auditor evaluations, and coordinating document destruction, in accordance with the record retention policy.
6.    Assist with audit staff activities which include interviewing potential staff members, continuing professional development, and providing ongoing guidance and development for audit staff.
7.    Keep abreast of regulatory and industry changes by reading regulatory publications/industry journals and attending relevant training courses.
8.    Demonstrate an understanding of Internal Audit’s purpose, as well as their philosophy of acting as a business partner to promote value and ensure Member confidence.
9.    Comply with Founders’ policies and procedures, as well applicable laws, regulations, and statutes issued by federal agencies such as NCUA and FFIEC, including, but not limited to, GLB and BSA.  Employees have legal and regulatory obligations to respect and protect the privacy of information and its integrity and confidentiality.
10.    Perform all other duties as assigned.

The Senior Internal Auditor must have a four-year degree from an accredited college/university (majoring in Accounting, Finance, or related area) or a professional designation. (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CCUIA). Additionally, the Senior Auditor must:
1.    Have at least three years of prior audit experience or at least six years combined audit and financial institution experience.
2.    Be a self-starter with flexibility and adaptability and be able to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines effectively and efficiently.
3.    Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical and logical reasoning ability.
4.    Be able to work both independently and as part of a team and be willing to assist in the development of Staff Auditors.
5.    Be able to work effectively with people at all organizational levels, both internal and external to Founders.
6.    Be able to work in a professional manner, with the highest level of integrity, to ensure independence and objectivity, while maintaining confidentiality at all times.
7.    Have a willingness to pursue a professional designation (i.e., CIA, CPA, CISA, CCUIA), if one is not already possessed.
8.    Be proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word, including having hands-on knowledge and experience with data analysis, mining and reporting.


As the Senior Internal Auditor, you will receive a competitive income and comprehensive benefits package with benefits available on the first day of employment. 

Benefits provided include the following:
•    Paid Holidays
•    PTO
•    Family-oriented culture that values work/life balance
•    Retirement Plan (401k with employer contributions + Pension Plan fully funded by FFCU)
•    Comprehensive Health and Dental Insurance
•    Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (at no cost to employee)
•    Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance coverage for employee, spouse, and children
•    Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts
•    Long Term Care Plan
•    Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
•    Tuition reimbursement to assist with furthering education
•    Certifications - Assistance with achieving and maintaining
•    Fit Founders Wellness Program  

A pre-employment criminal background check, drug screen, consumer credit investigation, and previous employer reference check will be required.  

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Posting Date: 
April 11, 2024