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BCU Dir, Audit

Req # JR - 083868 Location Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States Job Category Baxter Credit Union Date posted 01/04/2023

As an employer, BCU models the dynamic assets of a top workplace, including confidence in company leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, employee development, workplace flexibility, and a passionate employee culture supporting a unified vision.

At BCU, you'll have a career in a growing organization and an environment that supports your professional and personal growth. For these reasons, BCU has been chosen as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace and a certified Great Place to Work.

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Total Base Pay Range
  • 120,000.00 - 150,000.00 - 180,000.00 USD Annual


As part of the Internal Audit Department, this role will be responsible for the examination and evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the credit union’s system of internal controls by overseeing an Internal Audit Team tasked with the development, planning, organization, and implementation of an annual internal Audit Plan.  This position will oversee financial, operational and risk assessment audits, as well as advise management as to control concerns and other matters of credit union governance. This role will lead his or her direct reports to complete audits and other assignments. This role will also be responsible for the direct report’s training, development and other administrative aspects such as performance evaluations and merit increases.  

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement comprehensive risk-based annual Internal Audit Plan
  • Direct Internal Audit Plan by supervising and reviewing the work of the staff, ensuring that the scope of audits adequately address key areas of risk, and that the work performed is documented appropriately
  • Ensure that audits review and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal regulations
  • Ensure audit recommendations made are sound and are supported by the work performed to address any deficiencies identified.  Validate and discuss recommendations with appropriate management, ensuring their buy-in
  • Attract, retain and develop staff by providing on the job coaching, formal performance reviews, identifying training opportunities and by assigning challenging tasks that further their skills and abilities 
  • Direct and coach Audit Team to monitor and participate in major BCU projects or committees to monitor goals, operational issues, technical issues, risk mitigation matters, or compliance issues
  • Assist in the coordination of external audits and regulatory reviews
  • Monitor issues related to internal control and governance, including change control processes and user access to systems.  Advise and assist management to improve or remediate control concerns as necessary; Anticipate and address internal control/risk concerns proactively
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with Senior Management Team and advise them on governance and control concerns as necessary
  • Perform other special projects as needed 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance, required
  • Eight or more years of auditing experience in financial institutions, or other relevant experience required
  • Five or more years of relevant managerial or supervisor experience required
  • Working knowledge of financial accounting, operational risk, privacy regulations, data security risk mitigation concepts and financial institution regulatory compliance required   
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, must have the ability to assess risk and understand and document internal controls
  • Experience with data analysis tools, including the ability to run queries to identify exceptions or to perform regression analysis highly desirable, experience using ACL a plus
  • Must be a self-starter, possess strong organization skills, and must be able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks, including the ability to supervise others in addition to ensuring their own work is completed timely 
  • Excellent communication, formal writing, leadership and technical skills required
  • CPA, CFE, or CIA certifications highly desirable 

BCU Shared Values. We act with INTEGRITY. We follow the golden rule without exception. We display COURAGE in our convictions. We drive innovation, reaching beyond boundaries and thoughtfully explore new horizons. We excel through COLLABORATION. By working as one, sharing information and seeking solutions, we deliver exceptional outcomes. We WOW our Members. We focus intensely on putting the member first, delivering extraordinary experiences that create lasting relationships inside and outside the organization.

Life at BCU. With a culture built off relationships and referrals, we’re committed to creating the best work environment possible. From our casual dress code to flexible work arrangements, we’ve created a unique culture that supports a healthy work/life balance. For this reason and more, BCU has been chosen as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace. #LifeAtBCU

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Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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