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Internal Auditor

Employer
Farm Credit Illinois
Location
Mahomet, Illinois, United States
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Internal Auditor
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description/Job Summary

The Internal Auditor positions help achieve the Internal Audit department's objective to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services that are designed to add value and improve Farm Credit Illinois' operations. The Internal Auditor is learning the audit function, performs small audits or functions of larger audits and works under supervision.

Responsibilities/Duties

Internal Credit Review
Performs credit administration reviews by reviewing the credit quality accuracy and credit administration compliance of loans against FCA regulations and Farm Credit Illinois policies and procedures in credit and operations
Identifies and documents deficiencies and determines the root cause of deficiencies
Internal Control over Financial Reporting
Tests the design and operating effectiveness of controls identified as "key controls" that have an impact on financial reporting

Tests associated key reports and key spreadsheet of key controls

Identifies and reports control deficiencies to control owners and management.

Performs remediation testing once control deficiencies have been remediated by management
Operational Audits
Performs operational audits of areas of the Association as defined by the annual audit plan, ensuring that audits are completed in a timely, accurate, and consistent manner
Documents audit testing through comprehensive workpapers, audit programs, and risk assessments
Audits the areas for compliance with laws, regulations, and Farm Credit Illinois policies and procedures
Documents exceptions and determines the root cause of exceptions. Uses professional judgement to determine materiality of issued exceptions
Creates draft audit reports including reporting of any noted findings and associated recommendations
Communication
Communicates with auditees throughout the audit process to ensure understanding of audit areas
Communicates audit findings and recommendations to appropriate parties and follows-up with auditees to determine that recommendations are implemented
Communicates audit results to auditees, management, and the Audit Committee
Development
Identifies and completes development activities
Other
Works with external auditors and regulators as necessary
Actively participates in Internal Audit team meetings and continually looks for ways to improve the Internal Audit Department through providing and receiving of feedback
Performs other duties as assigned
Data Security and Confidentiality
Appropriately protects the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the Association's systems and data and clients' data
Other responsibilities may include:
Training
Provides training to team members through information sharing, small group discussions, idea exchanges, job shadowing and mentoring
Determines topics and delivery method of trainings
Reviewing
Reviews Internal Audit staff member work including reports prepared for internal credit reviews, internal credit review tickets, reports prepared for operational audits, and workpapers for operational audits
Provides ideas and shares feedback

Required Skills

General knowledge of general audit requirements and principles
General knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing Standards and the International Professional Practices Framework
General knowledge in credit extension and credit administration
General knowledge of COSO framework, GAAP, and regulatory requirements for financial institutions
General knowledge of regulatory requirements related to Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Skill in utilizing a systematic approach to problem solving

Skill in utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for efficiency and effectiveness

Skill in having perception of different dimensions of business issues

Skill in making sense out of complex issues

Skill in being decisive and flexible to change

Skill in preparing and presenting information to an audience in an engaging and effective way

Ability to use multiple technology platforms

Oral and written communication skills sufficient to discuss a variety of job-related topics, and to effectively communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences

Ability to multitask and work on varying engagements concurrently

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree in accounting, agriculture business, or finance

1 year of experience related to audit, internal controls, policies and procedures or credit administration

or equivalent education, experience, and skillset sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job

Preferred Qualifications

CPA or CIA preferred.

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