Senior Audit Analyst

Reporting to the Manager, Audit for the CUs inSync partners of Conexus, Cornerstone and Innovation Credit Unions are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team.  The Senior Audit Analyst will work with audit staff conducting risk-based audits which encompass all areas of credit union operations and follow the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards. This position is also responsible for:

  • Leading and conducting risk-based audits with respect to all areas of credit union operations following the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards
  • Creating and providing/communicating reports on audit results to the appropriate audit management; participating in audit committee meetings if/when required
  • Leading the audit process (e.g. scoping meeting, closing/discharging audit, reporting overall results and recommendations to leaders, and completing follow-up on “Management Action Plans”)
  • Completing and signing-off on detailed review of audit support work; Overseeing/reviewing Audit Analyst audit work and conducting coaching as needed
  • Ensuring adherence to scope and timelines for all assigned audits and projects
  • Leveraging data and working with a data analyst throughout audit process to create efficiencies, improve coverage, and identify high risks
  • As a trusted internal partner, supporting the delivery of world class member service
  • Identifying and managing risks and opportunities within the credit unions’ and the members’ risk appetite
  • Leveraging technology and partners to provide and enhance the world class member experience
  • Living credit union values and competencies

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented, community minded individual with post-secondary education in a related field plus a minimum of 3 years audit and accounting experience along with 5 years financial services experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.  Along with proven skills and knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Analytics/Research, the candidate will have a continuing thirst for knowledge and be a life-long learner.  Exceptional communication skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence and member service are a necessity.  A CIA (Certified Internal Audit) designation would be considered an asset.

Compensation will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Conexus, Cornerstone and Innovation Credit Union offers a comprehensive employee benefits package including a company matched pension plan. An attractive variable incentive program is also available.

Visit the CAREERS page or our website to learn more about this position and to apply.  www.innovationcu.ca  Only those applications received through our job board will be considered.

Finance Manager / Controller

Located in the coveted Kootenay region, Heritage Credit Union (HCU) is proud to be one of the longest running community-based credit unions in BC’s Kootenay region. HCU is dedicated to providing full financial services to the local community with branches in Castlegar, Slocan Valley, and the West Boundary.  We are committed to being a progressive, financially strong, goal-orientated organization always placing our members and cooperative philosophy first and foremost.

The Opportunity

HCU is currently recruiting for the position of Finance Manager / Controller to manage the finance and accounting functions of the credit union including its subsidiaries and partnerships.  This is a permanent, full-time employment opportunity working from the administration offices located in Castlegar, BC.

Reporting to the CEO, and as a member of the senior management team, this position will provide leadership and direction for the accounting and financial requirements of HCU and its subsidiaries.  Key areas of focus will include financial planning, regulatory reporting, accounting, investing, budgeting, and management of financial systems and controls.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participates in the development of annual business plans and goals aligned to the strategic plan, and ensures successful achievement of all objectives.
  • Monitors industry trends and maintains current knowledge of credit union financial systems, and legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Manages the full financial year accounting cycle for the credit union.
  • Acts as the primary contact for the external audit process.
  • Monitors and analyses operating results versus the budget; provides interpretation and investigates, corrects and/or recommends corrective action to management concerning budget variances.
  • Provides all required financial reporting – documenting and presenting current and projected financial performance for management, board members, regulators, and other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for all financial tools, processes, procedures and ensuring appropriate financial controls are in place; makes recommendations to the CEO where changes in policy are required to address gaps or strengthen existing practices.
  • Manages the credit union investment portfolio
  • Manages the accounting administration team

Qualification and Skill Requirements

The successful candidate will possess post-secondary education in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field, and CPA designation completed or in progress.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Our successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles, and an understanding of credit union regulatory requirements,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with staff, members, and suppliers in an effective and diplomatic manner,
  • Strong understanding of computer technology, including advanced spreadsheet skills and experience with automated financial and accounting reporting systems,
  • Ability to analyze and interpret simple and complex financial data; detail orientated, and demonstration of a high level of accuracy,
  • Good organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines,
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

 

At Heritage Credit Union we are pleased to offer an excellent compensation package as well as the benefits of living in the highly desired Kootenay region.  https://www.destinationcastlegar.com/

To learn more about our credit union please visit https://www.heritagecu.ca/

 

To Apply

Interested candidates can by apply by quoting posting #21-01 and submitting a cover letter and resume via email by August 8, 2021: hr@heritagecu.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

MANAGER, OPERATIONAL RISK

Would you like to earn above average pay helping members meet their financial goals, maintain a strong work life balance, a flexible schedule and have the security of a career – path supported by your organization? We offer that and so much more.

THE COMPANY – Our Purpose is to redefine banking by helping Canadians simplify their lives and reach their financial goals by reinvesting profits into our members, communities and our people. Now that Responsible Banking!

Click the link below to see what Innovation Credit Union is about! Trust us, you are going to want to learn more about who we are!

Innovation Credit Union – About Us (innovationcu.ca)

THE POSITION:  The Manager, Operational Risk reports to the Chief Risk Officer and leads the development and implementation of the operational risk management framework. The manager of operational risk will collaboratively work with internal business units and teams to perform operational risk assessments and ensure appropriate plans are established to align to Risk Appetite. The Manager, Operational Risk will monitor operational risk issues and will provide regular reporting to both Senior Management and the Board of Director’s Risk Committee. The position will play a key role in championing and instilling an effective enterprise wide risk management culture.  How does one do this? Glad you asked!

A Manager, Operational Risk does the following:

  • Develop operational risk policies and practices to ensure Operational Risk Management framework evolves with the changing needs and risk profile of the credit union.
  • Keeps abreast if latest operational risk management techniques and industry best practices.
  • Works with internal teams and business units to identify key operational risks, facilitates risk control self assessments and ensure business units build appropriate action plans to address operational risk issues.
  • Monitor operational risk issues and action plans for the credit union and provide consolidated reporting to board and senior management.
  • Assist in investigation of root causes of operational risk and will provide support to mitigate risk.
  • Support the management of development and validation approaches to credit union risk modeling and measurement, risk assessment and mitigation within the ORM and ERM frameworks
  • Provide management and development in context to the ORM Framework
  • Identify deficiencies and advise of potential risk situations
  • Monitor and evaluate policy and procedures for enterprise risk and make recommendations for improvement to ensure policies and procedures are enacted accurately and effectively communicate key control provisions
  • Create and maintain a constructive culture that is conducive to team achievement, productivity improvement and professionalism

Why Should You Apply?

  • You want to be an ambassador of a forward-thinking, member focused organization
  • You have a university degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, or a related discipline; plus 4-6 years of job-related experience (or an equivalent combination of education, experience and learning, preferably within the credit union system)
  • You will have or will be willing to work towards a Risk Management certification.
  • You have a track record of success in quality control and assurance as it relates to operational risk
  • You have strong attention to detail, organizational awareness, and you are strategic in nature
  • Have a strong understanding of the Microsoft Environment, workflows, and file management
  • Previous operational risk management experience in a federally regulated financial institution is preferred but not necessary.

Visit the CAREERS page or our website to learn more about this position and to apply.  www.innovationcu.ca  Only those applications received through our job board will be considered.

Internal Auditor – Temporary position

KOOTENAY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION

Kootenay Savings, the region’s leading credit union with over $1 billion in assets, over 39,000 members and over 200 employees, continues to strive to fulfill our vision:

To be the best provider of financial services and the best place to work in the communities we serve.

INTERNAL AUDITOR, Interim position – Trail, BC

Do you… have a strong understanding of Credit Union business practices and services? Are you a motivated self-starter with proven audit and data analytics skills? Are you an excellent communicator who enjoys working with multiple stakeholders?

If so…we should talk.

The mission of the Kootenay Savings Internal Audit group is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Credit Union’s operations. The Internal Auditor helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

We currently have an opportunity to hire a temporary Internal Auditor in our Risk Management Department. The duration of this temporary opportunity is for approximately one year.

Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, your creative thinking and knowledge of modern auditing techniques and business ethics will contribute to the development of innovative approaches to improving controls and operations. This role will work with all levels of management and staff to provide assurance that key risks are being managed effectively and act as a change agent through innovative solutions to help improve organizational performance. With an inquisitive mind and enthusiasm in the face of constant change, you will be responsible for planning and performing a variety of audit and advisory services to professional internal auditing standards. Your audit reports will present risks objectively and make practical recommendations to management.

A remote work option may be considered for this role; however, the incumbent must be able to travel to work onsite in Trail, BC or in other KSCU locations as required.

Qualifications Required

• Professional accounting or auditing designation (CPA or CIA), or enrollment in a professional accounting program, or equivalent
• Minimum of 4 years of related experience in a financial institution
• Working knowledge of commercial and retail lending
• Working knowledge of financial deposit processes, procedures and regulatory requirements
• Strong understanding of policies and procedures related to the audit process and risk management
• Strong proficiency with computer systems and programs required to perform the functions of the position
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Organization and time management skills

Why work for us?

We know that our dedicated employees give us a lot and are key to our success; in return we offer a total rewards package that includes:

• Competitive salary and benefits
• Paid vacation, sick time and floating holidays
• Continual training, development and coaching
• Confidential employee and family assistance program
• Unique staff benefits on products such as bank accounts, loans & mortgages
• The opportunity to build a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-strategic initiatives
• Being part of an organization that puts their community and employees first
• Being part of a talented and dedicated team who improve our members’ financial lives

You’ll be rewarded with a satisfying career in an organization that incorporates many leading-edge strategic initiatives with opportunities for supported professional growth and career advancement. If you are a team player ready to take on an exciting challenge in a progressive, employee-focused environment, we’d like to hear from you!

For more information about the Greater Trail region, please visit imaginekootenay.com.

For more information about Kootenay Savings, please visit www.kscu.com.

Please apply online through the careers section of our website at www.kscu.com to upload your resume and complete the application questions.

Closing date: June 25, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Team Leader, Internal Audit

Conexus, Cornerstone, Innovation Credit Unions

Conexus, Cornerstone and Innovation Credit Unions have built an integrated Internal Audit team.   Our credit unions are committed to helping our members reach their financial goals by reinvesting profits into our members, our communities and our people.  We are looking for someone who can act as a trusted advisor through the direct provision of all Internal Audit services, the provision of leadership, guidance, specialized expertise, and knowledge consistent with the strategies and priorities of the Internal Audit department and our credit unions as a whole.

The Position:  Reporting to the VP, Internal Audit the CUs inSync partners of Conexus, Innovation and Cornerstone Credit Unions are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team. The Team Leader, Internal Audit is responsible to implement and coordinate independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations.   Key to this position is recruiting, developing, coaching, empowering, and leading a team of Audit Analysts to conduct internal audit processes, in accordance with the The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Mandatory Guidance, Core Principles, Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). These audit processes are designed to bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, governance processes.

Visit the CAREERS page or our website to learn more about this position and to apply.  www.innovationcu.ca  Only those applications received through our job board will be considered.

Manager, Examinations (IT security focus)

The Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba (DGCM) guarantees 100% of deposits held at Manitoba credit unions and the caisse (cu/caisse). As the regulator for Manitoba cu/caisse, DGCM ensures every cu/caisse operates under sound business practices.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of professionals.

Reporting to the Director, Examinations, the Manager, Examinations assesses that each cu/caisse operates under sound business practices; identifies areas of risk; and promotes recommendations for improvement.

This position is responsible for leading/participating as a team member in examinations; preparing examination reports; and presenting the results to cu/caisse Boards and management. Experience and keen interest in Information Technology (IT) security and its application in a cu/caisse environment is required to complement a multi-disciplinary Examinations team.

Selection Criteria:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Experience with IT governance, IT security, and outsourcing
  • Strong knowledge of sound corporate governance, risk management practices, and financial principles
  • Familiarity with enterprise risk management, internal audit, and compliance
  • Self-motivated with excellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Post-secondary degree in a related area(s)
  • 5 years minimum related experience
  • Fluency in French would be considered an asset, but is not required

To attract, motivate, and retain qualified people; DGCM offers a competitive benefit and compensation package, and are committed to work/life balance.

This is a great opportunity for a candidate with the right blend of experience, aptitude, and interest. Some travel within Manitoba is required.

Please send your resume with cover letter by Tuesday, May 25, 2021 to careers@dgcm.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Associate Manager, Internal Audit

SaskCentral is owned by Saskatchewan credit unions to serve and represent their collective interests. We add value through the sound investment of credit union funds on deposit, as well as providing a wide range of products and services to maintain credit union leadership in the marketplace.    

We are looking for an experienced professional to support delivery of the Internal Audit program to meet the needs of credit unions while providing profitability and sustainability to SaskCentral.

The Job:
Reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit, you will manage internal audit activities, determine the nature of audit engagements, support engagement planning, review working papers and issue final reports. You will present audit findings to multiple stakeholders, including credit union executives, boards of directors and audit committees. You will support a group of management consultants and liaise with credit unions to ensure their audit issues are resolved and their needs are met. As a seasoned professional, you will build and maintain strong relationships with regulators, external auditors, clients and stakeholders. You will also ensure best practices are met by maintaining knowledge of changes in the financial services sector and regulatory and compliance environment. This position requires flexibility and travel.

The Candidate:
You will have a degree in business administration coupled with an understanding of internal audit standards and best practices and 2 to 3 years’ experience in the internal audit field. A professional accounting designation or Certified Internal Auditor designation would be an asset. You will understand the legislative and compliance environment of credit unions and the overall financial services sector. An understanding of sound lending practices and anti-money laundering legislation would be beneficial. Strong written communication and facilitation skills are required to be successful in this role. Relationship management, analytical and strategic thinking skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and prioritize are also required. You will be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment with multiple stakeholders, and will exercise sound judgment while providing recommendations and solutions.

Please include in your cover letter examples of how you meet the qualifications for this position. Interested applicants should submit a resume in confidence by May 5. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that SaskCentral will be using virtual methods to connect with candidates and conduct interviews during the recruitment process. 

Our employees tell us SaskCentral is a great place to work. It’s more than the competitive salaries and excellent benefits we offer. We believe you can have a challenging, rewarding career and work life balance, too. We value and support workplace diversity.

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