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Senior commercial auditor & controls specialist

Meridian Credit Union

This is a Full-time position in St Catharines, ON posted May 10, 2019.

Purpose of the Job: The purpose of this job is to: Assist the Manager, Delivery Audit Services in developing and executing the Credit Union’s audit plan, and take a lead role in the conduct and day to day management of internal audits; Provide direction and coaching to, and review the work of, the Internal Auditor assigned to work on engagements; Contribute to the audit function by addressing risks associated with business objectives and evaluating the controls in place to mitigate those risks; Provide value-added advice and support to business partners on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.

This position will primarily perform audits of operational and lending functions within Meridian’s Delivery Audit team (Retail Branch, Small Business, Commercial Business Centre, OneCap, Mortgage Broker, Mobile Mortgage Specialist and MotusBank) and will perform some limited audit engagements of Corporate Office functions.

Purpose of the Job: Internal Audit Engagements: Plans the scope of the audit, prepares the audit program, and determines the appropriate auditing procedures and examination techniques to be applied (e.g.

Computer extracts, statistical sampling, etc.).

Performs audit assignments, which involve research and analysis of the Credit Union’s policy and procedures, and an evaluation of audit related documentation as a basis for an objective opinion on the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and the adequacy of internal control.

Formulates qualitative assessments of risk for all lending files reviewed in Delivery audit engagements and translates these assessments into audit ratings.

Executes assigned Delivery audits and Corporate audits, taking a hands-on and risk-based approach.

Assist the audit team in planning engagements that will use data mining and analysis techniques to examine 100% of the data on file or as determined by the .

Demonstrates proficiency in applying audit principles, skills and techniques in reviewing and testing business/operational systems.

Document conclusions; organize and reference work papers within our audit software application for review.

Performs opening meetings to explain the scope and objectives of the engagement and provide an overview of all steps in the audit process; Performs closing meetings at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for the results of analytics as required.

Prepares working papers and audit reports in accordance with established guidelines within the Internal Audit Services Manual.

Prepares formal written reports covering the results of assigned engagements and participates in report reviews with auditees and management.

Other: Aids the Manager and Senior Manager as well as the Vice President, Internal Audit Services in developing audit plans and risk management strategies.

Contributes to the safeguarding of corporate assets and the interests of Members by ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place and appropriate.

Develops and maintains professional relationships with management of the Credit Union.

Builds collaborative partnerships with Management in order to be an agent for constructive change.

Obtains an understanding of the organization’s major , including the lending environment, to develop future testing of the internal audit universe.

Assists the Manager, Delivery Audit Services, Senior Manager, Internal Audit Services and Vice President, Internal Audit Services in special investigations, as required.

Provides recommendations relative to the design and effective operation of internal controls.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills: Knowledge and Experience: Undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting or Finance is required.

A recognized professional designation would be considered an asset.

Significant experience in moderate sized corporate and commercial lending or small business and/or moderate sized commercial/corporate credit risk management.

Solid understanding of financial statements and working knowledge of auditing practices and accounting principles, processes, standards, techniques and procedures.

Knowledge of typical credit policies, procedures and practices in commercial/ corporate credit.

Commercial Lending and/ or Commercial Leasing experience is preferred.

Financial services industry experience is preferred.

Experience working with Protiviti Governance Portal or other audit management software applications would be considered an asset.

Experience with financial institution or banking applications would be considered an asset.

Retail Credit and/ or prior auditing experience would be considered an asset.

Skills: A solid understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes/ areas/ functions.

Good teaming and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) to enable the precise articulation of complex ideas and concepts.

Capable of working independently and autonomously on assigned projects with the ability to stand firm on difficult issues when required.

A collaborative consensus-builder, willing to share knowledge and findings with others in order to arrive at a “win-win” solution.

Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices.

Strong analytical ability, including demonstrated knowledge of cash flow analysis and financial modeling techniques.

Brings a logical approach to identifying/evaluating issues and problem solving.

Results oriented with the ability to prioritize and deliver on key initiatives.

Unquestioned personal integrity, highly professional and credible, with strong ethics and values consistent with Meridian’s culture.

Demonstrated job commitment, personal flexibility and adaptability in order to meet demanding client and stakeholder expectations.

Ability to work effectively in a deadline-oriented environment.

Displays sensitivity and an awareness of the potential implications of highly sensitive information.

Well-developed organizational skills in order to respond to shifting priorities on several simultaneous projects Ability to travel within Ontario (50%, when required).

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

This position will be based in either the Toronto Corporate Office or St.

Catharines Corporate Office or remotely, but will be required to frequently travel to Commercial Business and Retail Branch locations.

Experience the Difference!

Thank you for your interest in Meridian Credit Union.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

Meridian is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.

Should you require an accommodation, we will partner with you to meet your needs.

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