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Career Opportunity: Internal Auditor

Job Title
Internal Auditor
Organization
Farm Credit East, ACA
Location
Enfield, Connecticut
Department
Experience Level
Mid-Career (5-10 years)
Supervisor's Title
Director of Internal Audit
Category
Risk Management
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Closing Date
Open until filled
Job Description
Description/Job Summary Join a team focused on the success of our customers, the success of our communities, and the success of each other. Farm Credit East is the leading provider of loans and financial accounting services to over 15,000 farmers, foresters, fishermen, and agricultural business owners across the northeast with over $6 billion in loan volume and over $25 million in financial accounting service revenue generated annually. When you pursue a career with Farm Credit East, you have the opportunity to positively impact the families and businesses that drive the Northeast economy. As an Internal Auditor, you will promote and support the enterprise risk management approach within Farm Credit East. You will be directly involved with planning, developing and implementing the risk management function within Farm Credit East and as such, will be expected to contribute to this process being an effective and progressive resource for the Board of Directors and the Executive Management Team. You will be responsible for conducting thorough and accurate audits and special projects, as assigned. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required to present audit and special project conclusions and findings. You will also promote the partnership-type relationship between the risk management staff and Farm Credit East staff members. Within this role, you will specifically focus on: -Gaining a sound understanding operational matters and internal controls within Farm Credit East. -Conducting audits to assure compliance with established controls (i.e., policies and procedures). This includes documenting internal audit results and findings, and writing audit reports. -Working with the Internal Auditor and Business Intelligence team to develop internal audit programs and reports to assure compliance with internal controls, regulatory requirements and to assess and prevent fraudulent activity. -Overseeing Farm Credit East's internal anti-fraud program. This position requires the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) at all levels within the organization. A sound understanding of technology is a plus, especially the capability to query data and develop data models. The Internal Auditor will report to the Director of Internal Audit. This position is designed to develop you for a future leadership position within Farm Credit East. Responsibilities/Duties With varying levels of supervision, depending upon the task assigned and experience, the Internal Auditor is accountable for the following: -Audits: Conduct audits in accordance with the annual Risk Management Plan. Ensure compliance with Farm Credit East policies and procedures, as well as Farm Credit Administration and consumer lending regulations. -Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) Testing: Test controls in accordance with annual ICFR Plan to assess the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes. -Special Projects: Complete special projects and assignments offered by Farm Credit East as prescribed by the Chief Risk Officer (or his delegate) in a timely and accurate manner. -Teamwork and Communication: Contribute to a team atmosphere within the risk management group. Establish a good working rapport with Farm Credit East personnel, thereby promoting a partnership-type relationship between the risk management department and Farm Credit East staff. Provide clear, concise verbal and written reports to Farm Credit East management and staff regarding operational performance as observed from reviews, audits and special projects. Required Education This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field. Required Qualifications Candidates with three to seven years of internal audit or related experience are preferred. It is also preferred that the candidate has obtained professional designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Designation as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is also encouraged. Overnight travel (up to 30%) throughout Farm Credit East's territory is required. Farm Credit East is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual's qualifications for a specific job opening. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), if you have a disability and would like a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position with Farm Credit East, please call 1-800-562-2235 or e-mail info@farmcreditcareers.com.