Director, Internal Audit

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Why Alliant?

We’re not a typical financial institution – we’re better. We’re an innovative, fun-loving, highly-engaged group of professionals that are committed to our company and the communities we do business in. We love to recognize and celebrate each other.

Over 90% of our employees say we are a great workplace that is focused on our mission, vision and the future of banking.

What will your day look like?

You will be responsible for leading the internal audit program of Alliant Credit Union (ACU). This includes assisting the General Auditor in the development and execution of a comprehensive program of internal auditing that proactively reviews and validates regulatory, reporting and operational controls. The incumbent is responsible for directing and managing internal auditing activities focused on identifying and reviewing areas of risk, assessing and evaluating controls, appraising significance of any control exceptions and reporting audit findings. Additional responsibilities include making recommendations to improve system controls and organizational risk management and monitoring. Resources to do the job require reliance on knowledge of accounting and auditing rules, applicable NCUA guidelines, State of Illinois and other regulations applicable to financial services organizations, project management skills, leadership and executive presentation skills.


Do you see yourself doing this?

  • Planning and performing operational, compliance and financial audits. This would include managing relationships with third parties that are engaged for purposes of validating first and/or second line of defense activities.
  • Leading the preparation of an annual risk assessment which is a key component utilized in the development of an annual internal audit plan
  • Developing testing methodologies to evaluate the adequacy of controls
  • Documenting the results of audits and associated testing of controls
  • Reporting findings and developing recommendations based on the audits performed; presenting these ideas to functional business leaders and senior management
  • Formulating professional development and educational plans for internal audit staff members
  • Understand the key risks that threaten the achievement of the organization’s business objectives and assess the appropriateness of management’s responses to these risks through audits
  • Promote a collaborative, increasingly “audit-aware” relationship with operational process owners
  • Be fully cognizant of the strategic objectives, risks, goals, policies and processes of the organization while maintaining autonomy from management direction and control
  • Support and facilitate as appropriate governance documentation development, enhancement and management – such as periodic review and revision of Internal Audit Charter and Policy, development, implementation and monitoring of an Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement program, implementation and maintenance of an Internal Audit Policy and Procedure manual
  • Translate strategic and operating plans into meaningful direction of projects, goals, priorities and activities; deliver on strategy through the right people in the right place at the right time
  • Applies great management practices in leading an engaged workforce to effectively deliver the value of this function  


What makes you a great fit?

You’ll be a great fit if in addition to the Completion of a Bachelor’s degree inAccounting or Finance, Master’s degree preferred , 10+ years of progressive financial institution auditing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience required, and you have:

  • 5+ years managing an internal audit function strongly preferred
  • CPA or CIA required.  In-depth knowledge of GAAP guidelines as well as financial institution regulatory compliance.
  • Strong background and experience with audit methodologies and techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication ability
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills required      
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to build relationships, work through conflict, find common ground and get cooperation effectively, while remaining independent.   

When you’re happy, we’re happy!

As a thank you for joining our team, you’ll benefit from:

  • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Contributions towards gym memberships
  • Generous PTO and banking holidays off

Still not convinced?

We’re on the list of 100 Best Medium Companies to work for, check it out here. For more details you can also visit our Glassdoor and LinkedIn profiles.

Alliant Credit Union is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.

  • Great health plans
  • Flexible vacation policy