Internal Audit Manager

Operations Support La Crosse, Wisconsin


Work from Home - Wisconsin based

 Reporting to the Audit Committee, you will assist Management in ensuring that the Credit Union’s operations are conducted according to the highest standards by undertaking Internal Audit activity.  This will be done through a systematic and disciplined approach of examining and evaluating the effectiveness, regulatory compliance, and internal controls of operational processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and manage a comprehensive and risk based internal audit plan for Marine Credit Union. Successfully complete audit plan in accordance with the established program.
  2. Develop audit scopes to objectively review MCU business processes, efficacy of risk management procedures, protect against fraud and theft of MCU assets, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and statutes.
  3. Report and discuss results of the reviews to Assurance, Management, and Audit Committee.
  4. Develop recommendations for improving internal controls and governance processes, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of records and recordkeeping.
  5. Present findings and recommendations to appropriate Management based on the results of regularly scheduled reviews, non-scheduled reviews, and at any time when issues need to be addressed by Management.
  6. Conduct follow-up reviews of operational deficiencies noted during initial reviews.
  7. Conduct investigations of irregularities discovered by or brought to the reviewer’s attention.
  8. Follow-up and report on the status of outstanding findings and recommendations.
  9. Bid and retain external auditors as needed.
  10. Perform other duties as required, consistent with the goals, objectives, and responsibilities of the department.


  1. Seeking individual who is growth oriented.
  2. Complete review work focusing on risk and internal control priorities.
  3. Assess compliance, reliability, and scalability of processes & activity in a thorough, detailed manner.
  4. Produce findings and recommendations promptly based on audit work performed. Effectively present findings and recommendations using strong oral and written communication.
  5. Ensure accepted recommendations are effectively implemented.
  6. Maintain organized documentation and produce effective communications regarding reviewed issues.
  7. Effectively maintain independence to ensure objectivity of findings and recommendations.
  8. Act as a consultant on all quality control matters, educating staff on trends and issues so that the business is proactive in addressing them as required.
  9. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Strong analytical skills. Able to review and understand processes, systems, policies, and regulations in detail.  Discern their relationship to operational risk, efficiency, and compliance.
  2. Ability to maintain independence, resist influence, and maintain objectivity in producing findings and recommendations for the organization.
  3. Ability to adapt to change quickly.
  4. Knowledge of internal controls, regulations, and risk management processes related to the Finance & Banking industries.
  5. Ability to build relationships with business units, coach staff, and educate to improve results.
  6. Skills in documenting and presenting findings and recommendations. Excellent report writing skills.
  7. Strong numeric aptitude.



  1. Experience reviewing and analyzing operations, policies, and procedures to improve quality and manage risk.
  2. Experience reporting the results of analysis and reviews to all levels of management.
  3. Experience working within the Financial Services Industry, Finance/Accounting as well as business operations highly desired.
  4. At least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field preferred.  CPA or MBA preferred. Certification in Audit desired.


Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation):  Long periods of sitting, talking, and listening are required.  Lifting 15 pounds, Use of a computer. Use of a telephone.  Repetitive motions related to computer usage.

This job description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.