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IT Internal Auditor (Level: 21C) Closing Date: 11-29-2017

Omaha, NE
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IT Internal Auditor (Level: 21C) Closing Date: 11-29-2017
Job Title: IT Internal Auditor (Level: 21C) Closing Date: 11-29-2017
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Omaha, NE
Post Date: 10/31/2017
Job Description:

REPORTS TO: VP - Internal Audit


Work independently and/or participate as a member of an audit team performing information technology, operational, financial, compliance or investigative audits. Participate in activities and compliance procedures related to information technology Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR), evaluate systems of internal control and provide advisory services to leadership. Interact with Association leadership and users as to their perceived assessment of risk. Lead or conduct information technology and operational audits and projects and may provide consulting services on a limited basis to the Associations’ leadership and staff. Provide key input to development of the annual audit plan. Identify technology risks and independently evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of information technology infrastructure and application controls; including security and internal controls. Maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards.

Directly - None.
Indirectly – Co-sourcing partner’s staff

Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

1. Plan, manage and conduct audits of key information technology systems, operational, financial, compliance and/or investigative audits in the Associations to ensure integrity of financial data, safeguarding of assets, and compliance with policies and procedures. Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and recommend improvements in processes, procedures, and controls. Perform additional special projects as needed, maintaining professional objectivity and obtaining approval if necessary from the Audit Committee. Execute all engagements in a collaborative manner, maintaining effective communication with the audit customers, leadership and co-sourcing partners.

2. Responsible for certain aspects of project management for each engagement, including:

a) Assist in the development of the audit objectives, plans, and scope, ensuring that audit programs are based on an appropriate risk assessment.
b) Perform and/or review audit procedures, including conducting interviews and surveys, reviewing and analyzing evidence, performing data extraction and analysis, and documenting audit customer processes and procedures within an electronic workpaper environment,
c) Ascertain that adequate documentation has been gathered to evidence completion of the audit objectives and that such workpapers adequately support the conclusions reached,
d) Assist in developing written reports summarizing conclusions and leadership responses,
e) Communicate results to leadership,
f) Execute and document special projects as requested by leadership and approved as necessary by the Audit Committee, and
g) Ensure all engagements are conducted in a manner consistent with the team’s charter, business objectives, the assessment of audit risk, audit customer needs, and Audit Committee priorities.

3. Conduct and oversee the testing of compliance with information technology and business process ICFR.

4. Review the planning, design, development, implementation and operation of major information technology systems, as required to determine whether (a) adequate controls are incorporated in the systems, (b) thorough system testing is performed at appropriate stages, (c) system documentation is complete and accurate and (d) the needs of user teams are met

5. Perform follow up procedures on audit recommendations to determine that corrective action has been taken by the affected team(s).

6. Maintain a current status of developments related to matters of interest to the internal audit profession such as evolving information technology audit techniques and practices, and pronouncements by the FASB, IIA, FCA, PCAOB, and other regulatory bodies. Determine the impact of changes in internal audit guidance or professional trends and recommend implementation plans to the Vice President – Internal Audit.

7. Assist in identifying and evaluating the Associations’ risk areas and provide key input to the Vice President – Internal Audit for the development of the annual risk assessment and audit plan.

8. Pursue professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and share information gained with teammates.

9. Perform other activities designated by the Vice President - Internal Audit, Board of Directors, Audit Committee, or the Chief Executive Officer.

A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in information technology systems auditing. Experience in public accounting is preferred, but not required. Professional certification (CPA, CISA or CIA) desired.

Duties required:
• Knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
• Knowledge of generally accepted information systems audit standards, statements and practices, information system security and control practices and management information systems terminology, concepts, and practices.
• Knowledge of audit concepts and techniques, accounting principles, and regulatory agency (such as the Farm Credit Administration) guidelines, regulations and standards.
• Skill in assessing the effectiveness of internal controls over key risks, identifying significant exposures, analyzing transactions and information, and detecting changes in key risks and/or control effectiveness.
• Strong written and oral communication skills; to include the ability to articulate the values of a recommendation to audit customers to ensure implementation occurs; and the ability to express concerns, ideas, suggestions, and criticism clearly and succinctly to the Audit Committee and Association leaders.
• Ability to use various audit tools, such as electronic workpapers, risk assessment tools, process mapping, internal control questionnaires, financial estimation, analytical reviews, visual observation and statistical sampling to perform audit procedures.

All levels of Association employees including team members and leaders; Audit Committee; external co-sourcing partners; independent auditors, professional audit and accounting organizations.

• Ability to assess a process, procedure, information technology system or application, identify control points, weaknesses and associated risk exposure.
• Ability to apply effective analytical and problem solving/decision making skills and exercise professional judgment, to express opinions on reliability, accuracy, and compliance with internal control systems and operations, information technology systems and applications, and to formulate recommendations for improvements in efficiency and/or effectiveness.
• Ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, goals, and objectives, and give priority to tasks accordingly without detailed guidance or instructions.
• Ability to satisfy internal and external customer needs related to the job.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment and effectively demonstrate team building attitude and skills.
• Ability to understand and effectively explain technical information and consult on concepts, programs, terminology and methods.
• Ability to successfully interact with and represent the organization to team members, leaders, Board members, customers, industry specialists, and the public at all levels.
• Ability to operate the telephone and respond to calls and in-person inquiries.
• Ability to move about the office with occasional reaching and bending.
• Ability to use a keyboard/calculator/computer. This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information.
• Ability to use and understand various computer software programs related to carrying out essential responsibilities of the position. Proficient in Windows environment using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer.
• Ability to travel by auto or commercial transportation (up to 10%) to carry out essential responsibilities with some overnight stays to other locations as required.
• Ability to reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate and critique such information as written materials, numerical data, responses to customer needs and/or other work related activities.
• Ability to complete work in an acceptable timeframe and manage a variety of detailed tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and with accuracy to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives and satisfy internal and external customer needs related to the job.

Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the Associations’ policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than "at will" employment relationship.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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