Internal Audit Specialist, Finance & Compliance

Kitchener or Sault Ste. Marie
regular full-time

Posting #: 23-71
Location: Corporate, Kitchener or Sault Ste. Marie (hybrid)
Reports to: Manager, Internal Audit
Job Type: Regular Full-time

Are you a community-minded person that’s passionate about investing locally and giving back to your community? Do you like working with other awesome and like-minded people toward a common goal?

Here at Your Neighbourhood Credit Union (YNCU), we are all about putting our money where our mouth is and keeping our dollars local and investing back into our members, staff, and community; and we are looking for people like you to join our team.

Take a look at this job posting, and if it’s a good fit, we encourage you to apply. If it’s not for you but you know someone that may be better suited for it, we welcome you to share it with them! Thanks for checking us out!

The Role

The Internal Audit Specialist, Finance and Compliance works closely with the Manager, Internal Audit to assist in accomplishing all aspects of the Internal Audit program. This position is part of a team that provides objective assurance to Management and the Board of Directors on the effectiveness of all controls to create value, stability and sustainability for the Credit Union.

  • Perform various process, finance, compliance and operation audits, and assisting with required reporting and adherence to annual audit charter & work plans, audit documentation
  • Assist in the execution of the Internal Audit Work Plan as approved by the Audit Committee
  • Review all compliance and finance functions, and test staff knowledge, compliance and adherence to policy
  • Communicate resource and staffing needs to Manager, Internal Audit to ensure a sustainable, effective and compliant Internal Audit Program
  • Provide staff education, staff awareness training and internal audit skill development as appropriate
  • Provide information, demonstrate internal control processes and assist in finalizing audit reports to external auditors and regulatory bodies as required as required
  • Ensure that audit activity is compliant with professional Audit and reporting standards, performance targets, budgets, mandate and timelines
  • Contribute to the development, review and distribution of audit reporting to all business units
  • Recommend policies, procedures and programs from Internal Audit findings
  • Follow-up on status of outstanding management action plans which includes verification of action plan completeness
  • Establish audit link with ERM by facilitating detailed process and internal controls registry

Why work at YNCU?

YNCU employees get to be a part of the growing credit union movement and help us get the word out on why banking locally is so important. We’re your friendly, helpful, and financially savvy neighbour who provides tailored financial services to our members, supports small businesses, creates local jobs, and gives back to causes that matter. Through our Good Neighbours Employee Volunteer Program and Monthly Staff Donation Draws, we even let you choose the causes we donate to and support.

  • Certified Ontario Living Wage Employer
  • B Corp Certified
  • 2022 Canada's Healthy Workplace Month Great Employer Award
  • Employer under The Career Directory (2023): Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates
  • Flexible work arrangements once fully oriented
  • Competitive Compensation, Incentive Programs and Benefits
  • Remote/working from home hybrid option once fully oriented
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 7% matching pension
  • Benefits are 100% paid for by YNCU
  • Wellness Initiatives including our Employee and Family Assistance Program, premium membership for Calm, Consult+, and LIFT Virtual Fitness
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Community Sponsored Events Employee and paid Volunteer opportunities
  • Fun Squad
  • Free banking account
  • Discounted Employee Rates

What we are looking for

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Accounting/Finance or Auditing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    Accounting designation required
  • Minimum of two (2) plus years of related experience, preferably in a financial institution
  • Experience working within guidelines of IFRS
  • Well-developed writing skills to prepare material involving interpretation, analysis, assessment, and reports
  • Ability to maintain awareness of changes to laws, regulations or guidance affecting the Credit Union
  • Computer literacy including a working knowledge of Advanced Excel and MS Office
  • Understanding of compliance requirements and knowledge of financial services
  • Ability to build relationships within department and across YNCU
  • Systematic, disciplined and analytical approach
  • Must be bondable

YNCU strives to be a diverse workplace reflective of the communities that we live in. We are committed to a diverse workforce and invite everyone to apply. YNCU makes hiring decisions solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

YNCU is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by national, provincial, or municipal laws. This applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union will provide accommodations for persons with disabilities, where needed, to support their participation in our recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources at

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Learn More About YNCU.

We want to know about you, but we also want you to know about us. And if you have an interview coming up, your insight and knowledge of YNCU will surely wow us!

The credit union story – a story of compassion, community, and commitment to the local economy – is one we want you to not only hear, but share. Credit union members are owners too, which is the underlying foundation that drives our story. But credit unions are also full-service financial institutions with competitive rates and products! By joining YNCU, you can be a part of this great story and help us tell it.

In the About Us section you can learn all kinds of things, from our guiding principles to our unity story.

About YNCU

Contact YNCU.

Human Resources 519.804.9190 x673 or

YNCU will provide accommodations for persons with disabilities, where needed, to support their participation in our recruitment process.

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