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VP Internal Audit
  • Job Category: Audit
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
  • Location: IL - Naperville , WI - Sun Prairie , MN - Lakeville , Open

Position Overview:
The VP Internal Audit provides a well-planned, properly structured auditing program essential for effective risk management. This individual will oversee the audit program that is a critical defense against fraud. In addition, the VP Internal Audit reports to the Board Audit Committee and the Chief Risk Officer and will provide vital information to the Board of Directors regarding the effectiveness of Compeer’s internal control systems. In addition, the VP Internal Audit serves as the primary audit lead for audits from all regulatory bodies.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide credit review and operations audit oversight: Sets and executes the vision for internal audit while providing oversight to the SOX program including risk assessment, scoping and remediation plans. Responsible for implementing board-approved audit directives. Oversees audit operations and provides leadership and direction in communicating and monitoring audit policies, practices, programs, and processes. Manages the overall process for control risk assessments, audit plans, audit programs, and audit reports. Oversees, reviews, and evaluates the organization’s system of internal controls and determines compliance with policies and procedures, regulatory and statutory requirements. Acts as the main contact for outside regulators/auditors to facilitate and expedite external audits.
  • Leadership: Aids in establishing and developing guidelines to ensure the team provides a consistent quality level of service based on the key beliefs of the organization. Prioritizes and assigns work, monitors progress, and evaluates results. Coaches team members on more complex and challenging issues and decisions.
  • Reporting: Communicates results of audits to Management and Compeer’s Board Audit and Finance Committee. Provides recommendations on appropriate remedial actions if needed to mitigate risk.

Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • 10 or more years of internal audit and credit review experience.
  • Audit designations are beneficial.
  • Three to five years of leadership and management experience preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of internal auditing standards, processes, controls and audit techniques.
  • Expert knowledge of financial reporting, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
  • Advanced knowledge of lending and credit management and the agriculture industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations regarding credit extension.
  • Advanced knowledge of COSA’s – Enterprise Risk Management Framework and principles.
  • Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Skill in analyzing information to formulate logical and objective conclusions.
  • Skill in writing concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical reports providing audit findings and recommendations.
  • Skill in prioritizing assignments and utilizing time management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external clients to provide audit services.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications and customer relationship management (CRM) programs.

On July 1, 2017 AgStar Financial Services, Badgerland Financial and 1st Farm Credit Services joined together as Compeer Financial, strengthening our commitment to the agricultural community.

Compeer Financial, headquartered in Sun Prairie, WI, exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America like never before. If you are interested in empowering those in agriculture and rural communities to achieve their goals and expand their possibilities, we invite you to learn more about our organization. We are looking for innovative, dynamic and collaborative team members to join our team.

We offer great benefits including:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Health insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
  • 401k (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Educational assistance
  • Training and development programs
  • Qualified candidates please apply online at

Compeer Financial is 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.