Director, Internal Audit
Prospera Credit Union
Surrey, BC, CAN
5d ago


There’s never been a more exciting time to join our team.

That’s because in January 2020, Prospera Credit Union and Westminster Savings completed the largest merger in Canadian credit union history.

The merged credit union, called Prospera Credit Union, is Canada’s sixth largest, with more than $9 billion in assets under management, over 120,000 members, and full-service branch locations across BC.

We’re excited for the opportunities this merger brings to our members, employees, and communities.

We are currently seeking a Director, Internal Audit for our Internal Audit department.

You’re a proven and strategic-thinking pro with a track record of implementing risk-based audit plans to improve the organization’s key operational and finance activities.

With experience in strategic development and planning, you’re just as comfortable with participating in executive management meetings as you are with communicating the team’s value-proposition to stakeholders.

You’re meticulous about effectiveness of internal controls and you’re known for your strong relationships with internal and external auditors.

Your experience in risk management has evolved to have a high level of clarity and consistency. You have a track record of mentoring and coaching aspiring leaders.

If you’re a collaborative leader and a strong critical thinker who’s ready to drive growth for an admired credit union, apply today.

What you’ll do :

People and Organizational Leadership

  • Manages staffing and skill requirements for the department through hiring, training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Works cross-functionally and collaborates with the executive and senior leadership teams to communicate and promote enterprise-wide internal audit strategies and priorities.
  • Strategic Development and Planning

  • Actively participates in executive management meetings and / or committees as needed to ensure that Internal Audit (IA) is well-informed of key business developments to minimize risk and to support the development of the internal audit plan for the credit union.
  • Oversees IA’s participation in critical business and technology initiatives ensuring appropriate controls are designed and implemented on a proactive basis.
  • Audit

  • Leads the development of the annual IA plan.
  • Leads and oversees IA engagements, testing for the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls in select areas.
  • Utilizes the credit union’s enterprise risk management process to inform and support the development of the internal audit plan and to ensure the plan is responsive to heightened risks and aligned to the credit union’s risk appetite and strategic objectives.
  • Provides technical and functional guidance on internal controls to all business lines.
  • Risk Management

  • Meets regularly with the Audit Committee to report the status of IA’s ongoing monitoring activities, educate / inform the committee of emerging risks and / or exposures (internal and external).
  • Proactively informs senior management and executive leadership team of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and / or governance requiring prompt attention.
  • What you’ll need : Education


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • CPA designation mandatory
  • CIA, CISA or CFE designations are an asset
  • Experience

  • 10 years progressive experience in a similar role or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Competencies

  • Expert knowledge of internal controls and auditing principles;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact and negotiate, both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other business units and build strong working relationships.
  • Knowledge of governance best-practice and / or experience operating within and supporting a board governance structure.
  • Skills

    Knowledge of internal audit planning software, computer assisted audit techniques (CAATS), (SQL) and the skills to perform data analysis / test automated controls.

    What’s in it for you?

    Inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace : All team members are valued, respected and heard. We learn from each other’s differences, gaining strength through our people and our perspectives.

    Career Advancement! We are committed to our employee’s growth and development and we want to see you soar. There are a number of career pathing options this position leads to, let us be your springboard.

    Fun & Camaraderie. We care deeply about our members and our employees and we want the hours you spend with us to be fun, rewarding and sometimes lighthearted.

    We like to work hard, play hard, have fun and be there for each other.

    Flexibility! This opportunity includes flexible work arrangements. Whether you work from head office, a branch, your home office or a coffee shop, we want your best work no matter where that is!

    Show me the money! We offer a competitive salary, a personalized benefits program and a generous defined pension plan.

    Community Focused. We care about we live, work and play in. We participate in many community minded activities throughout the year.

    Grow your dream with us! Be part of happening now at Prospera. If you are attracted to a community-based, purpose-driven organization, then join us today.

    This single opportunity is posted on both legacy organization websites. Please apply on one site.


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