Senior Internal Auditor

Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Batavia, NY, US, 14020 Enfield, CT, US, 06082 Middletown, NY, US, 10940 Mayville, NY, US, 14757 Dayville, CT, US, 06241 Cooperstown, NY, US, 13326 Homer, NY, US, 13077 Bridgeton, NJ, US, 08302 Claverack (Hudson), NY, US, 12534 Middleboro, MA, US, 02346 Derby, VT, US, 05829 Bedford, NH, US, 03110 Riverhead, NY, US, 11901 Potsdam, NY, US, 13676 St. Albans, VT, US, 05478 Hornell, NY, US, 14843 Chazy, NY, US, 12921 Auburn, ME, US, 04210 Middlebury, VT, US, 05753 Watertown, NY, US, 13601 Lebanon, NJ, US, 08833 Phelps, NY, US, 14532 Greenwich, NY, US, 12834 White River Jct., VT, US, 05001 Presque Isle, ME, US, 04769

Company: Farm Credit East


Position Summary:

Join a team focused on the success of our customers, the success of our communities, and the success of each other. Farm Credit East (FCE) is the leading provider of loans and farm advisory services to farm, forest product, fishing, and other agricultural business owners across the northeast. We are One Team Working Together with a focus on our five pillars: Outstanding Customer and Employee Experience, Quality Growth, Operational Excellence, Commitment to our Communities, and Protecting Customer Information.


The Internal Auditor is an active contributor of the Internal Audit team whose mission is to enhance and protect Farm Credit East by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. The role is primarily responsible for helping to carry out the Internal Audit plan through the execution of engagements which will cover a diverse range of risk areas including financial and management reporting, operational internal controls, risk management and governance processes, and other areas deemed appropriate by the Farm Credit East’s Audit Committee and management team.


The value drivers for this role are as follows:

  • Protect the Farm Credit East through conducting risk-based engagements in relation to management’s strategic goals and regulatory areas of focus
  • Promote organization success through providing assurance services and identifying recommendations for improvement


We offer generous benefits including: a 6% 401K match plus an additional defined contribution retirement plan, medical, dental, HSA, paid annual holiday and sick leave, FSA, life insurance, and a bonus incentive program. Farm Credit East provides all team members with the training and resources needed to be successful in their careers. Technical training, soft skill training, and ongoing professional development provided by Farm Credit East will help you be poised for continued career growth within our organization.  We use state of the art technology for customer relations (Salesforce), internal communication (Microsoft TEAMS) and delivery of services.


Come join a collaborative, customer-focused team at Farm Credit East!


Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Internal Audit

  • Assist in the execution of internal audit engagements to ensure completion in a timely, accurate, and effective manner.
  • Perform critical self-review of work paper documentation to support work performed and conclusions reached
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of technical accounting, auditing, and financial reporting standards and actively seek out opportunities to learn and enhance in these areas
  • Become familiar with and apply internal audit processes, procedures, and methodologies to work performed
  • Elevates potential issues timely after gathering key facts and leverage team members and appropriate technical resources to assist in proposing a resolution
  • Efficiently and effectively communicate questions and findings with the appropriate level of internal audit management
  • Demonstrates professional skepticism, independence, and objectivity
  • Assist in the execution of procedures that address risks of fraud and remain alert to fraud risks while performing audit work
  • Maintain applicable internal audit related designations


Team Leadership

  • Demonstrate agility and an ability to reprioritize in response to changing situations
  • Get involved in activities which help to strengthen Farm Credit East’s brand, internally and externally
  • Promote an environment of clarity and accountability and set expectations to junior staff
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results when applicable
  • Proactively raises issues
  • Develop new skills which are outside of comfort zone


Relationships, Teamwork, and Communication

  • Proactively form and strengthen long-term relationships within Quality Assurance and the members across Farm Credit East
  • Display a positive mental attitude toward the job and contribute positively to the overall morale of the team and Farm Credit East.
  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise, and articulate manner verbally and in the materials produced
  • Establish and maintain a professional rapport with Farm Credit East employees and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate proficiency of understanding to build confidence and recognition as a qualified reviewer.
  • Exercise intellectual humility; recognize and own intellectual limitations for the betterment of oneself and the team


  • Leverage available technology tools to propose solutions for improved testing efficiencies, data analytics, and displaying results
  • Understand and navigate through the relevant applications and systems used by Farm Credit East
  • Generate and analyze reports to evaluate testing populations and support conclusions
  • Seek to learn new opportunities to maintain and enhance technical relevance
  • Remain adaptive to ongoing technology changes within the organization


Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of internal audit experience preferred
  • One of the following certifications is required: CISA, CIA, or CPA
  • CISA designation strongly preferred
  • Salary range: $75,000-$100,000 commensurate with experience


Farm Credit East is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual's qualifications for a specific job opening. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), if you have a disability and would like a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position with Farm Credit East,please call 1-800-562-2235 or e-mail

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo
Nearest Secondary Market: Batavia