Rabo Agrifinance, Inc.
Rabo AgriFinance LLC (RAF) is a leading financial services provider for agricultural producers and agribusinesses. Solely focused on agriculture, RAF is backed by Rabobank, a Dutch-headquartered global financial services leader and one of the world’s 25 largest banks, with over $900 billion in assets and operations in 45 countries. Founded by Dutch farmers over a century ago, Rabobank remains true to our core mission: to create value for our customers, our employees, and the local communities where we do business. With over 40 offices across the U.S., RAF provides clients with knowledgeable local teams and exclusive access to global market research in a variety of sectors, including grains and oilseeds, livestock and specialty crops.
Under administrative direction, directs audit projects and manages all audit activities within Rabo AgriFinance, LLC (“RAF”). While supervising project work of assigned auditors, manages and realizes diligent execution of assigned activities and provides reliable feedback of the results, within the determined timeframes, budgets and objectives; and in doing so contributes to enhancing RAF’s risk & control framework. Assists with strategic initiatives of the Audit Department, as required.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Directly manages assigned audit staff on project work. Provides adequate on the job training including regulatory compliance; participates in appraisals of project work and coaches performance in a constructive manner consistent with the organization’s cultural practices.
Organizes and carries out the activities that are related to the job (planning / setting up projects, obtaining the necessary and relevant information from the client, establishing and processing collected information, reporting). Responsible for the deadlines, activities, timeframes and expenditure of all projects.
Determines, within the framework of the agreements that the Audit Manager has made with the client and fine-tuned with the Senior Audit Managers, how and when audit projects will be carried out. Makes decisions regarding the planning and the approach. Executes the audits specified in the annual Audit Plan, in conjunction with other Audit staff (e.g., a “roll up your sleeves” manager).
Communicates regularly with Senior Audit Managers regarding the progress / realization of the audit projects for the current accounts and regarding findings.
Operates within the framework of the codes of conduct and professional regulations of the applicable professional audit organizations (IIA) and the Audit Rabobank Group.
Reports to the Senior Audit Managers regarding the progress / realization of audit projects, the realization of the current Audit Plan and the results of completed audits.
Reports to the Senior Audit Managers each quarter (in addition to the performance and evaluation interview) regarding coaching and development of audit staff on assigned projects.
Assists in the preparation of quarterly Audit Activity Report for presentation to the Utrecht Audit Rabobank Group, applicable Management Team(s), and appropriate Audit Committees.
Attends appropriate management and/or committee meetings where requested to present audit results.
Maintains operational contacts with the client and appropriate management regarding audits in progress.
Represent the Audit Department on various RAF presentations, such as the New Employee Orientation, as assigned.
Assists in the development of the annual budget for the department, in consultation with Senior Audit Managers and the Head of Audit for the US Region, and documents budget to actual comparisons throughout the year.
Interacts periodically with RAF’s primary regulator with respect to internal audit activities.
Maintains good working relationship with all RAF employees to foster an open dialogue between Audit and other RAF personnel.
Makes presentations to various RAF groups and departments on internal controls and audit findings and recommendations.
Performs all other job functions as assigned by the Senior Audit Managers and/or Head of Audit for the US Region.
Complete all mandatory training within a timely basis, as instructed.
Comply with code of conduct & Bank policies/procedures.
Actively identify incidents outside of established policies & procedures and report to management immediately.
Familiar with & comply with laws, regulations, and internal policies & procedures that are applicable to required job duties.
Understand & comply with all RAF & Rabobank anti-money laundering (AML), compliance, and all other applicable laws, including, but not limited to, the completion of all required AML & Sanctions training.
CULTURE & VALUES
Actively & consistently demonstrate RAF’s Eight Cultural Practices
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough understanding of bank accounting principles and analytical techniques required. Proficient in computer usage and programs equivalent to Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to travel long distances outside of assigned region (approximately 25% of the time), including overnight travel which may include air travel. Routine travel to RAF locations using personal vehicle is required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of Rabo AgriFinance. Excellent oral and written communications skills relating to the ability of handling criticisms of and recommendations to RAF personnel in a tactful/diplomatic manner. This also includes public speaking (training, presentations) at all organizational levels.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS AND REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, ratios, and percentages.
Ability to solve a variety of problems, collect data, determine facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in mathematical, written, or oral form and deal with multiple concrete variables in situations.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Computer Science or Accounting is required 7 or more year’s prior auditing experience required. A minimum of 2 years prior supervisory experience required.
Required to have one of the following certifications:
Certified Bank Auditor
Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
With healthcare and insurance costs on the rise, Rabo AgriFinance employees enjoy a first-class benefits package, featuring a selection of medical coverage and investment options to meet your personal needs. Our benefits program includes:
Health care spending account
Dependent care spending account
Basic life insurance plus AD&D insurance
Optional life insurance
Health and wellness seminars
Rabo AgriFinance offers an inspiring work environment with enthusiastic professionals. The culture is characterized by entrepreneurship, personal development, and ambition. The employment benefits are excellent.
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Rabo Agrifinance, Inc.
Website : https://www.raboag.com/
Rabobank is a cooperative banking organization, rooted in agriculture and dating back over 115 years. What began in the Netherlands in the 1890s as a collection of small rural banks serving local farmers has grown into a global financial services leader and one of the world's largest banks, providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide.