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Compliance

 

The Department of Financial Institutions’ mission is to ensure the safety and soundness of Wisconsin's financial institutions, to protect the consumers of financial services, and to facilitate economic growth. The agency regulates and licenses financial service providers who do business in Wisconsin. For more information, please visit their web site at: http://www.wdfi.org There are currently two (2) Credit Union Examiner vacancies (civil service classification of Financial Examiner); both with the Office Credit Unions.

 

Both vacancies are in the Northwest Territory of Wisconsin. Northwest Territory counties are: Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn, and Wood. Please note: candidates hired into these positions will typically have their home designated as their headquarters city and will live in the territory.

 

The Financial Examiner classification is assigned to Pay Schedule/Pay Range 07-04. Financial Examiner vacancies that may occur for the Northwest Territory within the next 6-12 months may be filled from this recruitment.

 

Starting salary will be between $35,646 and $58,816 annually, depending upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits. Six-month probation will be required.

 

Job Duties: Financial Examiners working for the Office of Credit Unions are assigned to assist in conducting credit union examinations. In that role they are responsible for assuring compliance with statutes, rules, regulations and other controls affecting Wisconsin’s credit unions. Financial Examiners perform auditing and financial examination work; write reports and record findings; and work with credit union staff in helping to assure continued strength and stability throughout Wisconsin’s credit union industry. They review lending practices to ensure compliance with rules, policies, procedures, practices and statutes to assure that sound lending practices are taking place; make recommendations of appropriate corrective measures to address problem areas; and participate in proactive measures to help avoid fraudulent, deceptive, unfair or unstable financial business practices.

 

Special Notes: Well qualified applicants will typically have a four-year degree in Finance or Accounting, complemented by work experience in the financial services industry or other related fields. The Department’s preference is for employees to live within the territory where they will be employed. Overnight travel of no less than 50% may be required. Candidates will need to successfully complete a thorough background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Due to the nature of this position, all applicants who may be appointed to this position will be asked to allow the Department to conduct a background check to determine whether circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled. Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver license that meets the State’s Risk Management requirements, and provide evidence of auto insurance if using a personal vehicle for work. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

 

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This position requires knowledge of the financial services (credit union) industry; contemporary business structures; general business and financial management practices; lending and investment principles; accounting and auditing theory; skill in analyzing complex financial records and business record keeping systems; utilization of computer software packages; well-developed skills in speaking and writing and the ability to comprehend and apply complex policies, rules and laws.

 

How To Apply: If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume. In addition to this information, you will be required to complete the online exam. You can preview the exam questions by clicking on the “Preview Exam” link. Your responses to the exam questions will be used to determine your eligibility for this position. Resumes will not be part of the initial screening process. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will not be considered. The deadline to apply online is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Terry Wm. Kraus at 608-266-3357 or via e-mail to terry.kraus@wisconsin.gov Examination responses will be evaluated in order to determine which candidates will receive further consideration.

 


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