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Volunteer Internal Auditor and Systems Consultant

Sheffield Credit Union
Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
Voluntary: serving a volunteer board
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Charity and not for profit
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Where will they be working

Develop and deliver a programme of internal audit within a highly regulated non-profit organisation. No financial services experience needed.

Sheffield Credit Union is the most sophisticated small organisation I have ever seen in my life! We have 13 employees, a volunteer board, yet must comply with a huge amount of FCA and PRA regulation.

The Compliance Committee has identified 15 areas of the business that would benefit from being reviewed from an internal audit perspective. If you have between 5 days and 25 days a year free, and would like to make an enormously helpful contribution to this non-profit organisation: this might be the volunteering role for you.

No specific experience of financial services and FCA and PRA regulation is needed. This is because Sheffield Credit Union is supported by the infrastructure organisation ABCUL (Association of British Credit Unions Ltd). ABCUL have a comprehensive suite of training resources that will help you learn about any of the areas you might choose to review. I would be delighted to support you, too.

When I was appointed to the voluntary board I knew nothing about specific FCA and PRA regulatory issues. Yet 2 years later I can say that I have enjoyed learning about Credit Union regulation. If you chose to support Sheffield Credit Union as a volunteer internal auditor, I would hope that you too would thrive as you learnt more and more about this fascinating sector.

Simply put, if you are an experienced professional and would like the challenge of getting involved in a sophisticated but small organisation, we would love to hear from you. You would be helping us and so we would want to help you. You would be free to work as much, or little, as you wanted to. And you could choose the areas of work that you wanted to get involved with. Ultimately your work would help the Compliance Committee form a view about the systems and processes within the organisation. You might even be able to introduce improvements to systems, processes, controls, and staff training issues – should you be inclined to get involved in “added value” type work.

If you would like to talk further please contact me as Chair of the Compliance Committee. 


Neil Fletcher, FCA

077 5996 39 37


Areas of the business you might want to review and advise upon from an internal audit perspective

Anti fraud and anti money laundering controls and processes

Anticipated merger and systems integration

Customer duty rules and reporting

Cyber security

Financial promotions and advertising

Financial systems 

Making loans to members – and successfully recovering them

Operational risk issues


Providing a high-quality service to members – Treating Customers Fairly and complaints

Reporting to FCA, PRA, HMRC, and ABCUL

Single Customer View report

Staff training – and its impact upon regulatory compliance

Stakeholder engagement and feedback


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