Patrick McCollough, director of internal audit at Arkansas Federal Credit Union, has been named Terry McEachern Internal Auditor of the Year Award by the Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors.
McCollough was presented with the award during the ACUIA annual conference in Boston on June 24.
The annual award, created in 1995, is presented to an internal auditor “who has made a significant contribution to the internal audit profession and to the credit union industry,” ACUIA’s website states.
“It is truly an honor to be chosen internal auditor of the year by my peers,” McCollough said in a news release. “Though this award was given to me, it is truly a team award with credit going to the internal audit team at AFCU for all we have achieved in the last few years.”
McCollough has been an internal auditor at AFCU for seven years and has 18 years of internal auditing experience.
According to the news release, he has been influential in “reducing costs related to paper by implementing electronic work papers, adding more meaningful criteria to evaluation processes and providing long-term resolutions to accounting department procedures.”
“There is no one more deserving of this award,” AFCU President/CEO Rodney Showmar said in the release. “[McCollough] and his team have made a beneficial strategic impact on AFCU and are vital components to helping us achieve our purpose of making a difference in the lives of our employees, members and communities.”