Senior Internal Auditor

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Accounting



Job Description:

Successfully complete assigned audit engagements in the areas of operations, finance, and compliance. Through analysis and knowledge of regulatory requirements, policies and procedures, accounting standards, operational and industry best practices and professional guidelines, develop risk-based work plans to complete audit and control objectives. Identifies potential issues and process efficiencies and communicates with the Manager of Internal Audit to ensure any potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. Drafts audit reports that are clear, concise and include both the impact and root cause of the issue identified.

Major Accountabilities:
  • Conduct assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end.
  • Identify, document, and map business processes and internal controls of applicable financial and operational areas per the scope of the audit project.
  • Develop risk-based audit programs to achieve audit objectives for assigned audit projects.
  • Complete audit testing, inquiry, observation and other analysis required to meet objectives of assigned audit projects.
  • Develop working papers evidencing performance of all audit work.
  • Communicate progress and results of audit throughout the audit engagement to auditee and management.
  • Identify and communicate issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk.
  • Draft audit reports to formally communicate the results of the audit and related recommendations.
  • Monitor implementation of outstanding audit recommendations and validate their implementation.
  • Perform risk assessments of financial and operational processes and controls for assigned areas.
  • Proactively interact with clients to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
  • Ensure adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards.
  • Perform additional projects as assigned.
  • Skills/Knowledge :

  • Core Competencies:
  • Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Ensures Accountability, Drives Results, Collaborates, Values Differences, Communicates Effectively, Instills Trust.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field, or equivalent experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of at least 3 years internal or external audit experience is required, public accounting firm or financial services industry experience preferred.
  • Sound understanding of audit process/methodology, and risk management/advisory ability.
  • Able to adapt to a changing environment, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects.
  • Experienced in using a risk-based audit approach in evaluations of and recommendations for management processes.
  • Able to analyze business processes and internal controls to formulate cost-effective measures to improve control effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Able to present audit findings and recommendations in a manner that will be understood and accepted by all responsible parties.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, time management and issue resolution skills.
  • Able to work effectively under pressure, either independent or as a member of a team.
  • Able to perform assigned tasks in agreed time frame.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

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