Director Internal Audit

Role and Responsibility:
•Oversee professional auditing work as key components of the corporate governance structure, with emphasis on risk-based approach to assist management in the attainment of objectives
•Direct a component of the comprehensive internal audit program including performance, operational, financial, clinical and compliance audit projects
•Develop and maintain productive team-oriented staff and management relationships, including senior executive management, through individual contacts, group meetings, discussion of issues identified in audits, and sharing best practice information related to controls, risk, or other pertinent topics
•Develop and implement internal audit programs designed to provide assurance, to the VP, Internal Audit, Risk Committee of the Board and executive management, over internal controls that support financial reporting and operational objectives, policies and standards of ethical business conduct that enforce and support high overall corporate integrity, or other goals/objectives as identified
•Maintain organizational and professional standards and work independently with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment
•Direct audit staff in the planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring of internal auditing operations, including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating staff, and taking effective actions to address performance matters
•Direct the identification and evaluation of the organization’s audit risk areas and oversee the development and implementation of the annual audit plan based on identified risks
•Direct the overall performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedure
•Oversee audit teams, including self-directed teams, while allowing the teams to operate with a sense of independence in how the audit process is performed. Act as a mentor, trainer, coach, and supervisor as needed to team members to ensure the team is efficient and effective in completing its work
•Direct the audit staff in the identification, development, and documentation of audit issues and recommendations for improvement
•Communicate the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to management and the VP, Internal Audit
•Pursue professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and professional association memberships, and share information gained with co-workers
•Benchmark audit work processes and promote continuous process improvement
•Lead the department’s quality assurance activities
•Represent internal auditing at selected meetings and with external organizations
•Develop standards and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
•Act as the company liaison with external auditors
•Perform any other job related instructions, as requested

Requirements
Education / Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree required
•Master’s degree in business administration, finance or accounting or related field is preferred
•Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in internal auditing, public accounting, or position focused on risk management is required
•Minimum of four (4) years of management experience is required
•Previous healthcare or insurance experience is preferred
•Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley 404 or Model Audit Rule
•Involvement with local or national audit related associations is preferred

Required Competencies / Knowledge / Skills:
•Flexible in approach, able to pivot quickly when plans or processes change, able to be creative in identifying solutions
•Experience with data analytics is preferred
•Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing, or external audit principles and practices, management principles and preferred business practices.
•Considerable knowledge of the IIA Standards and Code of Ethics
•Extensive knowledge of contemporary risk management and control techniques and working knowledge of contemporary control frameworks
•Knowledge of IT systems terminology, concepts, and practices
•Considerable knowledge of industry program policies, procedures, regulations, and laws
•Considerable skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products
•Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud
•Extensive skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines
•Considerable skill in conflict resolution, mediation, negotiating issues and resolving problems
•Proficiency in preparing reports, memos, summaries, and analyses
•Considerable skill in effective oral and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations
•Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with internal customers, co-workers, staff, and external contacts, and work effectively in a professional team environment
•Knowledge of medical insurance and/or state regulatory requirements

Licensure / Certification:
•Professional certification applicable to this position required (Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or other relevant certification)

Working Conditions:
•General office environment; may be required to sit/stand for long periods of time

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