The Senior Internal Auditor, in addition to performing the duties and responsibilities of an Internal Auditor will: serve as the lead in the development, implementation, and evaluation of financial, operational, and compliance internal audits for assigned organizational areas and functional activities throughout The Johns Hopkins Institutions (Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine) in accordance with the Annual Audit Plan approved by the respective Audit Committees. Set clear expectations for audit team, coordinate assignments, monitor productivity, and ensure high quality output. Will serve as technical resource to other team members. Performs assigned duties in accordance with the accepted professional standards requiring: independence and objectivity, knowledge of accounting principles and standards, proper financial and administrative control procedures and good business practices, and ability to assess risk, relative to the proper application of controls. Serve as a leader and a role model. Promotes Department image through quality work, sharing knowledge and professional dealings and maintain confidentiality of information.
The Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:
Performs the duties and responsibilities of an Internal Auditor, such as:
Document current operating practices through interviews, observation, investigation and testing
Test transactions (utilizing automated and/or traditional auditing methods) and analyze results of testing
Identify through investigation and analysis, underlying causes and contributing factors to noted problems
Identify and assess risks
Identify appropriate solutions and formulates sound reasonable recommendations for management’s corrective action, using appropriate criteria and cost-benefit considerations
Prepare formal written reports, expressing conclusion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency with which activities are carried out.
In addition to performing the duties of an Internal Auditor, will also:
Plan internal audits by gathering specific relevant background information (such as financial results, and policies and procedures) from the Institution’s information systems, web-based and other information sources
Utilize organizational and regulatory knowledge to identify audit constraints and shape priorities
Negotiate audit parameters with Manager/ Sr. Director
If leading a team, will ensure that all members understand their individual roles and responsibilities
Design appropriate internal audit programs and time budgets based upon the review and evaluation of underlying financials and business risks
Thoroughly address all objectives and risks identified in audit planning and conclude on operational effectiveness and efficiency, considering industry best practices
Prepare clear and concise working papers and other documentation supporting discussions, operational facts and results of testing to justify conclusions
When serving in a project lead role, will review all working papers related to the project
Communicate recommendations to management through logical, clear and concise written and oral means to gain understanding and agreement on audit issues and commitment to implement corrective action
Perform follow-up internal audits to evaluate management’s implementation of Action Plans
Monitor project status and issues on a timely basis and report progress and issues to project lead or director timely and regularly
Evaluate feedback from customers as well as lessons learned meetings and identify possible areas for improvement. Implement changes in future audits as needed
Oversee the activities of Internal Auditors to ensure effective utilization in completing assigned projects
Provide day-to-day support of Internal Auditors as needed (create open lines of communication, provide regulatory updates, advise on difficult situations, etc.)
Participate in personnel development training and performance evaluation programs
May provide verbal feedback to staff assigned or to the director for inclusion in staff performance or project evaluation
Assist other auditors as appropriate and necessary to execute assigned projects
Consider multiple approaches and develop solutions to problems
Demonstrate project management and time management skills
Address difficult and sensitive issues in a timely and effective manner
May be responsible for more complex audits than those handled by Internal Auditors (act as lead on a multi-entity audit requiring coordination of several other auditors, implement a new audit with no available history or background, responsible for high visibility/high priority audits, etc.)
May also have a higher volume of audits
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Healthcare and/or Higher Education industry
Monitor changes in the industry and be able to understand the impact to own work
On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people, costs and/or quality of service within the functional area
In accordance with Department policy, can make all decisions necessary to carry out assigned projects and related internal audit and work programs to meet the audit objectives
May direct the activities of staff or a function and /or represent the function at meetings
Uses proper verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Exchanges information using tact and persuasion, as appropriate
Effectively shares relevant information with assigned team and fosters dialogue as necessary
Computer or other special needs for the position:
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Experience with ACL, Microsoft Office, SAP and automated workpapers
Utilize advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business and audit-related software to conduct internal audit work as well as the extraction of relevant business data and its analysis using ACL software
Degree of independent action performed on the Job:
Able to work independently and with varying levels of management
Manage multiple projects or single projects in complex environments
Manage competing priorities.
Internal and External contacts required as part of the job:
Interact appropriately with all levels of personnel, building good working relationships, and establishing a network of organizational contacts
Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures, which may include some familiarity of other departments within the JH Institution
Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions throughout the organization
Responsible for own professional development and contributes to the development of others
Minimum Requirements for the Position:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business, or related field required
Five or more years Accounting or Audit experience
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) preferred
Supervisory experience; Non-profit, Higher Education and/or Healthcare industry experience preferred
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to move about
Provides own transportation
Other: This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Classified Title: Sr. Internal Auditor Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $58,000 - $78,000 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 03-MD:Eastern High Campus Department name: 10001519-Johns Hopkins Internal Audits Personnel area: University Administration
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