Senior Auditor - Audit Services

 
Position: Senior Auditor - Audit Services

Job ID: 148683

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Audit Services

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

About Texas Children's Hospital   Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

To plan and conduct independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and improve the operations of Texas Children's, using a systematic, risk based, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes and to provide organizational leadership with transparency to key risks.



Responsibilities :

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Accountability A: Engages in risk assessment and other Departmental planning activities.


• Assists Audit Services Leadership in activities related to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and the development of annual
audit plans.
• Develops project based risk assessment(s) to determine the scope of a given project and to identify the key operational
and IT risk and control relationships for validation.
• Identifies risks outside the scope of assigned audits and other projects, documents the risks, and communicates risks to
Audit Services leadership.
• Identifies and evaluates potential projects to improve management of risks, add value, and improve the organization's
operations.

 

Accountability B: Independently plans, conducts and manages operational, financial and compliance audits,
investigations and other projects in accordance with professional auditing standards and departmental policies
and procedures.


• For each assigned project, independently identifies the key processes and risk / control relationships. Utilizing a risk-based
approach, plans and designs audit procedures and selects appropriate methodologies to develop an audit program that will
achieve the audit objective(s). Obtains approval of planned procedures and audit program prior to commencement of
work.
• Takes appropriate action when planning and performing assignments to ensure that the assigned objectives are met.
Obtains advance management approval for deviations from agreed upon audit/investigative/consulting procedures.
• Maintains awareness of key information technology risks and controls and available technology-based audit techniques to
perform assigned work and seeks input from IS auditor(s) as needed during the planning process.
• Performs audit procedures, including conducting and documenting interviews, reviewing and analyzing evidence,
identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, documenting client processes and procedures, and composing summary
memos.
• Identifies sufficient, reliable, relevant, and useful information as audit evidence to support results and conclusions.
Documents audit evidence in the form of working papers according to departmental policies and procedures.
• Develops results, conclusions, and findings using critical thinking skills, comparison to leading practices, analytical
judgment and decision-making abilities.
• On each assigned project, works with responsible client management to ensure alignment on each of the identified riskbased
observations, recommendations, and related action plans.
• Completes assignments such as audits, investigations and other projects efficiently and effectively by the agreed-upon
deadlines and within established budgets and informs Director/Audit Manager of potential variances in project completion
dates.
• Monitors and reviews work products to ensure that working papers are complete and compliant with department and IIA
standards, work is reviewed by the preliminary and final reviewer, and reviewer’s notes have been resolved and cleared.
• Demonstrates and maintains a high level of productivity by initiating projects, volunteering support and working beyond
scheduled work hours as needed to ensure projects are completed according to the Department’s annual audit plan.
• Shares information and coordinates activities with other internal and external providers of relevant assurance and
consulting services to ensure proper coverage and minimize duplication of efforts.
• Follows up on prior audit findings and recommendations on an on-going basis to ensure alignment of observation risk and
action plan is maintained and to determine the status of planned corrective actions.
• Consistently demonstrates willingness and the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills and applies such to assignments.
Enhances knowledge, skills, and other competencies through continuing professional development.
• Supports and participates in the department’s quality assurance and improvement program by performing preliminary
reviews of other auditors’ work and by responding, as needed, to trending QAIP (Quality Assurance and Improvement
Program) metrics.

 

Accountability C: Communicates audit information such as results and conclusions in accordance with
professional auditing standards and departmental policies and procedures.


• Prepares workpapers, reports, and correspondence for assigned projects that are accurate, objective, clear, concise,
constructive, complete, and timely.
• Reviews and edits audit findings and/or report drafts written by other auditors to ensure accuracy, completeness and
appropriateness.
• Documents work performed such as interviews, meetings, etc. in accordance with professional auditing standards and
Departmental policies and procedures to ensure that results and conclusions are adequately supported.
• Conducts and documents meetings such as entrance conferences, status meetings and exit conferences to discuss audit
objectives, scope and methodologies as well as to inform the auditee about audit results and conclusions, opportunities for
improvement, areas of risk, problems identified and proposed recommendations for change.
• Collaborates with responsible client management to obtain and document appropriate written responses to findings and
recommendations.


Accountability D: Creates collaborative positive working relationships with Audit Services staff, clients and other
TCH staff, and external parties.


• Maintains positive team and departmental relationships by demonstrating and supporting initiatives, willingness to learn,
flexibility, respect, cooperation and commitment to the success of Audit Services.
• Builds and maintains productive client relationships through professionalism, interactive communications and constructive
responses to client needs.
• Participates actively in appropriate committees as assigned by department leadership.
• Interacts professionally and appropriately with Texas Children’s staff and leadership at all levels while maintaining an
impartial, unbiased attitude and avoiding conflicts of interest.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

 

• Knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, risk assessment
methodologies, management principles, and preferred business practices.
• Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the
Institute of Internal Auditors.
• Collect and analyze complex data, evaluate information, processes and systems, and draw logical conclusions.
• Perform project risk based assessments.
• Apply analytical /critical thinking skills for decision making.
• Plan and manage multiple projects and priorities.
• Negotiate issues and resolve problems both internally and externally.
• Utilize word processing, spreadsheet and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses.
• Effectively communicate with individuals and groups at all organizational levels, both verbally and in writing, and by using
active listening skills.
• Conduct reviews of peer’s audit workpapers.
• Utilize interpersonal skills to develop trusting relationships and gain commitment.



Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business-related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in an audit and/or accounting environment, including specific experience in performing audit assignments in a lead role
  • Certification such as CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) -- CIA strongly preferred


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