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VP, Internal Audit in Boston, MA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description

About The Position:

We are looking for a VP level, Internal Auditor to add value and improve our operations by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, internal control, and governance processes. The successful candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of US GAAP, IT and business process controls and a sound judgement to create criteria for initiating audits and analyzing data for reasonable conclusions. This position will report to our Chief Executive Officer and have reporting responsibility to the Audit Committee.  Ideal candidate will have experience with cross-matrix organizations and be confident working with multi-level leadership staff.

Position Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the co-sourced internal audit firm, participate in financial, operational, regulatory compliance and/or information technology audits to assess the design and operating effectiveness of controls, accuracy of records, and efficiency and effectiveness of operations
    • Test internal controls and perform inquiries and testing as needed to identify and resolve vulnerabilities
    • Analyze, summarize and present audit data to verify the adequacy of the business controls and the integrity of reported data
  • Evaluates the level of compliance with identified policies, contract requirements, laws and regulations and identifies departures from these policies, requirements, and/or laws/regulations to resolve any compliance problems; makes recommendations to management as appropriate
  • Develops and presents formal written reports to Senior Leaders to communicate audit results; makes recommendations as appropriate, where weaknesses exist.
  • Collaborate with functional areas with regards to process changes, including implementations of new regulatory, contractual and other standards-based requirements, in order to ensure that the proper controls are addressed in the design process
  • Assist in conducting special studies for management such as those required to discover mechanics of detected fraud and to develop controls for fraud prevention; makes appropriate recommendations to strengthen business controls, improve operations, and/or reduce costs
  • Researches and stays abreast of current audit concepts and methods
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and other departments to provide support and guidance on complex audit issues
  • Provides leadership and work guidance to junior personnel
  • In conjunction with Company Management, recommends updates and changes to  the Company’s master inventory of policies, practices and processes
  • Facilitate the internal audit risk assessment on a periodic basis that will serve as the foundation for the internal audit plan
  • Present plan to Senior Leadership and the Audit Committee for approval
  • Determine internal audit scope and develop annual internal audit plans.  Update and monitor internal audit plans on a periodic basis for presentation to the audit committee
  • Coordinate internal audit activity with other risk and compliance functions to avoid overlap
  • Maintain open communication with management and Audit Committee
  • Make recommendations to financial management about software, policies and audit triggers
  • Measure and track results of audits performed through action plan follow-up
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Education:   A bachelor’s degree is required

Relevant Work Experience: 

  • 8+ years’ experience in internal auditing, working cross functionally with all lines of business
  • CPA or/and CIA certification, or working toward certification
  • 6+ years of experience in healthcare compliance, auditing, quality control or finance
  • Experience with audit program development and reporting of audit findings
  • Big 4 experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong aptitude in analytics, interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Firm understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Section 404 and 302
  • Knowledge of internal audit and accounting best practices
  • Strong computer skills

To Apply:

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Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled