The Internal Audit Manager will assist the Director of Compliance & Internal Audit in defining and executing an audit plan by managing the audit staff in the performance of financial, operational, IT and security audits and overseeing the coordination of all regulatory and contractual audits. The Manager oversees monitoring of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) through the ongoing development of Model Audit Rule (MAR) culture and sustainability structure. The Manager is also responsible for all aspects of each audit from administration and project management to monitoring and periodically reporting progress, which includes management of the planning, execution and review of audits to ensure appropriate scope, level of testing, risk identification, findings and recommendations.
Essential Job Duties:
Develop, manage and update the detailed audit program to include all discretionary and required audits in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Conduct annual risk assessment to include risks or control concerns identified by leaders.
Create and implement a flexible annual audit plan using appropriate risk based methodology.
Manage the audit staff by providing leadership, assistance, training and motivation necessary to mentor and develop staff.
Support the Internal Auditors in the achievement of their goals including monitoring and reporting of progress toward completion.
Review draft reports, work with management to finalize findings and monitor the implementation of corrective action plans. Draft new and improve existing departmental policies, processes and procedures.
Identify system and process enhancements to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Internal Audit Services Department.
Ensure audit quality meets applicable professional standards and promote best practices in internal audit activities.
Prepares and presents comprehensive written and oral reports of audits and associated findings with leaders of functional areas and manage the escalation process (issues escalated to the appropriate level – functional area, Deficiency Evaluation Committee and/or Board Audit Committee).
Verify the accuracy and reliability of accounting data, safeguard assets through appropriate security and promote compliance with the MAR.
Stress the ongoing importance of MAR compliance to ensure MAR sustainability into the future.
Develop and maintain performance metrics and prepare management reports summarizing Internal Audit Services activities.
Work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of the organization and establish credibility with business partners.
Assume overall responsibility for the team's progress and measure success in completing the annual audit plan and in meeting department and corporate strategic objectives.
Develop training materials and conduct training on internal controls, data quality, internal audit value, data quality, security, regulatory matters for management and staff across all divisions.
Support strategic initiatives, participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or business related field.
Minimum 5-7 years of progressive internal audit experience or external auditing dealing with risk, regulatory and control matters in a regulated environment preferably in the health insurance industry.
Minimum of 3 years of management experience in audit or related field.
Strength in analytics, written and verbal communication and attention to detail.
Commitment to the highest personal values with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Comprehensive understanding of potential control environment risks impacting business units and IT.
Proficient PC skills in Windows environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Professional designation of CPA.
Audit experience in a Big 4 or large regional Public Accounting firm.
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