Senior Internal Auditor

University of Virginia Physicians Group - Charlottesville, VA (30+ days ago)3.6


University of Virginia Physicians Group
The University of Virginia Physicians Group (UPG) is a not-for-profit multi – specialty practice of over 1000 UVA Physicians and allied health professionals who hold dual employment between UPG and the UVA School of Medicine. UPG also provides vital administrative, billing & compliance, financial, and marketing services to the physicians of the UVA Health System. UPG is located in beautiful Charlottesville, VA within an hour of Richmond and two hours of Washington D.C. This vibrant university town offers live music, theater, museums, and is ranked one of the best places to live in America.

UPG offers a great benefit package of Health, Vision, Dental, 401(k) match plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, generous PTO, paid holidays and corporate discounts. Additional benefits at no cost to employees include a Retirement Investment Account, bonus plans, and short and long term disability insurance.

Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Senior Internal Auditor
DEPARTMENT: Audit & Billing Quality, UPG
REPORTS TO: Director, UPG Audit & Billing Quality

GENERAL SUMMARY: Plans and supervises financial, IT and operational audits. Audit processes include assessing the completeness and accuracy of account balances, evaluating the design and effectiveness of the management controls, and identifying areas for operational improvement. Assists and works closely with the Director to perform the risk assessment and schedule the Audit Plan. Monitors the work of and provides guidance to the Internal Auditor. Conducts audits in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Works directly with UPG management to communicate audit findings and to develop a remediation plan to address findings.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Essential Functions of the Job:
 Assists the Audit Director with the risk assessment, which is completed at least annually.
 Ensures successful completion of the external audit integration and coordination.
 Works with the Audit Director to prepare the audit plan.
 Maintains UPG’s audit software tool, Pentana, and develops audit processes and procedures under guidance of Director in accordance with department strategy.
 Mentors staff to produce higher quality audit and consulting work and increased use of automated audit software in coordination with the Audit Director.
 Works directly with the Compliance Auditors to assess and evaluate compliance and operational issues in our clinical departments.
 Conducts critical planning activities, inquiring and observing of changes in operations and systems and maintaining risk and control databases for UPG.
 Assists in preparing the audit program by documenting steps to be performed in the audit.
 Evaluates system controls effectiveness through the application of knowledge of business systems and operations.
 Plans, performs, and reports audits in a proactive, competent, and professional manner, per the approved audit plan.
 Obtains, analyzes and appraises evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the control system and the efficiency of the operations being reviewed.
 Makes oral or written presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the review, discussing deficiencies and recommending corrective action to improve operations and reduce cost.
 Prepares formal written reports, detailing audit objectives, observations and recommendations.
 Performs special reviews at the request of management or Director.
 Assists external auditors with assigned tasks during the annual financial audit.
 Other items as assigned by Director.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent does not have any positions reporting to him/her.

WORKING CONDITIONS: General office environment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):Education:
 Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
 CPA, CIA or CISA designation required.
 Continuing training in the auditing field/standards and healthcare industry is preferred.

Experience:
 Three (3) to Five (5) years of professional experience as an auditor
 Healthcare industry experience preferred.
 Public Accounting in external audit preferred.
 Background in information systems technology or auditing of IS/IT a plus.
 Experience using computerized audit tools such as IDEA a plus.

Knowledge and skills:
 Intermediate to advanced word processing, spreadsheet, and database software knowledge and personal computer skills. Experience using Microsoft Office tools.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

SUCCESS FACTORS:
External (Strategic) Awareness: Having the ability to put things in context and think broadly. Involves consideration and understanding of future business needs within a changing (external) environment (social, political, economical and related industries, and technology), how process, methods, and resource requirements might be affected by future trends and developments, and developing long-term goals and strategies extending over a significant time span (i.e. 3-5 years).

Communications: Ability to reflect understanding of business processes and risks in verbal and written communication while acknowledging customer/client needs. Ability to produce convincing arguments and provide practical solutions based on risk and business impact. Ability to navigate complex situations and systems working with clients to produce mutually agreeable and practical solutions.

Customer Focuses: Knowing the (internal and external) customer business needs and acting accordingly; anticipating customer needs, and giving high priority to customer satisfaction and customer service.

Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness in reaching set goals by adapting to changed circumstances, tasks, responsibilities, and people.

Attention to Detail: Taking responsibility for a through and detailed method of working.

Learning and Development: Demonstrating competency in new role as expected. Completing all new role training as assigned. Asking good questions as needed to maximize learning. Learning and applying new skills quickly.