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Senior Auditor in Memphis, TN at American Home Shield

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

Position Overview

A Senior Auditor works within a dynamic and team-oriented environment and provides training, coaching, and guidance to less-senior staff in executing assigned projects.

Assigned the most complex and interpretive audits projects including, but are not limited to, audits of internal controls over financial and operational audits, SOX and other compliance/regulatory audits, process improvement projects, and fraud investigations.

Typical skills-sets required are, but not limited to, independently understanding business processes, compiling information and analyzing data to define system or process risks, testing and documenting controls, defining value add recommendations, presenting results to business partners in both a verbal and written format, and administratively facilitating audit projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • With minimal guidance or assistance from management, performs audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures.
  • Independently conducts interviews, review documents, develops and administers surveys, composes summary memos, and prepares working papers.
  • Utilizes data analytics to identify trends and exceptions, measure process risk, evaluate control effectiveness, determine impact of identified opportunities and recommend sustainable business-focused solutions to enhance operations and strengthen controls.
  • Identifies, develops, and documents audit issues and recommendations using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed.
  • Communicates or assists in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations.
  • Understands department and Company strategy to effectively facilitate effective change.
  • Develops and maintains productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.
  • Provides or assists in providing training, coaching and guidance to Internal Audit staff in conducting audits, both technical and professional competencies, other audit- related issues.
  • Conducts independent analysis, commentary and recommendations for fraud and ethics-related investigations.

Reporting Relationship

  • Provides training, coaching, and guidance to less-senior staff in executing assigned projects.
  • Reports to audit management based in Memphis (ultimately reports to the VP of Internal Audit)
  • Works to develop a trusting working relationship with the business unit financial leaders

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Certification as a CIA, CPA, CISA, or other applicable certification preferred.
  • 3 years of full-time experience in auditing, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation and supervisory or project management experience. Public accounting experience is preferable.
  • Travels 10-20% of the time.
  • High ethical and moral standards
  • Well organized; strong initiative, self-starter
  • Demonstrated leadership attributes including strong human relations, analytical, project management, and written communications skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels of management, including executive management, with crispness, tact and diplomacy
  • Considerably knowledgeably in applying internal auditing, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), management principles and best business practices.
  • Knowledgeable of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Knowledgeable of management information systems terminology, concepts and practices.
  • Knowledgeable of industry program policies, procedures, regulations and laws.
  • Skilled in conducting quality assessment reviews of audit and non-audit work products.
  • Skilled in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Considerably skilled in using a computer with word processing, spreadsheet and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses.
  • Considerably skilled in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrated the ability to negotiate issues and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.


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