Sr. Staff Auditor
Job Title: Sr. Staff Auditor-Home Office
Location: Chicago, IL
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Reports To: Director, Internal Audit
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
The Senior is primarily focused on assessing the organizational and operational risks for assigned projects, planning audits (including defining audit scope), designing and preparing audit work programs, establishing contact with the audit client, conducting fieldwork, drafting reports, and following up on observations and recommendations. Audit results are reported to the Audit Committee and Executive Management. The Senior will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the Association and have frequent exposure to senior management.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Performing audit procedures including planning, developing audit work programs, conducting fieldwork, reviewing and analyzing work program results, and drafting audit reports.
- Documenting audit report findings and tracking the closure of open findings against the agreed upon due dates. Closure of open findings may require additional testing and/or follow up depending on the nature of the finding/recommendation.
- Preparing and organizing detailed, technical work papers utilizing Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PDF, and Powerpoint).
- Provide annual and ongoing risk assessment and ERM risk metric support to the VP, ERM and Internal Audit and Senior Director, Internal Audit.
- Support the financial statement audit by performing agreed upon tests requested by the external audit team.
- Participate in the annual Internal Audit Quality Improvement Review as required by the Audit Committee’s Internal Audit Charter.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- 2-4 years or more of Internal Auditing and/or Big-4 Auditing or similar experience required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
- CPA, CIA, CFE preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong business acumen/ability to see the big picture.
- Executing audit engagements of financial, compliance and operational processes and controls.
- Preparing risk and control flowcharts, workpapers, computations and reports to ensure compliance with established control procedures and identify potential issues.
- Identifying risk/control concerns, improvement opportunities and best practices.
- Maintaining sound judgement and creativity when working with others to formulate practical recommendations in response to risk and control concerns and opportunities for improvement.
- Drafting root cause observations and feasible recommendations and presenting audit findings to management.
- Interacting with management to monitor adequacy and timely completion of remediation plans.
- Working with others or independently as required by the engagement/project.
- Seek guidance and confirmation of progress as required.
- Identifying and implementing quality control initiatives within the function
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.