Job Description

  

The Senior Staff Auditor is primarily focused on assessing the organizational and operational risks for assigned projects, designing and preparing audit programs, establishing contact with the audit client, conducting fieldwork, drafting reports and following up on observations and recommendations. Results of audits are reported to the Audit Committee and Executive Management. They will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the Association and have frequent exposure to senior management.

  

This position is based at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Home Office in downtown Chicago, IL and reports to the Sr. Director, Internal Audit. 


  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  
  • Work includes performing audit procedures, including developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence and documenting work processes and procedures and identifying and defining issues.

  • Prepares and organizes detailed work papers utilizing Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PDF, and Powerpoint).

  • Documents audit findings; process improvement recommendations and preparation of audit reports.

  • Provides general staff support to the VP, ERM and Internal Audit

  

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  
  • 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, work papers, computations and reports to ensure compliance with established control procedures and identify potential issues

  • Identifying risk and control concerns, opportunities for improvement and best practices

  • Maintaining sound judgment 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

  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Accounting or Finance preferred

  • CPA, CIA, CFE preferred

  • Minimum 2 - 4 years of experience in Internal Auditing and/or Big-4 Auditing

  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong leadership and training skills

  • Professionalism, dependability, integrity and trustworthiness combined with a cooperative attitude

  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent analytical skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20-30% by plane or car to travel to remote work sites

  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job

                    

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