The Staff Auditor is primarily focused on scoping and preparing audit programs, establishing contact with the audit client, conducting fieldwork including control testing, drafting findings and following up on observations and recommendations. The Staff Auditor will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the Association and 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; assists with development of process improvement recommendations and preparing audit reports.
Provides general staff support to the VP, ERM and Internal Audit, and Sr. Director, Internal Audit
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Solid 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
Working with others or independently as required by the engagement/project
Seek guidance and confirmation of progress as required
Bachelor’s Degree required; Accounting or Finance preferred
CPA, CIA, CFE preferred
Minimum 1 year 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
Job Reference #: 2981