Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSE:Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, the Director, Healthcare Audits is responsible for performing complex internal audit work for the Health Affairs Division (School of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences), in accordance with established professional standards and regulatory requirements. Evaluates risks or potential risks, identifies opportunities for improving business processes and internal controls and provides sound audit recommendations to senior management. Leads and coaches assigned management, professional and support staff.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Manages the performance of Health Affairs division audits and special investigations, including developing the audit scope, identifying, reviewing/analyzing evidence, defining issues, determining root causes and effects for internal control deficiencies/weaknesses, and documenting and evaluating business processes and procedures for internal controls, effectiveness, and efficiency using Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies. Conducts or through assigned staff conducts the financial, operational, performance and compliance audits in accordance with approved Audit Plan, established timeframes, regulatory and/or accreditation requirements and other professional standards.Provides sound audit recommendations to senior management. Identifies key weaknesses within various business processes, evaluates potential risks, likelihood of occurrence, and related risk mitigation plans. Monitors plans to ensure significant risks are addressed and reduced. Communicates the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports, memoranda, and oral presentations on a timely basis to senior management and the Board of Governors' Audit Subcommittee. Works with the Forensic Audit team to investigate allegations of wrong-doing and/or violations of University policies or regulatory requirements.Develops, conducts, and analyzes the annual risk assessment of the Health Affairs division and provides significant input to the development of a risk-based annual internal audit plan. Works with the Health Affairs leadership team to identify potential audit priorities.Provides leadership to direct reports and other audit staff assigned to Health Affairs audits. Recruits, hires, trains, oversees and directs all work activities from planning through report issuance, evaluates performance, coaches, counsels and develops staff to ensure accurate and timely customer service and service delivery. Ensures that staff members are knowledgeable of their duties and responsibilities and have the necessary support and resources needed for success. Oversees audit student internship/mentoring program.Assists the Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Executive (AVP/CAE) of Internal Audit in planning, organizing, directing and monitoring internal audit operations. Participates in the development, planning and execution of internal audit strategies and objectives. Maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards and ensures internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with The Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATION:Bachelor's degree in Business/Accounting or Healthcare Administration from an accredited college or university. Master's degree preferred.Professional certification required (i.e., Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), certification in healthcare compliance, etc.)EXPERIENCE:Minimum of seven - ten years' experience in progressively responsible internal/external auditing roles with emphasis in the healthcare industry.Experience in financial, operational and performance auditing for hospitals, physician practice plans, and/or medical schools. Experience working with senior management and audit committees.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Extensive knowledge of accounting and auditing practices/procedures and healthcare operations, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.Extensive knowledge of the Internal Auditing Standards and Code of Ethics.Extensive knowledge of risk management, control techniques and frameworks.Extensive knowledge of operational auditing for effectiveness and efficiency.Extensive knowledge and experience in big data extraction and analysis.Knowledge of control and self-assessment facilitation techniques.Extensive knowledge of industry program policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud, collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.Ability to work independently with latitude for initiative and independent judgment.Ability to maintain composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate work, set clear direction and manage workflow.Strong mentoring and coaching skills with ability to train staff and develop staff's skills.Ability to foster teamwork and maintain harmonious working relationships with staff members, customers, co-workers and internal and external clients.Ability to effectively influence opinions and actions of others. Strong level of ethics and professionalism.High level of emotional intelligence.Extensive, organizational, detail-oriented and project management skills.Extensive skills in planning and ability to lead a cross-functional team.Ability to complete work accurately within established deadlines, working independently and as a leader.Proven ability to make decisions and execute plan.Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills and skills in presenting audit findings and recommendations to senior management and the Board of Governors/Audit Subcommittee members.Extensive skills in negotiating issues with ability to effectively resolve conflict constructively and timely.Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, other computer assisted audit tools (CAATs), and other University systems software to prepare audit work papers, reports, memos, summaries, and analyses.
Internal Number: 76_208623
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