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Senior Auditor - General & IT in Evanston, IL at Solution Partners

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Auditor - General & IT
Area: Auditing Services
Reports to: Director of Auditing Services / General Auditor

General Overview
The Senior Auditor assists the General Auditor in the planning, design, and performance of internal audits (financial, operational, compliance, and information systems) and studies to measure and evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and/or performance of the Secretariat's operations. This position is critical in overseeing all activities for engagements as assigned by the General Auditor, including managing audit consultants and engaging with executive / senior staff.

Education & Certification
: Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, or the equivalent in audit related training or work experience.
: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) required
: Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), or equivalent required
: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

Knowledge & Skills
: Established proficiency in auditing theory, best practices, audit methodologies, auditing standards and requirements, for operational, compliance, financial, and/or information system internal audits.
: Strong knowledge of information systems controls and security functions for leading related audits.
: Possesses and demonstrates good analytical, interpersonal, time management, project management, research and communication skills.
: Ability to prioritize and complete projects within prescribed time frames, to work independently with a focus on deadlines and project deliverables.
: Track record of working effectively within teams and business functions.
: Results oriented with the ability to guide and instruct an audit team on best practices and auditing standards.
: Works with management and business to translate audit findings into high-level insights and makes practical recommendations.
: Demonstrates a detailed understanding of strategic business objectives and the internal control structure of the organization.
: Proactive and effective corporate communication skills (both written and verbal) with all levels of personnel within the organization including the Board of Directors/Trustees.
: Ability to analyze data, interpret and communicate results to provide impactful and significant insights.
: Multi-cultural sensitivity.

Specific Duties
: Manages the assigned engagements proactively to execute the annual risk based audit plan and reviews the effectiveness of the following:
: Internal controls in safeguarding the organization's assets
: Internal controls related to financial reporting
: Achieving efficiency and economy in operations
: Compliance with government and legal regulations
: Compliance with Board and Trustee policies
: Assists General Auditor in maintaining and updating the risk-based audit universe, and preparing the annual/multi-year risk-based audit plan.
: Guides audit staff/consultants as applicable during audits and consulting engagements that evaluate corporate governance, business processes, control environment, risk assessments and operating practices globally.
: Provides a key leadership role in the internal audit function.
: Assists General Auditor in preparing Audit Committee material and presents assigned topics to the Audit Committee or other committees as needed.
: Ensures adherence to the Standards of Conduct as promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors, to keep current of audit best practices and proactively identifies ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process.
: Assists the General Auditor in supporting organizations's Audit Committee and other senior leaders and committees.
: Develops and fosters professional relationships with key stakeholders, establishes trust and credibility.
: Reviews Board and Trustee decisions, on a regular basis, to identify items of potential risk and internal control issues.
: Recommends and develops policies and procedures for carrying out the internal audit activities for the organization.
: Adheres to the International Professional Practices Framework and Code of Ethics as promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors as well as the corporate and department's policies and procedures.
: Establish and maintain an effective and efficient departmental Peer Review program to ensure work papers and other audit materials for all engagements meet relevant professional standards and practice requirements.
: Provides leadership in maintaining, and updating as necessary, the Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program.
: Maintains a monitoring system on deficiencies identified during the performance of audits and provides regular reporting regarding the adequacy of responsive action taken.
: Leads the audit efforts for information systems controls and security procedures.
: Designs and maintains TeamMate as the key application to support the audit function.
: Performs other tasks as required.

Prior Experience
: Minimum seven (7) years' experience in internal auditing, public accounting, operational, compliance and/or information systems auditing required.
: Proven knowledge in business theory and an understanding of financial analysis methods required.
: Experience using TeamMate internal auditing software preferred.
: Experience in a not-for-profit or service oriented organization preferred.
: Knowledge of organization, programs, and international business operations preferred.
: Experience using PeopleSoft Financials preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities
No direct reports. Functionally oversees staff auditors or consultants assigned by the General Auditor to specific audit projects/engagements.

Budgetary Responsibility
Assist General Auditor in the development of the Auditing Services and Audit Committee budgets, including their preparation and monitoring of selected accounts.

Internal Contacts
: General Auditor (direct report)
: Other Auditing Services staff
: Executive / Senior Management, Operational Managers and their staff
: Audit Committee
: Directors/Trustees and other senior leaders
External Contacts
: External Auditors
: Internal Audit / Consulting Firms
: Professional Networks (Institute of Internal Auditors, IL CPA Society, AICPA, ISACA, etc.)
: Other not-for-profit and international audit and business contracts