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Auditor

Location: Rockville, MD
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $45,000.00 - $60,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 3/2/2015
Job ID: 02156583
Job Description
I. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE

Under the guidance of the Director or Seniors: participate in the execution of risk based financial and operational reviews of business processes (no technical IT) in accordance with professional audit standards (IIA) and internal audit methodology. Reviews may incorporate IT aspects of operations including application level security, change control, backup and functional integrity. Ensures that audits testing addresses the key processes that mitigate the established risks (to achievement of business accountabilities/objectives). Expected to be a self-starting/motivated and eager to learn the Internal Audit professional.



II. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Perform audit procedures within a variety of complex financial records and operations.

2. Communicates effectively with auditees and other written communications.

3. Responsible for assigned audit project performance; following prescribed UK audit methodology and professional audit standards (IIA).

4. Ensures maintenance of high departmental standards and quality of audit projects by (a) ensuring approval of audit phase documents and time budgets and (b) ensuring that working paper documentation is sufficient, in compliance with the methodology and serves as a proper basis for reports.

5. Coordinates audit activities with operating units, independent outside auditors, Legal/Compliance department and IT Senior Audit Consultant to ensure efficiency, productivity and minimize aditee disruption.

6. Uses data interrogation software (ACL) and promptly communicates results of interrogations to the Director/Senior.

7. Identifies and analyzes causes of ineffective or inefficient practices in assigned audit areas and presents issues with workable/practical recommendations to the Senior/Director.

8. Participates in the preparation of audit reports for submission to the Senior/Director.

9. Maintains IAS up to date for audit progress, actions status and timekeeping.

10. Performs other duties, e.g., financial analyses, internal investigations, consulting reviews, etc., as assigned by a Senior/Director.








III. BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS



EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE



Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field.

Desire for certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.



Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting theory; principles, procedures, and practices of accounting and financial records and transactions; audit procedures/methods including planning, testing and sampling; and organizational theory and design.



EXPERIENCE



Desire one year business experience, internal/external audit or finance preferred.

Prior insurance industry background a plus.

Employment that demonstrates an ability to think operationally, recognize and solve problems.







Ability to:

Gather, analyze, document and evaluate data. Prepare and present effective oral communication and write-ups. Interview persons effectively. Establish effective working relationships with audit staff and other Company personnel. Gain confidence and respect of management and staff through attributes such as professionalism and positive attitude.

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