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Senior Financial & Operational Auditor

Company: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Additional Locations:Job DescriptionQualities we love:Are you enthusiastic to understand the detailed processes that allow for a company to process transactions? Do you enjoy working with business units to facilitate conversations regarding the risks in their area and to identify the mitigating controls and/or opportunities for improvement? Are you an experienced audit professional that is seeking to join a talented Audit Department?What youll do:The Sr. Financial & Operational (F&O) Auditor will conduct audit and consulting engagements throughout the company in accordance with department and professional standards. In your role, you will evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of operational, financial, compliance and information technology related controls in place. As part of the role, the Sr. F&O Auditor will communicate and work with the business to conclude upon issues and results from the audit/consultation.

  • Partner with team members on complex audits, consulting engagements, and special projects to ensure the delivery of timely, relevant and actionable feedback and/or recommendations. These projects may be financial or operational in nature and may require an assessment of IT general controls. Engagements may be in team or independent format, as determined by leadership. On occasion serve as the in-charge auditor, providing direction to more junior staff.
  • Design a risk based audit program for assigned projects that identifies applicable operational and financial internal controls as well as IT general controls to provide an overall assessment of risks and operating performance. Execute all aspects of the audit program, at times without an Audit Lead on the engagement, and perform appropriate analysis, interpret results, and communicate results to the audit customers. The assessment must be efficient using statistical sampling, where appropriate, and/or other methods in accordance with accepted and recognized guidelines to identify strengths, improvement opportunities, and assess overall risk exposure. Utilize data analytics as much as possible during both the risk assessment process and the actual completion of the audit program.
  • Document systems, processes, risks and controls using narratives and/or flowcharts as necessary.
  • Analyze and assess information obtained through interviews, observation and review of documentation. Assess risks using a risk-based audit approach.
  • Identify errors and control deficiencies. Understand and communicate the downstream impact of control deficiencies on the business/organization.
  • Identify and recommend cost savings and improvement opportunities. Provide updates throughout the project and present audit findings and recommendations to management. Communicate the results of the project in both a written report and oral presentation, as appropriate.
  • Conduct follow-up of action items to ensure effective and appropriate closure of all significant audit recommendations including monitoring progress and providing assurance that results have been achieved for the more significant items.
  • Assist in conducting the overall risk assessment of the company and the development of the annual audit plan.
  • Coordinate the activities of others outside the department who are assisting on the project, as well as, instruct and guide other auditors assisting on the projects.
  • Maintain technical proficiency on regulations, technical issues, IT general controls, risks, test methods, etc. This includes the performance of benchmarking and research with external companies, professional societies and academia to derive best practices.Hiring Requirements Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or business related field. Minimum 5 years of experience as an internal or external auditor. Experience should include extensive financial auditing and financial reporting. Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor designation required.Hiring Preferences
    • A working knowledge of financial and business internal controls and IT general controls, including conducting comprehensive internal control reviews. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards.
    • Ability to understand and assess financial statements and reports.
    • Excellent oral and written communications, presentation, interpersonal (listening, facilitation, interviewing), analytical, project management and consulting skills.
    • Knowledge and understanding of information technology processes and controls plus strong PC skills in MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
    • Leadership and management skills needed to coach, direct, moderate and coordinate a team through to the successful completion of an audit/review.
    • Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Management Accountant.LifeatBlueCrossNCIt's an exciting time to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Health care is changing, and we're leading the way. We offer more than health insurance our customers can count on. Were committed to better health and better health care in our communities and beyond. Our employees bring energy and creativity to the workplace, and it shows in our innovative approach to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians.Our company is a not-for-profit with headquarters in Durham and major operations in Winston-Salem and Fayetteville. In all we employ more than 4,900 North Carolinians and serve more than 3.9 million customers.Help us lead the charge for better health care by joining our award-winning team. Discover tremendous opportunities with us to do challenging and rewarding work. Opportunities that can lead you to a fulfilling career, work that can help others lead healthier, happier lives.Third Party Staffing AgenciesBlue Cross NC does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. For the protection of all parties involved in the recruiting process, resumes will only be accepted from recruiters/agencies if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specific position. Unsolicited resumes sent to Blue Cross NC from recruiters/agencies do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter/agency and Blue Cross NC and do not obligate Blue Cross NC to pay fees if we hire from those resumes.

Keywords: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Durham , Senior Financial & Operational Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Durham, North Carolina

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