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Senior Internal Auditor - Benson Tower

Company: Ochsner
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, andinnovate.Webelieve that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health System and discover your future today!

This job performs assigned audits, projects or investigations for the entire organization and its subsidiaries and ensures objectives are achieved. The incumbent conducts and documents interviews, performs and documents audit test work, and analyzes and presents oral and written conclusions to department and organization management. This job educates and assists employees and management in applying and improving internal controls to mitigate risks and leads any assisting auditors assigned to their projects. This job demonstrates actions consistent with the company's "Expectations" as duties are performed on a daily basis.

Education

Required -Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Healthcare Reimbursement/Operations, or related healthcare field

Preferred -Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or Healthcare Administration

Work Experience
Required -2 years of Audit, Compliance, or Operations experience in a service-based company or financial industry

Preferred - 2 years of Audit experience in public accounting or healthcare organization

Certifications

Required -Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or related certification at time of hire

*6 years of Audit, Compliance, or Operations experience may be accepted in lieu of certification.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Aptitude to analyze data, people and situations, determine errors and problems in the data, and formulate workable and practical solutions.
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with standard audit software; knowledge of statistical sampling and Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT's).
  • Good verbal and written skills, including basic interviewing skills. Ability to deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of differing audiences.
  • Ability to interact with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds, of all ages, and at all levels of the organization, both internal and external, in a positive manner to influence and build effective relationships and meet shared objectives.
  • Internal control concepts, specifically knowledgeable e of control objectives, control activities, terminology, and practices; business process analysis and risk assessment practices; the role of corporate governance and its relationships with the audit committee, board, and executive and operating management; generally accepted documentation standards; and the operations that impact financial reporting and information technology. Understanding of control frameworks (COSO model, COBIT model) and IIA Standards & Guidance.
  • Able to function with the highest sense of integrity, exercising unprejudiced and unbiased judgment on behalf of the company's welfare.
  • Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. Uses the most effective and efficient means to accomplish tasks, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Cooperative spirit in working with others in seeking resolution to problems balanced with a tenacious approach when dealing with risk-exposure issues.
  • The ability to travel to various clinics or operation centers/sites
  • Good organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision. Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments timely.
  • Skills in leading and coaching others as well as working as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues.
  • Knowledge of healthcare operations.
  • Ability to view process both in the detail of the discrete project and in context of larger organization in which it resides and related entities; able to assess risks and controls across departments and functions outside of individual projects.
  • Ability to travel at the discretion of management.

    Job Duties
    • Leads staff auditors or independently and objectively evaluates design and effectiveness of client risk management processes to reasonably achieve objectives, ensure compliance, and protect company assets; determines whether these processes can be relied upon.
    • Leads staff auditors or independently coordinates, plans, and executes engagement plans, identifying gaps and improvement opportunities, making recommendations on corrective action, and providing follow-up to ensure remediation occurs in a timely manner.
    • Maintains communications with department leadership, and organization leadership, concluding with reporting of results that are accurate, timely, and meaningful to users. Gains leadership concurrence on observations and risks identified.
    • Completes projects and assignments by or before the agreed-upon target date, including the work of subordinate staff. Quickly communicates obstacles to achieving target completion date, re-prioritizes schedules, and reevaluates project's objectives to ensure resources are dedicated to highest priorities.
    • Develops/maintains working knowledge of laws and industry guidance for establishing, testing, and reporting on assigned areas of the organization, and assists in providing training when applicable. Leads assigned Core Team activities.
    • Participates in other departmental goals, activities and assignments, including Quality Improvement initiatives.
    • Other related duties as required.

      The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

      Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

      This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

      The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

      Physical and Environmental Demands
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

      Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

      The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

      Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

      Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!

      Ochsner Health System endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Service Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or careers@ochsner.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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