Senior Internal Auditor

New Orleans, LA Full-time

Reporting to the President with a dual reporting to the Audit Committee Chair, the Internal Auditor will have the responsibility to conduct and report on business process, operational, financial and compliance audits and other reviews in support of the annual audit plan that will be approved by the Audit Committee each year. This position will play a key role in the in the organization by working closely with other departments within the organization and may involve recommendation of new or enhanced control activities.  Under direction of management, the auditor is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects. The Internal Auditor will assist in identifying areas of risk within the organization and assess the adequacy of internal controls mitigating those risks.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with management and the Audit Committee to determine internal audit scope and develop annual audit plans.
  • Conduct complex and in-depth financial, operational, and compliance evaluations and audits in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Tasks will include:
    • Testing and documenting of controls;
    • Maintaining evidence of audit testing;
    • Interviewing business colleagues;
    • Observing and documenting processes (flowcharting).
    • Identifying risks and controls and contribute to their evaluation to arrive at an audit opinion
    • Document reportable audit findings and contribute to the creation of audit reports.
  • Conduct periodic follow-up reviews to assess and report on progress or completion of management's corrective actions in response to internal audit observations and recommendations.
  • Conduct investigations of suspected irregular conduct in conjunction with other Museum resources.
  • Communicate the results of audit projects via written reports and oral presentations to management and to the Audit Committee
  • Objectively review the organization's business processes with tasks to include:
    • Evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place.
    • Protect against fraud and theft of the organization's assets.
    • Ensure that the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes.
    • Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes.
  • Maintain open communication with management and audit committee

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or technology related field.
  • 4 - 6 years of Internal Audit, Compliance, or Risk Management experience.
  • Professional designations preferred (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE).
  • Working knowledge of internal controls and industry best practices.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of data mining tools such as ACL, Idea, SQL or MS Access preferred.
  • Nonprofit industry experience is a plus.

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