Director of Audit Services

Texas Childrens Hospital   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Healthcare


11 - 15 years

Posted 106 days ago

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Responsibilities :

  • Directs and manages the Internal Audit function for the Integrated Delivery System based on industry best practices and in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditor’s International Professional Standards for the Practice of Internal Audit
  • Ensures appropriate allocation of existing audit resources for adequate audit coverage and completion of the Annual Audit Plan
  • Responsible for conducting system-wide annual risk assessment to use as the basis for the annual Audit Plan
  • Obtains the Audit & Compliance Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees’ approval of the annual Audit Plan
  • Provides quarterly updates to the Committee regarding the status of the Audit Plan and communicates factors that could impact completion of the plan or necessitate revisions to the annual Audit Plan
  • Ensures that audit and consulting results are communicated to Executive Management and the Audit & Compliance Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees on a timely basis
  • Keeps the Committee informed of risks within the system
  • Conducts follow-up to determine whether identified findings have been resolved and that corrective action has occurred to minimize risks
  • Communicates the status of previous significant audit recommendations to the Audit & Compliance Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees
  • Seeks Committee and Executive Management’s acceptance of risks for recommendations that remain unimplemented within established timelines
  • Consults privately with the Chairman of the Audit & Compliance Subcommittee regarding any internal audit concerns
  • Establishes and maintains a Quality Assurance (QA) and Improvement Program that covers all aspects of the internal audit activity
  • Maintains responsibility for the timely management and effective execution and resolution of Hotline Investigations performed in collaboration with Compliance Services and also for Special Projects assigned by Executive Management or the Audit & Compliance Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Advanced degreepreferred
  • CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor is required
  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant is required
  • 10 years of progressive audit or related business experience, including supervisory and management experience is required
  • Knowledge of general business systems and their related control structures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, State and Federal regulatory requirements, and other regulatory/compliance/business issues relating to the Healthcare environment and Institute of Internal Auditor’s Standards
  • Must have technical knowledge related to business information systems and related applications as well as personal computers
  • Ability to analyze data and unique situations, determine errors and potential problems arising from the analyses, and formulate practical and workable solutions to problems identified
  • Must have strong project management skills and be able to conduct audits and consulting in a collaborative style
  • Must be able to work effectively with all levels of management and manage interdisciplinary projects and teams
  • Must be able to utilize computer word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software