Senior Auditor 3

Less than 5 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17
Thousand Oaks, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17

Position Summary and Responsibilities

SUMMARY

The Senior Auditor 3 role will ensure successful completion of assigned audit engagements, from start to finish, inclusive of planning, fieldwork and reporting activities. Administratively reports to an Internal Audit Director. May be assigned as Lead Auditor on certain audit engagements. Supports daily activities of otherauditors assigned to assist the Audit Lead during an engagement. Appliesrisk and control concepts to scenarios encountered and identifies potential issues. Communicates identified issues with the Audit Lead and Internal Audit management to ensure potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. Compared to a Senior Auditor 2, this position may entail more complex assignments requiring increased technical skills and greater supervisory tasks. It may also involve increased involvement in department projects and related decisions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts assigned audit engagement tasks/areas successfully from beginning to end
  • Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk
  • May supervise otherauditors assigned to engagements providing guidance and overall review of deliverables
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk
  • Develops engagement specific audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives
  • Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented
  • Ensures adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards
  • Communicates status of assigned tasks to engagement lead in a manner that is clear and concise ensuring high quality, accurate, and efficient results
  • Organizes personal effort to be risk-based, productive, and efficient at all times
  • Ensures adequate focus on personal professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments, in line with standard audit career progression; proactively seeks relevant education and training opportunities
  • Writes observations/findings and effectively and efficiently communicates details of observations/findings to Audit Lead and Internal Audit management
  • Prioritizes assignments appropriately to meet deadlines and promptly communicates ahead of time any potential problems that would prevent the team from meeting its objectives
  • This position may require evening and/or weekend work as required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately
  • Ability to applyaudit standards through practical application
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive
  • Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments
  • Reliability
  • Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as auditing, finance, technology, operations, or investigations
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment and willing to adapt to change
  • Demonstrated ability to work in small teams and ensure successful results
  • Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently; proactive in asking clarifying questions to ensure work effort is directed wholly toward desired outcome
  • Ability to recognize when learned theoretical concepts should be applied
  • Solid understanding and ability to applyrisk and control concepts
  • Ability to identify underlying cause of an issue identified
  • Eagerness to understand other departments in the company with risk, control, and governance responsibilities and what is necessary for successful tactical collaboration and information sharing
  • Good communication skills along with good or developing negotiation skills
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner to avoid surprises
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges
  • Executes effective and thorough application of all internal audit policies and performance standards within assigned responsibility
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (65% of time at a minimum)

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL, EXPERIENCE AND STATUS REQUIREMENTS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, information technology or the equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience
  • A minimum of at least 3 years auditexperience is required and, preferably, one or more relevant professional certifications (i.e., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE)
  • Public accounting firm experience depending on department’s needs

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