Job Description

Job Title: Internal Auditor, Sr. II (UPMC Susquehanna)
Job ID: 170001MJ
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day
Facility:
Department: Internal Audit
Location: , Williamsport PA

Description

The Internal Audit Senior II is responsible for evaluating healthcare risks to the company and consulting with management to identify process improvements and operational efficiencies. Deliver internal audit activities to assure they are conducted according to professional standards with the goal of maximizing value for the company. Current activities include audit engagements throughout the system, data analytics, process improvement projects, special investigations and special projects as requested by management.  This position will be expected to allocate their time to multiple projects and assignments concurrently and will be responsible for completing planning, fieldwork execution, report writing, workpaper completion, and follow-up monitoring.  Present audit conclusions and value added recommendations to management that reflect an understanding of company objectives and capabilities, control requirements, and industry best practices to facilitate change in a constructive and collaborative manner.   The senior is responsible to collaboratively share skills with other staff when appropriate. 

*This position is located at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport, PA.

Responsibilities:
Industry & Technology Skills: Possesses strong understanding of the audit process and able to apply it effectively.  Has developed specialized skills in specific areas of expertise. Possesses strong knowledge of internal and external control expectations, including UPMC Standards, the IIA, COSO, GAAP, Six Sigma, and SOX.  This includes identification of fraud risks with an ability to assess pressures and opportunities.  Contributes to ongoing departmental goal of entity-wide risk identification and logging for the creation of audit plan. Possesses solid understanding of healthcare terminology and industry risks, understands their impact on UPMC, and can serve as a resource to clients for inquiries.  This includes a strong understanding of the revenue cycles and compliance issues in healthcare. Able to research and analyze new processes and technologies to identify key controls and risks. Able to conduct a walk-through and demonstrate a strong understanding of business processes and create or supervise a process flow to review with the client. Able to utilize understanding of complex business processes and issues and UPMC as a whole to recommend appropriate controls to mitigate risks while aligning with strategic goals, business objectives and regulatory expectations. 

Workpaper & Report/ Deliverable Preparation:  Uses, reviews, and initiates revision of the standard department templates and processes for performing audit projects.  Creates new audit programs and testing steps to validate controls and risks.  Workpapers are completed on time and evidence is organized to fully support conclusions and findings.  Open items and review comments are fully tracked and closed within timeframes.  Identifies root cause of complex issues and proposes valuable and effective solutions, with knowledge of UPMC organization.  Reviews all workpapers as appropriate and finalizes report drafts for review by management.  Draft reports are professional, complete, practical, based on accepted standards, and all findings validated with client.  Follow-up for past audits is tracked and performed within timeframes to meet reporting requirements. 

Leadership Skills:  Participates in and occasionally leads departmental special projects.  Assists in developing and maintaining department independence, professionalism, and reputation.  Participates in departmental meetings, including presenting and educating co-workers.  Possesses strong public speaking skills and is comfortable leading opening and closing meetings, including explaining issues to executives and handling constructive disagreements.  Appropriately manages client interactions, including maintaining independence and selecting the appropriate meeting formats and levels of discussion.  Mentors and/or develops staff skills, judgment, and effectiveness.  Provides constant feedback to staff auditors on their performance and is able to train staff auditors on appropriate tools and techniques of auditing.  Has developed a network of contacts within UPMC, as well as an understanding of UPMC divisions and UPMC leadership.  Is proactive to identify training opportunities and leadership activities to advance career. 

Departmental Goals and Time Management:  Contributes to departmental goals.  Successfully manages many competing demands and is able to deliver projects on time and within budgeted hours.  Assists management in making sure that staff auditors are productive and have adequate work load.  Meets departmental goals for productivity and monitors deadlines for reports and follow-up.  Proactive in identifying staff downtime and assists in helping staff to stay productive.  Identifies opportunities for process improvement in the department and assists with corrections. 

Qualifications

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:  
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in risk and control focused areas with CPA, CIA, or other relevant professional certification.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in risk and control focused areas.
  • Relevant professional certification preferred.

Additional Requirements:
  • An advanced related degree and/or Six Sigma Certification is preferred. 
  • Strong technical skills, including superior knowledge in Access, Excel, Power Point, Visio and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of industry standard project management tools, methods and reports.
  • Good understanding of risk analysis and process improvement.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization. 

Salary Range: $33.18 to $39.82

Union Position: NA

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