- Staff Auditor II is primarily responsible for collaborating with management to develop effective communications to support audit process (planning, execution and reporting) deliverables and department-wide strategies and initiatives.
The Staff Auditor II also conducts audits pertaining to risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and internal controls in medium and high complexity areas with minimal supervision. He/She is responsible for audit preparation, creation, testing, and reporting of results. The Staff Auditor II, working under the direction of the Audit Manager, leads all aspects of assigned audit engagements. The Staff Auditor II assists external auditors in addressing testing and compliance issues. This position may require a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.
- Manages progress of audit programs to ensure proper completion (e.g., sufficient number of samples reviewed, audit properly completed, etc.).
- Reports audit review findings to management to obtain additional corrective actions and to highlight improvement opportunities for future self-audit reviews.
- Leads Audit Preparation
- Prepares work papers (i.e., description of implemented audit controls tests) to formally document audit activities.
- Coordinates with External Auditors as Required
- Uses auditing web tool (i.e., risk management area reporting tool) to document audit findings.
- Assists external auditors with additional testing required to verify previous results.
- Reviews effectiveness of established self-audit processes and recommends improvement to management to validate that self-audits are properly completed.
- Completes audit preparation activities (travel arrangements, pre-site testing, etc.) to ensure a smooth audit engagement.
- Executes Audits
- Completes the action plan document (i.e., CAP) to provide test results and recommendations.
- Reviews audit processes (e.g., process map, narrative and control point listing, etc.) to ensure documentation is current and to identify any gaps in test procedures.
- Retests to verify testing was completed per IIA and Department Standards (e.g., end-of-year sampling, roll forward testing, re-testing, etc.).
- Provides year-end final documentation to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and prevent misstatements of financial reporting
- Controls self-audit processes (SOX and Non-SOX)
- Reviews self-audit tests to ensure complete and proper documentation is provided.
- Interviews relevant staff to confirm process activities are documented accurately.
- Follows-up with management to ensure corrective actions were implemented.
- Meets with external auditors to respond to process documentation requests (e.g., review annual testing plans, audit test findings, etc.).
- Interacts with District, Region and Corporate management to finalize audit results and obtain corrective actions.
- Assists manager to complete the risk assessment process and development of audit schedules.
- Adheres to new accounting guidelines to ensure successful implementation into the audit process.
- Develops test plans for new areas to identify milestone activities.
- Documents findings and action plans on the year-end Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to provide as reference for management and external auditors.
- Validates Appropriateness of Corrective Action Plan Results
- Allocates resources and expenses as planned to ensure audits are completed on time and within budget.
- Demonstrates an understanding of basic project planning processes, including planning action items and resources.
- Distinguishes between “big picture” concepts and comments and specialized, smaller specific facts associated with work; notes the specifics of events and experiences; explains, in general, how details impact end goals or outcomes; ensures that work is completed accurately and with the appropriate level of detail.
- Applies knowledge of agencies’ functions and regulations to compliance and enforcement activities; identifies routine situations where the organization may be out of compliance as well as the specific impacts of non-compliance.
- Demonstrates a broad business and accounting knowledge; describes methods in compliance with Generally Accepted
- Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Qualification & Experience:
- Bachelors Degree – Finance or Accounting Preferred
- Bachelors Degree – Required
- Masters Degree – Business Administration Preferred
- Advanced proficiency using Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Power BI – Required
- Executive-level presentation experience – Required
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Atlanta, GA, US
Application Deadline: N/A