DIRECTOR INTERNAL AUDIT
Methodist Health System
* Bachelor's of Science
DIRECTOR INTERNAL AUDIT
Category A: Employee with no patient care impact.
Job Purpose: The Internal Audit Director will review operational, financial, and technology processes to provide management with an independent assessment of business risk, internal controls, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing internal audits, business process control reviews, activities related to internal control projects, and developing and supervising staff. The director will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) for Methodist Health System (MHS) in all aspects of the director’s responsibilities and duties. The CLO asseses the director’s performance on annual basis and recommends the director’s performance evaluation to the President and CEO for MHS. The director also makes routine reports to both the MHS Internal Audit Committee (IAC) and Corporate Oversight Committee (COC) of the MHS Board of Directors. For operational job responsibilities related to review and approval of payment requests for advances under physician recruitment agreements, the Internal Audit Director will not perform internal audits related to the process implemented to approve such requests but instead any audits of such process will be done by an independent auditor/party so as to assure independence and objectivity.
Supports the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of Methodist Health System.
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration. Master’s degree in either the Accounting or Healthcare Administration fields is preferred.
Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred)
Professional certification as a CPA, CIA, or CISA is required.
Related Work Experience and Other Skills
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Capable of using automated tools to help clients assess risk exposure and document internal controls.
Must demonstrate well-developed communication skills, both oral and written to enable strong interpersonal interaction with employees and the public.
Proactively interact with key leadership to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
Stay abreast of current business and economic developments and new pronouncements/standards relevant to Methodist Health System. As appropriate, attend professional development and training sessions.
Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of auditing and/or healthcare financial experience. Prior experience working for an international public accounting firm is preferred.
DIRECTOR INTERNAL AUDIT
As requested by CLO or IAC and as part of the audit process, perform follow-up activity to measure and track implementation of action plans that were developed to mitigate risks discovered during audits.
As requested by CLO or IAC, develop and train MHS administrative team members on audit theory and methodology, and participate in recruiting efforts as needed.
Conduct an effective risk management assessment process, including developing an annual risk assessment, identifying processes and business controls inherently subject to more risk. Prepare and update annual audit plan based on changes to the business environment. Present annual risk assessment and annual audit plan initially to the CLO and to the IAC of MHS for review and recommendation and then to the COC for final approval.
Consistent with the approved audit schedule, review operational, financial, and technology processes to provide the CLO and IAC with an independent assessment of business risk, internal controls, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process being audited. Prepare audit report for presentation to CLO, IAC and the COC.
Review and approve of payment requests for advances under physician recruitment agreements. Review includes revenue and expenses to assure amount paid by MHS affiliate under a recruitment agreement is consistent with terms of recruitment agreement and with regulatory requirements. Works with MHS Vice President of Physician Services to develop a process to assure director approves payment requests before being processed for payment and to develop process to receive pertinent information as needed from physician practices to make determination on whether request for advance is appropriate under the terms of the recruitment agreement.
Support external auditors as requested and as appropriate per required accounting standards.
Work with senior staff, including the President/CEO of MHS, the CLO, as well as the Presidents of each MHS hospital to develop the internal audit schedule consistent with the audit plan, assist in the design and administration of audit policy and procedures within the organization. Prepare and present to CLO for approval, a proposed audit schedule containing annual audit objectives, scope of projects, and project budgets.
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