Internal Auditor
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) - Harrisburg, PA

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Job Title:

Internal Auditor

Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Department : Internal and IT Audits

Shift: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00pm

Location: Headquarters, Harrisburg, PA

JOB PURPOSE & SUMMARY

Under general supervision, this role is responsible for providing an independent and objective audit of a division, department, or activity in order to add value to and improve the organization’s operations. This includes appraising and reporting on the effectiveness of management systems and controls, evaluating the integrity and reliability of information used by management in decision making through the review of IT systems, and developing and reporting recommendations for operational improvements and correction of control or procedural deficiencies based on findings and conclusions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Operational, Compliance, Financial Audits

· Plan and perform complex operational, compliance, and financial audits as assigned by the Internal Audit Manager and in accordance with Internal Audit methodology and established auditing standards

· Review Federal or State laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and prior work to become familiar with the audit area

· Conduct interviews with management of assigned audit area to gain an understanding of the respective processes and the controls governing the assigned audit area

· Complete a risk assessment, define audit objectives and scope, and develop audit programs relative to the defined objectives

· Perform audit procedures, including organizing, analyzing and evaluating complex data relative to the assigned audit

· Draw conclusions and provide recommendations in a clear, concise and constructive manner, both orally and in writing.

· Document results in the audit work papers and audit report

· Discuss audit findings and recommendations with management, including the design or modification of internal control systems

· Conduct follow-up work, as necessary, to ensure compliance with previous audit findings

· Coordinate with outside auditors, as needed.

· Ensure the effective accomplishment of audits according to the audit plan

Information Technology Audits

· Plan and perform complex information technology audits as assigned by the Internal Audit Manager and in accordance with Internal Audit methodology and established auditing standards

· Conduct general and application control reviews to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the related information systems controls

· Conduct audits of data center security and operations, computer systems, and systems under development

· Review technical components of information systems

· Conduct interviews with management of IT audit area to gain an understanding of the information systems, operations, applications, and internal controls in place

· Define audit objectives and scope and develop audit programs relative to the defined objectives

· Perform audit procedures, including organizing, analyzing and evaluating information systems, operations, applications and associated controls to gain assurance concerning data and data integrity

· Gather evidence regarding the system’s operations, evaluate this evidence, and report on the adequacy of the system controls

· Draw conclusions and provide recommendations in a clear, concise and constructive manner, both orally and in writing

· Document results in the audit work papers and audit report

· Discuss IT audit findings and recommendations with management, including the design or modification of internal control systems

· Conduct follow-up work, as necessary, to ensure compliance with previous IT audit findings

· Ensure the effective accomplishment of IT audits according to the audit plan

Other

· Keep track of and accurately report time spent by self on a timely basis

· Keep up-to-date and increase knowledge in the areas of auditing, information technology, business, and organization initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION& EXPERIENCE

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, computer science/information systems, or other related discipline

· Two to four years of auditing experience

· Ability to use a computer and office software efficiently and effectively (e.g., word processing; spreadsheets, etc.)

· Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills

· Knowledge of the concepts, theories, principles, and practices of accounting and auditing, including internal control concepts

· Knowledge of information technology principles

· Proven ability to meet established milestone due dates, self-imposed or otherwise

Preferred Qualifications :

· At least two years of auditing ex perience with a public a ccounting firm

· In pursuit of or in possession of a professional designation (CPA, CISA, CIA ) Knowledge or experience relative to the student loan or financial services industries

· Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization

· Displays creativity and motivation

EMPLOYER BENEFITS

Candidates will also enjoy our comprehensive total rewards program offering Commonwealth of PA health/dental insurance and defined contribution plan, as well as life insurance, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, participation in a deferred compensation program, and generous paid vacations and holidays.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

PHEAA is committed to take affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities, qualified special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and all other eligible veterans

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