UDR is pleased to announce an opening for Internal Auditor to join our team at our Corporate Office in Highlands Ranch, CO.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Plan and execute internal audits and reviews, using risk-based audit techniques to confirm compliance with Company policies and procedures; to identify opportunities for process and control improvements; and to confirm the accuracy and completeness of financial and operational reports.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to the Manager - Internal Audit or the Senior Internal Audit. SUPERVISON EXERCISED:
Assist with the planning and execution of risk-based audit programs that provides for a comprehensive and objective review of compliance with company financial, operational, and compliance policies and procedures.
Prepare Sarbanes-Oxley compliance process documentation and execute testing surrounding business, information technology, and control environment processes.
Perform walkthroughs and testing of moderate to low risk process to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of key financial controls.
Execute external audit procedures, including quarterly capital expenditure testing, journal entry testing, and interim and year-end procedures timely.
Conduct audit report follow-up testing to determine if management’s corrective action plans were implemented timely and communicate the results to senior executive management.
Assist with the preparation of audit reports that summarize audit findings, identify areas of strength and deficiencies, and make recommendations for corrective actions, as necessary, to support the company’s goals and objectives.
Execute recurring Audit Command Language (ACL) audits of OneSite and PeopleSoft transactions.
At the direction of the Vice President - Internal Audit, conduct investigative audits related to specific issues including but not limited to, fraud detection or when irregularities are discovered during fieldwork.
Assist in the due diligence process for proposed acquisitions and/or dispositions. Investigate specific issues or concerns on a community-by-community basis, and complete other special projects as directed or required by the Vice President -Internal Audit.
Conduct on-site audits of Company properties to verify compliance with select Company policies and procedures; to confirm the accuracy and completeness of resident financial transactions; and to identify unusual transactions that require further investigation.
Effectively assess risk and evaluate financial and operational processes and functions for the presence of proper internal controls, efficient operations, and good business practices.
Maintain a good working relationship with external auditors and Company personnel.
Perform other duties as assigned or as necessary.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures. Knowledge of fiscal management and office management techniques. Ability to apply policies and procedures to solve everyday issues.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of audit and risk management terminology to communicate information and to explain potential exposure, consequences, and answer questions. Demonstrated usage of an audit background sufficient to identify variances and inconsistencies in core business functions. Strong personnel management skills.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Knowledge and appreciation of business concepts and requirements. Ability to develop and prepare business analysis and plans. Knowledge of the principles of strategic business decision-making. Performs duties that require strong comprehension, analytical, research, composition, communication, and organizational skills. Ability to exercise initiative, problem solving and decision making skills.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet critical deadlines. Ability to travel extensively, when applicable. Must be self-motivated and positive team member with effective communication and client relations skills.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Polished interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to quickly develop strong internal and external working relationships. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or management. Ability to effectively present information to top management. Maintain a good working relationship with external auditors and Company personnel.
Knowledge of computer systems and applications. Ability to process computer data and to format and generate reports. Demonstrated proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet programs to complete required reports and records assigned. Must be skilled in drafting correspondence and memoranda, creating and maintaining databases.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires mobility sufficient to travel, approximately 20% to 30%. (Travel can be for week long intervals.) Some bending, stooping and stretching. Occasionally lifting items weighing up to 30 lbs. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports. Extensive data input and required ability to sit for long periods of time.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Occasional evening or weekend work. Incumbents must be able to physically access all exterior and interior parts of the community and amenities. Periodic exposure to outside elements where temperature, weather, odors, and/or landscape may be unpleasant and/or hazardous.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
CPA candidate preferred.
Minimum of two years’ relevant audit experience, in a strategic planning, financial analysis, or business development role, preferably within the real estate field. Operations experience is a plus.
Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley audit programs and practices and performing system interrogations using standard interrogation software or analysis scripts such as ACL or IDEA, preferred.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license unless otherwise noted.
UDR, Inc. - 20 months ago
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