Sr. Internal Auditor

US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
Internal Audit
Requires Non-Compete?

Job Summary

Our Sr. Internal Auditor will perform complex financial, operational, basic general IT controls, and compliance audits to help management manage risk, identify issues that require resolution, and provide recommendations related to compensating controls. This individual will accurately assess risk and controls, develop effective test plans, exhibit appropriate judgment regarding issue notification and escalation, draft findings, and final audit reports. Additionally, this individual must apply knowledge, skill, and experience over a broad range of financially and operationally significant corporate and divisional operations and relates business transaction processing functions.


Core Competencies:

  • Accountability: Owning and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding industry, market, financial and company specific operations.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Working together; listen to other’s ideas; communicate accurately and concisely.
  • Decision Making: Consider all facts and impacts when making decisions.
  • Focus on the Customer: Consistently doing what is in the best interest of our customer. Leaving a positive impression on the customer by elevating their experience; making it simpler and educating to helping them understand.

Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field
  • 4+ years of prior audit experience
  • Strong attention to detail with proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to concisely communicate findings of an audit to varying audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships of collaboration and trust
  • Ability to lead junior audit professionals toward the achievement of business results

Hiring Specifications Preferred

  • Health care industry experience
  • IT audit experience
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Job Accountabilities

a. Plans and performs complex level financial, operational, basic general IT controls and compliance audits with the objective of assessing compliance with operating policies and procedures, evaluating existing internal controls, and ensuring the use of sound business practices.

b. Assess risk and apply results to the prioritization of audit projects and objectives. Develop audit programs that will effectively test the level of risk that has been addressed with compensating controls within the assigned business area.

c. Coordinates multiple audit projects, including issue identification and coordination of corrective action plans in accordance with regulatory and departmental guidance.

d. Independently identify, evaluate, and provide recommendations for internal control issues and departures from operating procedures and standards to mitigate risks and improve efficiency.

e. Supervises and manages the work of junior level auditors, including review of work papers and development of feedback, coaching comments, and suggestions for performance improvement.

f. Recommends internal controls to be embedded in future processes.

g. Compiles and maintains audit documentation in appropriate files, databases, and systems to support audit work performed, conclusions/issues identified, and recommendations/action plans.

h. Discuss and negotiate audit issues with all levels of management. Leads exit conferences as appropriate and performs necessary follow-up to ensure issues are resolved effectively.

i. Documents audit results in an effective and organized manner consistent with established department standards. Prepare audit reports and memorandums to concisely communicate audit results.

j. Provides assistance to the company's external auditors during their interim and/or yearend audit. Test controls for the WellSOX program as well as the Service Organization Control SOC report to ensure controls are operating effectively.

k. Maintains and continually improves understanding of Wellmark's business and business environment including compliance with laws and regulations, new products and services offered by Wellmark, organizational structure, corporate policies, and Wellmark's strategic direction.

l. Abide by the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics.

m. Other duties as assigned.


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