Senior Auditor

Boston, MA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/28/2017 Job ID: 79100 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Our client in East Boston, MA is seeking a Senior Auditor to join their team. The successful candidate will have experience running audits from beginning to end. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Senior Auditor:
  • Plan, organize and supervise financial, operational, forensic and compliance audits in accordance with professional standards and department policies and procedures
  • Perform audits under the direction of Internal Audit management
  • Direct and lead team members assigned to audits and special projects
  • Develop initial project schedules and time budgets, prioritize and assign tasks, and monitor progress to ensure timely completion of audits
  • Prepare sections of the planning memo for internal audit management and ensure the audit program and audit testing is carried out in accordance with the planning memo
  • Perform detail testing on the high risk areas identified in the audit program
  • Perform and lead audit tasks including examination of system records to ensure proper recording of transactions and compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations
  • Review, analyze and interpret highly complex contractual agreements and provide interpretations and logical conclusions to senior management
  • Evaluate the root cause of issues and control gaps and apply novel solutions to problems
  • Ensure that audit steps are sufficiently documented to allow for re-performance and review by outside parties
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with audit department personnel to identify potential fraud risks for each audit area and incorporate the results in the audit plan to ensure compliance with SAS 99 requirements
  • Prepare risk assessments of key business processes and audit plans and programs
  • Research and interpret applicable policies, laws, regulations, and good business practices to serve as a standard for evaluation during the audit
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on the adequacy and effectiveness of accounting, compliance, operational and managerial controls for the Authority
  • Identify deficiencies and assess their impact and probability to recommend risk ranking
  • Supervise and review audit work papers prepared by staff auditor for completeness and quality of work to ensure it meets established standards
  • Ensure project communications to all levels on a project
  • Conduct performance evaluations and contribute to the development of staff on assigned projects
  • Complete special projects as assigned, including ad hoc meeting requests, document reviews and testing
  • Review cost multiplier analyses performed by Audit Staff
  • Prepare clear, comprehensive, professional draft audit reports and memos for review by Audit Management
  • Assist in presenting audit findings to management
  • Perform follow-up on audit findings and recommendations to determine whether control issues and inefficiencies have been addressed
  • Ensure project economics/efficiency and monitor the hourly scheduling and hourly utilization on projects
Requirements for the Senior Auditor:
  • Bachelor's Degree in business with a concentration in accounting, audit, or finance
  • Master of Business Administration degree preferred
  • 1+ year as a Senior Auditor or leading audit projects is required
  • 3-7 years of audit experience with an internal audit department or public accounting firm
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and supervision of staff
  • Other business or finance related experience may be considered
  • Strong understanding of audit methodology, procedures and techniques, GAAP and the accounting cycle
  • Working knowledge of common office applications (i.e., Microsoft Office) and  audit software (i.e., ACL, TeamMate, Visio)
  • Professional certification or progress towards (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE) preferred
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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