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Vice President, Audit Services Advisory

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 100877
Job Family: Executives
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 8-5
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 51091118440580-Advocate Health - Administration


Primary Purpose:

Responsible for Internal Audit advisory services that support the consolidated financial statement audit of Advocate Health, Inc., the internal control environment following the COSO framework, information system implementations, Audit Services’ data analytics program, the fraud program, strategic initiatives including assisting with due diligence, and reporting to affiliate Audit Committees. 

Directs and oversees advisory services that provide management with consultative insight and assistance for planned assignments and special projects utilizing specialty Audit Services’ resources, including system implementations. Monitors the performance of assignments and assists in reporting activities. Through collaboration with business partners, prepares and maintains documentation supporting the internal control environment in accordance with the COSO framework. Provides oversight of the Audit Services’ data analytics and fraud programs providing direction to further enhance the practices. Assist the Chief Audit Executive with strategic initiatives, including due diligence, and reporting to affiliates’ Audit Committees. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with management to create risk assessments for key operational changes where the internal control environment may be impacted and require evaluations through advisory services. 
  • Develops, coordinates and oversees advisory services included in the annual audit plan and that arise throughout the year utilizing specialty resources of the Audit Services team. 
  • Monitors the performance of assignments and special projects to meet target dates.
  • Reports on the progress and results of advisory services performed to management and leadership as well as affiliates. 
  • Prepares and maintains documentation supporting the annual conclusion on internal controls following the COSO framework. 
  • Collaborate with management to understand entity level controls and provide recommendations to strengthen the internal control environment. 
  • Documents and reports on internal control deficiencies that may impact the annual conclusion on internal controls, partnering with Audit Services Assurance Leaders and management responsible for internal controls over financial reporting. 
  • Oversees and directs the data analytics program and its activities to align with assurance and advisory services that add value and efficiencies to Audit Services and provide management with value-oriented insight into operations. 
  • Oversees the fraud program providing insight on effective prevention and detection techniques that protect the health system from theft, fraud and misappropriations. 
  • Assists the Chief Audit Executive with coordination of assigned due diligence activities and reports on them. 
  • Performs quality reviews of assurance and advisory assignments for completeness of testing objectives and support for conclusions reached, as well as Internal Audit Standards’ compliance, and reports on them. 
  • Maintains The Internal Audit Standards documenting the Assurance and Advisory work flows and guidelines to be followed in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors. 
  • Performs, directs, and oversees special projects as assigned.
  • Serves as a member on multi-disciplinary organizational initiatives to provide relevant subject matter expertise and knowledge.
  • Performs human resources responsibilities for direct reports which include interviewing and selection of new teammates, promotions, development, performance evaluations, compensation changes, resolution of concerns, corrective actions, terminations, and overall morale.
  • Develops and recommends operating and capital budgets and controls expenditures within approved budget objectives.
  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to the organization's Code of Conduct and for ensuring that personal actions, and the actions of teammates supervised, comply with the policies, regulations and laws applicable to the organization's business.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

  • Performs human resources responsibilities for direct reports which include interviewing and selection of new teammates, promotions, development, performance evaluations, compensation changes, resolution of concerns, corrective actions, terminations, and overall morale.


Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issued by a State Board of Accountancy (preferred), or 
  • Internal Auditor (CIA) certification issued by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) 


Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related area. 
  • Typically requires 12-15 years of experience in Public Accounting and / or Internal Audit. 
  • Includes 8-10 years of management experience in managing teams, audit performance and department budgets.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of the COSO framework, including the types of internal controls.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines respective to internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of information technology general controls.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and utilization of tools to create visualizations. 
  • Ability to create recommendations to drive change through strengthening internal controls and creating operating efficiencies.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as lead and direct team members.
  • Ability to create testing plans for accounting, financial reporting, operational, compliance and information technology audits. 
  • Ability to evaluate internal control matters and assess levels of risk.
  • Ability to identify risks, evaluate them for impact to the organization, and influence leaders to understand.
  • Strong organizational skills to multi-task and coordinate large-scale projects.
  • Ability to identify and solve matters of concern.
  • Ability to influence and recommend system improvement opportunities through critical thinking.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to effectively communicate with Leadership.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • This position requires travel, therefore, will be exposed to weather and road conditions.   
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
  • Exposed to a normal office environment.
  • This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.