Audit Consultant Job Description

Audit Consultant Job Description

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Audit consultant provides executive management with consultation and advice on our IT processes including those related to operating system software, networks, application software, database architecture, data integrity, security, contingency, system management procedures, business application access controls, and segregation of responsibilities.

Audit Consultant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepares clear and well-organized audit work papers that appropriately document the work performed
Designs and executes tests of internal controls
The position will be based in Richmond, VA
Travel will be required (up to 20%) and is dependent upon assignments and business demand
This position will report administratively to a Director
On occasion, support other controllership related activities including communication, documentation, process mapping, testing, remediation
Assist with the development of an Authority to Operate (ATO) package that contains objective information for the client to make an informed Authorization decision
Anticipate potential client service problems and escalates appropriately
Be accountable for technical knowledge development/enhancement and sustenance, soft skill development/enhancement and sustenance for self
Assist in problem solving and fact finding, working side by side with experienced team members who can provide you with direction, coaching, and learning opportunities

Audit Consultant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Audit Consultant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, CISA, CIPP, CRISC, CISM, PMP, BA, MBA, CEO/CFO

Education for Audit Consultant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the audit consultant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Information Technology, Education, Economics, Information Systems, Business/Management, Computer Science, Management Information Systems

Skills for Audit Consultant

Desired skills for audit consultant include:

Database
Hardware
Networks
Application Development controls
Business Continuity
IT General Computer Controls
Information System Operations
System Software
Vendor Management
Humana’s internal policies and procedures

Desired experience for audit consultant includes:

Strong interpersonal skills to work closely with team members on day to day basis
Proficiency required in Internal Audit, IT Audit, Internal Controls, Testing, Information Security Audits, Network Monitoring, Configuration and Patch Management, remediation
BA or BS degree in a related business or technical field preferred
Three or more years of experience, either in a Fortune 500 internal audit function or professional services firm
Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CISA, CIA, CFE, PMP, ) or the desire and determination to pursue such
Minimum of 5-8 years relevant financial audit/internal audit/SOX compliance work experience in public accounting and/or public multinational high-tech companies

Audit Consultant Examples

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Audit Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of audit consultant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit consultant
  • Analyzes and evaluates trends, identifies control gaps, and recommends more complex solutions and/or procedural changes
  • Collaborates with appropriate internal stakeholders
  • Collaborates with management to determine quantifiable gauges of business results and to develop metrics/criteria to be utilized as measurements/benchmarks for quality assurance reviews/testing purposes
  • Collaboratively develops quality assurance goals and scorecards with line of business management teams
  • Communicates review findings to appropriate parties and recommends more complex corrective action plans to control weaknesses
  • Conducts more complex reviews and testing procedures to determine compliance with critical and required controls
  • Develops more complex quality assurance and control reviews to identify and remediate quality issues and gaps in business procedures, processes or systems
  • Identifies and communicates more complex financial implications of identified risks to management
  • Identifies more complex internal control gaps in business procedures, processes or systems, and initiates appropriate remedial action
  • Prepares and evaluates quality assurance and control process documentation to adequately document testing performed and to support conclusions reached
Qualifications for audit consultant
  • Minimum five to seven years of experience
  • Typically a CPA and may have MST and/or MBA or other advanced degree in taxation
  • Exhibit self-confidence with an independent mindset and approach
  • Frequent contact with internal and external contacts the Audit Director
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of progressive experience within a large, complex, multinational company
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Audit Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of audit consultant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for audit consultant
  • Detailed review
  • Net financial impact of qualifications
  • Audit observations/outcome
  • Adequacy of audit scope
  • Administration of the audit exercise
  • Actions taken to address prior year audit observations
  • Planned actions to address current year audit observations
  • Understand how IT general controls (ITGC), application controls, and technology risks impact the control environment
  • Direct and develop other members of the audit team
  • Act as the primary liaison to customers and Corporate Audit Management
Qualifications for audit consultant
  • Lead special audits and projects that may arise
  • Master’s degree (e.g., MBA)
  • CPA and other applicable certifications (e.g., CISA, CIA, PMP, FLMI, CLU)
  • Ability to work in an autonomous environment and can proactively manage multiple tasks concurrently and adhere to tight deadlines
  • 2 - 3+ Years of experience in Audit and/or Internal Controls
  • Advanced university degree in accounting, audit, business administration, commerce or a related field
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Audit Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of audit consultant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for audit consultant
  • Identifying reportable issues
  • Professional designation/Certification (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CIA, CFE)
  • 3 to 10 years of audit experience, public accounting/auditing a plus
  • Systems knowledge and familiarity (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and other ERPs)
  • Operational audits to evaluate the effectiveness of
  • Understand procedures, results and business impacts
  • Cross-functional global audits
  • Perform engagement planning, execution and reporting
  • Participate in or lead audit field work by assessing the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of compliance, financial, IT and operational controls
  • Act as a liaison to customers and Corporate Audit Management
Qualifications for audit consultant
  • Fluency in French, Spanish or another United Nations official language is desirable
  • MBA and/or certifications
  • 4-year BS or BA degree or higher, 7+ years of relevant business experience
  • 8 to 10 years Finance and industry experience
  • Deep Knowledge of Digital Marketing (SEM, SEO, IYP)
  • Effectively manages assigned project teams in completing audit reviews that are properly scoped and completed within time and cost budgets
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Audit Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of audit consultant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit consultant
  • Identify, test and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
  • Interacting with various levels of Internal Audit and business line management to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner and to maintain effective communications before and after project completion
  • Assist with the development and updating of process flows, test procedures and reporting
  • Perform regular Sarbanes-Oxley testing with business lines while also working with external auditors as necessary to ensure annual compliance
  • Produce accurate, complete and well organized work papers to provide to IA management for review
  • Participate in department requirements and initiatives
  • Ability to organize and prioritize to perform multiple tasks at once to manage time within established budgets
  • Develop working knowledge of the objectives of the various engagements (e.g., statutory and other regulatory requirements, client expectations, types of reports to be rendered) the planned review approach (including the effect of weaknesses in the control environment and other risks for the areas of the review that they personally execute)
  • Builds relationships and collaborates with management to understand processes and develop metrics to assess quality and adherence to internal controls
  • Meets with key stakeholder’s regularly to discuss number of Quality Assurance (QA) audits, QA monthly results, timely follow up of pending errors, assisting with implementation of process recommendations and other pertinent topics
Qualifications for audit consultant
  • Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements and/or experience in Sarbanes-Oxley 404 engagements a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Accounting or Business with minimum of three to five years’ experience auditing, ideally in a “Big Four” firm
  • Experience performing SOX-relevant work experience of both external audit and internal audits preferred
  • Must be dedicated, have excellent service-ethic, and ability to work as an effective team member
  • 4-year BS or BA degree 7+ years of relevant business experience
  • Four-year college degree required - Information Systems, Business Administration, or Business Information Management preferred
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Audit Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an audit consultant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for audit consultant
  • Ensures processed records and transactions are in compliance with business partners’ departmental policies and procedures, state / federal regulations, and internal / external audit requirements
  • Completes all required QA audits for assigned product line (s) based on QA Audit Plan and customer expectations
  • Leads QA review process including engagement, ongoing meetings, presentation of findings and recommendations (Results Reports) to management during and at the conclusion of audits
  • Maintains engagement despite obstacles, striving to finish what is started and staying on track to achieve goals
  • Demonstrates solid QA Review and or project management skills including, critical thinking, ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects or QA audits in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines
  • Prepares QA Monthly Results Report(s) including Executive Summaries and Monthly Detailed Reports that includes finding and recommendations, and trending analysis
  • Recognizes opportunities or potential problems before they become obvious by seeking input from a range of sources, including insights beyond one’s own area of responsibility
  • Generates value-add ideas to enhance business performance including, but not limited to proposing adjustments to QA Audit Questions / Attributes (if needed)
  • Develops more complex quality and internal control reviews to identify errors, internal controls gaps in business procedures, processes or systems and initiate appropriate remedial actions
  • Writes and speaks in a compelling manner, altering the communication approach based on target audience
Qualifications for audit consultant
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Technology
  • Business line utility experience is preferred
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, ideally in Accounting or Business
  • 3+ plus years of progressive internal audit experience at a publicly traded company that includes experience in a risk-based audit environment
  • Internal audit experience in a Big 4 firm
  • Appropriate audit certification and foreign language skills

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