Audit Professional Job Description

Audit Professional Job Description

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Audit professional provides strategic direction throughout the organization, including designing and implementing the organization's internal auditing programs and controls in business systems and processes, financial and accounting systems, IT, investigations, contracts, and business risk assessments.

Audit Professional Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide analysis and advice to the IAS Executive and audit management teams, as the primary Finance contact, working closely with Head Office Finance and global Finance teams supporting international audit teams
Identify, recommend and implement processes for the timely accounting, reconciliation and reporting of financial and charge-out transactions including transfer pricing information to various Finance, Tax groups
Keep current on changes that should be considered in our audit methodologies and practice (this includes the IIA, industry standards and best practices, International Accounting & Auditing bodies, regulators)
Primary Finance contact with responsibility for managing the end-to-end financial planning, forecasting, budget to actual monitoring and reporting processes
Lead the development of relevant standards, methodologies, practices, procedures, and common audit programs undertaken for the benefit of all IAS
Develop/update and communicate audit standards and processes for traditional audits, continuous audits, SOX work, consulting and other services including audit development priorities and scorecard objectives
Ensure that the Audit Manual is complete and comprehensive and addresses and clarifies expectations in more complex areas
Lead the strategic planning process and development of the Annual Audit Plan
Responsibility for the integrity and maintenance of the Audit Universe, quarterly analysis and reporting
Work closely with teams supporting Auto Audit (automated w/p system), Issue Track (audit issue tracking system), and Audit Scheduling application

Audit Professional Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Audit Professional

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, CISA, CAMS, ISO, CISSP, BT, CFE, PMP, MBA

Education for Audit Professional

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the audit professional job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, MBA, Business/Administration, Education, Communication, Computer Science, Graduate, Interpretation

Skills for Audit Professional

Desired skills for audit professional include:

Auditing standards and procedures
Accounting
Audit profession
Finance
Professional auditing standards
Business and systems operations
Financial services
Theories and systems of control
But not essential
Fiduciary

Desired experience for audit professional includes:

Facilitate responses to regulatory requests and reviews across the group
Advanced knowledge of heightened regulatory standards and audit industry standards – , FRB SR 13-1 and IIA IPPF, including approaches to assessing, prioritizing, and remediating gaps
3 to 5 years of internal audit related experience
CPA and/or CIA a plus
Propose improvements and integrate audit professional practices
Represent the firm on roundtable and other peer events

Audit Professional Examples

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Audit Professional Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of audit professional. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for audit professional
  • Implement working papers systems and tools for use in the practice
  • Operate the department’s Strategic Quality Assurance program
  • Develop and generate exception based management reporting
  • Assist in the management of key administration functions
  • Coordinate and communicate the department’s activities with key regulators
  • Executing audits from start to completion including detailed walkthroughs of key processes to identify internal controls, developing and execution of tests of control and substantive testing procedures for key controls, execution of testing, identification and reporting of issues
  • Assist the GM in the implementation and development of leading practices, strategy and methodology
  • Develop the annual risk assessment and plan
  • Implement working papers systems, and tools for use in the practice, including GRC platforms and other risk/issue aggregation tools
  • Manage department process
Qualifications for audit professional
  • Audit certifications
  • Proficient understanding of the internal audit process including risk assessments, planning, scheduling, reporting, continuous auditing
  • Develop and generate exception based management reporting, and KPIs against key department targets – plans , projects, assignments
  • Assist in the management of key administration functions (in conjunction with the Head of Planning / Administration
  • Coordinate, manage department’s training program (department and individual)
  • Coordinate and communicate the department’s activities with key regulators including preparation/delivery of material required for examinations
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of audit professional. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for audit professional
  • Relationship management, project management, and problem solving skills
  • Ensure risk assessments are completed and that contingency plans are identified and executed
  • Champion strong program governance and execution assurance processes
  • Establish a process for the identification of program/project issues
  • Build strong relationship with Sponsor and Business/Technology Owners and provide superior client experience and strengthens relationship within project team
  • Manage program level communications including status reports to all stakeholders
  • Facilitate the relationships with third party vendors at the program level to support creation of quality deliverables
  • Drive business value through creation of business case and associated benefit metrics
  • Manage overall program financials and tracks value for effective decision making
  • Facilitate schedule and cost forecasting and mentors program/project managers in determining risk based provisions
Qualifications for audit professional
  • Technical audit knowledge, including process mapping, risk/control identification, testing methods, sampling techniques
  • Understanding of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
  • Ability to promote strong quality standards throughout the department
  • Must be able to work effectively independent with a remote team environment
  • Requires a proven track record in leading and managing projects
  • Advanced technical audit knowledge, including process mapping, risk/control identification, testing methods, sampling techniques
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an audit professional. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for audit professional
  • Oversee the completion of post project reviews and closure in conjunction with project teams
  • Continually enhance the framework for critical audit practices, policies and processes, including annual planning and risk assessment, audit execution methodology, continuous auditing/monitoring
  • Provide support and guidance relating to Internal Audit methodology related queries received by the SMT team
  • Assist in the development of business requirements used to create, maintain and enhance state of the art and reliable audit technologies
  • Identify, develop and drive enhancements to selected training materials
  • Develop and maintain a relationship with the client and proactively work with the client’s management to gather necessary information, actively look for additional business development opportunities
  • Responsible for managing, maintaining and identifying opportunities to enhance the IAS cost allocation process, end-to-end (from audit planning to billings) and management reporting on platform allocations
  • Support the IAS Executive team with engaging Procurement and the Auditor Independence Office for professional services
  • Work closely with data analytics/reporting team to develop leading edge reporting in support of governance requirements, management reporting, financial reporting and internal practice and performance management results, to allow CAE and Executives to effectively manage the audit practice
  • Develop and maintain metrics, key indicators and reporting in support of IAS performance management, including to facilitate audit team leadership manage and monitor audit portfolio activities (i.e., IAS Balanced Scorecard, time analysis, variance reporting)
Qualifications for audit professional
  • Previous Public Advisory experience
  • Understanding of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and IIA Standards
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including listening, written, and verbal communication, with ability to clearly and professionally communicate with others
  • Ability to plan and prioritize and manage a significant workload under pressure
  • Previous experience preparing Form 5500 filings for a variety of retirement and health/welfare plans or at minimum, experience with reviewing Form 5500 filings as part of an employee benefit plan audit
  • Three to six years of progressive tax compliance and/or tax consulting experience
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Audit Professional Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of audit professional. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for audit professional
  • In audit, professionals will be planning, controlling analysis and testing, handling substantive procedures, identifying and assisting in the resolution of client issues, and reporting
  • In tax, there will be preparation and/or review of corporate, partnership, and individual income tax returns
  • Assisting managers in developing ideas to help clients with operational and control opportunities or tax liabilities/exposures, client presentations and selling opportunities
  • Managing actual time in relation to the engagement budget
  • Undertake quality assurance reviews of various audit activities, audits, continuous monitoring and issue verification
  • Manage various projects throughout the year
  • Process and deliver accurate degree audits to all new transfer students within the established deadlines
  • Reference, retain, recall and apply comprehensive knowledge of CSU and CSUEB policies and procedures as they relate to transfer credit evaluation
  • Make determinations on course applicability to degree requirements
  • Assist with the appropriate selection of courses to meet required General Education areas
Qualifications for audit professional
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ideally with ProSystems fx and CCH
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed to meet employee benefit plan and related Form 5500 filing deadlines
  • At least 5 years of experience in audit services, at least 5 years of experience in audit professional practices, or a combination
  • At least 2 years of experience leading audit engagements
  • At least 1 year of experience with data analytics tools in support of internal audit
  • At least 1 year of working knowledge of Institute of Internal Audit Professional Practices Framework and interagency regulatory expectations
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of audit professional. 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 professional
  • Assist with athletic certifications each term, including the necessary communication with other departments during the assessment process
  • Update student's record with additional transfer coursework submitted concurrently to CSUEB enrollment
  • Provide professional and timely responses to students, faculty, and staff inquiries regarding transfer credit evaluations
  • Ensure all e-mails to the transfer credit email account and automated tickets are responded to in a thorough, accurate and timely manner
  • Report technical, policy, or other issues to the Assistant Registrar
  • Fully utilize new technologies including document imaging and degree audit programs to assure timely completion of tasks
  • Update information/coding as needed in appropriate administrative computing system(s)
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and training related to transfer credit, new policies/procedures, and updates to computing systems
  • Support ad hoc strategy and organization optimization programs for the department at the request of the Audit CAO
  • Create executive presentations (off-sites, town halls and communications) in partnership with relevant Communications teams
Qualifications for audit professional
  • 5+ years of experience in training administration and delivery for internal audit departments
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead projects
  • Minimum ten years of client service delivery, professional practice and/or risk management experience
  • Understanding of PCAOB standards, COSO framework preferred
  • Experience with Micro Strategy Skills, RAVE JReview preferred
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business, Communications or English or equivalent work experience

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