Audit Readiness Job Description

Audit Readiness Job Description

4.9
179 votes for Audit Readiness
Audit readiness provides guidance and leads audits to assess compliance with regulatory requirements, Cabot standards, guidelines and best industry practices.

Audit Readiness Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective audit readiness job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included audit readiness job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist in the development of corrective action plans to address related findings
Serve as a liaison to client and key stakeholders to provide business process implementation and change management support through each phase of upcoming system implementation
Develop, review, and revise materials to include white papers and recommended policies for presentation to business process stakeholders
Research new accounting pronouncements and identify opportunities to improve client internal controls, accounting procedures, financial statement and overall operational efficiency
Develop Plan of Action and Milestones (POAMs) to formally communicate to management key deliverables, tasks, and accomplishments in order to mitigate risks, and track progress towards implementation plan
Actively participate in career development activities and technical training of staff
Perform an initial audit readiness review and assessment to identify any potential risks based on the previous year’s audit findings
Develop an audit readiness and implementation process document to present results
Provide suggestions to improve internal controls, accounting procedures, and financial statements based on analysis
Implement any necessary process revisions to remediate any identified gap(s)

Audit Readiness Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Audit Readiness

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CISA, CPA, CISSP, CIA, CISM, CGFM, CDFM, CFA, CRISC, CGEIT

Education for Audit Readiness

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the audit readiness job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business/Management, Information Technology, Business, Economics, Technical, Business/Administration

Skills for Audit Readiness

Desired skills for audit readiness include:

GAAP
GAAS
Federal grant guidance
Federal regulations
Guidelines
Relevant industry practices
Standards and concepts
Business processes
Similar accounting
DoD systems environment

Desired experience for audit readiness includes:

Create white papers further detailing any financial policy changes
Review reconciliations and coordinate with local, regional and national staff on corrective actions required
Research accounting pronouncements and identify opportunities to improve overall operational efficiency
Assist with Information Technology audits
Examine the objectives of evaluating procedures and internal controls that ensure the availability, integrity, confidentiality and effectiveness of company/agency information related applications and operating systems
Evaluate the effectiveness of IT internal control systems and identify areas of improvement, best practices, and lessons learned

Audit Readiness Examples

1

Audit Readiness Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an audit readiness. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for audit readiness
  • Support project planning activities including developing planning documents, conducting kick off meetings, and arranging and scheduling testing activities and site visits
  • Lead the team in executing an audit work plan and documenting workpapers, findings, and other work products that are technically accurate and provide overall value to the client
  • Analyze staffing levels and workload association
  • Work with clients to identify financial control issues and gaps
  • Design and implement technical solutions to improve financial management activities
  • Assist with accounting and financial reporting operations
  • Advise our clients on technical accounting and internal controls matters
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies in process and innovative approaches to completing scope of work
  • Work with clients to identify financial control issues and gap
  • Maintain tracking tools for full lifecycle of a Finding through to disposition of “Closed” by researching Finding, gathering evidence to support recommended actions, gain agreement from Component leads, QA and FSA on planned response and closure of all actions
Qualifications for audit readiness
  • BA or BS degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business preferred
  • Experience with audit readiness (FIAR) preferred
  • IT experience desirable
  • Proficient with SharePoint and maintaining knowledge management (document/file management)
  • Good communication skills to coordinate issues with internal/external staffs and stakeholders via email and phone
  • Available for occasional travel from Crystal City, VA to Richmond, VA
2

Audit Readiness Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an audit readiness. 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 readiness
  • The candidate is required to communicate with external auditors and internal teams to resolve issues quickly
  • The candidate is also required to facilitate meetings with the Government client, external auditors, and other stakeholders
  • Track audit request and samples to provide to the external auditor
  • Prepare support documentation for audit package
  • Liaise with USG Employees for all required actions requiring service providers input
  • Ressponsible for the fulfillment of audit requests and related documentation and sample test items
  • Represent USUHS at functional meetings as requested
  • Document response to issues and recommends solutions to resolve issues
  • Maintain files for functional area(s)
  • Prepare daily/weekly status requests
Qualifications for audit readiness
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or relevant business or technical field
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assemble, organize, analyze, and distribute significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiarity of audit cycles
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver client requests with short turnaround times
  • CPA, CGFM or other relavant certification preferred
  • Accounting/Finance Degree Audit
3

Audit Readiness Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an audit readiness. 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 readiness
  • Surge requests—since the USUHS has a small audit support team, at times staff has to be shifted to fullfill priority audit requests
  • Preferred-Experience performing financial statement audits and/or auditability assessments
  • Preferred-Familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) financial accounting and ERP systems
  • Coordinates between team members and other resources to schedule and plan meetings and provide updates throughout the course of these meetings
  • Assists with preparing presentations and coordination of materials for meetings
  • Provides weekly updates on the status of all actions, tasks, and activities within the Audit Readiness group
Qualifications for audit readiness
  • Auditing or Internal Control testing experience preferred but not required
  • Experienced with Microsoft Access is a plus but not required
  • Certifications including CPA, CDFM, CGFM, CISA, or PMP
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, IT, or Business Management
  • 4 years’ experience in Federal Financial Management
  • Preferred-Knowledge of generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), OMB Circular A-123 documentation, Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR), testing and reporting requirements
4

Audit Readiness Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an audit readiness. 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 readiness
  • Handles confidential information with the utmost discretion
  • Maintains organization charts, document repository, and email distribution list
  • Prepares, runs and / or formats reports, from basic system queries
  • Maintain/Track organizational administrative actions and assure organization is reminded of upcoming milestones and dates
  • Work Environment Multi-functional team environment where team members are expected to work collaboratively by offering assistance when possible and needed
  • 4+ years of Project Manager/Coordinator and/or Executive Admin experience with organizations of 30+ people
Qualifications for audit readiness
  • Makes sure that management action plans, tasks, and activities are reviewed with individual task owners within two weeks of delivery
  • Documents and socializes risk acceptance requests, management action plans, and findings / issues
  • Tracks budget plan and spend projection of the department
  • Processes department invoices and check requests through Accounts Payable
  • Supports special projects and reporting as requested
  • Effectively prepares and edit presentation materials, using templates, layouts and formatting to create reusable content
5

Audit Readiness Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an audit readiness. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for audit readiness
  • Knowledge of DOD Audit Support or FIAR support
  • Interim Secret security clearance is required(U.S. citizenship is required)
  • Bachelor degree plus 3 years federal accounting/audit experience
  • Strong analytical and verbal communication skills to interpret and present analytical data
  • Excellent Excel stills
  • Good Word, PDF, and organizational stills
Qualifications for audit readiness
  • Prior experience with coordinating audits or special projects
  • Knowledge of presentation design, template usage and presentation delivery
  • Ability to interface at all levels with executive, colleagues, customers and clients with professionalism and positivity
  • Experience working with a multi-national company
  • Associates degree or Certification in Business Administration, Office Administration, Project Management and/or Bachelor’s in Business Management
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Logistics or Business Management along with one of the following certification CPA, CISA, PMP, CGFM or CDFM is required

Related Job Descriptions

Resume Builder

Create a Resume in Minutes with Professional Resume Templates