Staff Auditor Job Description

Staff Auditor Job Description

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Staff auditor provides training and coaching to audit staff regarding accounting matters, audit techniques and evaluation of risks and controls.

Staff Auditor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting Company processes and procedures
Conduct interviews, review documents, develop and administer surveys, compose summary memos, and prepare working papers for use in internal audit procedures
Provide reasonable assurance that company assets are safeguarded, departmental financial information is reliable, and that the company complies with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
Participate in identifying and evaluating the organization’s risk areas and develop audit procedures
Participate in working with site colleagues and documenting processes and procedures
Mapping and implementing procedures in agreement with the company guidelines
Complies with the professional and Firm requirements (e.g., personnel manual requirements, time entry procedures, audit quality control document requirements, ) including complying with confidentiality requirements (e.g., client information, proposal information, personnel information, job-related information)
Development of accounting worksheets
Performing accounting research
Provides advisory services on audit, accounting and system issues as assigned

Staff Auditor Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Staff Auditor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE, CISSP, CERA, ARM, CA, CTA, CBA

Education for Staff Auditor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the staff auditor 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, Education, Business/Administration, Economics, Information Systems, Auditing, Information Technology, Public Administration

Skills for Staff Auditor

Desired skills for staff auditor include:

Accounting
Audit and tax requirements
Internal controls
GAAP
Microsoft Office
Statutory accounting principles
Accounting principles
Procedures
Accounting theory and principles
Also prefer experience with Wolters Klewer Teammate audit management system software

Desired experience for staff auditor includes:

May require managing all aspects of Capital Markets Business reviews focusing on end to end processes
Executing the IT audit program as part of a functional internal audit team
Partnering with all members of the team and regularly express a point-of-view
Challenging and providing advice about risk and control considerations with a constructive and respected style
Being a client contact for basic questions and information and may be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements
Performing audits and related tax work for commercial clients including manufacturing, distribution, service, real estate and other industries

Staff Auditor Examples

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Staff Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff auditor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for staff auditor
  • Reviews and interprets current procedures for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Bank policies
  • Examines a variety of accounting records and other supporting documentation to determine the accuracy of the Bank’s financial statements
  • Research issues and assist with the development of recommendations for corrective measures
  • Assist with the preparation of objective, accurate reports to properly document and support audit findings for management review
  • All phases of the audits
  • Recommending operational improvements
  • Documenting and analyzing computerized systems and controls
  • Assist in assessing operating processes and develop conclusions about their effectiveness
  • Assist in developing risk assessments for critical IT business processes
  • Preparing work papers, recommending action plans, and working with complex information
Qualifications for staff auditor
  • Experience within a regional CPA firm
  • 1-3 years of experience auditing commercial and/or Not For Profit clients
  • Develop and communicate recommendations to address control exceptions
  • Perform SOX compliance activities
  • Up to 2 years of professional business experience or equivalent in financial services, audit program development, internal control consulting, or risk management
  • CPA or CIA a major plus
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a staff auditor. 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 staff auditor
  • Learn and understand examination testing procedures and requirements
  • Assist in developing risk assessments for critical business processes
  • Participates in meetings with management to (a) define scope and timing of audits, and (b) review of audit findings and recommendations
  • Completes testing per agreed audit programs and ensures they provide appropriate audit coverage through identified risks
  • Prepares draft audit reports for review
  • Participates in audits and special projects along with other personnel and provide “out of the box” thinking for successful outcomes
  • Completes detailed audit test work throughout all areas of the Bank
  • Responsible for managing time and meeting budgeted deadlines
  • Prepares comprehensive audit work papers, prepared in accordance with professional standards that support the reported conclusions
  • Responsible for completion of monthly and quarterly continuous (monitoring) audit testing
Qualifications for staff auditor
  • Must have 1 to 3 years external audit experience with an engagement portfolio that consists of manufacturing companies
  • Must be eligible and plan to sit for the CPA exam
  • Professional Certifications considered a plus (CPA, CIA a plus)
  • Process oriented with an understanding of management principles to recognize and evaluate the materiality and significance of deviations from good business practice
  • Able to recognize the existence of problems or potential problems and determine if further research is needed or if assistance is required
  • Self-motivated, adaptive, proactive, quick learner, and works well with others with minimum supervision, in a fast paced dynamic environment
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a staff auditor. 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 staff auditor
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or information systems
  • Evaluate internal controls in key risk areas to ensure compliance with internal policies and applicable laws and regulations
  • Executes audit tests in accordance with Audit Services policies and procedures
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of internal audit policies and procedures
  • Assist in the drafting test steps and procedures to test controls
  • Perform assurance reviews of assigned operations evaluating the effectiveness of their risk management, control, and governance processes
  • Provide clear direction to management by presenting noted issues, risks, and possible solutions throughout the assignment either orally or through formal reports
  • Ensure that external reviews of FBL Financial Group and affiliated companies are conducted as efficiently as possible by gathering information as requested for the company’s outside auditor and/or insurance department examiners
  • Monitors and validates management action plan status
  • Provides vendors with claim back-up information
Qualifications for staff auditor
  • Excellent PC skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
  • CPA, CIA, or CFE certification desirable but not required
  • Fluency or aptitude in languages is desirable
  • Experience in formal communications (written reports and oral) with all levels of staff and management
  • Business process improvement and design (BPM, Lean, Six Sigma)
  • Ability to proficiently communicate with all levels in the organization, both written and oral
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a staff auditor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff auditor
  • Implement Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance documentation, reviews and procedures
  • Document and evaluate financial, operational and compliance based policies & procedures
  • Perform audit procedures for all phases of an engagement, including planning, fieldwork, review, and reporting according to department standards, which include the International Professional Practices Framework promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Assisting audit staff and seniors in the completion of audit fieldwork activities
  • Work with managers of various business units to coordinate responses and develop action plans, as necessary, to respond to deficiencies and/or recommendations noted from internal, external audits, regulatory examinations, deficiencies self identified by management
  • Perform the audit in a professional manner and in accordance with the approved audit program
  • Experience with Microsoft applications (Excel/Word)
  • Performs various phases of financial, compliance, and operational audits in accordance with department and professional standards
  • Performs preliminary survey work and documents processes to identify significant risks and their related controls
  • Assists the Senior Auditor in the identification and documentation of weakness in control design and effectiveness based on analysis performed
Qualifications for staff auditor
  • Experience with a large, publicly-held, high transaction volume business or Big 4 accounting firm
  • Experience with the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
  • Experience with data analysis tools – ACL, Excel, Access
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Finance or a quantitative discipline
  • Assist team leaders, managers, and seniors in accomplishing audit objectives in a team environment
  • CPA eligible or CFE a plus
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of staff auditor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for staff auditor
  • Performs specific audit procedures or tasks as assigned by the engagement lead and/or AS management, including walk-throughs and testing controls
  • Ensures observations of irregularities, discrepancies and deviations from prescribed procedures and practices are fully supported by the inclusion of relevant evidence and corroborated documented information
  • Assist in the risk evaluation of the audit area to identify key controls and inherent risks
  • Assist in the drafting of audit findings for applicable areas
  • Participate in audit entrance and closing meetings
  • Complete work papers in compliance with the department and IIA standards
  • Partner with audit clients to identify compensating controls, and constructive and value-added solutions to address risks identified
  • Prepare a formal written report addressing all the issues discussed in the closing conference, which is ultimately distributed to upper store management, applicable members of the HAG Operations Staff, and outside parties such as Ernst & Young
  • Implement risk based audit programs
  • Incorporate evolving forms of value added audits
Qualifications for staff auditor
  • A 4-year undergraduate degree in related field of study (e.g., Accounting, Business Administration) is required
  • Proficient in applying internal auditing standards, procedures and techniques
  • Accounting & finance (GL, AP, AR, payroll systems, ratios, valuations)
  • Medicaid, Managed Care, Medicare, or other healthcare experience preferred
  • Compliance/regulatory experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of HIPAA legislation, privacy rules, or security standards

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