Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma – Internal Auditor III (Lead)

Job Purpose or Objectives:

The Lead Internal Auditor is responsible for the completion of multiple projects of varying complexities to evaluate internal controls, with a focus on financial, operational, and compliance risks on a corporate-wide basis. Projects focus on a concentrated area of specialized audits and include evaluation of controls over, and efficiency of, internal business processes and procedures, controls to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and contractual obligations, signs of fraud or theft, and special requests of executive and senior management and the audit department. The lead internal auditor may often direct and review the work performed by other internal audit personnel.

 Primary Tasks:

  • Conducts financial, operational, and compliance audits by examining accounting records, invoices, procedures, and other relevant information.
  • Creates adequate documentation of audit procedures performed.
  • Examines accounts, records and operations of assigned business units with a focus on Specialized audit areas to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, grant rules, policy and procedures.
  • Determines the effectiveness of current systems — financial, internal control, compliance with laws and regulations, and fraud prevention.
  • Prepares and communicates audit findings, as necessary. Identifies corrective action to improve or resolve issues that are detected during the audit process; follows up on corrective action to ensure issues are resolved.
  • Performs investigations and inquiries of possible theft or fraud.
  • Protects confidentiality of all financial records and data.
  • Utilizes data mining techniques to identify questionable transactions.
  • Recommends procedures to improve effectiveness of the internal auditing function.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

MINIMUM

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in related field
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with problem solving and analytical skills
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive
  • Ability to facilitate, negotiate and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members
  • Experience practicing internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices
  • Experience in drafting high level audit documents, findings and reports.
  • Experience in theft and fraud detection and interviewing techniques
  • Five years of experience in internal auditing or independent external auditing, or high-level governmental accounting

 TARGET

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • MBA, CPA, CIA, or CFE
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with problem solving and analytical skills
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive
  • Ability to facilitate, negotiate and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members
  • Experience practicing internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices
  • Experience in drafting high level audit documents, findings and reports.
  • Experience in theft and fraud detection and interviewing techniques
  • Seven years of experience in internal auditing or independent external auditing or high-level governmental accounting

 

 

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