Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Senior Internal Audit Services Consultant - REMOTE in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana implemented a policy requiring any employee who enters any of our offices or who interacts in person with anyone for company business purposes to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19, unless legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation related to religious or medical exemptions. At this time, that policy is suspended and vaccination is not required to enter our facilities. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates and certain client facing roles may have separate protocols.
Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.
This position is responsible for conducting audit consulting engagements (including special projects) to assist the Company’s business and IT departments in root cause analysis, testing of control designs, and in providing oversight of project implementations, identification of risks and opportunities for improvement, evaluating downstream for effects of changes, and identification of possible design gaps. At the senior level, this position will be responsible for performing and supervising audit and consulting engagements related to financial, operational and information technology areas.
NATURE AND SCOPE
This role does not manage people
This role reports to this job: MANAGER, AUDIT CONSULTING SERVICES
Necessary Contacts: In order to effectively fulfill this position the incumbent must be in contact with:All levels of internal personnel; providers, subscribers, external auditors, governmental agencies, other Blue Cross plans, and agencies/businesses as needed to obtain information needed.
Bachelor's in Accounting, Computer Science, or a business related field required
Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
6 years audit, finance and/or systems experience with a strong working knowledge of risks, controls and the control environment. required
Public accounting experience preferred
Skills and Abilities
Must have working knowledge of business and operations processes and concepts.
Ability to daily manage time and staff assigned to project(s).
Requires strong analytical and organizational abilities.
Must have working knowledge of information technology concepts, practices, terminology, and standards, with ability to actively conduct and/or engage in complex technology related discussions relative to assignments.
Must have working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other relative software. Requires a broad knowledge of information technology and control concepts and application knowledge of business systems.
Must have working knowledge of SOC reporting, GAAP and accounting principles, including, but not limited to, COSO and COBIT.
Strong communication skills including excellent networking abilities required.
Must be able to act independently and decisively.
Must be able to multi-task and work under deadlines.
Must possess tenacity to pursue difficult and sensitive issues to an acceptable conclusion.
Ability to earn and maintain respect from employees, peers, and managers required.
Must have strong leadership and supervisory skills.
Must have working knowledge of project management concepts and processes.
Licenses and Certifications
- Non Clinical\CPA - Certified Public Accountant CPA, CISA or CIA required, or other as approved by manager.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Plans, executes and manages consulting engagements and special projects, as assigned, to ensure completion of the annual audit plan while demonstrating sound judgment and decision making, commitment to tasks, persistence in overcoming obstacles, dependability in difficult circumstances, and a sense of urgency about getting results.
Assesses and identifies operational, financial, and/or technology-based risks and control deficiencies and provides timely and effective verbal and / or written communications regarding identified issues and risks to all levels of management and staff engaged in the assigned engagement.
Identifies, assesses, and advises on Information Technology risks encountered during consulting engagements and work with respective business owners to ensure recommendations are appropriately addressed and identified risks are mitigated.
Directs, monitors, and schedules audit services consultants and tasks to ensure resources are efficiently and effectively used while continuously providing coaching, guidance, and direction.
Delivers well written engagement summary reports, sometimes inclusive of highly technical subject matter, in a format and context that is comprehensible to a technical and non-technical audience.
Attends formal and informal training sessions and self-study to keep abreast of information technology concepts, industry best practices, security technologies, and auditing and accounting standards.
Serves as liaison between Audit Division and other areas of the Company to maintain working relationships with auditees.
Participates and assists with coordination and completion of the Corporate Audit’s annual risk assessment process, including establishing timelines, administering risk assessment survey, coordinating meetings, providing status updates, and facilitating meetings to finalize Corporate Audit plan for the approval by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Responsible for performing annual Quality Assurance and Improvement Program Internal Assessment to evaluate Internal Audit’s conformance with the IIA Standards and Code of Ethics, the Corporate Audit Department’s policies and procedures, as well as to identify any enhancement opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the internal audit function.
Serves as a subject matter advisory expert on information technology, security, procedural and operational risk, and control issues and provides consulting services in the evaluation and selection of new technology solutions. May perform other duties as assigned by audit team leadership.
Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions
The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.
Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.
Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.
The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.
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In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.
Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results.
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