Audit and Compliance Consultant (Remote position for candidates in Washington DC Metro area only)
- Job Category: Business Administration
- Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
- Clearance: Public Trust
- Shift: Day Job
- Req ID: SUV00320
Suvi is hiring a seasoned audit and compliance consultant (Internal Audit) to support the newly awarded contract with the U.S. Health and Human Services. Ideal candidate will possess experience in industry best practice in auditing techniques and federal/legal compliance requirements. This individual will support the agency’s internal audit functions to enable continuous assessment and improvement of business operations and regulatory compliance. Management consulting experience is highly desired.
Internal Auditor leads the client engagements and is an individual contributor on various internal audit activities for the program.
Establishes audit objectives and scope of work to be performed; obtains background information and determines necessary staff resources and budget required to perform audits; reviews and approves audit planning documents including planning conference memos and audit work programs; and holds meetings with agency management to discuss audit objectives and scope.
Leads and performs audits and audit-related projects to include developing audit programs and questionnaires, performing internal audits, documenting results, and developing relevant and accurate conclusions and recommendations; and tests and evaluates controls, compliance, and performance. Evaluates financial and operational documents for accuracy and compliance with federal regulations.
Ensures necessary audit steps were completed and properly documented; and ensures audit documentation is in compliance with applicable standards and policies and procedures and that evidence fully supports conclusions, findings, and recommendations.
Prepares internal audit report findings and recommendations, completes draft audit reports, coordinates management responses, and coordinates the issuance of the final report. Completes wrap up procedures to ensure all audit procedures are finalized. Ensures reports are completed timely and projects are completed within scope, objectives, and schedule.
Communicates with internal audit stakeholders to provide, exchange, or verify information, answer inquiries, address issues, or resolve problems or complaints; and ensures audit reports are objective, clear, concise, constructive, and timely.
Identifies the financial risk of the organization and offer recommendations to reduce risk.
Identify accounting and financial record-keeping processes that can be Improved.
Assess the efficiency and productivity of existing operations and make recommendations for improvement. Recommend cost cutting measures and continuous improvement opportunities.
Present findings. Delivers presentations, facilitates leadership alignment and stakeholder engagement sessions, and assists in the completion of required deliverables.
Engages in on-going analysis of operational services to identify and report on patterns / trends and recommend solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Participates in administrative operations to determine the adequacy of present processes and procedures to improve organizational operations.
Assists the program office in the timely completion of projects or activities of an urgent nature.
Supports corporate development activities as required.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
12 years of professional work experience supporting Federal Government programs. At least 5 years of progressively responsible auditing experience is required. 2 years of internal audit experience is preferred.
The professional designation of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) is required.
Experience supporting HHS or public health domain. Experience with HHS processes and systems (EPLC) is strongly desired.
Advanced knowledge of International Standards of Professional Practice of Internal Auditing; Generally accepted government auditing standards; Internal audit procedures and processes; and Accounting methods and systems; and Statistical sampling and evaluating sampled results
Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels of business, including experience writing reports and client or public-facing documents, as well as communicating complex concepts effectively using MS word or PowerPoint.
Experience analyzing and evaluating program and policy issues with providing sound interpretation of policies and procedures relating to programs, management operations, and support services.
Applying internal auditing or accounting principles and practices. Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and develop successful professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time (must be local to National Capital Region).
Must be willing to provide supervisory/professional references and work examples.
Direct, hands-on experience with HHS and systems/processes including EPLC. Or in public health domain.
Management consulting experience
Advanced analysis using excel or complex set of data.