This position coordinates the organization's internal audit functions which include reviewing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls. Plans audits and communicates the results of audits effectively, providing meaningful recommendations and feedback to management to strengthen the internal control environment for the organization. Works in a matrix reporting structure to coordinate day to day functions of the organizations compliance plan, including monitoring and auditing activities, policy coordination, training and hotline issues. Works cooperatively with other auditors internally and externally to ensure the timely completion of audits and the development of action plans.
Assists department supervisor in the process of assessing organizational risk. Based on the assessment an annual audit plan is developed which appropriately allocates audit resources to the areas of greatest risk to the organization.
Coordinates, plans, and executes audits by working with managers and process owners to develop audit programs that document, assess, and test the performance of internal controls. Plans and designs audits to properly assess the key risk areas.
Communicates the audit plan and process so that those being audited understand the requirements and expectations. Listens effectively throughout the audit process in order to understand. Communicates results through reports and exit conferences that strengthen the effectiveness of internal controls. Facilitates and/or provides training as required to correct problems identified during audits. Assists facilities in the development of corrective action plans based on audit results and conducts follow up audits where needed.
Stays knowledgeable on current audit techniques. Uses and promotes the use of technology during the audit process to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
Provides support to external financial, compliance, and operational auditors in the performance of the audits they have been engaged to perform.
Serves as liaison for external and internal audit activities. Assists in the staffs preparation and coordinates audit schedules. Tracks progress and reports process and notice of key risk areas to appropriate management.
Serves as liaison for regulatory program requirements when required, provides administrative and business coordination with relevant operational departments.
Oversees delegated entity activities. Ensures all delegated services have been identified. Ensures proper compliance communication between Banner and delegated entity. Coordinates the policy approval process. Ensures that proper policies are created and kept current
Requires a Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, internal audit or other relevant field or equivalent experience.
Must possess a proficiency level in analyzing and documenting business process controls and performance as generally achieved in 5+ years public accounting and/or internal audit experience. For Compliance, certification in at least one of the following: RHIT, CPC or CPC-H, CCS or CCS-P, or in relevant healthcare field plus CHC. Relevant experience in improving internal control processes are a job requirement. A solid track record of demonstrated career achievements and academic excellence are expected. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and strong technical audit skills. Candidate must be willing to travel.
Banner Health Network and Banner Plan Administration Compliance staff are required to stay knowledgeable of Medicare/Medicaid regulatory requirements and trends. BHN/BPA specific positions require knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare, regulatory compliance, physician billing and information systems, Medicare/Medicaid and financial reimbursement systems.
Master's degree and/or professional designations such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) are desirable.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 205577
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