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 Houston Methodist, Senior Internal Auditor

Houston Methodist – Senior Internal Auditor

LOCATION: Houston Medical Center

DEPARTMENT: Internal Audit




The Sr. Internal Auditor is responsible for independently planning, coordinating, and executing reviews of processes or activities of Houston Methodist entities and identifying risks and controls in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.   Evaluates risks in achieving organizational objectives including the adequacy of internal controls, compliance with laws and regulations, adherence to policy and procedures, safeguarding of assets, and the accuracy of reported financial activities.  Formulates value-added and cost-effective recommendations for improvements to mitigate risks for presentation to department leadership.  Supports governance by proactively assuring the organization about the state of the control environment. Serves as a mentor to more junior team members.



1.      Possesses strong communication and interpersonal relationship skills, including providing oral and/or written communication of audit commencement, objectives, status, and results to audit customers.

2.      Conducts a variety of healthcare, financial, compliance and operational internal audits and actively participates as an internal controls consultant. Evaluates basic controls over information systems encountered during operational audits. 

3.      Displays a positive, helpful, and supportive attitude and demeanor with audit customers and maintains the department target customer satisfaction survey goal. 

4.      Proactively performs periodic follow-up of previously reported audit findings to assess resolution and corrective action taken.

5.      Applies current internal control frameworks such as Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO), Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT), and the Institute of Internal Auditors' International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

6.      Independently creates concise and accurate written reports communicating audit results.

7.      Independently performs risk assessments and develops risk-based audit approaches and establishes the preliminary scope of reviews.

8.      Independently identifies and quantifies opportunities for improvement and develops formal audit recommendations that are value-added and cost-effective.

9.      Proactively seeks opportunities to enhance competency in current healthcare industry trends through networking with other audit leaders outside of the organization and through continuing education.

10.   Actively seeks knowledge of new, automated, or more contemporary audit tools and techniques to increase departmental efficiency and effectiveness.

11.   See posting for full list or responsibilities



o   Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Finance or Accounting

o   Five years of internal audit experience in public accounting or healthcare operations

o   Healthcare experience preferred

o   Relevant certification or license required (Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional (CHIAP), etc.)