Senior Auditor

Des Moines, IA, United States

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

Leads risk-based operational, financial, and compliance internal audits necessary to promote the reliability and integrity of financial and operational information; to evaluate compliance with internal policies and procedures, laws and regulations; and to analyze the system of internal controls. In addition, performs audit work related to the annual financial statements audit, employee benefit plan audits, and special investigations.

II. Essential Job Functions | Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

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Develops comprehensive audit programs that are designed to achieve the audit objectives identified in the annual audit plan.


Leads audits of financial, administrative and operational systems throughout the company within established budgets, target dates and quality standards. Utilizes computer assisted audit techniques as needed to maximize audit effectiveness and efficiencies and prioritizes workload to meet customer needs and departmental goals. Assess risks exposures within each audit engagement and makes recommendations for additional audit procedures as consider necessary.


Reviews, analyzes, tests and documents various systems, procedures, and internal controls; analyzes business processes and work flows. Prepares audit workpapers according to department and professional standards.


Prepares professional, clear, concise audit reports and memorandums for management with appropriate and practical recommendations for improvements. Ensures all report findings are adequately supported by workpaper documentation and are reviewed with management. Solicits management involvement in developing report recommendations.


Maintains technical proficiency in all areas of auditing, accounting, and industry issues.


Works in partnership with public accountants to facilitate the completion of the annual financial statements audit and employee benefit plan audits.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


College degree with major in Accounting or major in Business Administration with emphasis on Accounting. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or preferred.


Minimum of two years of public accounting or internal auditing experience with emphasis on financial audits and internal controls testing.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


% Travel Required (Approximate): 15%


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