York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 95199

Principal Auditor

James Kane
James Kane
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Senior Director-Internal Audit, leads, plans, organizes, controls and completes operational/ business process and financial reviews as outlined in the annual audit plan and approved management requests. Is a role model and subject matter expert in their area of expertise, audit policies, procedures and standards. Exhibits leadership and provides assistance/training to other staff on audits or staff who are new to the department.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads, plans, organizes, controls and completes operational/business process and financial reviews as outlined in the annual audit plan and approved management requests.
  2. Schedules audit work of assigned staff to obtain greatest coverage at minimum cost.
  3. Researches and develops risk-based audit program, timelines, data analytics, fieldwork and first level review of workpapers (when there is more than 1 auditor).
  4. Performs complex audits, evaluations and reviews. Reviews all applicable policies and business, administrative and accounting processes/procedures, confirms all accounts as necessary, inspects physical operations and performs all other steps necessary to ensure the adequacy of controls for the function audited and proper completion of audits.
  5. Uses advanced audit techniques to prevent, investigate and detect, where possible, alleged and actual theft and/or fraud.
  6. Adequately investigates when control, operational weaknesses and/or compliance issues are identified.
  7. Identifies opportunities for improvement and develops formal audit recommendations that are value-added and cost-effective.
  8. Revises and edits written material from others on team.
  9. Creates and shares templates to improve project efficiency, to effectively solve complex problems and to adapt to changing situations.
  10. Serves as role-model and mentor.
  11. Prepares written reports pertaining to determinations and recommendations resulting from routine audits and/or assigned special projects. Presents report to appropriate managers.
  12. Maintains open and frequent communication with manager, co-workers and auditees.
  13. May provide functional advice, training and direction to less experienced internal auditors.



  • Minimum Experience:
    • 5 – 10 years of internal or external audit experience


  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree


  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • 5 – 10 years’ experience in audit 


  • Required Certification: One or more of the following: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional (CHIAP), CPA, CISA, CFE


  • Skills:
    • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and computer/data analytic skills; Works effectively in a team environment as a member and/or leader; Able to accept responsibility


Remote: Within a 2 hour radius of WellSpan's footprint

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