Internal Auditor I

Job Locations US-CA-Fairfield
Job ID
FLSA Status
Hiring Range
$ 59,560.74 - $ 77,427.93


Under the direction of the Sr. Internal Auditor or above will conduct audits of assigned areas, assist in the internal audit initiatives as well as perform audits in accordance with the annual audit plan. As an integral member of the Internal Audit team, help the audit function keep pace with the audit needs of the organization. Applies industry standard audit procedures and documents findings in work papers in accordance with professional standards and internal audit policies and procedures. Assist in identifying weaknesses and gaps in internal controls and elevated risk areas. Participate in drafting and communication of audit recommendations and written reports. Participate in providing independent evaluations of operational and financial controls, regulatory compliance, and risk areas. Participate in performing and coordinating follow-up audits to determine if management has taken action to mitigate risks identified. Participates in special reviews as necessary.


  • Perform assigned duties and tasks in accordance with internal audit policies and standards.
  • Follow defined audit methodology, taking the initiative to continually improve execution and make improvement recommendations.
  • Identify and act on opportunities to use tools and techniques to improve quality and efficiency of audits.
  • Proactively manage individual work assignments to meet schedule requirements.
  • Participate in developing first drafts of issues, reports, and other deliverables.
  • Participate in providing managers/seniors/chief audit executive with recommendations regarding issue categorization/severity; provide recommendations regarding key messaging in audit reports.
  • Participate in internal audit’s goals, objectives, and viewpoints in collaborating with management and business constituents.
  • Participate in internal audit initiatives, special projects, and improvement initiatives, as assigned.
  • Participate in providing input during all phases of risk assessment and annual audit planning and execution.
  • Participate in meeting the objectives of the internal audit training program; execute against agreed upon development goals.
  • Participate in defining initial engagement scope and objectives.
  • Document audit work in accordance with internal audit policies and standards.
  • Perform peer reviews of assigned work paper sections, draft audit reports, etc., as part of the quality assurance and improvement program.
  • Participate in collaborating with business units to fully understand their process and assist with getting to the root cause of identified deficiencies.
  • Participate in researching the topics to be audited and document/ catalogue regulatory and contractual standards governing each audit area as assigned.
  • Keeps abreast of company policies and procedures, current developments in accounting and auditing professions, and changes in state and federal laws and regulations, as applicable
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or a related field preferred; (0) to (2) years of progressive audit experience.



Special Skills, Licenses and Certifications

Certificate for one of the following preferred; Certified Public
Accountant (CPA); Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); Internal Audit Practitioner; Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) within two years of employment.



Performance Based Competencies

Knowledge of finance, accounting and control principles, including GAAP and GAAS. Excellent MS Office skills, including in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately. Ability to apply audit standards through practical application. Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate. Great listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive. Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments. Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as auditing, finance, technology, operations, or investigations. Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment and willing to adapt to change. Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently; proactive in asking clarifying questions to ensure work effort is directed wholly toward desired outcome. Ability to recognize when learned theoretical concepts should be applied. Ability to work independently. Basic understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts. Developing the skills to identify underlying cause of an issue raised. Good awareness of other departments in the company with risk, control, and governance responsibilities and what is necessary for successful tactical collaboration and information sharing. Good communication skills along with good or developing negotiation skills. Executes effective and thorough application of all internal audit
standards within assigned responsibility. Knowledge of and ability to
apply Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) guidelines and requirements and knowledge of and ability to apply risk assessment practices preferred.



Work Environment And Physical Demands

Ability to use a computer keyboard. More than 90% of work time is spent in front of a computer monitor. When required, ability to move, carry, or lift reports, manuals, stocking of supplies, weighing up to 50 lbs. Position includes frequent, repetitive motion including computer typing, sitting/standing for most of the day.



All HealthPlan employees are expected to:

  • Provide the highest possible level of service to clients;
  • Promote teamwork and cooperative effort among employees;
  • Maintain safe practices; and
  • Abide by the HealthPlan’s policies and procedures, as they may from time to time be updated.




$ 59,560.74 - $ 77,427.93





The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive or definitive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or work environment change.


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