Internal Auditor

Requisition #: 314704

Range: PC

Level: 4

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Status: Full Time

School: University Administration

Location: Johns Hopkins at Eastern

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Finance

Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office 443-997-5100

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General Description

The Internal Auditor:

  • Performs financial, operational and compliance internal audits for assigned organizational areas and functional activities throughout The Johns Hopkins Institutions (Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health Systems) in accordance with the Annual Audit Plan. May perform duties under guidance of senior team members.
  • Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of accounting and management procedures and internal controls.
  • Determines organizational and unit compliance with Johns Hopkins policies and external laws and regulations.
  • Performs assigned duties in accordance with the accepted professional standards requiring: Independence and objectivity,
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and standards, proper financial and administrative control procedures and good business practices, and
  • Ability to assess risk, relative to the proper application of controls.
  • Promotes Department image through quality work, sharing knowledge and professional dealings, and maintains confidentiality of information.

Reports To: Sr. Director Internal Audits

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate in the planning of internal audits by gathering specific relevant background information (such as financial results, and policies and procedures) from the Institution’s information systems, web-based and other information sources. Will conduct a complete analysis of assigned tasks and be able to make action recommendations.
  • Contribute to the design of internal audit programs and time budgets based upon the review and evaluation of underlying financials and business risks. Will monitor time allotted and provide regular status updates.
  • Identify the key control points of the system being audited. Develop comprehensive understanding of the process/system and be able to explain it and compare it against other processes/systems as needed.
  • Identifies and assess risks.
  • Execute audit procedures using the prescribed audit or work program, ensuring assigned steps are appropriately and timely addressed. Identify extenuating factors requiring possible deviations from the existing audit program.
  • Document current operating practices through interviews, observation, investigation and testing. Test transactions (utilizing automated and/or traditional auditing methods) and analyzes results of testing.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite and other business and audit-related software to conduct internal audit work.
  • Identify through investigation and analysis, underlying causes and contributing factors to noted problems.
  • Prepare clear and concise audit working papers (including sufficient documentation to support procedures completed and related findings and conclusions), organized in accordance with
  • Departmental policy.
  • Identify appropriate solutions and formulates sound reasonable recommendations for management’s corrective action, using appropriate criteria and cost-benefit considerations.
  • Communicate or assists in communicating recommendations to management through logical, clear and concise written and oral means.
  • Prepare formal written reports, as requested, expressing conclusion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the process/system and the efficiency with which activities are carried out.
  • Assist in performance of follow-up internal audits to evaluate management’s implementation of action plans.
  • Work independently, but consults project lead or director in timely manner with status updates and/or when experiencing difficulties.
  • May assist other auditors to execute assigned projects as needed.

Scope of Responsibility

Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures, which may include some familiarity of other departments within the JH Institution. Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions throughout the organization.

Decision Making

On a regular and continuous basis, the Internal Auditor exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people, costs and/or quality of service within the functional area.


Can make decisions necessary to carry out assigned tasks at the discretion of the project lead or director. Must comply with the Office of Hopkins Internal Audits policies and procedures.


Uses proper oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Exchanges information using tact and persuasion, as appropriate.



Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business, or related field.


Required: Three years Auditing or four years Accounting experience

Other Desired Qualifications

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Experience with ACL, Microsoft Office, SAP and automated internal audit workpapers.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
  • Provides own transportation to Baltimore City and surrounding counties


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications


Non-profit, Higher Education and/or Healthcare industry experience.


Professional certification or progress toward certification (Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Masters Degree

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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