Job Req ID:  109798

Internal Auditor

We are seeking an Internal Auditor who will 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 

  • Independence and objectivity.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and standards, proper financial and administrative control procedures and good business practices.
  • 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: Director Internal Audits

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business, or related field.
  • Three years Auditing or four years accounting experience.


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

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

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.



Classified Title: Internal Auditor   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC  
Starting Salary Range: Min $52,230 - Max $91,550 Annually ($80,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hbrid/Eastern High Campus 
Department name: Johns Hopkins Medicine 
Personnel area: University Administration 



Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law

Accommodation Information
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Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.