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Job Req ID:  64476

Senior Internal Auditor

The Office of Hopkins Internal Audits seeks a Senior Internal Auditor  to:

  • Serve as the lead in the development, implementation, and evaluation of financial, operational, and compliance internal audits for assigned organizational areas and functional activities throughout The Johns Hopkins Institutions (Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine) in accordance with the Annual Audit Plan approved by the respective Audit Committees.
  • Set clear expectations for audit team, coordinate assignments, monitor productivity, and ensure high quality output. Will serve as technical resource to other team members.
  • 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. 
  • Serve as a leader and a role model. Promotes Department image through quality work, sharing knowledge and professional dealings and maintain confidentiality of information.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Document current operating practices through interviews, observation, investigation and testing.
  • Test transactions (utilizing automated and/or traditional auditing methods) and analyze results of testing.
  • Identify through investigation and analysis, underlying causes and contributing factors to noted problems. Identify and assess risks.
  • Identify appropriate solutions and formulates sound reasonable recommendations for management’s corrective action, using appropriate criteria and cost-benefit considerations.
  • Prepare formal written reports, expressing conclusion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency with which activities are carried out. 
  • Plan 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.
  • Utilize organizational and regulatory knowledge to identify audit constraints and shape priorities.
  • Negotiate audit parameters with Manager/ Sr. Director.
  • If leading a team, will ensure that all members understand their individual roles and responsibilities. 
  • Design appropriate internal audit programs and time budgets based upon the review and evaluation of underlying financials and business risks.
  • Thoroughly address all objectives and risks identified in audit planning and conclude on operational effectiveness and efficiency, considering industry best practices.
  • Prepare clear and concise working papers and other documentation supporting discussions, operational facts and results of testing to justify conclusions.
  • When serving in a project lead role, will review all working papers related to the project. Communicate recommendations to management through logical, clear and concise written and oral means to gain understanding and agreement on audit issues and commitment to implement corrective action. 
  • Perform follow-up internal audits to evaluate management’s implementation of Action Plans. 
  • Monitor project status and issues on a timely basis and report progress and issues to project lead or director timely and regularly. 
  • Evaluate feedback from customers as well as lessons learned meetings and identify possible areas for improvement. Implement changes in future audits as needed. 
  • Oversee the activities of Internal Auditors to ensure effective utilization in completing assigned projects.
  • Provide day-to-day support of Internal Auditors as needed (create open lines of communication, provide regulatory updates, advise on difficult situations, etc.). 
  • Participate in personnel development training and performance evaluation programs. 
  • May provide oral feedback to staff assigned or to the director for inclusion in staff performance or project evaluation. 
  • Assist other Auditors as appropriate and necessary to execute assigned projects.
  • Consider multiple approaches and develop solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrate project management and time management skills. 
  • Address difficult and sensitive issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • May be responsible for more complex audits than those handled by Internal Auditors (act as lead on a multi-entity audit requiring coordination of several other auditors, implement a new audit with no available history or background, responsible for high visibility/high priority audits, etc.) and may also have a higher volume of assigned audits. 
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Healthcare and/or Higher Education industry. Monitor changes in the industry and be able to understand the impact to own work.


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.


Decision Making:

  • On a regular and continuous basis, 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.



  • In accordance with Department policy, can make all decisions necessary to carry out assigned projects and related internal audit and work programs to meet the audit objectives. May direct the activities of staff or a function and /or represent the function at meetings.



  • Uses proper oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Exchanges information using tact and persuasion, as appropriate.
  • Effectively shares relevant information with assigned team and fosters dialogue as necessary.


Machines and/or Equipment Used: 

  • Computer or other special needs for the position: Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Experience with ACL (or similar analytical software), Microsoft Office, SAP, and automated workpapers. 
  • Utilize advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business and audit-related software to conduct internal audit work, as well as the extraction of relevant business data and its analysis using ACL (or similar software).


Degree of Independent Action Performed: 

  • Able to work independently and with varying levels of management. 
  • Manage multiple projects or single projects in complex environments.
  • Manage competing priorities. 


Internal/External Contacts:

  • Interact appropriately with all levels of personnel, building good working relationships, and establishing a network of organizational contacts. 
  • 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.
  • Responsible for own professional development and contributes to the development of others.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business, or related field required.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) preferred.
  • Five or more years Accounting or Audit experience.  Supervisory experience; Non-profit, Higher Education and/or Healthcare industry experience preferred.


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. 



  • Hybrid work schedule available - 3 days in office, 2 days remote.   


Classified Title: Sr. Internal Auditor
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: Eastern High Campus 

Department name: Johns Hopkins Internal Audits
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University


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


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