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Senior Auditor

Company: The New York Racing Association
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Auditor is actively involved in activities such as the preparation of detailed programs for audits, the review of complex financial, operational, compliance and risk systems, processes, and procedures to determine efficiency, effectiveness and alignment with internal policies, procedures, regulations, and industry standards. Support the audit team in defining the scope of audits, identifying key risk areas, and reviewing relevant controls across the organization in support of the annual risk-based audit plan. Responsibilities Essential functions of the Senior Auditor include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs complex operational, compliance, financial, and investigative audits for NYRA, which involves:
  • Preparing for an audit by researching and organizing all pertinent information, e.g., prior audits, procedure manuals, etc.
  • Developing an audit plan and preparing an audit planning memo that outlines the current situation, identifies areas of potential risk, and describes the steps to complete the audit.
  • Completing the audit by examining, testing, verifying and evaluating operational areas as required.
    • Engaging in preliminary discussions with business owners to verify and obtain explanations of and reasons for each deficiency and documenting the responses.
    • Compiling and evaluating audit findings; preparing and presenting the results of audit work and making recommendations to implement audit findings.
    • Establishes reasonable project time budgets, monitors the progress of audit projects, completes the project on-time, and periodically reports results to the Manager and Director.
    • Monitors and tracks the implementation of audit findings and recommendations to ascertain whether agreed upon corrective measures have been implemented. Reports findings to the Internal Audit Manager.
    • Assist the Internal Audit Manager in communicating the results of internal audit projects via written reports and oral presentations to the Internal Audit Director and Management.
    • Design and implement an audit analytics program
      • Demonstrate advanced technology and leading practices specific to audit analytics and data visualization to drive strategic benefits in the areas of audit quality, efficiency and value.
      • Develop data visualizations using creative and innovative solutions to provide insights and analysis throughout the audit process.
      • Work with large data sets, understand common data quality issues / cleansing techniques
      • Able to identify trends and patterns
      • Understand and work with statistical techniques and concepts
      • Demonstrates the ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provides appropriate guidance to the internal audit staff, as directed by the Internal Audit Manager and Director of Internal Audit.
      • Maintains knowledge of various professional internal auditing standards, such as COSO, COBIT, ERM, etc. Keep abreast of changes in standards or technologies, and, where appropriate, recommend changes to the internal audit approach.
      • Demonstrates the ability to make effective decisions and draw sound conclusions based on the situation.
      • Demonstrates the ability to utilize appropriate internal audit procedures, assess the validity of existing policies and procedures, and recommend sound alternatives as necessary.
      • Demonstrates the ability to carry out assignments discreetly in sensitive and confidential situations.
      • Plans and manages special projects as directed by the Internal Audit Manager and Director of Internal Audit.
      • Stays abreast of NYRA policies and procedures, current developments in racing industry, accounting and auditing professions, and changes in local, state, and federal laws, as applicable.
      • Coordinates and interacts with management, administrators, faculty, and staff, and with external audit agencies, as needed.
      • Consults with and advises management, administrators, faculty, and staff on operational and administrative issues.
      • Keeps the internal audit team and management abreast of any potential project issues on a timely basis.
      • Manages several audit projects simultaneously.
      • Mentors and trains audit staff.
      • Pursue professional development opportunities, professional association memberships, and certifications related to internal auditing.
      • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance. Experience: 4-6 years of auditing, accounting or other relevant experience in large corporations; experience in a Big 4 public accounting environment preferred Other: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is a plus.

Keywords: The New York Racing Association, New York , Senior Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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