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Requisition Number 17-0075
Post Date 12/5/2017
Title Senior Analyst, Internal Audit
City Columbia
State MD
Description

 

COPT is looking for a Senior Internal Auditor Analyst to add to our Internal Audit team. This individual will be responsible for leading and executing information security assurance, operational and financial projects. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with IT, business process and accounting concepts. This individual will work closely with the IT, field operations and accounting teams to help improve processes and controls.

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs complex-level operational, financial, IT and compliance audit projects; provides consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; and provides key input to development of the risk-based annual internal audit plan. Works independently under general supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Perform risk-based operational, financial, IT and compliance audit and process improvement projects. Evaluate and select appropriate approach, procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgment and defined program steps. Conduct interviews, review documents, develop and administer surveys, compose summary memos and prepare working papers. Identify, develop and document issues and recommendations using independent judgment. Communicate or assist in communicating the results of projects via written reports and oral presentations. 70%

2. Support the Company’s SOX compliance process. Perform financial statement risk assessments, process walkthroughs, control rationalizations and key control testing to monitor operating effectiveness of key business process internal controls and identify possible breakdowns or gaps. Actively participate in the assessment of internal controls over key IT risks and the identification of significant exposures or changes in key risks and/or the IT General Control Environment (ITGC). Coordinate with members of Accounting and IT as needed to update and maintain SOX documentation for all significant business processes and systems in accordance with applicable guidance. 20%

3. Actively participate in the maintenance of the Internal Audit department operating policies and procedures including but not limited to audit methodology, documentation requirements and reporting standards. Make recommendations on ways to improve audit work processes. Develop and maintain productive relationships with members of company management and staff through individual contacts and group meetings. Exemplify and advocate the company culture, values, principles and high ethical standards. Act as a change advocate who encourages and supports new ideas and seeks new solutions. Provide guidance, training and other assistance to process owners in the documentation and assessment of internal controls. 10%

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Maintain knowledge of legislation and accounting rules that have implications on accounting, reporting, controls, etc.

• Maintain knowledge of technology risks that affect the efficiency and effectiveness of information technology infrastructure and application controls, including security and internal controls.

• Pursue professional development opportunities (external and internal training, professional associations, etc.) and share information gained with co-workers.

• Represent internal auditing on organizational project teams, at management meetings, and with external organizations. • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Systems. Masters/MBA preferred. Further Training CPA license, CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) or other recognized designation preferred.

Professional Experience

• Four years of full-time experience in internal auditing, external auditing, SOX compliance, business analysis, or program evaluation, including at least one year of experience conducting information technology audits or similar work.

• Experience conducting data extraction, analysis and security reviews utilizing software tools preferred. • Public accounting experience preferred. • Direct real estate industry experience preferred.

Computer Skills

• Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) and ability to learn company specific software.

• Exposure to Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAAT) such as ACL or Idea.

• Ability to adapt to new or changing software programs.

Mobility Occasional travel is required to visit company locations, attend company meetings, see customers, industry meetings, etc.

Other Requirements

• Considerable knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices.

• Considerable skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.

• Skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.

• Working knowledge of legal, regulatory and compliance issues associated with Sarbanes-Oxley, FASB and other legislative issues, rulings and regulations.

• Working knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts, and practices.

• Ability to identify technology risks and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of information technology infrastructure and application controls, including security and other internal controls.

• Working knowledge of generally accepted audit standards and information technology security and control practices.

• Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.

• Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud.

• Effective oral/written communication and presentation skills.

Ability to build relationships with internal/external business leaders, colleagues and employees.

• Ability to work independently and learn new operations quickly.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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