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Senior Director Internal Audit and Advisory Services IAAS - Minnetonka MN

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UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN

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If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

This position reports directly to the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) and is responsible for leading all internal audit and advisory services within a designated specialty area for the company.  Responsible for the performance of strategic, financial, operational and information systems audits and special projects to assess the existence, efficiency and effectiveness of business controls, financial information, and compliance with laws and regulations. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage and oversee audit and risk management activities in accordance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IIA Standards), Internal / External policies and guidance, IAAS quality standards, and the Internal Audit & Advisory Services (IAAS) Charter

Develop an annual audit plan using a risk-based methodology, including any risks or control observations identified by management and the Audit Committee

Drive segment risk strategy leading to determination of audit and advisory priorities

Lead staffing strategy for segment including, staffing compliment, staff development, co-source engagement, collaboration and partnership with the business (e.g., guest auditors)

Execute and enhance audit and reporting processes that clearly articulate audit scope, audit observations, management responses and corrective actions taken to resolve identified observations

Design internal reporting to measure, monitor, and track progress toward corporate goals and department objectives

Maintain effective communications with all levels of management that foster collaboration

Understand the business implications of audit observations and coordinate with appropriate management to develop practical and actionable business solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner

Lead and or provide oversight over special engagements at the request of the CAE, Senior Leadership, Audit Committee or Corporate Legal (etc.)

Advise on pre-implementation activities including planning, design, development and implementation of major business processes and computer-based systems to aid management in determining whether adequate controls are incorporated in the processes and systems, documentation is complete and accurate, the needs of the organization are met and risks are appropriately mitigated

Coordinate and monitor status of third-party audits including annual external financial statement audits as directed by the CAE

Provide leadership, vision, and direction to assigned teams

Determine team priorities to reflect the organization’s core values and deliverables

Develop, coach and motivate others to take actions that support and reflect the core values and desired future state of (IAAS)

Cultivate an internal and external talent pipeline

Participate in departmental budgeting process,  including forecasting and variance analyses

Sponsor and lead IAAS Department initiatives that support the achievement of IAAS’s mission and vision

Support and drive the integration of developing capabilities (such as data analytics) into operational execution across the audit teams

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, technology or related discipline

12 or more years of relevant business experience, including internal audit, public accounting or consulting experience

Experience and proven ability to lead strategic change

10 or more years of supervisory experience 

Preferred Qualifications:

Thorough understanding of risk and internal control concepts and their practical application 

Demonstrated creativity and initiative in enabling business solutions

Relevant assurance certification (CPA, CFE, CIA or CISA)

MBA (or other post graduate degree)

Experience with Internal Control over Financial Reporting for large accelerated filers

Board room and audit committee presentation experience

Soft Skills:

Strong leadership, interpersonal, communications skills and proven team commitment

Track record of bringing forward innovative solutions to improve business and or audit processes

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others and build effective business partnerships at senior levels of the organization

Management, planning, organization, analytical and problem-solving skills

Strong leadership, interpersonal, communications skills and proven team commitment

Careers at UnitedHealth Group.

We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term

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