Advocate Health Care
Department / Unit:
Full-Time - 1
Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.
What You Will Do:
To plan, coordinate, supervise and conduct independent complex financial, operational, information technology, policy and compliance audits throughout Advocate Health Care and its subsidiaries. Financial audits test internal controls and the accuracy and reliability of financial reporting systems and financial information operational audits are concerned with the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, including the protection of assets. Information technology audits involve testing access security controls. Compliance audits test and evaluate compliance with company policies and laws, including tax exemption principles, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse laws, Stark anti~referral legislation, Medicare/Medicaid coding and billing requirements and Internal Revenue Service regulations. The incumbent also conducts annual external audit procedures, performs fraud investigations and assists in certain due diligence examinations and other special projects.
Create audit objectives and procedures for scheduled audits and reviews. Plan, coordinate and conduct audits, internal control evaluations and reviews as scheduled in the annual Audit Program. Prepare neat, well organized and documented work papers and report drafts / memorandums in accordance with Internal Audit Standards.
Perform investigations of suspected fraud or misappropriations, assist in due diligence reviews of proposed affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, and complete special projects as assigned.
Assist in the external audit financial statement internal control and substantive testing, completing assignments timely and in accordance with audit programs.
Provide technical accounting, financial, operational, information technology, policy and compliance audit support to the Internal Audit Department through information sharing and training. Supervise, as applicable, and mentor Internal Auditors I and II. Review work papers, as assigned, to ensure comformance with professional and Internal Audit Standards. Assist in the coordination of the external auditor's financial statement internal control and substantive testing.
Participate in department quality assurance efforts by planning weekly activities, reporting work~in~process, and completing administrative assignments in a timely manner. Provide recommendations for quality and audit process improvements. Participate in the development of the Audit Program by preparing risk assessments for potential future financial, operational, information technology, policy and compliance audits for consideration in the annual Audit Program. Participate in writing the quarterly Internal Audit Report by summarizing selected risk rated audit findings identified in audits and reviews, and providing information as needed.
What You Will Need:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance with 6 or more years Internal Auditing and/or Accounting experience or 5 or more years public accounting experience.
Proficient knowledge of the COSO Internal Control Framework and International Professional Standards of Internal Auditing PC software proficiency (e~mail, word processing, spreadsheet creation and manipulation, researching).
Excellent oral and written communication and technical skills.
Project management skills
CPA or CIA certification.
Frequent travel to hospitals, physician groups, other facilities.
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.
Advocate Health Care
Website : http://www.advocatehealth.com/
Advocate is named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics and is the largest health system in Illinois. Our faith based, not- for-profit health system is based in Downers Grove, Illinois.