CareFirst Careers

Senior Financial Advisor and Auditor

Resp & Qualifications



Under the direction of the Manager of Audit and Advisory Services (AAS), the incumbent's accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Operational, Compliance, and Financial Auditing

Perform internal audits of the company’s operations, third party vendors, administrators, and service providers.  Plan and execute appropriate research, information gathering, and risk assessment of the business areas, processes or entities under audit to design and develop detailed audit programs to efficiently and effectively evaluate controls, business process effectiveness, and regulatory compliance.  


Prepare and lead audit entrance conference with business area management to communicate specific audit activities (scope, testing, reporting) associated with audit projects.   Throughout the audit interact with and coordinate audit team’s interaction with audit area management and personnel to gather information, interpret results, communicate potential risks/issues and develop appropriate corrective actions to strengthen controls, improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.  Prepare and lead audit exit conferences with management and officers of audited business areas to formally communicate audit findings and finalize management action plans to resolve internal control weaknesses, inefficiencies, and non-compliance with corporate policies and procedures, as well as federal and state laws and regulations identified during the audit.


Ensure that audit workpapers and supporting documentation are accurate, include substantiated audit findings, support audit objectives and test plans and meet departmental and professional audit standards. Coordinate with the manager of AAS, reviews of staff’s work throughout the audit, and provide appropriate and timely feedback to staff on workpaper content and quality.


Work with Manager of AAS to prepare draft and final audit reports to CareFirst management on audit results and corrective actions.


Audit and Advisory Services

Work with management of various business areas in coordinating and evaluating internal control self-assessments, business process efficiencies, and other advisory and consultative work as requested or assigned.  Write reports or memoranda to management communicating observations from the work performed, offering recommendations on strengthening controls, risk mitigation, and corrective actions.


Provide business process and internal control expertise by monitoring the progress and management of corporate initiatives or projects (e.g., systems development, business process re-engineering) to advise and consult on risk management and controls for new systems, major system enhancements, and/or business processes, based on a system or process development life cycle methodology.  Work collaboratively with the project team during project development and post-implementation to identify risks/issues and facilitate recommendations for corrective actions.


Audit Administration

Assist in projects that maintain and enhance AAS department protocols, procedures, and processes.  Provide support for control monitoring/analysis aspects of the department such as audit issue follow-up reporting, root cause analysis, and data mining activities as assigned. Identify and maintain a repository of best practices and benchmarking information related to internal auditing and CareFirst business operations.




This position has no direct reports; but does provide input and feedback as it relates to current assignments related to AAS audit teams.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management Sciences, Finance, Accounting or a related field.
  • A minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible internal auditing, public accounting, financial accounting, and/or consulting and business advisory services experience or a commensurate combination of auditing, accounting and/or consulting experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in at least two of the following areas: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control framework, problem solving/root cause analysis, business process improvement studies/analyses, risk assessment, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of auditing techniques, concepts and principles, and their application to individual audits.
  • Knowledgeable of internal controls, audit project management best practices, and risk assessment.
  • Experience and knowledge in business process improvement, risk assessment and mitigation, internal controls assessment, and sample methodologies. 
  • Project management skills in relation to audit projects, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules. 
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication, and business writing skills. 
  • Effective public speaking skills and be able to prepare and deliver presentations. 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet established deadlines. 
  • Highly motivated, organized, extremely committed to professional development, with demonstrated progression and achievement, and able to work effectively in a team-oriented atmosphere. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Occasional travel may be required to regional locations in Canton, MD, Washington, DC and West Virginia.


  • Advanced degree in Business Management, Accounting, or Computer Science preferred
  • CPA, CIA, CCSA, CFE, CISA, or CRMA certification preferred
  • Experience in automated workpapers (e.g., Thomson Reuters GRC, TeamMate)
  • Knowledge and use of data analytic tools (e.g., Excel, Power Pivot, ACL)
  • Experience with system applications (e.g., NASCO, Facets, Oracle, SharePoint, PeopleSoft) 
  • Healthcare insurance industry experience desired


Department: Operations and Corporate Audit

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 11/30/2018

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on federal health care programs.



The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The employee must frequently talk and hear.  Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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