CareFirst Careers

IT & Advisor Auditor

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:  The incumbent assumes a pro-active approach to assisting management of the company in managing risk throughout CareFirst’s Information Systems operations by identifying and assessing risk, participating in the development of the annual Audit and Advisory Plan to address the more significant risks, advising and consulting on risk management and controls for new systems and/or processes associated with corporate projects, and employing innovative audit and advisory tools and techniques to maximize risk management coverage.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Under the direction of the Manager of Audit & Advisory Services, the incumbent's accountabilities include, but are not limited to, performing simple to medium complex tasks that include the following:
 

  1. Conduct or assist with performing information systems audits utilizing computer assisted audit techniques.  Working closely with the Senior IT Auditor, Lead IT Auditor or Manager of Audit & Advisory Services analyze and evaluate IT operations and strategies to identify opportunities for improvement in processes and outcomes and provide technical audit advice relating to systems/operations; systems development, design and controls; systems security; change/project management; business process improvement; complex integrated systems and related computer applications; disaster recovery; and IBM mainframe, Unix and Windows NT environments.  Interact with business area personnel regularly, including both the entrance and exit interviews, in order to gather information, interpret results, communicate potential risks/issues and develop appropriate corrective actions including strengthening controls, improving efficiency and effectiveness of operations and controlling costs.
  2. Assist with monitoring the progress and management of corporate IT initiatives or projects, as assigned.  Advise and consult on risk management and controls for new systems and/or processes associated with the assigned corporate projects, following a system development life cycle methodology, as appropriate.  Work collaboratively with the project team to identify project and post-implementation risk/issues and develop recommendations for corrective actions.  Follow-up with project management to resolve identified problems, including internal control testing, coding and unit testing, system and acceptance testing, conversion testing, implementation testing, post-implementation review, as appropriate.  Assist the Senior IT Auditor, Lead IT Auditor or Manager of Audit & Advisory Services with writing memoranda and status reports to management communicating the risks and recommended corrective action plans identified in these monitoring and advisory activities.
  3. Through audit and advisory assignments, work closely with the Senior IT Auditor, Lead IT Auditor or Manager of Audit & Advisory Services to identify best practices and benchmarking information related to CareFirst’s IT business operations. 
  4. Participate in the performance of risk assessment of the business process and project level. 
  5. Assist the Senior IT Auditor, Lead IT Auditor or Manager of Audit & Advisory Services with performing special reviews and audits or advisory services as requested by management. Respond effectively and timely.  Support department strategic initiatives and other special assignments aimed at continuous quality improvement.
  6. Perform control self-assessment, process improvement reviews, and problem resolution facilitation for management of business areas, as assigned by the Audit Manager.  Promote these services within the organization.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Required: This position requires a BS/BA degree in Business Administration, Management Sciences, Information Systems, Finance and/or Accounting, and 1-3 years of auditing and/or systems analyst/programmer and/or consulting and business advisory services experience with a project management background.   Incumbent must have demonstrated experience and knowledge, in business process improvement, risk assessment and mitigation, internal control assessment and information systems development life cycle methodologies.

Skills/Abilities: Incumbent must understand auditing techniques, concepts and principles, and how they are applied to individual audits or  Project management background.  Must be knowledgeable of internal controls, and system development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies, complex integrated computer systems, applications and environments.  Must be proficient with PC applications and have experience in and/or general knowledge of IT audit related issues concerning operating systems (UNIX, Windows NT and Novell), computer networking, firewalls, penetration tests, access control software (RACF, Control-SA and Ringneck) and database management systems (Sybase, Oracle and SQL Server).  Experience with Audit Command Language (ACL) and TeamMate a plus.

Incumbent much have basic project management skills including workflow balancing, activity scheduling, and demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines.  Must be highly motivated, organized, committed to professional development, progression and achievement. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required.  Must be able to work effectively in a team-oriented atmosphere.  Incumbent must have developed oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate audit information and business risks to a non-technical audience.  Also, must have effective public speaking skills and be able to assist in the preparation and delivery of presentations. Additional qualities are good analytical skills and judgment

Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time.  Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence.   Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.  Must be able to travel at times when needed to other CareFirst locations.

Preferred: Possess certification as a CPA, CIA, or CISA; advanced degree; healthcare insurance industry experience.
 

Department

 Audit & Advisory Services

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

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Please apply before: 10/03/2019

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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 associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights 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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