Internal Audit/Operations Analyst

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Posted: 05/14/2019 Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 13066

Our client, a growing company in the Grand Rapids area, is looking for an Internal Audit/Operations Analyst to join their team.
The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for assessing risks (current and future) and helping to establish audit protocol, processes and controls to minimize losses and gain efficiencies. By taking a hands-on approach, the Audit Manager seeks to understand process flows and recommends reporting mechanisms and/or process improvements to close loopholes and address vulnerabilities.

This role provides audit support to a variety of team members, including the leadership team, taking complex data and often disparate information, and simplifying into discernable, actionable feedback.

Establish, conduct and prioritize audit processes. Share results with appropriate personnel, including recommended action, to correct and avoid losses.
Additionally:
? Improve recoverable income, receivables, and delinquency
? Reduce and/or eliminate opportunities for theft or loss
? Establish, monitor and improve accounting/cash management protocol and controls
? Identify risks relating to existing or new processes
? Regularly test accounting, IT, external party and user controls/permissions
? Document audit procedures for different functions/processes
? Report findings and seek to be part of the solution
? Work with HR and training department to address patterns or knowledge deficits

? Monitor balance sheet activity and asset accounts; establish cash flow reporting and audit process
? Accurately maintain business registrations
? Periodically reconcile intercompany balances
? Assess CD and short-term treasury activity; report on activity
? Monitor recovery accounts/activity for all applicable entities
? Help determine best protocol for clearing open but stale POs
? Establish improved system for monitoring and reconciling accrual activity
? Compliance ensure max rent limits are observed for former tax credit residents
Confirm employee activity periodically confirm active employee list with field supervisors
? Confirm vendor activity periodically confirm active / expired vendor process

? Ensure lead queues are managed regularly
? Reduce receivables and delinquency through improved underwriting processes
? Monitor dismissed calls and leads
? Induce Accurate Occupancy Reporting by Regularly Confirming Status Information
? Cross reference security deposits to screening results
? Correlate screening outcomes to delinquency
? Process late fee function in accordance with company policy
? Regularly review negative transaction report
? Provide regular updates and reports to senior management of progress, concerns, trends and opportunities
? Projects as assigned

ONGOING PROJECTS

Track large insurance loss projects, maximizing recovery efforts and insurance payments - Identify and recommend financial reporting methodology to identify and report on extraordinary expenses (capital expense projects are difficult to identify in financial reports)
Play key role in risk assessment, mitigation and planning projects - Self-funded benefits program analysis and reconciliations / recovery project

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor s Degree from four-year college or university
2+ years of Accounting Audit experience
Tax experience
In depth knowledge of GAAP

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Self-motivated and can work independently without significant direction
Must have good problem-solving skills and ability to think strategically
Collaborative and friendly while being able to ask tough questions and seek answers
Be both in the weeds hands-on and strategic in developing audit best practices
Detail oriented and highly organized
Above average communicator, both verbal and written
Team player - servant leader
Professional demeanor, low ego
Must be able to thrive in a fast-pace setting and juggle multiple projects
Must be PC proficient; and adept at learning new software and systems

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