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Austin Group Solutions, a nationally recognized, healthcare recruiting firm has been retained by the University of Texas Health Northeast, to identify candidates for AVP, Chief Audit Executive. The system is comprised of a 104 bed teaching hospital, state-of-the-art cancer treatment center aligned with MD Anderson, 24 separate clinics with 70 high and mid-level providers, 4 Ambulatory surgery centers, 10 imaging centers, home health agency, and of course the university itself. In addition to a competitive salary, the system offers an excellent pallet of state benefits. The department is made up of the CAE, a department Director, and an internal auditor. The CAE has a dual reporting structure. Both to the hospital based audit committee and the UT System Chief Auditor in Austin, TX.

Required Education / Experience:
Requires CPA or CIA license.
Bachelor’s degree in area of specialty with at least 10 years of experience in the field. Healthcare experience and especially revenue cycle experience is a must.
Proven familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures.
Successfully demonstrated extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Successfully demonstrated ability to perform a variety of tasks and multitask.
Successfully demonstrated ability to leads and directs the work or others.
Successfully demonstrated a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Job Summary:
It is the responsibility of the Chief Audit Executive to plan, organize and control audit work involved in the review of internal administration, and accounting controls and procedures surrounding the various UT Health Northeast departments, academic environments, agencies, functions and projects. The Chief Audit Executive will be required to track laws and regulations that might affect the UT Health Northeast Medical Center to include patient care, education and research policies and procedures and to make management aware of its responsibilities; to ensure audit work papers, reports and performance adheres to the institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, GAGAS and the Texas Internal Audit Act. The Chief Audit Executive will work with the UT System, UT Health Northeast President, UT Health Northeast Audit Committee, the UT Health Northeast Compliance Officer and management in the identification of risks, appropriate controls and management actions to ensure the protection of the medical center and academic environment’s reputation and assets. Oversees all aspects of an organization’s auditing function, creates an audit plan, and performs necessary audits and reports as requested. The Chief Audit Executive oversees the Office of Internal Audit, supervises and assigns staff as appropriate.

Essential Dutes:

Mission and Strategy
Supports and develops programs and initiatives into departmental operations that further the mission of the UT Health Northeast Medical Center and Academic Environments. Actively participates and promotes relevant departmental strategies and the mission, vision and values of UT Health Northeast. Works with the Institution President, UT System Chief Audit Executive, and the Institutional Audit Committee on developing an annual audit plan based upon an accepted risk management methodology and approved by the Institutional Audit Committee and by the Audit, Compliance and Management Review Committee of the Board of Regents.
Leadership
Practices innovation and teamwork as it applies to advance the Office of Internal Audit. Develop processes that assist with the consolidated views of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) at UT Health Northeast Medical Center and Academic Environments that will assist management at UT Health Northeast build an enterprise view of risk.
Report the status of activities to the UT System Audit Office, Institution President, the Internal Audit Committee, and institutional management as needed by:
Preparing Institutional Audit Committee meeting materials in coordination with the Audit Committee Chair;
Maintaining a close working relationship with the Institutional Audit Committee Chair;
Preparing the required UT System and State reports; and
Reporting on the status of outstanding recommendations.
Maintain a position as a trusted advisor and provide value added services to the institution by:
Serving as a member of the President’s Administrative Council for institution management.
Meeting with the President and senior management to nurture an effective working relationship with institutional management as appropriate to maintain a flow of communication;
Providing or assisting with training and awareness activities fostering a control conscious environment on campus; and
Advising management of emerging risks and new compliance requirements.
Establish and maintain an active and continuous quality control and improvement program which includes, but is not limited to:
Ensuring that external quality assurance review is conducted at least once every three years as required by the Texas Internal Auditing Act, and
Conducting on-going quality control and improvement activities to ensure the highest quality audit program.
Participate in outreach and external involvement to further promote the audit function and the profession by:
Participating in campus and UT System Committee meetings as needed,
Participating in appropriate professional organizations such as the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of College & University Auditors, Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, etc. and
Conducting professional speaking engagements or writing internal auditing articles, as appropriate.
Ensure resources are adequate and sustained to address campus risks by:
Hiring competent staff and encouraging staff to attain professional certifications, and
Providing development and training opportunities to staff.
Provide administrative oversight and financial stewardship for office operations that:
Establishes appropriate policies and procedures for office and auditing activities,
Ensures office budgets and accounts are appropriately maintained,
Conducts annual employee performance evaluations.
Coordinate and direct the activities of the Office of Internal Audit and perform administrative duties for the department,
Coordinate and manage all audits, follow-up reviews, and special projects,
Review audit working papers to ensure that conclusions, findings, and recommendations are adequately supported and documented in accordance with appropriate auditing standards and prescribed policies,
Review audit reports to ensure accuracy, conciseness, and clarity,
Plan and perform audits by surveying activities, evaluating internal controls, developing audit programs, and preparing audit working papers and reports,
Conduct and/or participate in meetings with client personnel and UT Health Northeast administration for the purpose of discussing audits and related business,
Supervise or conduct investigations of suspected theft or defalcations and perform special reviews or analyses as requested by management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Communication
The ability to provide effective oral and written communication that can be both technical and persuasive.
The ability to listen during conversation and extract important information.
Ability to assess situations, identify audit issues, and offer relevant recommendations and practical solutions.
Ability to quickly develop a rapport to become a trusted advisor.
Strong facilitation and collaboration skills to drive audit clients to improved risk management.
Leadership & Productivity
Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and leadership to successfully manage multiple ongoing audit projects.
Proficiency in financial accounting principles and techniques including a deep understanding of management and operational principles related to a large business organization that includes academic, research, and auxiliary units, in order to recognize and evaluate the materiality and significance of deviations from “good business practice.”
Ability to work as part of a team acknowledging the special attributes necessary in a dual reporting role.
Develop the skills and competencies of subordinates through training and development activities.
Set high goals and standards of performance for self, subordinates and others in the organization.
Ability to effectively build, motivate and lead a strong audit team.
Create a goal oriented environment where creativity and imaginative solutions are accepted.

Required Education / Experience:
Requires CPA or CIA license.
Bachelor’s degree in area of specialty with at least 10 years of experience in the field. Healthcare experience and especially revenue cycle experience is a must.
Proven familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures.
Successfully demonstrated extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Successfully demonstrated ability to perform a variety of tasks and multitask.
Successfully demonstrated ability to leads and directs the work or others.
Successfully demonstrated a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Contact Person: John Nelson
Email Address: jnelson@austingrp.com

• Location: Tyler

• Post ID: 44841427 northeasttexas
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