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Internal Auditor "Corporate"
Job Code:2022-10-R-027
Location:United States - Remote
Status:Regular Full Time
Pay Range:60000-69000

The Internal Auditor applies a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, controls, and governance processes. This role is part of the Corporate Internal Audit team that supports the internal audit cycles across the organization for effectiveness, reliability, and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.

Essential Job Duties:

• Collaborate with process owners and members of management to understand key processes and controls (i.e., performing walkthroughs - design assessments).

• Prepare clear, well-structured, and effective audit documentation explaining these walkthroughs (design assessments) using pre-existing templates that will describe the process while identifying the significant risk, processes, and key controls related to the process

• Determine the appropriate populations to adequately test the controls, request the populations, determine the appropriate sample size, select the sample, perform the test work, and document the results of the test work in the pre-existing templates.

• Perform root cause analysis when exceptions are identified and work with process owners to implement remediation plans

• Critically review reports, data, workflows, procedures, and documentation.

• Conduct follow-up on actions and interventions to address deficiencies.

• Proactively manage audit schedule, including notifying the manager of timeline pressures and suggesting solutions.

• Contribute to optimizing operational efficiency by identifying, suggesting solutions, and helping implement changes to control activities including streamlining and automating.

• Identify and help implement efficiency-generating practices and governance in the Internal Control Testing Program.

• Other duties and assignments as applicable to support business needs.

*Note - All employees and contractors for Performant Financial may and/or will have access to Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data. As such, all employees and contractors will have ownership and responsibility to report any violations to the Confidentiality and Integrity of Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data at all times.  Violations to Performant’s policy related to the Confidentiality or Integrity of data may be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
Required Skills and Knowledge:

• Strong general business acumen and aptitude
• Ability to work autonomously and drive results
• Ability to multitask effectively.
• Ability to quickly understand disparate/unrelated processes (IT, financial reporting, Quality Assurance, Correspondence, Treasury, Accounts Payable, etc.) and identify the risks and relevant controls, or control gaps, related to those processes.
• Excellent understanding of general accounting principals
• Demonstrated ability to employ basic project coordination skills
• Demonstrates excellent critical thinking, analytical accuracy, and keen attention to detail
• Strong written and verbal communication skills 
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a professional setting collaborating at all levels cross-functionally and with external auditors.
• Self-motivated and thrives in a fast-paced dynamic business environment with the ability to adapt quickly to change.
• Quickly grasp new information and concepts in diverse business functions and apply understanding to perform duties.
• Excellent organization skills; ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks while working under deadlines.
• Ability to consistently perform work independently with minimal supervision, and work cooperatively with others to promote a positive team environment.
• Proactive with great follow-up and follow-through
• Good judgment in delivering results with assignments in the form of objectives.
• Intermediate user of MS Office Suite applications, solid capability in general accounting systems, and ability to quickly adapt to new applications and systems
Additional Requirements:

• Ability to obtain and maintain client required clearances as well as pass company regular background and/or drug screening.

• Completion of Teleworker Agreement upon hire, and adherence to the Agreement (and related policies and procedures) including, but not limited to: able to navigate computer and phone systems as a user to work remote independently using on-line resources, must have high-speed internet connectivity, appropriate workspace able to be compliant with HIPAA, safety & ergonomics, confidentiality, and dedicated work focus without distractions during work hours.

Physical Requirements:

**NOTE: Must be able to meet requirements for and perform work assignments in accordance with Company policies and expectations on a home remote basis (and must meet Performant remote-worker requirements).

- Basic office equipment required to perform remote work is provided by the company.

- Job is performed in a standard busy office environment with moderate noise level (or may be home-office setting subject to Company approval and Teleworker Agreement), sits at a desk during scheduled shift, uses office phone or headset provided by the Company for calls, making outbound calls and answering inbound return calls using an office phone system; views a computer monitor, types on a keyboard and uses a mouse.

- Reads and comprehends information in electronic (computer) or paper form (written/printed). 

- Sit/stand 8 or more hours per day; has the option to stand as needed while on calls; reach as needed to use office equipment.

- Consistently viewing a computer screen and types frequently, but not constantly, using a keyboard to update accounts.

- Consistently communicates on the phone as required primarily within the department and company and may include client contacts or other third-party depending on assignment with account holders, may dial manually when need or use dialer system; headset is also provided.

- Occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 10lbs.

- Ability to travel
Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Audit, or related subject matter, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Auditing experience, highly desirable.

• Related progressive experience demonstrating depth and breadth of knowledge and capability required for the position.

• Experience in healthcare or technical industries or working for 3rd party audit/consulting company, highly desirable.

Other Requirements:

Performant is a government contractor and subject to compliance with client contractual and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to, Drug Free Workplace, background requirements, and clearances (as applicable).

• Must submit to and pass pre-hire background check, as well as additional checks throughout employment.

• Must be able to pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions or specific misdemeanors, nor on state/federal debarment or exclusion lists.

• Must submit to and pass drug screen pre-employment (and throughout employment).

• Performant is a government contractor. Certain client assignments for this position requires submission to and successful outcome of additional background and/or clearances throughout employment with the Company.

 Employment VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position

 Job Profile is subject to change at any time.


Performant Financial Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Performant Financial Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, political belief status, or any other consideration made unlawful by law.