Senior Internal Auditor

Employer
2U
Location
Lanham, MD
Posted
Jul 13, 2018
Closes
Jul 16, 2018
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
The Senior Analyst, Internal Audit is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of activities related to the assessment, audit and improvement of processes and controls for 2U. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performing activities and tasks required for testing of the Company s system of internal controls over financial reporting for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, whether those controls are based in financial, operational or technology activities. Responsibilities include assisting with SOX planning tasks, executing documentation requests to process and control owners, conducting testing activities and working with Internal Audit management to report verified deficiencies. Assisting in the enforcement of Company policy and standards through participation on planned periodic reviews and audits. This includes executing audit fieldwork, validating and documenting results, drafting reports and confirming issues with business managers, where appropriate. The Senior Analyst must develop strong working relationships with other staff and managers throughout the company. The Senior Analyst must stay current on technical issues and emerging trends applicable to the internal control and internal audit processes. Key Responsibilities Participate in risk assessments of business processes, financial reporting processes, key accounts and information systems, to determine the scope of the annual audit plan. Participate in the maintenance of SOX documentation with process and control owners of Finance, Tech, and other business segment processes and controls. Execute SOX and internal audit testing activities as directed and in according to annual plans and the Company internal audit methodology, assisting in the continuous enhancement and improvement of such procedures. Participate in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control structure for Finance, Human Resources, Tech and other key business units. Assist in developing guidance materials for audit and controls topics. Assist in developing and conducting process and controls training. Demonstrate a confident and well-developed communication style, both written and spoken, that establishes credibility and facilitates a clear understanding of process and controls issues. Establish and maintain good working relationship with individuals across the Company to stay aware of changes to the business, resolve issues, influence behavior and drive change. Other duties as assigned. Key Skills Knowledge of SOX requirements and the COSO framework of internal controls Basic understanding of audit methodology and process analysis Solid process and project management skills with ability to multi-task and organize effectively Solid researching skills utilizing multiple on-line and off-line sources Able to obtain, analyze and evaluate data according to defined criteria Effective oral and written communication skills Able to prioritize and meet due dates with minimal supervision Self-reliant and has initiative to carry out assigned tasks or improve processes Willingness to adapt to the many changing requirements and needs of a fast-growing company Proven track record of excellence, ownership and accountability Background: Bachelor s Degree required; degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics preferred Minimum of two (2) years experience working or consulting for publicly traded companies Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred Prior experience in performing financial/operational/compliance reviews Demonstrated background in general audit methodology and documentation requirements Experience with SOX 404 documentation management and testing compliance EEO statement: 2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal. Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.