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Senior Internal Auditor IT

Req #:  119093
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Information Systems
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

To plan, coordinate and conduct independent complex information technology, policy and compliance audits throughout Advocate Health Care and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Information technology audits involve testing application controls, data integrity, systems development, software acquisition and implementation, organization and operation controls, hardware and systems software, physical and logical security / access controls, program change controls, back~up and disaster recovery processes and procedures, and other areas as assigned. The Senior Internal Auditor ~ IT also conducts annual external audit procedures, performs fraud investigations and assists in certain due diligence examinations and other special projects as deemed necessary. The Senior Internal Auditor ~ IT will promote and demonstrate Advocate's Behaviors of Excellence.


  • Create audit objectives and procedures for scheduled audits and reviews. Plan, coordinate and conduct audits, internal control evaluations and reviews as scheduled in the annual Audit Plan, including government sanction reviews. Prepare neat, well organized and documented work papers and report drafts / memorandums in accordance with Internal Audit Standards.
  • Perform investigations of suspected fraud or misappropriations, assist in due diligence reviews of proposed affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, and complete special projects as assigned.
  • Complete external audit assistance assignments of internal control and substantive testing accurately, completely and in a timely manner.
  • Provide operational, information technology, policy and compliance audit support to the Internal Audit Department through information sharing and training. Perform sample selections through the ACL software for the Internal Audit team members.
  • Participate in department quality assurance efforts by planning weekly activities, reporting work~in~process, and completing administrative assignments in a timely manner. Provide recommendations for quality and audit process improvements. Participate in the development of the Audit Plan by preparing risk assessments for potential future financial, operational, information technology, policy and compliance audits for consideration in the annual Audit Plan. Summarize in a timely manner selected risk rated audit findings identified in audits and reviews for the quarterly Internal Audit report along with additional information that may be requested. Perform follow~up in a timely manner of selected risk rated audit findings.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Information Systems / Computer Science, MBA desired
  • CISA required; CPA, CIA desired
  • 6 or more years IT Audit experience
  • Proficient knowledge of the COBIT framework, COSO Internal Control Framework and International Professional Standards of Internal Auditing
  • Knowledge of audit sampling software (ACL) PC software proficiency (e~mail, word processing, spreadsheet creation and manipulation, researching).
  • Excellent communication and technical skills.
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to deal professionally with sensitive and confidential medical information
  • Ability to communicate audit results and deficiencies and make recommendations to Management in a constructive manner
  • Travel to Advocate hospitals, medical groups and other facility offices, some that may be in excess of 100 miles


From developing leaders, to training on our cutting-edge Business Intelligence programs to help you embrace the innovative technology of tomorrow, Internal Audit at Advocate Aurora provides you with support to help you expand your skill set and develop your career.


A career within Internal Audit at Advocate Aurora, will provide you with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the organization’s objectives, regulatory and risk management environment, and the diverse needs of our critical stakeholders. This is a high visibility role and will focus on partnering with leaders in helping the organization to improve and embed controls. You will use the latest technology to not only reduce the level of manual testing, but to also add value and business insight as a strategic trusted advisor to our business partners. At Advocate Aurora you have access to decision makers on a daily basis. We need your leadership to drive the entire audit process from the start as well as advise management on cross-functional strategic projects.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago