• Director of Internal Audit

    Job Locations US-RI-Smithfield
    Req No.
    NHPRI Department
    770 - Internal Audit
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Director of Internal Audit position develops, implements, maintains, monitors, oversees and conducts internal audits identified from risk assessments.  This position develops and maintains Neighborhood’s internal audit program, presents plan to Neighborhood’s Finance & Audit Committee (Committee), and ensures plan implementation including the remediation monitoring of audit findings as well as advisory engagements within Neighborhood.


    This position is responsible for the development of an annual audit plan, audit execution, and the reporting of audit findings to the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Leadership Team and  Finance & Audit Committee. Additional responsibilities include leading and conducting Model Audit Rule audit activities, walk-throughs, internal control testing, and providing guidance to external financial auditors as required.


    • Development of Neighborhood’s Internal Audit program, and implementation of Committee approved plan.
    • Perform and control the full audit cycle including control management over operations’ effectiveness, and financial reliability
    • Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans for presentation and approval of Finance and Audit Committee
    • Document audit procedures, develop audit criteria, review and analyze evidence, and document processes and procedures used during audits
    • Conduct routine and ad-hoc internal audits, and identify gaps that require corrective action plans
    • Coordinate with external auditors of Neighborhood to ensure external audits of financial reporting processes are efficient and effective
    • Identify, develop, and document audit issues and recommendations
    • Coordinate implementation of internal and external corrective action plans, monitoring progress and completion, coordinate interviews and document gathering; escalates as required
    • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management interventions to audit findings
    • Coordinate the implementation of the Internal Control Framework so as to streamline Internal Control Management in Neighborhood’s business practices
    • Review the internal control framework and continuously ensure its compliance
    • Prepare and present audit findings memorandum reports to the CEO and Finance and Audit Committee not less than quarterly that reflect the audit results. Document audit process used to generate such reports
    • Provide an objective source of independent advice and counsel to both internal and external stakeholders
    • Provide guidance to internal and external stakeholders to ensure understanding and compliance with contractual and accrediting requirements, and organization policies and procedures
    • Assists the Enterprise Risk Manager in conducting risk assessments of Neighborhood’s business practices and determining areas of exposure; recommends mitigation plans as needed
    • Maintain open communications with Executive Leadership Team as well as the CEO and Finance and Audit Committee



    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other related field from an accredited college or university
    • A CPA with at least 7 years’ experience at management level in auditing, preferably in a big 4 firm
    • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations and standards as they relate to compliance in health care and health insurance
    • Strong knowledge of managed care health plan functions and interactions as they relate to compliance
    • Strong knowledge of internal control design / testing, control and monitoring processes and the ability to effectively implement and maintain them
    • Strong analytical / problem solving skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, key external partners, providers and vendors
    • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively to diverse individuals and groups inside and outside of Neighborhood
    • Strong presentation skills, including the ability to tailor presentations to diverse audiences, and address and interact with large groups
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, multi-task and prioritize work of others
    • Strong leadership skills in order to build partnerships, maintain effective teams and motivate others
    • Commitment to and ability to facilitate the adoption of Neighborhood’s strategy, vision, mission and values
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


    • Master’s degree

    Organizational Competencies:

    • Judgment and Decision Making
    • Gets Results
    • Collaboration and Teamwork
    • Business Awareness
    • Customer Focus

    Job Specific Competencies:

    • Attention to Detail
    • Organizational Savvy
    • Planning & Organizing
    • Problem Solving & Analysis   
    • Strategic Thinking & Alignment

    FDR Oversight:

    • Senior Leadership Level:
      • Assures effective oversight and monitoring of the performance of all applicable First Tier, Downstream and Related Entities (FDR) so that the services being provided are consistent with all contractual and legal requirements as well as company policies and procedures
    • Business Lead Level:
      • In the role of business lead for assigned FDR; incumbent is responsible to complete comprehensive oversight and monitoring of their vendor that incorporates the following elements: efficient and effective operations; compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures; and other company performance issues designed to reduce risk and add value to the company

    Travel Expectations:

    • Occasional travel required

    Neighborhood is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.


    Neighborhood is committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities and/or those who have special needs participate in the workforce and are afforded equal opportunity to apply for jobs. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our Website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at recruiting@nhpri.org.


    Neighborhood is an EOE M/F/D/V and an E-Verify Employer


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