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Senior Internal Controls Analyst

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 813146 Date posted: 07/30/2019
Reports to Manager or a higher position and is responsible for facilitating internal control testing, documentation, monitoring, reporting of internal control status, and financial policy and procedure. The incumbent will work through process and control owners to ensure corrective audit deficiencies have been adequately addressed to mitigate risk. Recommends modifications to established practices and procedures and successfully handles a full range of complex assignments, projects, and system functionality. The incumbent prepares financial reports and provides analyses in an accurate, comprehensive and timely manner to management. Operation supervision may be part of the requirements of this role.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Requires strong independence and the ability to achieve results with minimal direct supervision. May be required to perform any of the following duties:
  • Execute competent internal control expertise to perform, scoping, planning, design assessment, documentation, operational assessment, remediation, evaluation, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Facilitate with regional Process and Control Owners in the timely completion of internal control deficiency remediation and to meet company SOX requirements.
  • Employ project management techniques to assess project plan objectives and risks, develop estimates of resource and time requirements, monitor and facilitate task completion, apply appropriate escalation to remove barriers, ensure projects achieve desired objectives.
  • Prepare written reports for management on project progress, remediation, and other requested topics.
  • Examine internal controls testing results, utilize professional judgment, identify trends and themes, and assess process and control owner corrective action plans for adequacy and efficiency.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to develop and identify where regional controls or policies are lacking and facilitate policy development.
  • Utilize monthly/quarterly checklist of deliverables, dates and contacts to inform management of internal controls and policy compliance status.
  • Produce and distribute remediation status reports, dashboards, testing schedules, policy review and approval checklists, and other reports.
  • Communicate to broader audiences the direction of policy, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Ensure adequate backup, storage, and archiving of documents related to internal control assessments and policy development and approval.
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors.
  • Provide training and guidance of junior members of the staff, and may provide input to managers on the performance of junior staff.
  • Advance awareness of processes, internal controls, policies and procedures, and SOX requirements.
  • Coordinate and facilitate special projects as determined by the Controller's office.
  • May perform financial compliance or other reviews or audits of process as assigned by management.
  • May also perform test of key controls in accordance with provided testing plan.
  • May supervise Senior Internal Controls Analysts in their daily roles.
  • Leads change by approaching change positively, understanding that it is one's role to support the change process at Kaiser Permanente to ensure organizational success; modifies current priorities in accordance with newly explained change process; accepts the need to change approaches or solutions, even if successful in the past and/or present.
  • Demonstrates service orientation to listen actively and demonstrates sensitivity to partner/patients/customers, encouraging them to discuss concerns, interests, needs, and difficult issues. Displays and expresses a genuine desire to help or serve others, and meet their needs; consistently monitors own work and seeks further experiences to ensure continual quality partner/patient/customer service and delivery.
  • Demonstrates team focus skills by practicing skills that foster open communication to work more effectively with team members and in one on one situations, participating willingly to support team goals, initiatives and change efforts, sharing relevant information and taking responsibility of his/her share of the work, valuing others' input and expertise, and is willing to learn from others, dealing effectively with conflict by trying not to take other person's behavior personally and by using communication and listening skills to help work through issues/problem.
  • Encourages cultural competency through taking action to improve own knowledge and responsiveness to diverse languages, and communication patterns, making specific attempts to modify own behavior in order to effectively communicate and work with individuals from diverse cultures.
  • Addresses volume of patient/partner/customer needs by looking at all variables and making decisions based on urgency of specific cases, given time demands, and key priorities, recognizing when the situation demands quick and immediate action and makes decisions quickly, using knowledge and expertise in order to make informed decisions.
  • Effectively uses emotional intelligence to effectively manages own emotional reactions in tense or ambiguous situations, adjusts style appropriately based on audience and situation, express reactions and opinions without intimidating others, effectively adjust to stress (e.g., uses humor) and demonstrates resiliency. 
  • Demonstrates ability partner and collaborate in order to facilitate coalition structures that effectively assists collaborative action; provides ideas and information in ways that helps partners/customers move from problem stating discussions to problem solving processes.
  • Demonstrates decision making ability by addressing volume of customer needs by looking at all variables and making decisions based on urgency of specific cases, given time demands, and key priorities, recognizing when the situation demands quick and immediate action and makes decisions quickly, using knowledge and expertise in order to make informed decisions.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience, with specific qualifications in the following areas: Proficiency in internal controls and related audit or compliance areas within accounting and financial reporting.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in completing a full cycle of SOX and internal control, to include maintenance of and review of control documentation, process narratives, process flows, risk assessments, and related areas.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree with in business, finance, internal controls, auditing or accounting, OR four (4) years directly related experience required.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Strong practical knowledge in accounting, financial reporting, or auditing areas.
  • Strong desktop application experience (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, SOX compliance software, and related applications).
  • Ability to review and analyze existing and new policy areas to make recommendations for changes and updates.
  • Independent problem solving, project management, and analytical skills in finance, accounting, or auditing related areas.
  • Proven initiative and confidence to presents ideas directly and confidently, stating confidence in own knowledge and expertise, recognize and acts upon present opportunities to address current problems, remain open to others' opinions and perspective.
  • Demonstrated personal development skills by identifying areas needed for improvement, listing strengths and development points, and takes actions to meet these needs, learning from mistakes, openly acknowledging them and adjusting activities and behaviors as appropriate.
  • Ability to manage and develop others by taking the time to use knowledge and expertise to help others create different approaches and solutions to a problem, consciously working to acknowledge and recognize others for their contributions.
  • Proven solid communication skills to ask direct questions and listens carefully to responses, restating to clarify understanding, proactively create opportunities for open, two-way communication with others, communicate thoughts clearly and concisely.
  • Proven influencing ability to put forward ideas assertively and directly, providing data to support conclusions, adapt ideas and tie them to the needs and goals of others in order to gain their support and commitment.
  • Proven results orientation through measuring outcomes against an internal standard of excellence, thinking of ways to improve results, communicates these to supervisor, peers and team members, driving excellence through continued learning and strengthening of expertise.
  • Strong practical knowledge in accounting, financial reporting, or auditing areas.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience in the healthcare industry in the accounting, finance, or auditing areas preferred.
  • SOX implementation experience for a public company.
  • Master's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, public health, health administration, or other related field may be considered in lieu of CIA or CPA certification.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) strongly preferred, or in progress.
  • Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) desirable.
  • Significant coordination or management of policy and procedure development and communication.
  • Primary Location: California,Oakland,1800 Harrison 1800 Harrison Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Accounting, Finance and Actuarial Services Department: Capital Assets SOX Mega Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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