American Arbitration Association

  • Analyst/Internal Auditor

    Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    AIA-NYHQ-2018
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    As an Analyst/Internal Auditor, you'll be an integral member of the Corporate Finance team and serves as a link between the AAA’s business units and the Finance Department and other key corporate areas (including the IS Department). An Analyst/Internal Auditor will focus on financial, IS, operational, and compliance audits, as well as on improving the documentation of internal controls and operational procedures. This individual may be located in our New York City, Johnston, RI, Buffalo, NY, Atlanta, GA, Fresno, CA or Dallas, TX office. 

    Responsibilities

    • Develops and executes audit plans, supporting both management objectives as well as the broader audit initiatives of the outsourced internal audit function and the annual external audits; updates the program as the organization structure and business strategies/risks of the AAA evolve.
    • Manages the coordination of efforts with other Association departments, the outsourced internal audit team, and consultants in completing the audit mission.
    • Proactively develops recommendations for risk management and control, and process and system improvements; effectively communicates with and educates process owners, including non-finance staff, on the importance of controls, an effective control environment, and the significance of audit findings.
    • Conducts field testing for compliance with internal controls, policies, procedures, and other directives communicated by management; interprets the significance of audit findings, concluding on findings and making practical recommendations.
    • Identifies and recommends operating efficiencies and system improvements, both from cost-savings and quality/customer-service perspectives, and communicates best practices across the organization.
    • Maintains understanding of the AAA’s business and financial models; proactively applies this understanding to deliver insightful, value-added analysis.
    • Prepares and delivers reports and presentations to senior leadership team and others; completes follow-up of audit findings, with testing as necessary to validate the effectiveness of action plans in response to audit recommendations, and communicates status updates to management.
    • Assist the external auditors in the completion of the annual financial audit, and internal auditors in the completion of their audit plan.
    • Documentation, evaluation, and testing of internal controls, including general IT controls and IT application controls.
    • In coordination with the IS Department, reviews and tests the reliability, integrity, and security of the Association’s technology systems, including financial systems, network, internet security, and case management systems.
    • Translates security design based on business requirements into roles and specific access to software applications to effect proper segregation of duties and limit unnecessary access to data.
    • Supports the CEO, CFO, General Counsel, and CIO in various ad-hoc financial analyses, audit projects, business process reviews, enterprise risk management (ERM) initiatives, and security threat assessments (data and infrastructure).
    • Works to promote and provide quality standards and practices throughout the Association.
    • Assists management in making updates to policies and standard operating procedure manuals.

    Qualifications

    Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline; 3 years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  CPA, CIA, MBA, or other relevant certifications or credentials preferred.

    Travel:  Ability to travel domestically to AAA Case Management Centers or Regional Offices, up to 20%.

    Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as legal files, business correspondence and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and business correspondence; ability to speak effectively, both in person and by telephone, to AAA employees and external customers and constituents

    Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to understand and interpret statistical reports, financial/fee schedules, data charts and graphs.

    Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

    Technology Skills: Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, report writers and financial software packages.

     

    The American Arbitration Association is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and considers all employees and applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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