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Chief Audit Officer

Memphis, TN, USA | St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Chief Audit Officer functions as the head of the department and assesses risks and designs, directs and ensures proper execution of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's internal audit program. In addition to the overall management of the department, you will develop a comprehensive audit program that provides effective monitoring of the internal control framework, while staying abreast of relevant changes in corporate governance, accounting and other relevant areas. In this role, you will proactively communicate independent assessment to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Governors and senior leadership of the potential impact of such changes. You will be responsible for maintaining an internal audit methodology (written policies, procedures and systems) to ensure consistent and high standard of performance from the audit staff, directing the performance of special assignments, fraud investigations, standards of business conduct review and other projects required by senior leadership and/or the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Governors, testing the system of internal controls and coordinating with the external financial auditors.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting/auditing or related field is required

Master's degree in accounting/auditing, business administration, operations management preferred

Minimum Experience

Ten (10) years experience in internal audit, corporate finance and/or accounting experience that includes experience in a leadership role as the #1 or #2 person in a significant internal audit function

Experience with a healthcare or academic organization is preferred

Advanced skills in artificial intelligence and/or data analytics/technology is preferred

Required Credentials

(LC: CPA) Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required

Other Credentials

Professional certification as a Certified Internal Auditor is preferred

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