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Audit / Compliance
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The Lead IT Auditor at MD Anderson Cancer Center is responsible for participating in and supervising the essential IT internal audit activities. The Lead Auditor will conduct IT audits and other projects as well as participate in the completion of a comprehensive annual IT risk assessment and work plan in accordance with all applicable standards.



Supervision of IT Activities/Conducts Audits   

The Lead IT Auditor is responsible for performing and/or facilitating IT audit activities, as well as collaborating with management and the UT System. The Lead IT Auditor, in collaboration with the IA management, performs the following: 

  • Provides feedback into the development of IT risk assessments and audit programs performed by the co-sourced IT Audit firm.
  • Functions as a liaison with co-sourced IT Audit firm, as well as with management before, during, and after engagements.
  • Independently conducts audits and other complex engagements.
  • Identifies risks and related controls, including fraud risks, during planning and fieldwork.
  • Independently prepares project risk assessments and audit programs for assigned IT engagements.
  • Identifies preliminary issues and evaluates audit evidence using analytical skills.
  • Actively participates in annual institutional risk assessment activities.
  • Documents work papers in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Identifies appropriate client contacts during planning and fieldwork.
  • Demonstrates effective listening skills to gather information.
  • Arrives at supportable conclusions based on sufficient evidence documented in working papers in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Provides guidance and assistance as needed during the course of each engagement to ensure compliance with all applicable standards.
  • Manages multiple tasks and assignments.
  • Appraises performance of team members.
  • Meets project deadlines and budgets to ensure completion of the Audit Work Plan.
  • Serves as the IT expert to auditors as necessary within the department.
  • Performs internal quality assurance reviews related to IT activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure success of the team. 

Time Management 

  • Effectively and efficiently completes assignments within established budgets and deadlines.
  • Monitors own time and meets agreed upon project milestones.
  • Proactively communicates status of project to team. Assists IA management in monitoring co-sourced IT Audit vendor budgeted timelines.

Audit Reporting and Communication with Management  

  • Communicates in a timely manner with clients to ensure identified issues are accurate.
  • Independently documents the initial observation and recommendation to mitigate risks and improve controls for assigned areas.
  • For smaller projects, prepares draft of audit report. 
  • Keeps the client and Internal Audit Management apprised of issues throughout the audit. 
  • Fosters relationships with Process Owners.
  • Works closely with co-sourced IT audit firm on reports, serving as the departmental reviewer to ensure that reports are consistent with expectations and are supported by audit evidence.
  • Collaborates with management by participating on various committees as appropriate.




Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance.



Required: Five years of experience in auditing, accounting, process improvement, financial analysis, data analytics, or financial/business/patient care operations in a healthcare environment, to include three years of direct auditing experience and one year of lead/supervisory experience.

With preferred degree, three years of direct auditing experience and one year of lead/supervisory experience.

Preferred: Internal auditing experience gained in a healthcare or educational institution. Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Epic applications.



One of the following audit related certifications is required:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Certified Governmental Auditing Professional (CGAP) by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Preferred: Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) by The Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS).   

Audit Skills Assessment

Required: Must pass pre-employment tests (validated by Human Resources) as required and administered by department.



It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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