Mercy Medical Center Clinton Senior Internal Auditor in Livonia, Michigan


IN301_69002 Audit Services

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Day Shift

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Conducts financial, operational and compliance audits in all areas throughout Trinity Health in accordance with the annual audit plan. Responsibilities include the planning and effective completion of assigned audit projects. May serve as the lead auditor when performing audits with other audit personnel. Composes well-written reports to summarize fact-based audit findings and provide practical business recommendations. Conducts audit work in compliance with the professional standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and departmental policies and procedures.


Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

Co-ordinates the timing of assigned workplan projects to ensure their completion within the plan year and within budget. Conducts and supervises (as necessary) internal audit assignments from planning through reporting. Ensures that audit practices are consistent with standards developed for the department and that audit reports are accurate, concise and timely.

Furnishes management personnel with analyses and appraisals gathered through internal audits; provides recommendations and obtains agreements with management personnel in an effort to rectify deficiencies identified from audit procedures.

Initiates and performs follow-up reviews on audit reports to ascertain whether appropriate actions have been taken by management. Maintains the database for all follow-up reporting to management.

Generate workpapers, analyses and gather documentation to support audit findings. Prepare and maintain workpapers in an orderly fashion to facilitate review. Prepares reports to summarize internal auditing activities to Trinity Health Audit Committee and the Core Leadership Team.

Assists in the assessment of risks (based on the risk assessment methodology utilized in OIAS) associated with Trinity Health, Ministry Organizations, and subsidiary operations for the development of the system-wide audit plan.

Assist the external audit firm in the execution of the year-end financial statement audit.

Assumes primary relationship responsibilities with specifically identified Ministry Organizations (MO). Serves as a liaison between Trinity Health Audit Services and those MO and subsidiaries.

Performs special investigations or other projects supporting affiliate and subsidiary management, at the direction of the Manager and Director, Audit Services.

Coordinate and work collaboratively with the Information Systems and Organizational Integrity audit teams on audits in the workplan.

Conduct research on topics relevant to the audit area, utilizing research resources available on-line or through other means.

Present in-service training sessions on topics relevant to the workplan.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws/regulations; the Trinity Health Integrity and Compliance Program and Code of Conduct; as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.

Other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting is required. A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is desirable.

Must have a broad based knowledge of auditing including a thorough knowledge and understanding of GAAS, GAAP and in particular Healthcare and Not-for-profit accounting.

Past work experience must include four or more years of combined public accounting, internal audit and/or financial operations experience serving health care organizations.

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is required. A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification is a plus, but not required.

Demonstrates proficiency in the use of personal computers and possess working knowledge in the use of software used in a typical office environment (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, etc. [Windows, Word, Excel, GroupWise, Internet/intranet, Visio PowerPoint and Access]) and able to utilize computerized audit software (e.g. ACL).

Must be able to establish and maintain productive, professional relationships with peers, management staff and others within Trinity Health.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the client’s business as evidenced in the recommendations to management and leverages this knowledge throughout the audit process and other dealings with the client.

Must be able to make timely decisions based on logical thinking; incorporate appropriate information in analyzing problems; make decisions using ethical principles; and propose constructive and objective solutions to problems.

Demonstrates ability to analyze data, reassess scope and identify issues and best practices.

Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate in clear, concise terms to management and governance at all levels.

Possesses a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Trinity Health.

Must demonstrate, at a minimum, an overall Meets Expectations for the senior category in the Audit Services Expectations Guide for Seniors and Staff.


Must be able to work independently and to set and organize own work priorities.

Must be flexible and able to adapt to frequently changing priorities.

Must be able to travel to the various Trinity Health sites (approximately +/- 30%) as needed.

Working conditions are that of a typical office environment; area is clean, well-lit and temperature controlled.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit at . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.