This internal audit position plans and executes audit projects designed to provide assessment of internal control processes and operational performance, in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and department standards. This includes preparation and review of audit work papers and reports documenting the result of reviews of assigned activities and recommended management action. Development and maintenance of a strong rapport with key associates is expected. The person in this role should promote organizational confidence in the value and integrity of Audit Services, and complete other work as assigned.
The person in this role will assist with program oversight of HR Block's enterprise-wide compliance program for the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), including Management's assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, serving as a resource to update processes and controls, monitoring and reporting on management progress, assisting with control testing, and developing efficient program methodology and training.
Performs, individually or as part of a team, audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards as set forth by the AICPA, the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as set forth by the IIA, and department standards. Key responsibilities include:
Prepares detailed plans for performing individual audits including the identification of key risks and controls, determination of audit objectives, and development of an appropriate audit program. Recommends the necessary staff and budget to complete the project.
Performs audit activities in a professional manner. Obtains, analyzes, and appraises evidentiary data for use in forming an objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and efficiency of operations. Prepares audit work papers in accordance with department and professional standards that document all audit procedures, findings and recommendations. Explores alternative courses of action for correcting control weaknesses, resolving operating problems or improving performance, and prepares recommendations.
Leads or assists in the presentation and review of audit findings with members of management. Analyzes the adequacy of actions initiated or proposed by management to implement or improve internal controls or improve operational effectiveness. Follows up to ensure acceptable and timely execution of management action plans.
Prepares audit reports designed to provide management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors with an objective assessment of systems, processes and operations, and management's planned corrective actions.
Performs special assignments, studies, or special projects as assigned.
Assists in defining and overseeing execution of the HRB enterprise process to achieve compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX):
Continually refines methodology as internal, external, and regulatory requirements change.
Facilitates the process for Management's a) annual evaluation of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting and b) quarterly evaluation of changes to internal controls over financial reporting.
Develops and facilitates ongoing communications and reporting to all relevant internal and external parties.
Serves as a resource for management in the preparation of process and control documentation and the testing of control procedures.
Provides training to new team members on departmental processes and standards. Directs, coaches and instructs other team members and reviews their work for sufficiency of scope and adequacy of documentation.
Assists in the development and execution of a comprehensive audit plan based upon risk assessment, management's goals and objectives, and the requirements of the Audit Committee. Gathers information about potential audits.
H&R Block, Inc.