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IT Audit Senior Associate



Watertown, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

Join us as we work to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

IT Audit, Senior Associate

The IT Audit Senior Associate will be responsible for the execution of high quality, risk-based IT audits inclusive of SOX 404, SOC 1, and IT Operational and Systems audit engagements. This encompasses assisting in the planning, evaluation, and reporting phases of audit engagements to provide objective assurance with respect to the design and operating effectiveness of the IT controls supporting critical business systems and strategic objectives across the organization. This role will also interface with key business and IT stakeholders, as well as with external auditors, to facilitate the timely completion of audit engagements and communication of audit results.

The Team: Our Internal Audit team helps athena improve processes, achieve compliance, and reduce risk by conducting regulatory, operational, and IT audits. They also support the organization by managing compliance audits and addressing clients’ audit requests to demonstrate our ability to comply with HIPAA and contractual terms.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with the SOX and SOC1 audit planning and annual risk assessment processes to identify risks and define IT controls procedures

  • Lead walkthroughs and document walkthrough narratives and data flows of IT processes

  • Manage and track the evidence collection process and remediation of identified control deficiencies

  • Perform testing of IT controls utilizing Internal Audit’s GRC tool and RPA (robotic process automation)

  • Assist in documentation and communication of written audit reports to senior IT and business management

  • Build and manage relationships with outside consultants, external auditors, and other key stakeholders to produce timely, high quality audit results

  • Assist in the performance of other IT Audit special projects, as needed, including IT Systems and Operational audits, Business Process Outsourcing, and Vendor Due Diligence

Education, Experience, & Skills Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, Accounting or other relevant field from an accredited college or university

  • 2+ years of experience in an audit or risk capacity

  • CISA or CISSP certification or willingness to sit for a certification

  • Previous experience performing IT SOX testing and strong understanding of Information Technology General Controls is required

  • Prior experience in public accounting at a Big 4 or large regional firm preferred

  • Prior experience in healthcare or technology industries preferred

  • This position will be located within the Eastern Time Zone

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multi-task, successfully applying knowledge and skills to manage multiple audits to meet regulatory deadlines

  • Prior experience with Linux, Windows, large scale ERP packages, Cloud infrastructure, Oracle database, and Snowflake preferred

  • Prior experience developing and/or implementing robotic process automation preferred

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively work with a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Maintain internal audit objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and valuable business partnerships

  • Willingness to expand range of responsibilities, as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the role

For candidates located in New York City, and Westchester County (NY), please visit the following link for pay range information:

About athenahealth

Here’s our vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

What’s unique about our locations?
From an historic, 19th century arsenal to a converted, landmark power plant, all of athenahealth’s offices were carefully chosen to represent our innovative spirit and promote the most positive and productive work environment for our teams. Our 10 offices across the United States and India — plus numerous remote employees — all work to modernize the healthcare experience, together.

Our company culture might be our best feature.
We don't take ourselves too seriously. But our work? That’s another story. athenahealth develops and implements products and services that support US healthcare: It’s our chance to create healthier futures for ourselves, for our family and friends, for everyone.

Our vibrant and talented employees — or athenistas, as we call ourselves — spark the innovation and passion needed to accomplish our goal. We continue to expand our workforce with amazing people who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives at every level, and foster an environment where every athenista feels comfortable bringing their best selves to work.

Our size makes a difference, too: We are small enough that your individual contributions will stand out — but large enough to grow your career with our resources and established business stability.

Giving back is integral to our culture. Our athenaGives platform strives to support food security, expand access to high-quality healthcare for all, and support STEM education to develop providers and technologists who will provide access to high-quality healthcare for all in the future. As part of the evolution of athenahealth’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, we’ve selected nonprofit partners that align with our purpose and let us foster long-term partnerships for charitable giving, employee volunteerism, insight sharing, collaboration, and cross-team engagement.

What can we do for you?
Along with health and financial benefits, athenistas enjoy perks specific to each location, including commuter support, employee assistance programs, tuition assistance, employee resource groups, and collaborative workspaces — some offices even welcome dogs.

In addition to our traditional benefits and perks, we sponsor events throughout the year, including book clubs, external speakers, and hackathons. And we provide athenistas with a company culture based on learning, the support of an engaged team, and an inclusive environment where all employees are valued.

We also encourage a better work-life balance for athenistas with our flexibility. While we know in-office collaboration is critical to our vision, we recognize that not all work needs to be done within an office environment, full-time. With consistent communication and digital collaboration tools, athenahealth enables employees to find a balance that feels fulfilling and productive for each individual situation.