Brookdale Senior Living Internal Auditor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Full Time Internal Auditor

Milwaukee, WI 53214

Job #: IACOmilWI581215

Purpose of Position

As a member of the Internal Audit Services (IAS) team, this position conducts assessments of the Company"s governance, risk management, control and operational processes. These assessments are designed to add value by providing Management useful information to better manage risk, improve the organization"s operations, as well as to sustain the Company"s culture and values. Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience related to substantive testing of accounts, attribute testing, and analytical analysis; as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) with demonstrated initiative and assertiveness. Knowledge and experience related to information technology operations and systems & security auditing, and / or use of data mining tools are considered a plus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


1.Draft written notifications to pre-announce scheduled audits and communicate with business unit personnel to coordinate advance preparation for planned audit activities.

2.Document business processes and identify risks related to processes, functions and accounts targeted for assessment.

3.Collaborate with other team members to execute work plans within established timelines to accomplish audit objectives.

4.Keep supervisors apprised of progress and status.

5.Create work product such as audit analysis, memoranda, and other working papers that document the business processes, audit procedures performed, the findings, and the results of those procedures in accordance with the Company"s internal audit standards.

6.Identify and understand root causes for exceptions identified.

7.Work with process owners to develop practical, effective and affordable solutions to address identified exposures.

8.Collaborate with audit team and relevant process owners to draft audit report.

9.Track status of action plans developed in response to audit observations through to resolution.

10.Develop and maintains relationships with company personnel at appropriate levels and continually improve client satisfaction.

11.Assist with Company and Departmental initiatives to comply with SOX Section 404 and other regulatory requirements.

12.Work on special projects as directed by Department Management.

13.Stay abreast of general business/economic developments, new pronouncements/standards, relevant regulations and contemplate their impact on the Company.


1.Work with team members to set goals, work plans and responsibilities for planned assessments.

2.Participate in Departmental initiatives and projects and help ensure adherence to IIA standards.

3.Participate in the recruiting process and help to build the IAS team by conducting interviews and evaluating candidates.

4.Demonstrate teamwork by responsibly cooperating with other team members, sharing information and ideas, accepting constructive feedback, and accepting additional assignments when appropriate.

5.Exhibit appropriate professional behavior including the ability to get along with others, work industriously, and help create a cohesive, productive unit dedicated to the achievement of Company and departmental goals.

/Knowledge Development/

1.Use current and developing technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.

2.Leverage ideas from other projects to enhance knowledge bases and create effectiveness.

3.Maintain a professional development plan to continually develop technical and management skills consistent with the company"s requirements and philosophy. Seek opportunities to work on areas that will further development skills.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor"s Degree in accounting / business related field and / or information technology.

  • Generally one to three years related audit experience (financial, operational, compliance, technology) with demonstrated ability to execute effective audit procedures to assess the adequacy of management procedures and efficiency of business processes is preferred. In addition, information technology education or experience (i.e. networks, server/application administration, user access, patch management, data conversion, application testing, or security assessment) is considered a plus.

  • General understanding of core business processes.

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication (both written and verbal) skills.

  • Understanding of Sarbanes - Oxley Act of 2002 and COSO 2013.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Working knowledge of Audit Command Language (ACL), IDEA or SAS is considered a bonus.

  • Big 4 public accounting background considered a bonus.

  • Certification in at least one area (e.g. CIA, CPA, CFE, CISA, CISSP, CMA, etc) is a desired bonus.

Other Requirements

  • Unquestioned personal and professional integrity, coupled with demonstrated maturity and discretion with respect to maintaining confidentiality of company and personnel related information.

  • Effective task management skills.

  • Ability to work and travel within the United States (10%).

If you"re a Brookdale associate, please consider referring someone through the Good People Program!

Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace.

/Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan. /