VP, Internal Audit Services

Kaiser Permanente Oakland, CA
Description: The VP / Executive Director of Internal Audit Services provides leadership to the department to execute the right work in partnership with customers & other risk management units to add value to the organization. The VP / Executive Director enables Internal Audit Services to add value by: leading the development & execution of a risk based audit plan that aligns with Kaiser Permanente strategic initiatives; knowing the business & associated risks such that they can develop & communicate issues to add value; maintaining high level of engagement with customers & other risk management units & partnering in a solution-oriented manner; developing a high functioning results oriented team.

Essential Responsibilities:

Develop & maintain effective working relationships with audit constituents including National Executive Team (NET) members (specifically the Chief Information Officer and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer) and Enterprise Shared Service leadership.

Lead the development of audit strategies that identify synergies between KPIT, clinical technology, end user services, buy to pay operations, travel and expense operations, vendor risk management, and business managed technology.

Understand KP-s complex technology environment, KPIT operations, and industry standards to perform thorough assessment of KP-s technology risk profile and engage in dialogue with senior leadership regarding risk exposure.

Expert knowledge of information security and cyber security practices, data privacy and compliance risks, network architecture, various types of infrastructure (e.g. servers, database environments, cloud computing, and mobile), system development methodologies, IT control frameworks and standards (NIST, ISO, HIPPA), key platforms (e.g. Windows, mainframe, storage), third-party vendor management, data center operations, and disaster recovery.

Partner with various levels of KPIT, Enterprise Shared Services, and business management to influence the development of effective corrective action plans to address identified control weaknesses and risks.

Summarize key issues for reporting to KFHP-s Audit and Compliance Committee.

Advise management on the status of corrective action plans to address identified control weaknesses & internal control policies/issues & applicability to business units.

Build and maintain effective partnerships with other risk management units including the National Compliance Organization (NCO), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), and the SOX Program Management Office.

Lead the department to meet short and long-term objectives, both tactical and strategic.

May present audit results to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the KFHP/HP Board of Directors.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum twelve (12) years audit or related business experience

Minimum ten (10) years of escalating managerial work-experience in a highly diversified organization


Bachelor-s degree required in finance or related field or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field

High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Proficiency in MS-Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required.

Superior communication skills (both oral and written)

Demonstrates highest levels of ethics and integrity

Demonstrated expertise in organizational development, project management, and strategy

Up to 30% travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master-s degree and/or certification preferred as follows:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

Prefer mix of management experience in non-audit (business) and internal audit roles

Primary Location: California,Oakland,Ordway One Kaiser Plaza Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 9am Working Hours End: 5pm Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Executive/VP Job Category: Accounting, Finance and Actuarial Services Specialty: Audit Department: Internal Audit Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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