The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Approximately 75% of the Society's annual expenditures go towards research, services and programs for people with MS and their families, support and education for health care professionals, and federal, state and local advocacy efforts.
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Society's Operations team as the Associate Vice President, Internal Audit. The AVP, Internal Audit will develop, implement and lead the Society's internal audit function. The AVP, Internal Audit will be responsible for ongoing internal audit risk assessments, developing three-year audit plans, and achieving the annual internal audit plan. The AVP, Internal Audit is responsible for developing the internal audit policies and procedures, in partnership with the Audit Committee and senior leadership.
The AVP, Internal Audit will report to the Audit Committee Chair (and the Chief Operating Officer for administrative direction), and be responsible for developing and managing the Internal Audit budget, and responsible for communicating resource requirements to the Audit Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the Executive Leadership Team.
Major Responsibilities Include:
Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Society-wide internal audit function
- Develop and implement a comprehensive internal audit function based on a comprehensive risk assessment.
- Ensure a thorough risk management internal control environment and audit program for the Society.
- Report the results of audits performed, monitored and resolved, as well as vulnerability to fraud, security leaks and other reputational risk issues.
- Liaison with external auditors, regulatory agencies, and others as applicable.
- Identify best practices and standards for society finance functions, including: operations, strategic finance and finance centers, in collaboration with leadership in these areas.
- Audit of non-financial operational areas, partnering with department leaders on maximizing effectiveness and continuous improvement.
Responsible for ongoing analysis, review and modifications of internal control systems, processes and resources to support the internal audit function and mitigate risk.
- Ensure the development of and compliance with internal control policies, standards, systems, processes and procedures and ensure that they are followed consistently throughout the Society.
- Review risk management policies and procedures to ensure effective risk mitigation; issue findings and ensure resolution in a timely manner.
- Develop training manuals and aids as needed, to ensure effective internal control systems and processes.
- Participate in special projects that assist with the needs of Society leadership in the area of internal controls.
- Monitor whistleblower hotline and ensure timely and appropriate follow-up and resolution.
Engage, partner with and cultivate volunteers, including Audit Committee members, effectively communicating and facilitating meaningful opportunities.
The incumbent for this position is to be based out of Denver, Colorado or New York, New York.