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Internal Auditor - Academic Office of Clinical Trials at Houston Methodist

Internal Auditor - Academic Office of Clinical Trials

Houston Methodist Houston, TX (Onsite) Intern
Job SummaryAt Houston Methodist, the Internal Auditor is responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing reviews of processes or activities of Houston Methodist entities and identifying risks in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing under the direction of department management. Assists department management by reviewing the organization's operations including the adequacy of internal controls, compliance with laws and regulations, adherence to policy and procedures, safeguarding of assets, and the accuracy of reported financial activities. Supports governance by assuring the organization about the state of the control environment.

The GCP Internal Auditor is responsible for assisting with designing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining Houston Methodist Research Institute's clinical research auditing program, policies and strategies and ensuring company compliance to GCP regulations, internal procedures and policies in cooperation with peers. This role is responsible for planning, coordinating and performing pre-, during and post-GCP audit activities for assigned audits. Responsible for assessing systems, processes, procedures and records against applicable U.S. FDA/GCP regulations and institutional policies. Other key responsibilities include:
  • Maintains professional expertise and knowledge of audit criteria including, but not limited to, internal company policies and procedures, and applicable local and international regulations, standards and guidelines
  • Monitors industry trends with respect to regulatory agency findings, expectations and warning letters; Ensures written and departmental procedures, timelines and requirements are followed and met
  • Prepares written audit documents and reports; ensuring the quality and accuracy of all audit documentation
  • Provides guidance and support in the development of both corrective and preventive actions based on GCP requirements and industry standards.


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Under the direction of audit management, prepares oral and/or written communication of audit commencement, objectives, status, and results to audit customers. (EF)
  2. Provides Internal Audit management with periodic status reports regarding progress against the annual audit plan and other goals such as cycle time targets, issues identified, and barriers encountered. (EF)
  1. Under the direction of audit management, conducts entry level healthcare, financial, compliance, and operational internal audits. (EF)
  2. Displays a positive, helpful, and supportive attitude and demeanor with audit customers and maintains the department target customer satisfaction survey goal. (EF)
  3. Performs periodic follow-up of previously reported audit findings to assess resolution and corrective action taken. (EF)
  1. Applies current internal control frameworks such as Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO), Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT), and the Institute of Internal Auditors' International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. (EF)
  2. Works with audit management to create concise and accurate written audit reports. (EF)
  1. Under the direction of audit management, performs risk assessments and develops risk-based audit approaches and establishes the preliminary scope of reviews. (EF)
  2. Identifies and quantifies opportunities for improvement and works with audit management to develop formal audit recommendations that are value-added and cost-effective. (EF)
  3. Utilizes time tracking reports to track audit completions. Maintains appropriate audit report cycle times and audit work paper documentation within established timelines in the appropriate audit system. (EF)
  1. Develops and maintains competency in current healthcare industry trends through networking with other audit leaders outside of the organization and through continuing education. (EF)
  2. Actively seeks knowledge of new, automated, or more contemporary audit tools and techniques to increase departmental efficiency and effectiveness. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


o Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Business, Finance or Accounting


o Two years of internal auditing, accounting, public accounting or healthcare operations experience.

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