American Heart Association VP, Internal Audit in Dallas, Texas

VP, Internal Audit

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas Posted Date 1 month ago (1 month ago) Requisition ID 2018-3014 Job Family Group Business Operations Job Category Accounting/Finance/Audit


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a VP, Internal Audit based out of our National Center office located in Dallas, TX! This individual will be responsible for serving as the AHA’s chief audit executive, as a member of the executive management team and staff support of the AHA Audit Committee. Responsible for overseeing internal audit activities and compliance with the corporate governance structure. Responsible for directing a comprehensive internal audit program, including strategic, operational, financial, technology and compliance audit projects; providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; developing the annual internal audit plan; and providing ongoing management, training and coaching of internal audit staff.

  • Develops strategic audit plans and directs staff in organizing, implementing and monitoring internal auditing operations with emphasis on a risk-based approach designed to assist management in the attainment of their objectives

  • Provides staff support to the Audit Committee in the nomination process, orientation, agenda development, meeting facilitation and carrying out Audit Committee directives

  • Directs the identification and evaluation of the organization’s audit risk areas and oversees the development of the annual audit plan based on identified risks

  • Guides the development of audit methodology/procedures, including documenting client processes/ risks/controls, performing data analytics, testing key controls, analyzing results, identifying issues and tracking audit time. Trains and ensures staff comply with procedures

  • Reviews and communicates audit issues, recommendations and results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management and the Audit Committee

  • Develops and maintains productive team-oriented client, staff, management and board relationships through individual contacts and group meetings

  • Pursues professional development opportunities for Internal Audit team via active membership in professional associations, relevant webinars, internal and external training. Promotes application of key learnings into the internal audit methodology

  • Leads the department’s quality assurance activities. Benchmarks audit work processes and promotes continuous process improvement. Hires, trains and evaluates staff, as well as addresses performance matters

  • Coordinates selection, engagement, fee negotiation and performance reviews of external audit firms

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Auditing, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related area

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

  • At least twelve (12) years of relevant work experience, with extensive internal audit experience, including eight (8) years at supervisory level. Relevant experience can be in external auditing, accounting, business/data analytics, operations/program evaluation or project management

  • Considerable knowledge and application of the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) International Internal Auditing Standards, Code of Ethics and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary risk management, including risk assessment, control techniques, gap identification, contemporary control frameworks and facilitation of risk self-assessments

  • Quality control skills that assure quality and timeliness of audit workpapers and reports

  • Data collection and analysis skills, including evaluating data and systems, and drawing logical conclusions

  • Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communication and ability to maintain composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines

  • Considerable skill in conceptualizing, problem resolution, making effective decisions, developing alternative solutions, providing professional customer service

Preferred Skills:

  • A graduate degree in auditing, accounting, business administration or a related field or a second certification in a related profession (e.g., risk assessment, IT auditing, fraud auditing, or accounting) may substitute for one year of required experience. The combination of a graduate degree and a second certification may substitute for two years of required experience

  • Experience in the Not-For-Profit sector and understanding of unique accounting requirements

  • Experience with fraud red flags and investigative techniques

  • Experience in establishing and maintaining professional, effective working relationships with stakeholders, customers, peers, staff and external contacts

Click on “Apply for this job online” to submit your online application or “Log back in!” if you are a returning applicant. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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