Internal Control Specialist

Job Description

Job ID: 1191642
Employment Status: Full-Time
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BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.

Administers the Audit Services function for the system. This includes the performance of audit risk analyses to identify exposure areas throughout the system, establish the scope of audit activity, determines audit priorities, plans and organizes departmental activity and effectively deploys audit staff.

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Role Purpose

Responsible for developing, coordinating and performing all components of internal control reviews for BJC HealthCare (System). Duties include, but are not limited to: Coordinating, scheduling and facilitating internal control meetings and sessions with process and control owners; assessing the control environment and developing the appropriate audit program; documenting processes and the respective internal controls using flowcharts, narratives, risk-control matrices and other appropriate tools; performing detailed audit procedures to validate key internal controls are in place and functioning appropriately; assessing results, and communicating audit findings; assisting management in developing appropriate action plans and monitoring status of audit recommendations.


  • Obtains an understanding of policies, regulations, or best practices related to the process being reviewed. Identifies and assesses key risks and control environment. Performs a walk-thru of controls in place.
  • Participates with all aspects of audit projects, including planning, developing the audit program, performing the fieldwork, documenting and evaluating audit results.
  • Identify audit observations, deficiencies, recommendations, process improvement opportunities, and best practices. Uses judgement, subject matter knowledge, and data analytics to understand significant business risks and escalates significant risk exposures to appropriate levels of management
  • Communicates audit findings to management and prepares written reports to address compliance or control gaps/issues. Collaborates with all levels of management to assist them in developing practical solutions and/or control enhancements. Monitors and follows up on the status of audit recommendations.
  • Performs internal control reviews of system departments through facilitation of internal control meetings/sessions, documentation of processes using flowcharts, narratives and risk/control matrices and assessing the internal control structure of the processes.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Accounting/Business/related



  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information


    Licenses & Certifications

  • CIA
  • CPA

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer