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Internal Auditor III

Job Category:  Administrative, HR, Business Professionals
Department:  Compliance

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  9761

Salary Range:  $88,854.00 (Min.) - $115,509.00 (Mid.) - $142,166.00 (Max.)


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Internal Auditor III prepares audit programs and conducts audit reviews of assigned areas, including performing various audit procedures and documents in findings in work papers in accordance with department standards. Identifies internal control weaknesses, develops audit recommendations and drafts written reports. Provides independent evaluations of operational and financial controls, policies, and procedures. Prepares audit report detailing findings and recommendations. Performs and coordinates follow-up audits to determine if management has taken action to mitigate risks identified. Participates in special reviews as necessary.Acts as a  Subject Matter Expert, serves as a resource and mentor for other staff. 


Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives. Provides independent evaluations of operational and financial controls, regulatory compliance, policies, and procedures. Prepares work papers, observations and reports and related documents following department standards.

Prepares audit programs and conducts audit reviews of assigned areas, including performing various audit procedures and documenting findings in work papers. Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented. 

Identifies internal control weaknesses, non-adherence with regulatory requirements, develops audit recommendations and drafts written reports. Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk. Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk. 

Performs and coordinates follow-up audits to determine if management has taken action to mitigate risks and findings identified.

Applies subject expertise in evaluating business operations and processes. Identifies areas where technical solutions would improve business performance. Consults across business operations, providing mentorship, and contributing specialized knowledge. Ensures that the facts and details are correct so that the project’s/program's deliverable  meets the needs of the department, organization and legislation's policies, standards, and best practices. Provides training, recommends process improvements, and mentors junior level staff, department interns, etc. as needed.

Participates in special reviews as necessary.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Duties Continued

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Related Field
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred


At least 5 years of public or private accounting or audit experience, preferably in health care or other highly regulated industry.


Knowledge of finance, accounting and control principles, including GAAP and GAAS.

Excellent MS Office skills, including in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately.

Ability to apply audit standards through practical application.

Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate.

Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive.

Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments.

Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as auditing, finance, technology, operations, or investigations.

Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment and willing to adapt to change.

Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently; proactive in asking clarifying questions to ensure work effort is directed wholly toward desired outcome.

Ability to recognize when learned theoretical concepts should be applied.

Solid understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts

Ability to identify underlying cause of an issue raised.

Good awareness of other departments in the company with risk, control, and governance responsibilities and what is necessary for successful tactical collaboration and information sharing.

Good communication skills along with good or developing negotiation skills.

Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner to avoid surprises.

Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges.

Executes effective and thorough application of all internal audit standards within assigned responsibility.

Sarbanes-Oxley and COSO guidelines and requirements.

Risk assessment practices.


Licenses/Certifications Required

Certified Public Account (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Cerfitified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Internal Audit, Audit, Risk Management, CPA, Accounting, Finance

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