Internal Auditor ELA
Empresa: Sanitas
Fecha: 15/09/2016

Reports to: Head of Internal Audit, ELA/Internal Audit Manager
Department: Internal Audit
Location/Unit/Company: ELA
Date Revised: Sept 2016

Job Purpose:
To provide independent and objective assurance to senior management, the Board and the Audit Committee on the effectiveness of Bupa’s risk management, control and governance processes.  Assist Bupa in achieving its strategic goals by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the evaluation and improvement of these processes and provide internal consultancy services that may be used by Bupa management, particularly in the areas of specialist knowledge.

Accountabilities & Activities:
Outline of Job Function
The role of Internal Auditor is responsible for different types of audits based on several risks.

Key responsibilities and activities include, but are not limited to:

  • To perform different types of audits where:

o review and assess the adequacy of existing systems and procedures & policies:

o determine whether laid down policies, standards and controls are being operated effectively, in line with defined systems and procedures;

o assist management in the design of accounting and management controls associated with new or developing systems and procedures;

so that, in addition to assuring that the accounts are factual, an appraisal will be made of all policies, procedures, use of authority, quality of management, effectiveness of methods, special problems and other phases of operation.

  • To identify potential or actual control weaknesses, to document these for communication to audit and line management and to make recommendations as to how such weaknesses may be overcome.
  • To discuss the findings of the audit with senior management at the location..
  • To prepare the audit report summarising the findings and recommendations arising from the audit, identifying potential ‘root-causes’.
  • To undertake any special project appropriate to the department under the direction of the Head of Audit/Internal Audit Manager
  • To comply with the IIA Definition of Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics, and the International Standards which are mandatory.
  • To perform audit recommendations Follow-up activities.
  • Enhance a risk culture within the organisation.

Other responsibilities and activities

  • Develop an informed view of the adequacy of the overall control environment, the risk management framework, internal control, and governance.
  • Fostering an efficient, innovative, ethical and team-oriented work environment.
  • Develop innovative-thinking, suggestions and best practice to improve Internal Audit Function.
  • On-going management of the approved audit plan through continuous assessment of risks, changes to the organization, and changes to the operating environment.  

Qualifications, Training & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University required.  Master’s degree preferred
  • No less than 3-5 years of professional experience with a mix of internal audit/business experience. Previous work in external audit (BIG 4) will be an asset.
  • Deep knowledge in internal audit & healthcare operations and IT areas will be an asset.
  • Qualified or studying for an appropriate professional qualification (CIA, CISA, etc).is an asset.
  • Knowledge of risk management and audit principles, an understanding of audit philosophy, methods, and techniques.
  • Advanced understanding of risk and audit management software solutions and capability to direct continuous auditing practices.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen.
  • Willingness to travel (Spain/Latam (mainly Chile)/Poland (up to 15%-25%).
  • Strong interest in and good understanding of BUPA and its various activities and businesses.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish both written and spoken.
  • Experience in Global/ complex organizations.
  • Work professionally and discretely in sensitive areas.


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