Internal Audit Lead

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 04, 2017
Jan 20, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

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Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.




At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.



Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.




Position Description

This position is responsible to assist in the completion of Compliance/Internal Audit projects, as part of the overall Compliance/Internal Audit  work plan (our annual plan of internal/delegate audits and monitoring activities). This includes the ability to not only perform, but also to lead other team members in the completion of the work plan, focusing on timeliness, adequacy, accuracy and quality in order to enhance the auditing skills of the team and ensure projects provide value to the organization. These responsibilities include: developing audit scope, performing audit procedures, preparing audit reports, tracking corrective actions, assistance with reporting department metrics, assistance with the development of the annual Compliance/Internal Audit work plan, and championing internal control and corporate governance concepts throughout the business. Specific duties and responsibilities include:


Develop audit plans and programs to evaluate compliance and internal controls to ensure that UCare's business processes comply with State and Federal regulations, Company policies, procedures and practices. 

Document audit evidence supporting audit observations.  Prepare audit reports synthesizing results and highlighting implications of findings, and meet with business leaders to discuss findings.Collaborate with internal and external business partners to develop action plans to find and resolve the root cause problem for audit findings and gaps. 

Monitor corrective actions for resolution.  Determine impact on status of open deficiencies and remedial action plans.  Adjust plans accordingly based on information determined. 

Develop and maintain audit tools that incorporate the regulatory and contractual requirements to be reviewed during compliance reviews and delegated entity audits.


Ensure adequate organization and retention of documents related to audits. 

Establish positive working relationships with management to provide input on risks and controls and ensure a sustained understanding of compliance and internal control requirements while maintaining independence and objectivity.


Provide support or project management for related audit initiatives as directed by the Associate Compliance Director.


Other projects and duties as assigned. 


Bachelors' degree required in business, accounting, health care administration, health policy or related field. 

Required Experience

Seven years of experience in internal audit or compliance auditing.

Preferred Experience

Experience auditing in the health care industry for a health plan or insurance company. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) preferred.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 8th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.


As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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