• Senior Analyst - Auditor (019) CPA

    Location US-MI-Cascade Township
    Position Type Regular Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Service Line
    Hope Network-Leadership Center
    Hours per Week
    Department Name
    Accounting Operations-Mgt & FA
  • About Us

    Hope Network is one of Michigan’s largest non-profit organizations. We have a rich history of providing support to individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries, mental illness, and developmental disabilities. We strive to help individuals achieve a greater level of independence through Specialty Health and Community Services. Hope Network provides services geared towards the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the individuals that we serve. In Christian service, Hope Network empowers people to overcome challenges to achieve their highest level of independence.


     The Senior Analyst / Internal Auditor duties will vary significantly from month to month shifting from complex one of a kind analysis projects to traditional audit activities.  The Senior Analyst / Internal Auditor will participate in complex and varied analysis projects on topics across the network.  Assignments will change from possibilities like analysis of new ventures to research into underperforming programs based on the needs of the network.  The Senior Analyst / Internal Auditor will also work with the external auditors in completion of the annual financial audit, and prepare the year end consolidated financial statements for review by the auditors, as well as provide high level analysis as needed throughout the audit.


    Additionally, participates in development of our Network wide forecasting initiatives. This could include leading the development of reports and tools for network wide uses of our Adaptive Planning software, leading presentations and trainings targeting upper management or development of testing to assure that the reporting produced in the system is reliable and accurate.


    May at times be responsible for evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of Internal controls in various areas and systems as well as compliance with company policies and procedures. 



    1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position
    2. Conduct formal reporting of analysis activities to various audiences.
    3. Lead / Champion the annual budgeting process & interim forecasting processes including scheduling reviews and approvals with upper management. Develop, recommend and implement budgetary policies. Develop Network wide forecasting reports & tools for network wide uses of our budgeting software. 
    4. Develop the annual Capital Budget options best matching the Network strategic plan.
    5. Provide technical support in the Network wide rollout of new uses of Intacct software including presentations & trainings targeting upper management. Test new functions and reporting in Intacct to assure that the calculations and reporting produced in the system is reliable and accurate.
    6. Lead Accounting team activities related to integration of New Programs.
    7. Prepare the year-end consolidated financial statements for review by the external auditors.
    8. Provide analysis, support and documentation as needed during the external financial audit.
    9. Perform special analysis projects and assignments as needed. Most of these activities will utilize advanced excel functions; the topics will vary widely based on the activities & needs of upper management.  Assignments will vary significantly as to general topic as well as level of complexity.
    10. Participate in investigative activities as assigned. Topics vary based on sources of tips or other cause for concern.  Document procedures performed, assumed scope and conclusions reached. 
    11. Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls for specified systems or program areas as well as review of compliance with company policies / procedures in key processes across the organization. Identify control weaknesses, accounting/reporting deficiencies and/or business productivity/efficiency opportunities and assist in the design of recommended controls when necessary.   
    12. Create and review process flow documents, identify key controls, perform and review testing and document conclusions effectively. Understand and assess the adequacy of controls; identifying control weaknesses and proposing recommendations to resolve them.
    13. Ensure timely and accurate integration of data from outside Housing Accounting systems such that reporting and processing requirements have been completed in compliance with GAAP.



    Work Experience Requirements

    1. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or related business fields from an accredited college or university.
    2. CPA license is required.
    3. Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record as it relates to Hope Network policy.
    4. Highly organized and ability to wear multiple hats in an ambiguous, fast-moving environment; a driving force who manages toward clarity and solutions
    5. Exceptional time management, analytical, reasoning, and problem solving skills. A successful track record in setting priorities, shaping processes, guiding investment in people and systems, and developing an infrastructure that creates a stronger and more efficient organization.
    6. Thorough understanding of project management; able to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals. The ability to be flexible and prioritize work independently is essential; must be a motivated self-starter.
    7. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission of Hope Network.
    8. High functioning working knowledge of GAAP accounting principles and practical techniques
    9. Proficiency in Financial Forecasting & Budgeting processes and software.
    10. Excellent advanced Excel skills including macros, pivot tables, and advanced formulas. Strong MS Office skills to including, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Visio.
    11. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly in written and verbal form are required as well as ability to work effectively with all levels of staff other individuals.
    12. Ability to maintain confidentiality necessary in the performance of the job.
    13. Excellent understanding of Financial Reporting software. Intacct experience a plus.  (Preferred requirement)
    14. Active pursuit of specialized professional designations (e.g. MBA, CIA, CISA, CFE or related qualification) is desired. (Preferred requirement)
    15. Strong desire to build on existing knowledge and take advantage of educational opportunities to enhance Network effectiveness through identification of new risks and control techniques in a continuously changing client environment. (Preferred requirement)

    Education Requirements

    1. A minimum five years audit experience including Risk-based Auditing experience. This experience should be obtained in either a CPA firm of at least Regional size, or a full service Internal Audit department for a company at least the size of Hope Network.
    2. High functioning level of knowledge of GAAP accounting principles and techniques and understanding of accounting operations in a Non Profit environment.
    3. Must have expertise in commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures related to (GAAP) General Accepted Accounting Principles.
    4. CMH, MRS and Private insurance funding = a plus
    5. HUD Accounting and Audit experience = a plus
    6. Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
    7. Competent decision-making and strong analytical skills including ability to see the big picture while focusing on the process and procedures necessary to produce deliverables.
    8. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.
    9. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.



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