Advisor, Audit/Financial Controls

What Internal Audit-Finance contributes to Cardinal Health

Internal Audit - Finance is responsible for conducting financial and operational audits to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, regulations and laws. Evaluates and recommends improvements to business practices, processes and control procedures. Responsible for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, internal audit project activities and fraud investigations.

  • Applies knowledge of auditing, accounting and internal control concepts to evaluate financial and operational business activities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of process flows, process documentation and internal control identification.
  • Leverages project management skills to define audit testing plans, execute and document internal controls testing, and document testing results and related audit findings.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills to interact with others in a constructive manner that builds trust.
  • Clearly and accurately documents business processes and related audit findings.


  • Audits financial and operational processes
  • Evaluates financial and operational risk to the organization and performs tests of controls to assess the adequacy of the control environment
  • Identifies control weaknesses and recommends improvements
  • Assists in the annual development and ongoing maintenance of the Audit Plan for assigned business units
  • Recommends areas for future audit projects
  • Performs a variety of tasks as assigned in association with the F&O audit methodology including but not limited to:
    • Coordinates detailed logistics with the primary client contact as well as the external auditors and SOX project management office
    • Prepares the project risk assessment documentation, detailed audit plan and client announcement memo.
    • Leads the project opening meeting
    • Assigns and executes audit program steps
    • Communicates status, observations and issues with the primary client contact and audit management
    • Prepares audit observations
    • Prepares closing meeting documentation and lead discussion of assigned areas during the project closing meeting.
    • Drafts and modifies the audit report as feedback is provided by audit management
    • Provides relevant work papers to the external auditors and SOX project management teams
    • Archives electronic and hard copy work papers
    • Prepares and presents project performance evaluations for staff auditors
  • Prepares and presents on designated topics at the staff meetings
  • Maintains active dialogue with field and corporate personnel to serve as an internal consultant
  • Works proactively with internal customers to ensure audit recommendations are implemented timely
  • Mentors and assists with professional development of audit staff

Participates in risk assessment interviews with audit management


  • Bachelors degree in related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years experience in related field
  • Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.