Director of Internal Audit (Onsite position, not remote)

Internal Audit  
Full Time
Day Shift 
8:00am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.





Job Summary

The Director of Internal Audit is responsible for leadership, direction, and oversight of the Internal Audit Function of the organization, and serves as the Chief Audit Executive. The Director of Internal Audit reports to the CFO of Lexington Medical Center with reporting responsibilities to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors. The Director of Internal Audit will exhibit  a high level of integrity and independent judgment in managing reviews of financial, operational, and IT systems. Internal Audit objectives are to ensure the existence, completeness and proper functioning of internal control systems to safeguard assets, ensure the reliability and accuracy of financial data, promote operational efficiency and ensure compliance with management and relevant regulatory or compliance policies. The Director of Internal Audit works closely with the senior management team and the organization's compliance function in conducting ongoing risk assessments.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 10 Years of Experience in External or Internal Auditing
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: CPA or CIA
Required Training: Proficient in the use of spreadsheet, database, electronic mail and word processing software; 

Extensive continuing knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations regarding health care programs.  

Essential Functions

  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with Board members,  physicians, senior management and other key constituents in support of organization's goals; demonstrates respect and considers the impact of actions on the system’s stakeholders.
  • Selects, evaluates and develops direct reports to maintain a high-performing team; serves on designated teams as an active, open, honest and fully engaged partner; seeks and honors other's skills and opinions.
  • Aligns goals and organizes resources to consistently achieve desired results; modifies course of action as necessary; considers the impact of plans on others and on the system;  balances resolve and timeliness with sufficient collaboration and engagement
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and non-verbal skills with varied internal and external audiences; demonstrates self-confidence, transparency, sincerity, clarity and sensitivity in spoken and written communication; focuses communication on the needs and point of the view of the listener; is open to constructive feedback.
  • Demonstrates poise and self-control; establishes credibility, deals diplomatically with confrontation and dissent; instills a sense of trust and confidence in others.
  • Provides support and guidance to Internal Audit Staff in planning and executing audits.  Ensures the Internal Audit Staff acquires sufficient continuing education to maintain professional proficiency and expanded development.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • In coordination with operational and financial management, develops a strategic planning and risk assessment process for the identification and prioritization of potential audits.  Presents the risk assessment  and resulting audit plan annually to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • With latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, plans and supervises full scope audits, including financial, operational, compliance and process reviews.
  • Prepares internal audit reports detailing financial, compliance and operational deficiencies; and, develops recommendations to strengthen controls and improve processes, within cost/benefit considerations. Documents and communicates audit results both orally and in writing in an objective, clear, concise, and timely manner to management. 
  • Develops, prepares and delivers dashboard reports containing audit metrics and significant findings to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors.  Works with various levels of management to follow-up on the status of recommendations.
  • Adheres to organizational policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina