Job Description

DATE POSTED: 12/11/2013
SALARY: $4,810 - $7,118 (SR26C-M)
LOCATION: Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), Honolulu, Hawaii


1.    Performs a system-wide risk assessment in coordination with the Chief Compliance and Privacy officer.  Develops the annual comprehensive internal audit plan and presents to the Audit Committee and Board for approval.  
2.    Performs fieldwork and testing in a competent and professional manner.  Accepts and follows assignments and direction from the Audit Committee, examines and documents the functions and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of operations and the adequacy of the controls; utilizes analytical skills with practical application to formulate reasonable conclusions; follows up on recommendations to ensure proper implementation; and exercises good judgment, attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  
3.    Prepares detailed work papers in accordance with established audit programs for financial, operation, and compliance audits and other special projects.  Follows an established audit program, with strict adherence to details and response to review notes from the Audit Committee and/or Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer and a working knowledge of good internal controls.
4.    Identifies control weaknesses, non-compliance with organizational policies/laws/regulations, and opportunities to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.  Develops effective, practical recommendations for concerns noted during audits including accepting & following direction from the supervisor, incorporating observations with strong analytical skills and applying progressive amounts of knowledge gained to formulate improvements to control weakness issues.  
5.    Drafts audit reports including major concerns with recommendations for financial, operational, and compliance audits.  Summarize the audit steps and outline the major concerns and opportunities for improvement with practical recommendations to achieve effective and efficient improvement.  
6.    Maintains a positive, professional relationship with staff and all levels of management.  
7.    Participates in Corporate and Board Committee meetings and activities as necessary.  
8.    Conducts special projects or investigations at the request of senior management or the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, subject to Board approval.  
9.    Communicates regularly with the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, position number 108923, and provides updates on tasks, issues, resources and deadlines of various tasks relating to the audit plan.   III.       

B.  OTHER DUTIES:    10%  
1.    Performs clerical functions related to auditing and reporting.  Performs other duties, as necessary, to assist in the smooth functioning of the department.  
2.    Provides training or consultative services as requested by senior management or the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, as appropriate in accordance with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, subject to Board approval.  
3.    Coordinates and assists activities with the external auditors as deemed appropriate.


Education Requirement:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with at least 12 semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing subjects.  

Other Qualifying Education/Certification:  

1.     Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Bacc):  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting or a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing subjects.

2.     Master’s degree in Accounting (Macc):  Master’s degree in accounting or a master’s degree with equivalent accounting coursework from an accredited college or university.

3.     Certified Public Account (CPA):  A valid Hawaii CPA Certificate, or equivalent, with 1500 chargeable hours in auditing or two (2) years of professional auditing experience.  A review of all of the applicant’s education and experience is required in order to determine whether an applicant qualifies for higher levels.  

Specialized Experience: Progressively responsible professional auditing experience requiring the knowledge and application of generally accepted professional accounting and auditing principles, standards, theory and practices for the purpose of analyzing and interpreting accounting books, records, or systems.  See experience years requirement below, based on qualifying education/certification:          

  • Bachelors degree w/ 12 accounting credits - Requires four (4) yrs. of  the specialized experience;
  • BAcc - Requires equires three (3) yrs. of the specialized experience;
  • MAcc - Requires three (3) yrs. of the specialized experience;
  • CPA - Requires two (2) yrs. of the specialized experience. 

Lead Auditor or Supervisory Experience:  Applicants must have had lead auditor or supervisory experience or a combination of lead auditor and supervisory experience of the type and quality described below:  

A.   Lead Auditor Experience:  Work experience as a lead auditor of a team of auditors for large and complex assignments comparable in scope and complexity to the class Internal Auditor V.  Such work experience includes responsibility for developing audit plans; organizing and assigning specific tasks and supervising operations of the audit team; preparing audit reports and serving as technical expert in the area of assignment.  

B.   Supervisory Experience:  Work experience which demonstrated the applicant's knowledge of and ability to apply the principles, practices, techniques and methods of supervision including:  (1) planning, organizing and directing the work of others; (2) assigning and reviewing work; (3) advising others on difficult work problems; (4) timing and scheduling work; and (5) training and developing employees.  

Non-Qualifying Experience:  The following types of experience will not be accepted as the professional experience required for these positions:  Experience in positions where the duties did not require full professional knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles or auditing standards such as an operator of accounting or bookkeeping machines, or in bookkeeping, or in minor accounting or clerical positions (e.g., time, leave, payroll, voucher, examining, etc.); and experience as an office manager or owner of a business who supervises accountants, auditors or bookkeepers but does not participate in the accounting or auditing work with responsibility for its technical adequacy.  

Substitution of Experience for Education:   The following types of experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.  To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree which included twelve (12) semester credit hours in accounting/auditing subjects.   The education or experience background must also demonstrate the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports and other documents; read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically.  

A.   Professional, analytical, or administrative experience which did not require the knowledge and application of accounting and/or auditing principles and practices, may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis, providing the applicant can show that he/she has successfully completed at least 12 semester credit hours at the baccalaureate level in accounting and/or auditing subjects from an accredited college or university.  

B.   Professional accounting or auditing experience.  

C.   Responsible experience which involved maintaining general journals, general ledger accounts, and related books and accounts; and preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and related accounting and financial reports.  Experience of this nature may be gained by employees performing duties as a principal bookkeeper, or other responsible work requiring the preparation and/or analysis of financial statements and accounting reports.  

D.   Any combination of the above.  

Quality of Experience:   Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position.  The applicant's overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.

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Applications are also available at the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Human Resources Office, 3675 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, HI  96816.  You can call (808) 733-4162, (Voice/TT), Toll Free (800) 845-6733, e-mail: or visit our website at  Application hours are: 08:00 am – 12:00 pm at which time applicants are able to complete an application and have their application reviewed by the Corporate Human Resources Office.    Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with a hiring manager.  Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. 

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position.  Overall paid or unpaid experience must have been of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of this position.  Provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities.  If you worked on a part-time basis, indicate the average number of hours worked per week.  Please note that experience will be based on a 40-hour workweek. Note:  We will not postpone the recruitment process because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications.  

MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM: You must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment, and HHSC Standards of Fitness.  Only those applicants that are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager will be contacted.  Applications will be kept active for six (6) months.   

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and at the time of appointment intend to reside in the State of Hawaii during the course of employment with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 and/or other substantiating documents specifying the periods of your service.  

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the duties of the position.  Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply.  The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.  

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination, which includes a drug screening.  For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to an HHSC-designated physician, rather than the applicant’s personal physician of choice.  The cost for all physical examinations, except the cost for the drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.  The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation shall bear the cost of the drug screening.   

CRIMINAL/BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALING CHECKS: Applicable checks will be conducted periodically and any associated costs may be borne by the applicant.  If a job offer is made or employment is begun prior to completion of all applicable checks, any offer of employment or continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory return of all required checks.       

STEPS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SUBSEQUENT APPEALS: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Employment Office as to your non-qualification or non-selection for a position, you may complete a Request for Administrative Review form (available on the HHSC website) or you may submit a written request within twenty (20) days from the date of your sent notice to the Regional Chief Executive Officer/Designee.  Your letter requesting the Administrative Review must include 1. The job title(s) and recruitment number(s), 2. the specific reason(s) you are requesting the review noting if there is a statute or rule violation, and 3. any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request.  If you do not submit your request within the twenty (20) days deadline, no Administrative Review will be conducted.  Since the Administrative Review is a prerequisite to subsequent steps, failure to utilize this process will make you ineligible for subsequent appeals.  The administrative review, formal complaint and/or appeals hearing will not necessarily postpone the recruitment process and/or rescind a selection.   If you do not agree with the Administrative Review, you may file a Formal Complaint and then, if you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the HHSC Merit Appeals Board.

Contact Information

The Corporate office of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is located at Leahi Hospital, 3675 Kilauea Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816.
For additional information, call (808) 733-4162 or Toll-free (800) 845-6733  (TTD/TTY) or e-mail


Date Posted:
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation - Corp Site
Honolulu, Hawaii
Education Level:
4-Year Degree
Required Travel:
Pay Amount:
$4,810.00 Monthly
Administration / Management
Relevant Experience:
3-5 Years