Associate Auditor in Financial and Information Technology Audit

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Associate Auditor in Financial and Information Technology Audit

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Accounting/Finance

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 230002KI

Position Summary:

UTHealth Houston is offering a unique entry level audit role with our finance department. The associate auditor participates in independent, objective assurance and consulting activities involving operational, financial, information technology/security, and other areas across UTHealth Houston, including the UT Physicians Practice Plan. They perform special projects and investigations as assigned. This role will have both financial audit as well as information technology projects. You will get to learn both sides, and as you develop projects can skew more to one discipline or the other as your interest and expertise grows.

Currently this role comes into our office at the University Center Tower only one day a week, and the rest is remote work. You will qualify for all UTHealth Houston benefits including coverage under our medical insurance and participation in a pension plan run by the State of Texas.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Participates in evaluating operational, financial, applications, information technology/security, and other areas to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls to achieve efficient and effective operations, compliance, safeguarding of assets, and reliability of information.

  • Assists with performing engagements, special projects, and investigations in accordance with departmental procedures and professional standards.

  • Participates in planning audits and other projects including defining objectives, conducting interviews and risk assessments, and preparing audit programs under the direction of audit management.

  • Obtains, analyzes, and evaluates data by using data analytics software as a basis for making informed, objective conclusions on the adequacy and effectiveness of system/activities reviewed.

  • Prepares organized, clear, and concise working papers to document fieldwork and supporting conclusions in accordance with departmental, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and other professional standards.

  • Demonstrates analytical ability and good judgment by identifying issues, keeping supervisor informed, and recommending solutions.

  • Builds and maintains good working relationships with UTHealth Houston management.

  • Performs audit procedures including identifying and analyzing various forms of evidence.

  • Remains current in knowledge of auditing techniques, data analytics, and information technology/security, with an awareness of emerging trends.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of accounting principles, professional auditing standards, and current developments in the internal auditing field.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, or a related field required.

Minimum Experience:


Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.