Auditor Sr.- Secaucus, New Jersey in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

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    500 Plaza Drive
    Secaucus, NJ
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Auditor Sr.- Secaucus, New Jersey 

Senior Auditor job description

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2018 revenues of $7.53 Billion, and approximately 46,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services.

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions. Quest Diagnostics Healthcare IT solutions connect over 165,000 physicians. Approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and improve their business performance.


Reporting to an Audit Manager, the senior auditor position is instrumental in the performance of internal audits & reviews to assess reliability of financial reporting, safeguarding of assets, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and compliance with Quest’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. Our internal audit team works collaboratively; travels together in groups of 2-6 and visit popular destinations within and outside of the US, with less overall travel than is standard for the profession. Quest internal audit fosters continuous learning through on-the-job exposure to a broad variety of key elements of Quest’s operations and frequent formal training opportunities. Internal auditors at Quest typically have the opportunity to rotate into corporate finance or business operational positions based on performance and availability of roles.


1.     Working in collaboration with audit managers and other internal audit team members to execute annual audit plan based on corporate risk assessment.

2.     Act as lead project manager (referred to as “in-charge”) on a number of individual audit engagements throughout the year. As an in-charge, responsible for developing the audit scope (working with the audit manager), overseeing quality of work product and supervising the work of the audit team members and coordinating and prioritizing the audit engagement with management / the auditee. In-charge role will require overseeing performance and providing feedback to internal audit team members that worked on the particular internal audit.

3.     Prepare work products such as audit analyses and engagement documentation such as a narrative and a walkthrough, test and evaluate processes and related controls, assist in the preparation of the audit approach relating to nature, timing and extent of procedures.

4.     Prepare initial drafts of audit reports for submission to internal audit manager prior to review by Internal Audit VP and Director.

5.     Develop recommendations for improvements in internal control, operational and financial processes while considering the needs of the business.

6.     Participate in training to increase knowledge. Develop and maintain skills in audit, operations, and accounting and information systems.

7.     Keep up to date with organizational changes, including those that may impact the internal control environment, by collaborating with peers and senior personnel throughout the Company.

8.     Analyze complex situations which may require interpreting unusual and conflicting information.

9.     Independently handle multiple tasks with varying priorities, and set appropriate priorities

10.  Ability to understand and trend Audit reports and financial statements and use analytical skills.

11.  Have a general understanding of data analytics in order to seek and suggest opportunities to make use of data analytics during all phases of the audit.

12.  Exceptional team work and interpersonal skills a must.

13.  Travel approximately 10-20% throughout the year with mainly domestic travel; certain locations are within driving distance (MA, NY, NJ PA, MD and VA). International travel (if applicable) to include but not limited to Mexico, Brazil and Canada.


•    Opportunity, based on performance, for rotation into a Corporate Finance or Regional Business Role within 2 to 3 years.

•    Continued Development/additional training in areas of Effective Communication Skills, Providing Feedback, Data Analytics, and other areas as identified.

•    Opportunity to lead/manage a challenging/unique project of significant proportions.



  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance related areas.
  • CPA, CIA, and/or MS/MBA preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 2-6 years progressive work experience in accounting and/or auditing (external or internal) preferred.
  • Experience with audit analytics / auditing large populations through use of technology / robotic process automation and associated auditing a plus
  • Big 4 or other large national public accounting firm experience is preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Actively learns from experience;
  • Demonstrates exceptional performance;
  • Action-Oriented; Self-Directed;
  • Demonstrated PC proficiency in Excel and Word, audit analytics experience a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


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