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Vice President of Audit Services

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Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Internal Audit Svcs

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Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

The Commons, located in Minneapolis, is the headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, the site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.



Req ID: 54702
At Allina, our mission is to serve our communities by providing exceptional care, as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. We live our mission by doing what’s right for our patients and our future and by creating a culture of Whole Person Care—an approach that recognizes all factors impacting health are connected – mind, body, spirit and community.

Whole Person Care represents what our caregivers have always provided when we are at our best. Bringing Whole Person Care to life for our patients relies on us bringing Whole Person Care to life for our employees. Our strategy, then, is all about making it possible for every employee to be at their best. Our investment in Whole Person Care for US is to cultivate engaged, high-performing employees and an optimal patient experience founded on strong relationships with self, colleagues and those we serve.

When life gets complicated, we are striving for a reality where, only at Allina Health, people are surrounded with all the care needed and feel loved. We are creating a system of excellence that allows our patients and employees to experience care seamlessly. Our approach will be one that allows us all to benefit from the strength of our system and the talent we all bring.


The VP Internal Audit will be a proven leader who will bring both strategic vision and best-practices to guide the continuous development of the audit function, coupled with a hands-on and tactical approach to enable effective implementation. A well-rounded audit background, including exposure to operational and IT issues, is desired.

The successful candidate will possess a successful track record of recruiting teams and developing talent through mentorship and exposure. Just as important is the ability to successfully interface across all levels and divisions of the organization to identify potential risks and advise on solutions. As this individual will have regular interaction with the Board Committee and executive leadership team, s/he must exhibit exceptional presentation skills and executive presence.

The scope of internal auditing encompasses, but is not limited to, the examination and evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management, and internal process as well as the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities to achieve the organization’s stated goals and objectives. This includes:
  • Develop and lead the internal audit activities throughout Allina.
  • Evaluate operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals and whether the operations or programs are being carried out as planned.
  • Monitor and evaluate governance processes and perform consulting and advisory services related to governance, risk management and control as appropriate for the organization.
  • Coordinate efforts with the external auditors, as needed.
  • Perform consulting and advisory services related to governance, risk management, and monitor the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management processes and control as appropriate for the organization.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of Information Services systems, facilities and activities, to evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of controls, to reasonably ensure efficient, accurate, and complete processing and protection of data in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform special examinations at the request of Management, Legal, Compliance or the Audit and Compliance Committee including recommendation on improvements in the operations of the organization, including performance of operational reviews within the organization to ensure efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Issue final audit reports summarizing results of all audits. Present the results to management and the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors.


Education and Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or health care related field required; Master’s in Business Administration is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) required.


  • 10-years of healthcare, financial or operational experience with at least 5-years in a formal leadership role.
  • Healthcare operating knowledge or experience performing audits or management consulting work for hospitals, clinics and other related health organizations is desired.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of auditing practices, procedures and principles, with the ability to interpret and analyze complex concepts and apply these in innovative ways. Strong knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to articulate a vision.
  • Strong and effective recruitment, retention and relationship/team building skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to motivate and focus staff.
  • Proven flexibility to adapt to a changing industry/landscape.
  • Ability to evaluate the systems established to ensure compliance with those policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations which could have a significant impact on the organization.
  • Experience in evaluating the means of safeguarding assets and, as appropriate, verifying the existence of such assets.

Work Schedule

Generally Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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Executive / Mgmt / Supervisory, Finance, Legal / Compliance