Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Director, Internal Audit

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

    The mission of Internal Audit is to enhance SCCA’s operational capabilities by providing independent, risk-based and objective assurance, advisory and educational services. To achieve this, the Director of Internal Audit, reporting to the Chief Integrity Officer, is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management of all aspects of the internal audit function through a systematic and disciplined approach to identify risks, monitor compliance with internal controls, evaluate whether such internal controls/governance practices are working effectively, and educate and train staff. This position will participate with, and support the Chief Integrity Officer in, the continuous risk assessment process and in the development and maintenance of the Internal Audit plan approved by the Board’s Integrity Committee.


    • Coordinate the risk assessment process ensuring it is effective, collaborative and inclusive. Analyze the risk assessment results against the organization’s strategic goals, financial impact, and the external environment to support the development of the annual risk-based audit plan.
    • Develop the audit plan by prioritizing identified risks against available audit resources and create the audit plan documentation for presentation to executive leadership and to the BOD Integrity Committee
    • Continuously monitor for changes in the organizational risk profile and/or operational environment and make recommendations to modify the annual plan and to accommodate management requests for additional audit and advisory work
    • Oversee completion of the Audit Plan. Approve audit & advisory project scoping. Evaluate the risk impact of control weaknesses identified including the identification of potential systemic issues. Be accountable for timely completion of projects.
    • Assure management accountability on audit risk mitigation strategies. As appropriate, assist management in implementation of risk mitigation action plans. Monitor status of open management action plans providing regular communication to the Chief Integrity Officer. Escalate concerns when risk mitigation efforts are insufficient or impacted by organizational or other changes.
    • Act as primary client contact for Audit Plan related concerns & questions. Meet regularly with management to stay abreast of changes and emerging risk. As needed, support audit staff or external resources with difficult client interactions.
    • Prepare reports to key stakeholders including executive management and the BOD Integrity Committee. Provide presentations to key stakeholders on audit approach, findings, and risk mitigation as requested by the Chief Integrity Officer.
    • Conduct consulting activities and assistance with special project initiatives at the direction of the Chief Integrity Officer.
    • Conduct training and education as opportunities are identified through assurance and advisory work.
    • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of audit practices, standards, documentation and tools. Maintain awareness of changes in auditing principles and practices and related areas in order to maintain professional competence.
    • Manage the process of hiring, developing, and evaluating performance of staff and manage external resources effectively
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field
    • CPA or CIA
    • Minimum 7 years audit experience
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing audits, including risk assessment, planning, audit execution, issue/report writing, managing timelines, and management interaction
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage significant complexity and ambiguity
    • Demonstrated project management, organization and facilitation skills
    • High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and exude the appropriate level of judgment and maturity


    • Advanced degree such as Master’s in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field
    • Experience in the healthcare industry
    • High level of tact and ability to communicate complex and potentially sensitive issues to various levels of management. Excellent presentation, relationship building and interaction skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of leadership
    • Strategic thinker with outstanding analytical and problem-solving capabilities
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment
    • Solid strategic thinking, business risk awareness, and appropriate judgment to use a risk-based approach in planning the audit focus

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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