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Audit And Compliance Function

Knowledge of and ability to manage the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the Audit and Compliance (A&C) function or department.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Explains the role and contribution of the A&C function.

Describes the major tasks and responsibilities of the A&C function.

Identifies the basic tools used by A&C professionals.

Clarifies the role of technology in A&C.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Summarizes the mission, vision and objectives of the A&C function.

Explains the major A&C programs, initiatives and issues currently being addressed.

Works with the major units and sub-functions of the A&C organization.

Participates in meetings regarding relevant regulatory considerations and agencies.

Implements the basic A&C technology used within the organization.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Manages one or more A&C functions or units.

Contributes to development of A&C strategies and plans.

Facilitates compliance-related business process implementation or improvement initiatives.

Contributes to the establishment of best practices for A&C.

Implements specific organizational changes made in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Improves key relationships and dependencies among Audit, IT and other business functions.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Leads and architects major A&C organizations.

Defines the mission, vision and objectives of the A&C function.

Leads major A&C reengineering initiatives and programs.

Develops financial, staffing and competency requirements for A&C.

Defends organizational A&C strategies versus business and industry trends and experiences.

Initiates communications campaigns to promote awareness of key A&C issues.

Interview Questions

  • How did you ensure that all members of your audit or compliance team were following consistent standards?
  • Tell me about audit or compliance related projects you were involved in.
  • How did you minimize the impact of new audit or compliance legislation on your function or department?
  • How did your organization use audits or compliance to improve its competitive position?
  • How do you monitor A&C functions to ensure that operations meet the relevant regulations?

Titles with Shared Competencies