How to write an Auditor job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Auditor job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Auditor job titles

    Senior Auditor
    Healthcare Claims Auditor
    Auditor (Part-Time)
    Internal Auditor

Auditor job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Auditor job summary

Our company is searching for a Healthcare Claims Auditor who can monitor each healthcare claim to ensure that accurate payments are being applied and that the proper managed care processes are being used. The Auditor will be responsible for promptly identifying instances of under- and over-payment of accounts, submitting reports to management outlining inaccuracies in the payment process and ensuring that all health claim acceptances and denials are properly recorded by our financial team.

Auditor responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Auditor responsibilities

    Monitors daily claims activity to identify any instances where contractual obligations were violated or where the facility under- or over-performed based on contract requirements
    Use the existing auditing platforms to analyze claims and ensure that the proper amount of funds were applied to each claim
    Work with Compliance Manager to ensure that each claim is being billed and administered in accordance with health insurance requirements and legal framework
    Identify persistent claims error trends and report those trends immediately to management
    Create service denial reports that ensure that all denials are being done within the guidelines provided

Auditor qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Auditor skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
    5+ years’ experience in claims auditing
    Comprehensive understanding of CPT and HCPCS medical codes
    Strong computer skills
    Understanding of medical fee schedules such as ASC and APC
    Exceptional attention to detail

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