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The Internal Auditor is responsible for performing operational, compliance, financial, and investigative audits in compliance with established guidelines and principles of auditing, and performing management advisory services or other projects under the supervision of the Director of Internal Audits. Reviews, tests, and analyzes accounting, financial, and managerial controls; creates audit plans; performs risk assessments; tests compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations; drafts audit reports. Exercises a high degree of professional judgment in determining and performing audit procedures; applies risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered; identifies potential issues and communicates with Director of Internal audits to ensure any concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. Works both independently and as a member of a team with latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
Develops specific audit plans including the audit objectives, risks, scope, and methodology. Conducts audit testing of areas under review, identifies reportable issues and dimension of risk. Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented, based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances and risk. Researches and determines regulations, standards, and best practices for areas under review. Documents work in an organized, accurate, and concise manner that supports the conclusions reached regarding audit objectives. Prepares reports that effectively communicate the audit results and submits to the Director of Internal Audits for final approval. Participates in opening and exit conferences with management of areas under review. Conducts periodic follow-up reviews to assess and report on progress or completion of management's corrective actions in response to previous audit observations and recommendations. Reviews current operations, processes and internal controls to identify opportunities to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Assists in the development and facilitation of the annual university-wide risk assessment. Assists in record management and retention. Monitors and reports time spent on all assignments and other duties.
May work around standard office conditions; repetitive use of a keyboard and calculator at a workstation; use of manual dexterity, and lifting and moving.
At least one to three years of experience in auditing, compliance or other relevant experience is required. Auditing experience in higher education, government agency, or public accounting firm is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software is required, knowledge of automated audit software is preferred. Certified (or in the process of gaining certification) in at least one of the following: Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is required.
Must possess strong analytical, written and verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills; strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments; and high ethical standards and values including a personal style characterized by integrity, candor, and diplomacy. Must have knowledge of, or ability to learn, auditing standards, compliance standards, risk management methodologies and university policies and procedures. Must be proficient in computer skills, with an emphasis on Microsoft Office Excel, Word, etc., with the ability to quickly learn automated auditing and university specific software and ability to operate a calculator. Ability to investigate and analyze information, draw conclusions and make recommendations for improvements. Ability to effectively communicate accounting and auditing information, policies, and / or procedures in a manner easily understood by others. Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner to avoid surprises. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decision, and maintain confidentiality.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, preferably in accounting, finance, or related field is required.
Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public. Must be a self-starter and work independently with limited supervision and keep current on university policies and procedures, current developments in accounting and auditing, and changes in laws and regulations as applicable. Must remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts, attending professional development courses, training and /or other courses as required by the Director of Internal Audits. Will contribute to the overall success of the university by working as a team member on audits, special projects and performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.