This position will work directly with the Director and Assistant Director of Internal Audit; operating daily at a high level of independence while performing the following duties and responsibilities:
Prepare professionally sound audit plans, which provide direction for the efficient and effective conduct of the audit. This requires familiarity with the auditee’s operations, identifying areas of greatest risk or significance in those operations, which will define the scope of the audit, and developing an appropriate professional approach for examining those areas selected for review;
Review and test the adequacy and effectiveness of established management controls for varying functions within the University to determine that activities are in compliance with University policies, procedures and/or management instructions, and in a manner consistent with the University’s objectives;
Direct or lead other staff in a manner which ensures both the successful completion of the audit plan, and the on-going professional development of the individuals involved;
Assemble and present the draft audit report. This requires strong written communication skills, the ability to develop feasible recommendations, and appreciation for assessing risk;
Appraise the adequacy of corrective actions taken to improve deficient conditions;
Obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to support findings, conclusions and recommendations resulting from the audit. This requires continual application of judgment in ensuring professional standards are satisfied;
Monitor the day-to-day progress on work assigned and update management regarding the status of audits in progress;
Communicate clearly and constructively with clients, fellow team members and Supervisors;
Maintain proficiency in audit standards, policies and procedures;
Remain current with the ever-changing audit profession, including new approaches to evaluate and report on issues related specifically to Universities;
Maintain current knowledge of relevant University, regulatory and industry Information and accounting and auditing standards and pronouncements;
Perform data analytics to understand and identify areas of risk.
The incumbent in this position must possess: (1) bachelor's degree in accounting or related field; (2) a minimum of three years of auditing experience and a thorough understanding of Internal Controls, Higher Education industry and IIA standards; (3) Professional certification as a public accountant or internal auditor (CPA,CIA); and (4) excellent written, communication, and verbal skills.
In addition to the minimum position qualifications, it is preferred that the incumbent have experience with COBIT.
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