Reporting to the Audit Director, the Senior Auditor II performs complex operational, financial and compliance audits of the University while maintaining all organizational and professional ethical standards. Specific responsibilities of the Senior Auditor II include, but are not limited to: plan, design and perform audit reviews of various units of the University, which consist of examinations for adherence to accepted standards as well as review of financial and administrative systems for integrity, security, adequacy of controls, effectiveness and efficiency, compliance with legal requirements and consistency with management objectives; design audit objectives and procedures, prepare audit programs, perform test work and write audit reports; oversee and direct the activities of other auditors designated to assist in the audits assigned, and review their work, as needed. The Senior Auditor II must proactively keep the Director informed of the progress of audit reviews, and may participate in the annual risk assessment and audit plan creation process. The Senior Auditor II will be responsible for the supervision and review of the work of junior staff and will be responsible for managing other duties and special projects as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in information systems, accounting, business, public administration or related field required. At least five years experience, with a minimum of four from internal auditing and at least two from other related practical experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: CIA or CPA required; if has CPA but not CIA, must obtain CIA within 18 months of assuming role. Must have demonstrated knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA); knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts and practices; knowledge of industry program policies, procedures, regulations and laws. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), and ACL and Thompson Reuters Accelus (or similar applications) required, along with a demonstrated ability to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses and present findings and recommendations. Demonstrated planning and project management skills required, as well as a demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data, evaluate information and systems, and draw logical conclusions. Must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including active listening skills, and be able to negotiate issues and resolve problems. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work well with all levels of employees, but especially senior managers, be flexible in nature, have sound judgment with an open and collaborative style of leadership that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization, and a strong role model and coach. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in higher education, health care or IT auditing preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_165788
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