Director of Internal Audit - Binghamton University
November 28, 2017
Binghamton, New York
Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Management/ Executive Posted On: Mon Nov 27 2017 Job Description:
Budget Title: College Accountant (MP-3, Management Confidential)*
Binghamton University is searching for a Director of Internal Audit. The position reports functionally to the Internal Audit Review Committee and administratively to the President (or designee). The Director of Internal Audit is a high level, independent executive that leads the internal audit function of the University. This title is in the unclassified service and is designated Managerial/Confidential.
Develop and communicate a clear vision, strategy and model for the internal audit function.
Direct and participate in the internal audit function including developing and recommending internal audit policies.
Develop and execute an annual Audit Plan and submit it to the Internal Audit Review Committee and President for their review and approval. The Audit Plan should be designed to assist with the University's strategic objectives, using a risk based methodology that also incorporates findings from the University's Risk Management and Administrative Compliance Department process.
Annually, submit to the President and the Internal Audit Review Committee a written report detailing how the Audit Plan for the prior fiscal year was carried out, the significant findings, and the extent to which audit recommendation changes were implemented.
Review the adequacy and effectiveness of management's processes for risk management, internal control, and governance to ensure controls efficiently protect the University's assets, and recommend improvements when appropriate.
Review financial records, other systems, activities, and policies and procedures to ascertain financial status, accuracy of data, effectiveness of internal controls and to provide reasonable assurance that the University is in compliance with campus, SUNY, State, and Federal laws and regulations.
Provide advisory or consultation services upon request by the University President and/or campus community regarding modification of practices, policies, or procedures.
Investigate allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in line with other institution departments as required.
Prepare and issue a written Audit/Agreed-Upon Procedure Report following the conclusion of each audit/review that will be distributed to appropriate university management.
Coordinate with the University's external auditors, including SUNY, Research Foundation for SUNY, and NYS, regarding financial, operational, compliance, special investigative audits and/or inquiries, as applicable.
Work collaboratively across the University on opportunities for improvement and collaborate with the Risk Management and Administrative Compliance Department on the identification of gaps in compliance controls and validate the effectiveness of management compliance systems.
Participate in various committees, task forces, and project teams to promote awareness of internal controls, operational effectiveness, and appropriate policy and procedure development.
Supervise staff and maintain the proficiency of department personnel including Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure through Continuing Professional Education (CPE Credits) and training. Retain active memberships in the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Ensure the work of the Internal Audit Department is consistent with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) "Code of Ethics."
Participate in various committees, task forces, and project teams to promote awareness of internal controls, operational effectiveness, participate in appropriate university policy formulation and procedure development.
Perform other functions as assigned by the President or the Internal Audit Review Committee, including reviews of campus-affiliated organizations.
Bachelor's degree in accounting (or related business/finance program)
An active Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor certification.
Eight years of related experience in public accounting or internal audit reviewing and evaluating internal controls and conducting financial, compliance, information technology, and/or performance audits and preparing related reports.
Experience initiating, conducting, supervising, and coordinating audits designed to detect, prevent, and eradicate weaknesses, errors and irregularities.
Demonstrated leadership/supervisory experience.
Effective written and verbal communication skills with a highly collaborative personal style and the ability to deliver sensitive information tactfully and professionally.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Master's degree in accounting, business administration, or related field.
Audit experience in a higher education environment.
An understanding of information technology risks and experience with information technology audits.
*Management/Confidential appointments serve at the pleasure of the President and are not represented by a union
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.
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This is a full-time Management/Confidential position which is eligible for a full New York State benefits package.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
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Internal Number: 91592
About Binghamton University
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character — shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life — promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.