Full Time 40 hours Grade 056 University Audit Schedule 8 AM-5 PM Responsibilities General Purpose: Leads or assists in the planning, performing, and reporting of audits in accordance with Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Conducts audits of organizational activities and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over those activities. Participates in continual risk assessment activities. Maintains contact with individuals at various levels of responsibility from operating personnel to Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Vice-Presidents. Has unlimited access to all University records and personnel as authorized by the Executive Director of University Audit. Reports audit findings and makes recommendations for correcting unsatisfactory conditions, improving internal controls, and reducing costs. Specific Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Executive Director and Senior Audit Manager of University Audit and in accordance with University policies, procedures, and guidelines, this position: Leadership: Maintains awareness of current trends and risks specifically associated with higher education and health care through self-studies, training, publications, and membership/participation in professional organizations.Works with the Senior Audit Manager and Executive Director to ensure current trends, industry risks, and other relevant issues are adequately considered in the Departmentâ™s audit plan. Shares best practices and audit strategies with other audit staff members to ensure that key areas of experience and knowledge are distributed and incorporated in future audits of University departments. Develops and continuously enhances working relationships with staff and management at the University. Promotes the mission of the Audit Department and its ability to provide advisory services through continuous communication with management. Serves as a spokesperson when representing the Department on specific projects or teams. Project Management: Conducts unit-level risk assessments and develops customized audit strategies for business units, divisions, and departments.Creates a plan for the scope, timing, and resource needs to complete assigned audit projects and presents such plans to the Senior Audit Manager and Executive Director. Makes certain that audit objectives are clearly understood among Audit Department and management. Obtains, analyzes, and appraises evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of managementâ™s internal controls, business processes, and ability to meet its goals and objectives. Prepares formal written reports expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal controls and the efficiency and effectiveness with which control activities are being performed. Makes oral or written presentations to management prior to and at the conclusion of audits, discussing deficiencies and explaining recommended corrective actions. Ensures that audit projects provide âœvalue addedâ audit results that focus on proactive solutions. Appraises the adequacy of the corrective actions to be taken to improve deficient conditions. Ensures compliance with professional standards for the practice of internal auditing, i.e. IIA and GAAS standards. Uses technology tools to accomplish tasks and projects. Anticipates potential problems and develops ways to prevent them. Performs independent analysis and reasoning with attention to detail. Identifies, clarifies, and researches problems to find the best solutions. Challenges the culture and status quo to generate new ideas. Strategic Planning: Works with the Senior Audit Manager and Executive Director in developing the annual audit plan and helps schedule and prioritize projects. Plans and leads meetings with key management to discuss strategic goals and objectives of various business centers and departments.Incorporates results into an overall audit strategy.Develops audit strategies geared toward helping business centers achieve their objectives, as well as identifying areas of exposure that may prevent objectives from being met. Determines audit strategies for centralized functions that allow for a broad coverage of review to impact a large number of business centers/departments. Qualifications: Bachelorâ™s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. Minimum of 3 years of experience as an auditor/consultant (internal audit and/or public accounting) role. Advanced certification preferred: CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA and/or MBA. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required. Systems implementation experience preferred, but not required. Experience in the Health Care and/or higher education environment preferred, but not required. Audit or consulting in a process improvement preferred, but not required. Knowledge of electronic work papers.
Internal Number: 1160362617
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