Full Time 40 hours Grade 056 University Audit Schedule 8 AM-5 PM Responsibilities General Purpose: Lead or assist in the planning, performing, and reporting of audits in accordance with Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Conduct audits of organizational activities, and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over those activities. Participate in continual risk assessment activities. Maintain contact with individuals at various levels of responsibility from operating personnel to Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Vice Presidents. Unlimited access to all University records and personnel as authorized by the Executive Director of University Audit. Report audit findings and make recommendations for correcting unsatisfactory conditions, improving internal controls, and reducing costs. Responsibilities: Leadership: Maintain awareness of current trends and risks specifically associate with higher education and healthcare through self-studies, training, publications, and membership/participation in professional organizations. Work 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. Share 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. Develop and continuously enhance working relationships with staff and management at the University. Promote the mission of the Audit Department and its ability to provide advisory services through continuous communication with management. Serve as a spokesperson when representing the Department on specific projects or teams. Project Management: Conduct unit-level risk assessments and develop customized audit strategies for business units, divisions, and departments. Create a plan for the scope, timing, and resource needs to complete assigned audit projects and present such plans to the Senior Audit Manager and Executive Director. Ensure that audit objectives are clearly understood among Audit Department and management. Obtain, analyze, and appraise 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. Prepare formal written reports expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal controls, and the efficiency and effectiveness with which to control activities are being performed. Make oral or written presentations to management prior to and at the conclusion of audits, discussing deficiencies and explaining recommended corrective actions. Ensure that audit projects provide â??value addedâ?? audit results that focus on proactive solutions. Appraise adequacy of the corrective actions to be taken to improve deficient conditions. Ensure compliance with professional standards for the practice of internal auditing (e.g. IIA and GAAS standards). Use technology tolls to accomplish tasks and projects. Anticipate potential problems and develop ways to prevent them. Perform independent analysis and reasoning with attention to detail. Identify, clarify, and research problems to find the best solutions. Challenge the culture and status quo to generate new ideas. Strategic Planning Work with the Senior Audit Manager and Executive Director in developing the annual audit plan, and help schedule and prioritize projects. Plan and lead meetings with key management to discuss strategic goals and objectives of various business centers and departments. Incorporate results into an overall audit strategy. Develop audit strategies geared toward helping business centers achieve their objectives, as well as identifying areas of exposure that may prevent objectives from being met. Determine 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. Advanced certification preferred (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, and/or MBA). Minimum of three years of experience as an auditor/consultant (internal audit and/or public accounting) role. Experience with Microsoft Office suite required. Systems implementation experience preferred. Experience in healthcare and/or higher education environment preferred. Audit or consulting in process improvement preferred. Knowledge of electronic work papers.
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