Primary Purpose: The Internal Auditor is responsible for performing internal audit assignments which vary in complexity and are carried out with supervision from the Senior Internal Auditor and/or the Director of Internal Audit. The Internal Auditor is responsible for and conducting financial, compliance and operational audits of campus organizations, departments and functions to determine the adequacy of controls, the degree of compliance with established policies and procedures, and the effectiveness and efficiency of the area under review.
Essential Functions: 1. Under the direction of the Director and (as assigned) the Senior Internal Auditor, plans the scope of the audit, prepares the audit program, and determines the appropriate auditing procedures and examination techniques to be applied in compliance with established guidelines and principles of auditing. 2. Performs audit assignments which involve research and analysis of University policies and procedures, accounting principles, governance practices, and regulatory obligations to evaluate compliance with laws, policies, procedures, and regulation. 3. Independently performs continuous monitoring and assess various activities to identify potential operational, financial, or compliance risks or potential fraud which warrant audit attention. 4. Prepares and organizes audit workpapers that adequately support audit conclusions and recommendations and which adhere to prescribed internal auditing standards for workpaper content and presentation. 5. Exercises independent decision making and professional judgement in assessing the level of risk in findings and appropriate recommendations to remediate identified issues. 6. Present oral presentations to auditees and other campus administrators during and at the conclusion of the audit covering the results of the audit and recommendations for corrective action. 7. Prepares formal written reports covering the results of assigned audit projects and participates in report reviews with auditees and campus management.
Marginal Functions: 8. Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers. 9. Contributes to the overall success of the University by working as a team member or independently on audits and special projects and performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 10. Maintains currency of all certifications and maintains knowledge of new technology, changing control risks, and related control techniques through appropriate continuing professional education.
Minimum Qualifications: Education/Experience/Certifications: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, must include courses in Auditing and Accounting courses at the intermediate level and above. • Strong oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: • Certification as certified public accountant (CPA), certified internal auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). • At least 1 year of formal auditing experience preferred using GAAS or IIA auditing standards. • Experience related to Internal Auditing, IT Auditing, Compliance, or Governance. • Strong knowledge of IIA Core Principles, Standards, and Code of Ethics. • Working knowledge of Internal Control Frameworks such as COSO and NIST. • Working knowledge of BANNER or similar ERP. • Working knowledge of Data Analytics Programs, esp IDEA. • Intermediate skills in Excel to include proficiency with PivotTables, and intermediate commands such as VLOOKUP and SUMIF. Skills/Knowledge and Expertise: • Strong verbal, analytical, and written communications skills are required. • A functional knowledge of the use of computers in internal auditing. • Ability to research, collect, organize and maintain accurate records/data. • Ability to work at times with little supervision, to meet deadlines, to solve problems, and to make appropriate recommendations is required. • Professionalism, initiative, and objectivity under all circumstances are required.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business hours of 8AM – 5PM, M-F. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines. Position is eligible for flex-time and hours may be modified during summer with approval of flex time proposal. Some in-state travel required. Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Special Instructions: Please provide a writing sample of a redacted audit report that you have primarily written. If you have not written a redacted audit report, please provide a writing sample of comparable length.
Pacific is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category.
About University of the Pacific
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West, the Stockton Campus offers more than 80 areas of study in nine schools and colleges, including 25 graduate programs and 10 accelerated programs. The university's distinctive Northern California footprint also includes its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduate programs in health, food and technology fields, and the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and graduate programs in health, educati...on, business, public policy and data science. Undergraduates make up more than half of the total University population, with more than 3,800 undergraduates and more than 1,150 graduate and professional students enrolled for the current academic year. Pacific students benefit from small class sizes with an average class size of 19 and student-faculty ratio of 12:1.