With minimal supervision, plans, organizes, executes and oversees assigned audits in accordance with professional standards for the practice of internal auditing. Interacts with all levels of management throughout the University. Provides feedback and guidance on risk assessment in determining audit scope. Evaluates, reviews and analyzes operational, financial and compliance internal controls to identify significant control weaknesses. Develops recommendations based on synthesized information for management to improve the control environment. Participates in University wide initiatives acting as a strong business consultant on complex issues.
Independently plans, performs, and prepares reports on the execution of selected audits. Conducts assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end with minimal supervision. Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk. Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk. Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives. Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented. Ensures adherence to applicable department and professional standards. Performs follow up testing on outstanding findings. Performs consulting projects at the request of management and assists with hotline investigations. Participates in the risk assessment process.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work independently and effectively with the staff and management of the departments or areas under audit. Comprehensive knowledge of accepted accounting and audit principles. Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate. Excellent listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic. Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments. Reliability. Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as auditing, finance, technology, operations, or investigations. Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently; proactive in asking clarifying questions to ensure work effort is directed toward desired outcome. Ability to recognize when learned theoretical concepts should be applied. Solid understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts. Ability to identify underlying cause of an issue raised. Awareness of risk, control, and governance responsibilities and what is necessary for successful tactical collaboration and information sharing. Excellent communication, negotiation, and business writing skills. Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner to avoid surprises. Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges. Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field. Minimum of five years audit experience. Relevant certification (i.e. CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE), or ability to certify within one year.
Experience conducting risk-based operational audits. Experience in higher education. Experience with AutoAudit, Cognos, and Banner.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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