Associate Director - Audit and Advisory Services (0680U) -
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Departmental Overview Audit and Advisory Services assists all levels of University management in the discharge of their oversight, management and operating responsibilities by providing relevant, timely, independent assurance, advisory and investigative services using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate risk and improve the effectiveness of control and governance processes. Auditors present analyses, evaluations, and recommendations based on in-depth study of an operation, risk, activity, or emerging issue. In conjunction with senior campus management, we develop an annual plan of audits and consultative projects based on a risk assessment and ranking methodology adopted across the UC system and augmented to address local circumstances.
Manages and develops internal operational and procedural audits.
Responsible for training staff to plan, scope and executive internal audits and risk assessments within established audit standards.
Works with management in all areas to define the audit function as it relates to overall business activities.
Manages the testing of the financial and operating system processes for information integrity of transaction documents and reports discrepancies.
Ensures that audit issues are well defined and root causes are identified.
Receives assignments in the form of audit department objectives.
Determines how to use resources to meet schedules and department goals.
Provides guidance and direction to staff within the latitude of established department policies.
Manages internal investigations in conjunction with and assigned by campus whistleblower investigations function
Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect audit department operations and methodologies.
Advises senior management on matters concerning several functional areas, department and/or customers.
Must posses 7+ years relevant experience in internal audit, public accounting, or similar experience.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills in documenting audit findings and developing resulting recommendations.
Strong presentation skills required at this level to convey complex and technical information.
Expertise and knowledge of auditing principles and standards.
Experience in conducting investigations of alleged irregularities, misconduct or misuse of funds.
Experience in supervising audit staff, either in internal audit or public accounting.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Creativity, independence, initiative and integrity.
Sensitivity to the impact of recommendations and conclusions resulting from audits, investigations, and special projects.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Licenses or certifications, if any:
Professional certification required (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE or equivalent)
Salary & Benefits Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $125,000-$150,000/annually For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.