The University of Connecticut seeks a highly knowledgeable and strategic leader to serve as the Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for the Storrs, Regional and UConn Health campuses. Functioning as a key partner and trusted advisor, the CAE will direct a comprehensive risk-based audit program that is designed to add value and improve operations through evaluations of internal controls, risk management and governance processes. Serving as the face of internal audit, the CAE will build strong partnerships across the University and provide the necessary content expertise and framework to promote and instill a culture of compliance that embraces industry and higher education best practices.
Reporting administratively to the President, and functionally to the Board of Trustees through the Joint Audit and Compliance Committee, the Chief Audit Executive provides overall leadership and direction to a highly-skilled staff of audit professionals. As the leader of the Office of Audit and Management Advisory Services, the CAE must excel at strategic oversight and execution in order to ensure that the University maintains a comprehensive internal audit program.
A Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university in accounting, finance or related field, with at least ten years’ experience in increasingly responsible positions within internal audit and /or financial management is required.
At least five years managing an internal audit function that is organizationally broad and deep, engaged collaboratively with all parts of the organization. Demonstrated understanding of audit management including culture, operations, financial processes and information technology.
Professional accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and lead an organization-wide, risk-based internal audit function that is proactive, progressive and collaboratively aligned with the many disparate organizational entities that compose a university.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to develop plans and prepare and present reports to senior management and Board of Trustees.
Experience working with modern sophisticated computer-based accounting and financial reporting systems in a large complex organization.
Master's degree in accounting or finance, information management or related field.
Comprehensive knowledge of complex university and/or health care operations, accounting and auditing principles and federal and state regulatory requirements.
Familiar with information technology applications and controls.
This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience. For additional information regarding benefits visit: http://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/. For additional information about the University visit: http://www.uconn.edu/.
Internal Number: Search #2020147
About University of Connecticut
UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. A tradition of coaching winning athletes makes UConn a standout in Division l sports and fuels our academic spirit. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.