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Senior Auditor I


The Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for executing moderate level audits. This position participates in the evaluation of the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of controls and identifies weaknesses, along with providing recommendations to mitigate those weaknesses. This position is required to be able to work under limited supervision. The Senior Auditor also coordinates, supervises, and conducts audit assignments in accordance with Office of Internal Audit (OIA) procedures and applicable auditing standards. This may include leading audit teams and supervising the work of other professional staff on a project basis.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Conduct audits and reviews including assessing risks; evaluating internal control design and effectiveness; developing and executing risk based audit programs, work plans, resource budgets; and performing fieldwork, testing and data analysis.
  • Prepare work papers and reports consistent with audit plan procedures with a high level of technical accuracy, grammatical accuracy and structure, in adherence to OIA procedures and applicable and professional auditing standards.
  • Supervise the audit and assign project tasks to staff auditors who perform analysis, critiques and evaluations of the audit areas approved in the audit plan or as assigned by the OIA.
  • Review documentation, results and conclusions of tasks performed by staff auditors ensuring the success and professional standards of the assignment, and the on-going professional development of the individuals involved.
  • Provide frequent updates to OIA management on status of assigned work including immediate communication of any issues or challenges.
  • Develop and maintain productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.
  • Develop meaningful recommendations for management to improve the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of controls and operations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with auditees at appropriate levels and commit to continually improving customer satisfaction.
  • Stay abreast of general business/economic developments and new pronouncements/standards, to gain an understanding of their links and impact to the University’s business.
  • Use a variety of data analysis techniques and innovative approaches to analyze performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Through audit process, grasp understanding of college/unit/department resources and operations; assess strengths and weaknesses of function and advise auditee on methods for taking advantage of opportunities in cost reduction, process improvement, and improving operational reputation.
  • Maintain professional proficiency via continuing professional education, participating in professional associations, while staying abreast of leading practices, industry trends, and emerging risks.
  • Ensure that the internal audit quality assurance requirements as promulgated by the IIA and related professional standards are followed, practiced and support any independent external assessments.
  • Assist in the preparation of an annual risk assessment.
  • Be a leading example of the principles and values embodied in the University’s Code of Conduct, and behave, act and communicate at all times to reflect fairness, ethics and professionalism.
  • Participate in investigations as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, or related field. Minimum of 4 years’ experience with either a “Big 4” accounting firm, a mid-level accounting firm, and/or a mid to large corporation’s internal audit department.

Licensure and Certification

Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other audit related certifications, preferred or working toward obtaining the license by taking and passing the applicable CIA or CPA state exam.


This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.


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