Senior Auditor II
The Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for leading and executing moderate to complex 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 proactively works with management of the audited area to assess internal controls and ensure compliance with policies, laws, and regulations. This position is required to be able to work under limited supervision. The Senior Auditor also coordinates, supervises, and conducts audit assignments. 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.
- Perform internal audit work of a moderately complex nature involving a high degree of problem solving and diagnostic responsibilities.
- Conduct audits and reviews including assessing risks; evaluating internal control design and effectiveness; developing and executing 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 assist in performing analysis, critiques and evaluations.
- 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.
- Proactively develop staff through meaningful on-the-job training and prepare evaluations for staff performance on the assignment.
- 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.
- Monitor work assignments to ensure timely completion and performance of quality assurance reviews of work papers and report drafts to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and objectivity of audit reports, and consistency with auditing standards.
- 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.
- Frequently interact with project team, and internal and external functional peers and auditee/senior management.
- Work autonomously or as part of a team to deliver a portfolio of internal audit projects within agreed timeframes;
- Aid management and staff in understanding internal control weaknesses, and how to enhance the effectiveness of operations through the presentation and discussion of audit findings and practical value add recommendations;
- 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.
- Maintain professional proficiency via continuing professional education, participating in professional associations, while staying abreast of leading practices, industry trends, and emerging risks.
- 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 5 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.
- Process Management
- Problem Solving
- Accuracy And Attention To Detail
- Audit And Compliance Function
- Financial Process Documentation
- Internal Controls
- Fraud Management
- Data Gathering And Reporting
- Financial Analysis
- Financial Risk Management
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