unit logo

Staff Investigator II


The Staff Investigator assists the Office of Internal Audit’s (OIA) investigation leadership in conducting investigations or reviews related to significant and credible allegations of waste, fraud, or financial mismanagement in the university. Under the supervision of departmental leadership, the Staff Investigator is an important team member in supporting the integrity of the OIA’s routine and complex investigations related to suspected fraud, waste and abuse.

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.

  • Assist in conducting investigations and reviews including assessing risks; evaluating internal control design and effectiveness; developing and executing investigation programs, work plans, and performing fieldwork, testing and data analysis.
  • Provide frequent updates to investigation supervisor on status of assigned work, including immediate communication of any issues or challenges.
  • Work with investigation supervisor to compile information and observations for verbal or written presentation to management.
  • Interpret policies of the university, Board of Trustees, other local, state and federal agencies when conducting investigations and reviews, as appropriate.
  • Participate in investigation briefings, information meetings, and presentation of investigation findings to university administration.
  • Prepare workpapers to adequately document investigations performed with supporting evidence for all forensic findings in adherence to OIA procedures and applicable professional investigation standards.
  • Effectively meet agreed-upon investigation and review completion timelines while also participating in other organizational initiatives.
  • Through investigations and reviews, identify opportunities for reducing costs, improving processes, and enhancing the University’s image in the community, as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the internal investigation 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.
  • Be responsible for budgetary control of work hours spent on investigations and keeping the investigation supervisor informed of actual hours and significant variances.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, or forensic related field. Minimum of 3 years’ experience with either a “Big 4” accounting firm, a mid-level accounting firm, and/or a mid to large corporation’s internal investigation department.

Licensure and Certification

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


This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.


To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.