The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country and employs more than 39,000 faculty and staff statewide. The UW System institutions’ combined headcount enrollment exceeds 170,000. Together, these institutions are a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
Under the general direction of the Chief Audit Executive and/or Director of the UW System Office of Internal Audit, this position is responsible for assisting management in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by conducting independent audits related to the UW System. This position is expected to conform to the Office of Internal Audit Charter, the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Code of Ethics, and other auditing standards implemented by the Office of Internal Audit. This position may require periodic travel. One position is located in Madison, WI and the other in Milwaukee, WI.
*According to the preference of the incumbent, this position may be located in Milwaukee or Madison, WI; however, other UW-institution locations may also be considered.
Develop audit programs for the execution of complex audits
Conduct complex audits
Document and communicate the results of fieldwork
Develop and participate in professional development training opportunities
Perform follow-up reviews to determine the implementation status of recommendations including corrective action taken to improve deficient conditions
In order to be considered for this position, a candidate must have:
Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field.
Experience conducting or assisting with conducting audits.
A well-qualified candidate will also have:
Expert knowledge or certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, with special emphasis on the integrated Framework of Internal Control published by COSO.
Current knowledge of and application skills with external assessment standards; Audits of Internal Control over Financial Reporting and SAS (Statement of Auditing Standards).
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of risk assessment and control frameworks.
Technical skills in data extraction from multiple and un-integrated datasets, analysis, statistical inference, sample and in synthesizing information to draw conclusions.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Excellent communication (oral and written), planning, organizational, prioritization, problem-solving, critical thinking, analytical, and customer service skills.
Experience in a higher education environment.
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
About University of Wisconsin System Administration
The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country and employs more than 39,000 faculty and staff statewide. The UW System’s combined enrollment headcount exceeds 170,000, and the System confers more than 36,000 degrees each year. The UW System is comprised of 13 four-year universities with 13 two-year branch campuses affiliated with seven of the four-year institutions. Two of the universities (UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee) are doctoral degree-granting institutions and 11 are master’s degree-granting comprehensive institutions. The UW System is governed by a single Board of Regents (Board) comprised of 18 members. The UW System head is the President of the System. Together, these institutions are a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
The mission of the University of Wisconsin System Administration, Office of Internal Audit is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value to, protect, and strengthen the management of the University of Wisconsin System and its universities. Central to this mission is performing and conductin...g engagements in a manner in which assurance can be ascertained as to whether University of Wisconsin System programs, policies, and practices are conducted in accordance with state law and Board of Regents policy.
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