Collin College is looking for a professional who wants to make a difference at a college that is on the move. We are growing—both in our physical footprint and programming, but primarily in service to our students and communities.
This is an opportunity to join one of the foremost community college districts in Texas. Collin College serves the citizens of its service area with the lowest tuition in the state as well as the lowest tax rate in the county and second lowest community college tax rate in the state while returning over a half billion dollars in economic impact per year. With more than 2,500 outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators, Collin College serves 55,000 plus students annually in the North Texas region in campuses and centers that are well designed, maintained, and located in thriving communities.
The successful candidate for the Director Internal Audit position will conduct complex operational, financial, and compliance audit projects across all areas of the college. The Director will be an effective agent for change, improving business efficiency and effectiveness. In addition, the Director will evaluate risk and internal controls, and make recommendations to strengthen internal controls to safeguard College assets.
We are looking for an individual with a true service orientation – someone with excellent interpersonal and team building skills who develops and maintains collaborative relationships with leadership and departments, who demonstrates a sincere level of respect for employees of the organization and who will invest their time and energy to helping make Collin College even better as we strive for excellence.
Please review the job summary and apply today to join a progressive organization that is passionate about our core values of learning, service and involvement, creativity and innovation, academic excellence, dignity and respect, and integrity. Collin College is absolutely committed to delivering a brighter future for our students and communities and we are looking for the right individual to join our team!?
Reporting to the Chief of Staff administratively and the Board of Trustees Finance and Audit Committee functionally, the Director of Internal Audit is responsible for performing audit projects, including operational, financial, and compliance audit projects across all areas of the college.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Identify and evaluate risk areas for the development of the annual audit plan via an annual risk assessment. Develop and execute an annual report which includes a summary of audit activity.
Conduct complex operational, financial, and compliance audit projects. Perform analysis of business processes that include identifying and defining issues and recommendations, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing relevant information, evaluating evidence, documenting business processes and procedures, and completing audit documentation. Communicate the results of audits via written reports and oral presentations to management, the District President, and the Board Finance and Audit Committee.
Provide technical assistance to College employees on matters related to internal audits and controls.
Serve as a resource to external auditors and assist with federal, state, and other audits, and reviews by outside agencies.
Conduct periodic workshops to promote awareness of risk management and internal controls throughout the college.
Ensure compliance with the Code of Ethics, the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and as applicable, the Practice Advisories as promulgated by the Institution of Internal Auditors.
Ensure an external assessment of the Internal Audit’s quality assurance programs at least once every five years in accordance with the Standards.
Manage the Internal Audit department’s budget and any assigned personnel.
Perform all duties in accordance with college policies, procedures, and Core Values.
Keep abreast of higher education practices, rules, and regulations related to the internal auditing profession.
Maintain personal proficiency by obtaining an adequate amount of continuing education.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from a regionally accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred.
Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience, including three years of managerial experience in auditing large, complex organizations which includes experience presenting analyses and reports to a Board/governing body. Experience in higher education desired.
Licenses and Certifications: Current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license required.
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred. Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of accounting and auditing standards and principles applicable to higher education
Knowledge of budgeting, purchasing, and operations of large organizations
Knowledge of ERP systems (e.g. Banner, Workday, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, etc.) as a part of the audit process. Preference given to candidates with Ellucian/Banner experience
Knowledge of fraud investigation and detection criteria and strategies
Demonstrated proficiency in using appropriate office software applications, including spreadsheets and databases
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
Proficiency with one or more audit software tools, such as IDEA and Teammate
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with District employees, Board of Trustees, and the public
Demonstrated ability to apply sound reasoning and exercise a high degree of initiative and decision-making with brief general direction
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and materials
Ability to see information in print and/or electronically
Ability to plan and meet budgets
Must possess and maintain a valid Texas drivers’ license and must be insurable through Collin College’s insurers, as travel to other locations is required
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Little physical effort required.
***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore, candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. ***
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.
Internal Number: req752
About Collin College
Collin College serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.