Provide internal, independent appraisals, analyses, counsel, recommendations, and audit services as the university’s lead auditor, to Kent State University management and to serve as a liaison between the University and the University’s external, independent public accountants, and the University’s Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. Serve on the Senior Staff of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration. Functionally reports to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees and administratively reports to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Develop audit plans in conjunction with management; work with deans and directors on the implementation of auditing recommendations; prepare annual audit plan with focus on operations that have a higher inherent or control risk.
Design or review audit programs to accomplish goals of audits conducted.
Supervise or perform audits to review departmental functions and operations to ensure compliance with applicable policies, regulations, procedures and laws; assess safeguarding of assets.
Administer the University’s anonymous reporting system; evaluate all allegations for appropriate follow-up; conduct investigations as deemed necessary; promote awareness of anonymous reporting system.
Perform and assist in special projects as requested by the Vice President, Administration.
Appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are deployed, identify opportunities for improving operational performance, and recommend enhancements.
Provide written reports upon completion of audits to appropriate University management.
Evaluate plans or actions taken by department heads or other management personnel to correct reported conditions for satisfactory disposition of audit findings. Perform follow-up review as necessary.
Analyze, evaluate and perform ad hoc audits and/or budgetary projects or reviews as necessary.
Coordinate annual audit efforts with those of the University’s independent public accountants for the performance of the University’s annual audit and WKSU’s annual audit.
Coordinate audit efforts with all other outside authorities, as necessary.
Coordinate procurement of independent public accountant contract in cooperation with the State Auditor’s Office.
Fulfill responsibilities of human resource management including equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and employee development. Coordinate and oversee personnel activities including, but not limited to, recruitment, employee selection, appraisals, and evaluation.
Leadership of a small department, unit or major function and/or direct supervision over administrative/professional employees.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. CPA required. Eight years’ experience in accounting and auditing services.
Automated financial systems and personal computer applications: word processing, spreadsheet, database, and email Generally accepted accounting principles (gaap) Rules and standards related to ethics and auditing practice
Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication Organization, planning, and analytical
Conduct electronic data processing audits, review and apply federal and state laws and regulations and university policies and procedures to audit areas Manage people and projects Provide leadership and direction
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Advanced degree and other professional certifications preferred.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.