Directs the internal audit program of the institution including complex, diversified programs or financial operations to review adequacy of controls and compliance. Develops university-wide audit priorities, implements rules and policies for conducting the auditing function consistent with local, state and federal guidelines and schedules of adequate frequency and scope.
Allocates resources or adjusts work schedules to address the need for special reviews and investigation of allegations of misuse. Performs a variety of compliance reviews for integrity of internal controls, financial record keeping approaches, program activities, information systems, financial operations and financial audits and such other audit activity and reporting on the adequacy of the operations and other activities in conformity with grant and contract specifications; and as management or the Board of Trustees may request. Assists management in attaining goals by furnishing information, analyses, appraisals and recommendations. Audit recommendations can result in changes in organization and operations.
Coordinates work with state and federal audit agencies and other external auditors to ensure that audit resources are used efficiently and duplication of effort is minimized. Conducts operational, financial and compliance audits of university departments and activities. Responsible for all phases of audit project including selecting audit objectives; analyzing and evaluation controls and work flows; creating an audit program; performing test work; developing of recommendations to address weaknesses noted and communicating results of projects to university management. Assignments are generally complex in nature and work is widely varied in scope. Projects typically involve central university systems and processes or departments with diverse operations. Employee follows established audit procedures but exercises judgment in selecting audit objectives and procedures and in identifying solutions to problems encountered. Performs audits and other reviews of a sensitive and/or confidential nature, including allegations of misuse.
May consult with management to identify project objectives or may establish objectives independently. Selects and applies the audit techniques and procedures needed to provide accurate, complete analysis and to develop appropriate recommendations. Exercise judgment in selecting procedures and interpreting results. Serves as liaison for university regarding any external audit activities and reviews management actions regarding resolution of audit recommendations involving any external audit activities. Serves as Internal Control Officer for the university.
Performs special projects as requested by management. Serves as information resource to university community. As requested, assists with interpretation of policy and procedures and provides advice regarding organizational or procedural changes.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: In accordance with the North Carolina Internal Audit Act, General Statute §143-746, all internal auditors employed by a state agency shall at a minimum hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university (Business or Accountancy preferred), and certification or licensure as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, or Certified Information Systems Auditor, professional engineer or attorney; or have a minimum of five years' experience in internal or external auditing, management consulting, program evaluation, management analysis, economic analysis, industrial engineering or operations research. Interested individuals should have a demonstrated record of effective leadership, initiative, and management in a large and diverse financial/compliance audit environment. Knowledge of the principles, theories, techniques, and practices of modern accounting and/or auditing is essential.
Management Preferences: Prior work experience with state of North Carolina public universities, colleges, or agencies as well as presenting to boards. Certification or licensure as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, or Certified Information Systems Auditor, Professional Engineer or Attorney.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will challenge students to embrace difference and adapt to change, think critically, communicate effectively, and become responsible citizens. Working from a strong foundation in the liberal arts, we will increase opportunities to infuse our curriculum with interdisciplinary innovation while promoting undergraduate and graduate research as well as international opportunities.