Internal Audit assists the University in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of business risk management, control, and internal operating processes that support the University's core missions of teaching, research, and service. Under limited direction of the Director, the Senior Auditor is responsible for the systematic and objective verification, analysis and appraisal of the University's accounting, financial and operating controls. The Senior Internal Auditor supervises staff members assigned to audit projects and assists the Director in reviewing audit work papers. The Senior Auditor assists in preparing the annual reevaluation of the Internal Audit Plan, risk analyses and risk-based internal audit plans. The Senior Auditor assists in preparing materials for the meetings of the Board of Trustees Audit Visiting Committee. This position regularly communicates with University faculty and administrators at all levels and external auditors on matters relating to internal controls, compliance, and audit findings and recommendations. Duties of the position require independent execution and decision making based on the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, professional certification, experience, applicable laws and regulations and University policy.
Develop and complete Risk Assessments, Audit Programs and Internal Control Questionnaires for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of financial, accounting and operating risks and controls in audits.
Perform independent audit fieldwork within budget and in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Internal Audit Department standards.
Assist in conducting sensitive investigations of alleged financial improprieties, including fraud, reported through the University Financial Compliance Hotline and other sources.
Review findings and recommendations with University ;clients in a way that gains their acceptance of proposed changes and promotes professional rapport.
Develop and make presentations to the University community concerning internal accounting controls and compliance.
Writes clear and actionable audit reports. Assist in preparing materials for Board of Trustees Audit Visiting Committee meetings.
Follow-up on findings and recommendations to ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken.
Supervise staff members assigned to audit projects and assist the Director in reviewing audit work papers.
Develop and assist in implementing measures to enhance Internal Audit Department audit efficiency and office administration.
Maintain current knowledge of new developments in the accounting and internal auditing fields as applicable to the University.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in accounting, computer science, or related discipline with a minimum of six years of progressive auditing experience and leadership responsibilities in a complex business environment.
Current CPA, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or comparable certification.
Internal Audit, ERM, IT or Compliance Audit experience in a University, Lab, or Health Sciences environment is preferred.
Effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and analytical/problem solving ability.
Ability to make effective presentations to groups. Experience in using data analysis tools preferred.
Flexibility and the ability to change priorities quickly and capacity to handle multiple tasks.
Ability to communicate and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
Internal Number: 494749
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The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/