University of Missouri System- Office of Ethics, Compliance, Audit Services
The University of Missouri System (UM System) serves Missouri as the state's land-grant university and Missouri's only public research and doctoral-level institution. It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative teaching, research, innovation, engagement and inclusion.
The Executive Director of Internal Audit will grow and expand the Internal Audit function for the UM System with a focus on adding value and improving operations, risk management, control and governance processes while developing talent within the audit team.
Essential Functions (top five to seven critical functions):
In Collaboration with the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer:
Ensures that high quality internal auditing services are provided in accordance with the professional standards promulgated by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and uses guidance from other related professional bodies as appropriate, such as the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Continuously evolves the audit universe, conducts risk assessment and translates this to an audit plan that supports broad/long term strategic plans and objectives.
Independently or with audit team collaboration:
Conducts consistent and useful risk assessments during audit performance and reports on results.
Provides advice, analysis and results of services in a timely and clear manner. Synthesizes and reports on audit findings and trends across functions, schools, universities and the health system to advance leading risk management practices.
Provides leaders with insights into operations and the control environment that are relevant to strategic objectives.
Develops and nurtures an effective working relationship with the management of each institution and system level function; provides sufficient flexibility to be responsive to management's needs and maintains a flow of communication with operating management.
Executes the annual (or rolling) audit plan and guides the day-to-day activities of the Internal Audit and Consulting Services Team, including coaching and mentoring, team development, and performance management.
Stays abreast of emerging trends, risks, and developments within the higher education, health care, and audit profession and finds ways to leverage them for efficiency and effectiveness; develops and maintains the Internal Audit Performance Guide consistent with the IIA's International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF); establishes and maintains a quality program to ensure compliance with the IPPF.
Serves as a subject matter expert and staff for the UM System Executive Audit and Compliance Committee.
Develops and maintains an effective relationship with external accounting firm, regulators, and service providers.
Deploys appropriate tactics to achieve goals and results within budget.
Collaborates with management to establish data-driven monitoring routines
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Solves problems and is highly organized.
Influences people and systems with or without direct authority.
Scrutinizes all the facts without making a snap judgment.
Attends to details while performing strategic or multi-task assignments; handles complexity and ambiguity.
Perseveres until an issue is resolved.
Focuses on internal talent management including the acquisition, development, and retention of quality people while fostering a high-performance work culture.
Leads with a servant's heart with a focus on integrative and strategic leadership.
Values diversity and inclusion; possesses strong personal integrity and ethics; and demonstrates cultural competence and appreciation of the diverse nature of the university environment.
A bachelor's degree in a related field
At least 5-10 years of broad, progressively responsible leadership in managing an internal audit function with a track record of continuous improvement; must be able to plan, develop and implement complex strategic goals and program initiatives that require the effective management of resources over short and long time frames
Ability to influence at the executive level and drive change; demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues and develop effective problem-resolution strategies.
Ability to work in a collegial manner to develop and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with a variety of persons, internal and external to the organization; must possess a high level of interpersonal skills in working with individuals in collateral, superior and subordinate positions.
Related professional certification required (CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA or others as related).
Master's degree preferred.
Experiences with these roles in a higher education or healthcare setting strongly preferred.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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