Responsible for developing and managing an internal audit program based on a comprehensive risk assessment. The internal programs will consist of Audit Services, Advisory Services, and Investigation Services. This includes the development and oversight of all internal audit functions to assure that an effective internal audit program is in place including the development of an annual plan. The annual plan includes the consideration of high-risk areas or control concerns identified by management and approved by the President.
Responsible for reporting fiscal improprieties and fraudulent activities, when discovered, to appropriate CSU and University Administrators and applicable state departments. Alerts the CSU Chancellor's Office of potential findings that challenge the adequacy of a system-wide policy or indicate a risk or concern that may have systemic implications. Works cooperatively with CSU Chancellor's office regarding acceptance of the appropriateness of the University's responses and actions. Maintains an understanding of CSU System and CSU Channel Islands financial systems and operations and participates in the development of new processes or projects as assigned by supervisor. Responsible for oversight of campus internal audits, prioritizing and scheduling reviews and audits by risk factor which can include whistleblower complaints, investigative audits, compliance audits and management reviews. Must submit scheduled audits and reviews to the President and Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs for approval, including audits and reviews required to be performed annually, audits and special reviews as directed by the President or VP, Division of Business and Financial Affairs, and audits and reviews identified based on level of risk associated with the operation of University departments. Reviews external audit reports of other CSU campuses, determines possible impact to CSU Channel Islands and issues recommendation to minimize adverse impacts to campus.
Acts as liaison with external auditors, including: coordinating and organizing checklists, responses and documents requested by auditors in preparation for the audit; scheduling and organizing entrance, exit and interim conferences during the audit; coordinating response to requests for additional documentation; and reviews audit reports prior to formal release. Coordinates responses to audit findings and tracks the completion of the findings. Responsible for providing expert leadership and direction to University departments, units or programs regarding their resolution of audit findings. Manages the University's response to findings and related documentation to ensure the integrity and completeness of corrective actions. Performs other duties as requested by the VP, Division of Business and Financial Affairs to support the mission of the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. Responsible for internal control and business process support to the campus and auxiliary organizations. Provides support to external auditors, as assigned (i.e., CSU Office of University Auditor, California Bureau of State Audits , State of California Department of Finance and other federal or state agencies). Ensures internal audit program activities comply with the Institute of Internal Auditors' Code of Ethics and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Issues quarterly progress reports summarizing the results of engagement activities.
Designation as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, accounting, finance, or a related field is required; a master's degree or the equivalent in business, accounting, finance or related field is preferred. Outstanding leadership skills and documented capacity to serve as a member of senior management and to affect change in institutional culture and operations in a decentralized, multifunction environment. Substantial internal audit and audit management experience with increasing levels of responsibility, demonstrated knowledge of and ability to implement best practices, and a strong grasp of risk-based auditing. Relevant experience in one or more tightly regulated industry sectors and with complex and decentralized business environments. Ability to lead and manage a comprehensive, dynamic, and proactive program of independent internal auditing, consulting and training in risk identification, assessment and control. Ability to design a comprehensive, risk-based audit plan that identifies and assesses key processes and procedures across a complex enterprise with multiple missions and many internal and external stakeholders. Ability to assist in the design and implementation of a program that will serve as the basis for determining the campus' effectiveness in achieving its operational, financial reporting, and compliance objectives. Strong understanding of internal control with a thorough working knowledge of the concepts embodied in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework. Outstanding written and oral communication skills coupled with the ability to assess the practicality and applicability of recommended solutions to problems encountered.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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