The purpose of the Assistant Internal Audit Director is to assist the Director in managing and leading the department, including serving as back-up to the Director in meetings and situations as needed. The role includes input on Audit Committee meetings, annual audit planning, the planning of individual audits and the overall direction of the department. The Assistant Internal Audit Director provides professional expertise, consultation, and technical assistance to executive management and supervises auditors on staff with regard to financial, business engineering, policy, and information systems.
The Assistant Internal Audit Director reports to the Chief Audit Executive and is responsible for proposing, implementing and managing improvements in audit operating procedures. The individual must demonstrate foresight, creativity and superior judgment in the management of audit projects, consulting or advisory services, and day to day oversight of the Internal Audit department.
KSAâ™s and or Competencies required to successfully perform the work:
Advanced knowledge of auditing process
Knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Knowledge of fraud and IT terminology, concepts and practices, computer aided audit techniques
Knowledge of higher education and applicable federal and state regulations
CPA, CIA, CISA and/or relevant professional certification
Supervision of multiple staff involved in multiple projects at the same time
Excellent oral and written communication
Project management and organization
Decision making and sound professional judgment
Aptitude for learning computer applications such as spreadsheets, database packages, and audit management software
Lead a team to ensure the highest quality audits providing value to management and the State Board
Develop ACT staff through proactive recruitment, and provide performance management, experiential development, and training
Plan and conduct multiple simultaneous projects and manage shifting priorities
Lead and conduct comprehensive audits, special projects, and investigations
Participate in risk assessments, annual audit planning
Work well with all levels of employees and management with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team
Prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses and present findings and recommendations clearly and concisely
Successfully handle sensitive discussions and issues
Professionalism: Demonstrates a professional demeanor at all times and exhibits integrity, objectivity and business maturity whether working alone or in a team environment. Professionalism includes:
Exhibiting sound character and values including integrity, objectivity, and honesty
Using sound professional judgment
Building relationships with others based on trust
Taking personal responsibility for actions
Personal Attributes: Must have a strong commitment to ethics (both professionally and personally) and be self-motivated, dependable and reliable while recognizing limitations and seeking advice.
Management: Effectively plans and sets priorities. Must be able to influence and lead others, stay current on industry practices, act proactively in evaluating and solving problems, motivate others and provide direction on audits and projects as appropriate. Must be able to successfully organize audits and projects to meet objectives and deadlines, and encourage teamwork and cooperation while establishing an effective working and cooperative relationship with auditees.
Functional: Actively continues growth and improvement regarding requirements of the position. Must possess a desire to learn new audit techniques and demonstrate a strong work ethic with a continuous emphasis on improving service and value.
Communication: Leads by example by respecting, supporting and cooperating with others. Must be an excellent communicator able to create and deliver clear instructions, anticipate needs of others, develop effective means to convey oral and written thoughts, effectively manage conflict, and use tact when dealing with others. Presentations to groups of varying sizes and constituencies must be clear and persuasive.
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required for entry into position:
A combination of relevant experience and education typically obtained through completion of a bachelorâ™s or masterâ™s degree that provides the required level of knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the functions of the job.
Related business experience including internal audit experience
Possession of a CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CISSP or related certification
Internal Number: 35271
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