The Director of Internal Auditing provides oversight, coordination, and leadership for the Internal Audit Division of Auburn University. This position is fully responsible for the implementation of the audit plan and provides assistance to the Associate VP of Audit, Compliance & Privacy in the development of the same. The audit plan is developed using a comprehensive risk assessment that ensures adequate coverage of all four divisions of AU. This position is also responsible for directing audit resources and providing oversight for all audit projects, including scheduled audits, allegations, and administrative requests.
1. Implements audit plan and assists the Associate VP of Audit, Compliance & Privacy in the development of the same. The audit plan is developed using a comprehensive risk assessment that ensures adequate audit coverage for all four divisions of AU. 2. Provides oversight and guidance for all audit projects, ensuring an effective allocation of audit resources based on a comprehensive risk assessment. 3. Reviews audit work papers, results, and reports for all audit projects to ensure completeness and compliance with IIA standards. 4. Develops and implements a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program to ensure compliance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as set forth by the Institute of Internal Auditing. 5. Oversees human resources activities for the Internal Auditing division to ensure high levels of employee performance, retention, and satisfaction. 6. Collaborates with senior university administrators, such as CFO and General Counsel, to evaluate risks and determine best practices and appropriate internal controls. 7. Assists and advises university management and staff regarding financial and accounting matters, best practices, proper policies and procedures, internal controls, and risk mitigation techniques. 8. Develops and conducts training for the University community to provide guidance and instruction on best practices, proper policies and procedures, internal controls, and risk mitigation techniques. Works to improve the campus culture of internal control and risk mitigation.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Field of Study
Degree in Business, Management, Finance or Accounting
Years of Experience
Area of Experience
Experience conducting audits with a minimum of 5 years experience managing audits, including risk assessment, planning, audit execution, issue/report writing, managing timelines, and management interaction. Must have at least 2 years experience managing full-time employees.
Auburn University is an R1, Land Grant institution with $255 million in research expenditures in 2020 and enrolls approximately 32,000 students, in twelve colleges: Agriculture; Architecture, Design & Construction; Engineering; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Human Sciences; Liberal Arts; Nursing; Pharmacy; Sciences and Mathematics; Business; and Veterinary Medicine. U.S. News and World Report ranks Auburn as a top 50 public university. Auburn University at Montgomery enrolls nearly 7,000 students and is recognized as one of the best Regional Universities in the Southern U.S.
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Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.