Northeastern University's Audit & Advisory Services team is seeking a motivated and talented individual to join our team as Assistant Director. This position will serve as a trusted leader to the Director and Vice President of Audit & Advisory Services. The Assistant Director will supervise four (4) individuals and play an integral role in maintaining an audit team that delivers high quality audit projects. The Assistant Director will also be expected to perform audits individually as needed to meet departmental goals and expectations.
Reporting to the Director of Audit & Advisory Services, this position will oversee a range of challenging audit projects. The Assistant Director will be responsible for assessing the design and operating effectiveness of the system of internal controls inherent in the processes and activities of the University. This position will oversee audits across the university. Our cross-functional approach enables collaboration between IT, financial, and operational audit areas. In this capacity, the Assistant Director will be familiar with the mission of the University and have significant exposure to leadership throughout the organization.
The Assistant Director will:
Provide professional audit work, as a team leader and individually. Assess risks, evaluate internal controls, prepare and execute audit programs for reviews including financial, information technology, and operational processes and systems.
Exercise professional judgment throughout the audit process including interviews, information gathering, evaluation, recommendation, and report writing phases; use knowledge of the current environment and industry trends to identify potential issues and risks.
Oversee and develop clear, concise, accurate and complete audit work papers to support findings and recommendations, and writing clear and concise reports for management.
Conduct or assist in the performance of special projects or studies, including risk assessments, fraud investigations, audit department policy updates, due diligence acquisition reviews, and more.
Audit work performed must adhere to the Institute of Internal Audit's (IIA) Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
The Assistant Director must be able to demonstrate leadership competencies to get the most from the audit team and each of its individual members. The Assistant Director needs to oversee and/or produce timely and accurately completed audit work with properly supported results and conclusions and audit recommendations are well thought out and workable. The individual should have a strong desire to put the auditee first with the goal of adding value to their processes; and remain a support to the auditee without compromising audit independence.
Required Education & Experience
Seven years or more in public accounting, internal auditing, compliance, or related field
Two years or more of supervisory experience that includes the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and manage others in a wide variety of activities.
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field
Master's Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field is preferred
Professional Certification as a CIA, CPA, CISA and\or CFE is preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Understanding of the Institute of Internal Auditor's International Professional Practices Framework, COSO Framework, and/or other professional internal control guidance
Experience with data analytics using Excel, Tableau, Cognos, or PowerBI is preferred
Project management skills with demonstrated experience in meeting project timelines and deliverables and the ability to handle multiple project assignments simultaneously
Excellent oral and written communication skills, effective report writing and presentations
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a project team
High professional and ethical standards with the ability to handle confidential information
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to interact with stakeholders of any level from all areas of campus as well as external contacts.
Legal and Regulatory Administration
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit www.northeastern.edu/benefits for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.