Office of Audit and Compliance- Internal Audit Intern
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Higher Education Institution
Princeton University, located in Princeton, N.J., is a liberal arts college and leading research university providing higher education to students since 1746. It is conveniently located just 60 minutes from New York City and 55 minutes from Philadelphia. Princeton University is dedicated to providing a diverse and inclusive atmosphere where students, faculty, and staff can explore their interests and at the same time, discover new academic and extracurricular pursuits. The University encourages individuals from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds to become active and productive members of its diverse community.
The Office of Audit and Compliance (OAC) at Princeton University serves as a proactive and trusted advisor to University management and departments to assess and mitigate risks that may have a significant impact on the achievement of the University’s objectives. OAC is seeking a competent candidate with high professional and ethical standards who will provide quality audit and advisory services to the University.
Under the guidance of the OAC staff, the Internal Audit Intern will be exposed to specific principles and procedures established by and for the internal audit profession. Work is to be performed under the guidance of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards including the Code of Ethics requiring confidentiality.
The Internal Audit Intern will assist the OAC staff in providing quality audit services to Princeton through an established annual audit plan. Duties and responsibilities performed by the position may include the following:
Develop basic competence and knowledge of internal audit tools and techniques including the IIA standards
Examine and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s system of internal controls including compliance with external regulations and University policies and procedures
Analyze data from various University systems and datasets to help formulate a risk based scope and approach for projects, identify trends, support transactions testing, and communicate themes
Assist in the performance of cybersecurity, Information Technology General Controls (ITGC), and other IT/information security assurance and advisory services
Develop data visualizations and other presentation materials using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and other tools
Review documentation provided to support testwork selections and ensure it meets appropriate requirements; follow up with University staff when and where necessary
Assist in the preparation of work papers which document and summarize data gathered and analyzed to support audit observations
Document audit observations and suggest recommendations to mitigate any identified risks or areas of improvement
Assist in interviewing University staff to achieve audit objectives, such as understanding policies, procedures, and responsibilities of audit areas
Perform other duties within the scope of the audit or internal project as assigned by the OAC staff
Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide references and a transcript for review. This paid position will be part-time during the spring at our office in Princeton, NJ, preferably 3 days a week, with the expectation for the position to be extended to full-time during the summer.
Princeton University job offers are contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of a background check, reference checks, and pre-employment screening, as applicable. Princeton University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination status. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement.
Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in business, information systems, or related field of study
Ability to handle multiple projects
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to utilize Excel for data analytics
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Critical thinking skills and use of sound business judgment
Effective time management
Detail oriented and organized
Ability to work independently when required and seek advice and guidance when necessary
Ability to work with others toward a shared goal
Knowledge of Microsoft Visio
Knowledge of audit concepts (e.g. IIA Standards or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards)
Presenting complex concepts creatively for various audiences
Basic knowledge of IT systems and information security related concepts including Windows and/or Linux operating systems
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.