Reporting to the Associate Director, Internal Audit the incumbent is responsible for audit procedures in connection with assigned operational, financial and compliance audits, analytics projects and investigations of the University while maintaining all organizational and professional ethical standards.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Participates as a team member and reports to the assigned Audit Team in connection with audit projects;
Attends planning meetings and accurately documents discussion details, decisions, and follow-up assignments;
Perform research via internal or external data queries, running financial and operational reports, holding interviews, performing information searches, and other techniques;
Under the guidance of the project Lead, initiates relevant questionnaires, interviews stakeholders and performs walk-throughs of financial and operational functions and activities;
Performs audit procedures as assigned by the Associate Director and other Lead Auditors in charge;
Collects, organizes, and analyzes data and documents in accordance with professional standards;
As directed, draft initial audit planning communications and other documents that adhere to existing templates.
Identifies and discusses exceptions with the assigned Project Lead, Internal Audit department management, and/or stakeholder line management and assists in the preparation of related presentations that adequately explain key auditor decisions, proposed findings, support, and recommendations.
Provides the Associate Director or designee with written drafts of audit reports including proposed findings and recommendations;
Assists in follow-up on audit issues;
Manages workload, multi-tasks, tracks and reports progress to the Project Lead/ Internal Audit leadership;
Completes assignments in accordance with deadlines provided;
Performs related duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in information systems, auditing, accounting, business, finance, economics, engineering, public administration or equivalent required.
At least two years of experience in internal auditing or similar related business experience is required.
Experience with Microsoft Access, SQL, ACL or similar applications a plus.
Understanding of accounting procedures, administrative and operational functions.
Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Visio and PowerPoint required
Must be able to demonstrate effective analytical and critical thinking skills and techniques and to provide excellent attention to detail and adherence to instructions and procedures.
Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication (including active listening) skills.
Must be able to work well with all levels of employees, multi-task, be flexible in nature, and use sound judgment with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization.
Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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